Ocean pollution

“Pollution of the air or of the land all ultimately ends up in the sea” -Jacques Cousteau At the time of writing this article scientists speculate that there is an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic polluting our marine bodies. And we are not even close to bringing that number down. In fact 8 [...]

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

“55.6781° N, 60.7996° E” Those are the coordinates. The most polluted place on earth. Lake Karachay in the ural mountains (Russia) is widely regarded as the most polluted place on earth. In 1990 scientists discovered that standing on the shore for just 60 minutes would be enough to deliver 600 doses of Roentgen. Way more [...]

The Impending Water Crisis

There are three things that all life on earth requires. FoodAirWater Imagine a world where you would have to survive without one of these three essential things. Unfortunately, for some third world countries, they will not have to wonder about this post-apocalyptic scenario for much longer. Many countries in Africa are on the verge of [...]

Overpopulation

At the time of writing this article, there are 7.7 billion people that live on earth today. That number keeps on rising because on average, 360,000 people are born every day! We are living in the middle of a crisis. We have too many people and not enough resources to sustain us all. Causes The [...]

Global Warming

"Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed." -Al Gore (45th vice president of the United States) The melting of ice caps are detrimental [...]

Plastics of the future

We are living in the midst of an environmental crisis. At the time of writing this article there is an estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic polluting our oceans. Much of that plastic is petroleum based. Petroleum is a fossil fuel that is destructive to the ozone layer, and is existant in only a [...]