Wednesday
Jan312018

Vehicles in the  Future

Flickr | Taco EkkelAs we know, some of the greatest contributors to air pollution are motor vehicles. They are one of the most prolific, life changing inventions that are deeply ingrained into modern living.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Coral Reefs Under  Threat

Coral reefs are valuable ecosystems. Believe it or not, they are home to 25% of all marine life, which is over 2 million species! They provide an important barrier against extreme climatic events, where communities across the world consider their existence as essential, not only to ocean health, but also human wellbeing.

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Monday
Jan292018

Top 5 National Parks in the  U.S

America is environmentally diverse. Every, if not all states have areas of outstanding natural beauty, visited my millions of people all over the world. When it comes to National Parks in the U.S, people tend to gravitate to the most popular ones such as Yellowstone...

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Friday
Jan262018

QUIZ: Which Species of Cetacean is  This?

Anyone can recognize a humpback whale from a blue whale but it takes real skill if you can correctly identify these more unusual species. Give it a go!

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Thursday
Jan252018

Saving  Socotra

Socotra is an otherworldly paradise; it is fifth in harbouring more endemic life forms than anywhere else in the world. It’s alien like landscape makes it a wonder to the eye, with the striking Dragon’s Blood trees, light blue lagoons and petite Socotra Sunbirds flitting around.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Fears After  Fukushima

Flickr | IAEA ImagebankFukushima is now synonymous ‘nuclear power’ and ‘disaster’. The place was once just a normal town which was then catapulted to fame after the nuclear power plant it housed suffered serious damage in 2011. During the time, people were already on edge about nuclear power due to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and conversations regarding the future of energy, and nuclear energy in particular, had been intense ever since then.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands 

Wetland ecosystems are integral for the planet. They provide an array of useful ecological services such as preservation of water quality, erosion buffering, carbon sequestration and nurseries for freshwater and marine species. Above all, they are critical for groundwater recharge and inhibit the effects of flooding...

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Monday
Jan222018

The Mystery Beneath Yellowstone 

There’s no easy way to say this…but a deadly supervolcano lies underneath Yellowstone National Park. Super is not an understatement; if it ever erupts, it will certainly be destructive, where some scientists vision the capacity to wipe out human life!

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Friday
Jan192018

QUIZ: Where Are These USA National  Parks?

You might have heard of Yellowstone, but do you know where it is? Challenge yourself on the locations of some of the most fascinating National Parks in the U.S!

 

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Thursday
Jan182018

Earth's Most Uninhabitable  Locations

Flickr | Eli DukeAs we continue to voyage beyond our atmosphere into space, we often hear about how Earth seems to be the only planet set up for successful habitation. They may have found traces of water on Mars, or planets similar looking to Earth but nothing has been quite in reach or compared to the abundance of resources we have on our little blue planet.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Disaster After End of Year  Deals

It’s the start of the year and for the last three months we have been bombarded with sale after sale, promising saving after saving. We still have one more month to get our hands on discounted goods as the New Year sales refuse to cease…but are they all worth it?

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Tuesday
Jan162018

Mangroves - Why They’re  Important

Mangroves are commonly described as the ‘forests of the sea’, owing to their roots being submerged in water, whilst adapted to thrive in both freshwater and saline conditions. Due to their ability to withstand challenging conditions such as storm surges and tidal influxes, mangroves are the second most biodiverse ecosystem after the coral reef system...

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Monday
Jan152018

Top 5 Animals to See in 2018 Before They’re Extinct 

Flickr | cuatrok77You can probably guess what is triggering the extinction of many animals around the globe…It begins with C. Yes it’s the dreaded topic of Climate change. Though, it’s not the only trigger; deforestation and hunting come in close second. Since the beginning, humanity has discovered approximately 1.2 million species...

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Friday
Jan122018

QUIZ: Do You Know Your Shark  Species?

So you've seen Jaws and you've seen Finding Nemo but how well do you REALLY know your sharks? Take today's QUIZ and find out how much of an expert you are on the great ocean predators.

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Thursday
Jan112018

Could Venice  Disappear?

There are so many curiosities about Italy’s northeastern city: Is Venice sinking? When will it disappear forever? Why is it always flooding? The problem Venice faces is complex; these questions cannot be easily answered as no one really knows what the power of flooding will do to Venice.

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