Corals are considered one of the most amazing, diverse ecosystems on the planet. Discover more about the amazing coral reef ecosystem and the peril it faces.
It’s hard to find a corner of the Earth that hasn’t been disturbed by human activities. That’s bad news for those of us who seek pristine habitats to study and preserve in addition to the negative environmental impacts. But there is good news. Find out how some are trying to reverse the damage.
Birds are in peril. According to the World Wildlife Fund, approximately 70 percent of the world’s nearly 8000 species of birds are declining. Estimates project that climate change could drive up to 75 percent of the world’s bird species in to extinction. Find out more here.
Water use is out of control in both domestic and industrial uses. What’s the good news? Conserving water is easy! Follow these easy guidelines.
We know that the biodiversity of the world is being threatened and that much of the cause can be attributed to human activity. One of the hardest ecosystems to manage is the marine environment. Learn the problems at hand and how you can help solve them.
In an effort to save what is left of the Earth’s biodiversity, conservation biologists have identified biodiversity hot spots, or areas that are especially rich in plant and animal species that are found no where else on the planet.
Oxygen depletion, or hypoxia, is an environmental condition that occurs when the runoff of agricultural lands creates a region of over production of algae that takes over an area which eventually becomes void of oxygen Learn more about how this occurs and some ideas for minimizing this problem.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can harm the nervous system and especially affects young children. Lead poisoning can result in palsy, partial paralysis, blindness, mental retardation and even death. Read on to learn how to protect you and your family.
We all have different belief systems when it comes to how we manage our Earth. What is yours? Find out here!
Irresponsible forestry practices can take a disastrous toll on the forests that we depend on. Without a healthy management of our tres, we will see a decline in wildlife, plant communities, ecosystem health and it increases the effects of global warming. Read on to learn more.
What are introduced species? Also known as exotic species, these are plants or animal life that is introduced from a foreign ecosystem. This can cause biodiversity loss and other damage to local ecosystems.
Overexploitation is a series problem that occurs when the human destruction or use of a species outpaces that species’ ability to reproduce.
We hear a lot about endangered species in the news, but what exactly constitutes an endangered species? Find out just how endangered species are classified and more, here!
Chances are you’ve heard about the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global greenhouse gases. But do you know what it’s all about? Find out here.
With an impending election involving the Alaskan governor, there’s been lots of talk about drilling in Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. Discover the history of this biologically rich region and what disastrous impact drilling might have.
Just how will opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge affect the biodiversity of this protected region? Find out here!
Learn more about the amazing discoveries that scientists are making along the Australian coast. The world’s largest reef is home to one of the most fascinating ecosystems – and some exciting new surprises!
With Thanksgiving and Christmas soon upon us, it’s time to start planning the holiday menus. And with sustainability on all of our minds this holiday season, it’s important to know where you can find the best eco-friendly food.
We associate insecticides with being potentially harmful contaminants that kill pests while polluting our air, water and wildlife. But the industry is looking ahead with these new and revolutionary approaches to eradicating crop-eating insects.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the collapse of honeybee colonies around the world. Discover why this die-off will affect you and what you can do about it.