For hundreds of years, we have worried about bacteria in our food, water and war zones. While there is still good reason to fear many types of bacteria, researchers are harnessing others as “biosensors” or “bioreporters” to detect cancers, pollutants and even other bacteria.
The Ocean Cleanup Organization recently set forth on an expedition to chart the Pacific Ocean’s “Great Garbage Patch”. Why is this such an important step in cleaning up the world’s oceans? Read on to find out more!
We all have seen images of oil spills polluting the ocean and destroying the habitat of marine wildlife. Noise pollution does not get near the same amount of attention, but it can still be devastating to the fish and mammals who live under or near the sea. Learn more about this important issue.
The hole in the ozone over Antarctica has been well documented but a new hole was recently spotted over the North Pole. The existence of this new Arctic hole didn’t surprise scientists but it is cause for concern. A hole at the top of the world is far more problematic than one at the bottom.
All creation needs two vital resources: air and water. Protecting, preserving, and recovering those resources is a task essential to the preservation of life for humans, plants and animals alike.
What exactly is noise pollution? How would one go about measuring it? Is it dangerous or just annoying? What can be done to reduce it? We’ll answer these questions and many more in this full guide to noise pollution.
Pesticides are designed to control pests and disease-causing organisms, and while this offers some benefits to society, the downside is that they are by their very nature, harmful to all living organisms that are exposed to them. Let’s take a look at what makes pesticides a pollutant.
Photochemical smog is an invisible pocket of gas that can contain extremely dangerous levels of tropospheric ozone. Volatile gases including peroxyacetylnitrate (PAN) and other toxic gases that can cause serious respiratory illness accompany this ground level ozone.
How much do you know about land pollution? The facts include China’s polluted farmlands and how they compare to America’s land contamination problems as well as polluted sites known as brownfields, those included in the U.S. National Priorities List and groundwater contamination.
Soil is made of four basic components: sand, silt, clay, and humus. Learn where they come from and where they are found in the horizons of a soil profile.