• Evaporation-Driven Engine Turns Water Into Light

    Water. Essential for life, and critical for global climate, agriculture, transportation and power generation. For thousands of years, humans have harnessed water, and now scientists are harvesting its evaporation in a bid to produce clean electricity...
    By Maggie Romuld July 30, 2015 

  • How Excess Carbon Dioxide Affects Plant Life

    Most of us have heard dire warnings about the affect of carbon dioxide on our planet. However, some researchers have found some surprising upsides to the phenomenon. Carbon dioxide is essentially plant food, and air with excess carbon dioxide results...
    By Lindsay Williams December 12, 2013 

  • Alternative Fuel Sources: Saving the Planet

    Contrary to what some people believe we do not have to reinvent the wheel in order to utilize alternative fuel sources. Wind, water and the sun have been available as options for saving the planet for years. The technology is in place. The only thing...
    By Linda M. Rhinehart Neas October 21, 2011 

  • Sustainable Development for Affecting Environments Positively

    To avoid ecological issues, scientists and governing agencies consider how sustainable development affects the environment and its place in deciding future environmental issues. Sustainable development balances people's needs while protecting the...
    By weborglodge September 4, 2011 

  • A Rise in Greenhouse Gases Due to Human Negligence

    The greenhouse effect is key to the ecosystem's sustainability, but increased levels of greenhouse gases can have an adverse effect on our environment. How, though, does human activity play a role in elevated greenhouse gas levels in the Earth's...
    By Anurag Ghosh August 30, 2011 

  • What is Meant by Environmental Sustainability

    Sustainability is a term used loosely by everyone from business executives to high school students. However, does sustainability really mean in term of the environment?
    By Donna Cosmato June 27, 2011 

  • Environmental Benefits of Recycling

    Everybody's talking about recycling, but does it really help the environment? It does, and in many more ways than you probably imagined.
    By Matt Schelke June 27, 2011 

  • Spotlight On An Invasive Species: The Brown Tree Snake and Its Devastation of Guam

    Are invasive species harmful or beneficial to the local ecology of a given location? The answer to that question is problematic and examples of both good and bad invasions are found. In this article, however, we’ll explore one of the worst documented...
    By Lycaon May 22, 2011 

  • How Environmental Policy Is Made--Part 5, Role Of Science

    Now that we have been through the process of making policy it is important to have a short discussion on the role of science in environmental politics. This article addresses the way science is used as a justification and mitigator in developing environmental...
    By Finn Orfano May 20, 2011 

  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in South Africa

    The current climate change is a global problem, and every country needs to make an effort to combat its varied effects—which includes countries we may not immediately think of. This article discusses the historical, present and future efforts of...
    By allychevalier May 19, 2011 
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