Darwin’s Paradox

Darwin's Paradox originated around 200 years ago from none other than famed naturalist, Charles Darwin. Darwin's Paradox asked the question of how thriving coral reef ecosystems are able to flourish in otherwise barren areas of the Pacific Ocean. To explain this phenomenon, coral reefs and their contribution to ocean ecosystems must first be understood. Coral [...]

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 [...]

The Ocean’s Plastic Problem

“Humanity’s plastic footprint is probably more dangerous than its carbon footprint”  -Captain Charles Moore, discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997 The discussion regarding plastic waste within the ocean has become a very relevant topic in recent years both politically and socially. However while it is evident that plastic pollution poses a major problem [...]

Environmental Science – Non Renewable Energy Sources

Hey everyone! This post is about the four main types of non renewable energy sources! Let's begin with oil. Oil is created when microorganisms die and settle in the bottom of the oceans. They form a hydrocarbon mixture, and this is made up of the microorganisms, sediment, and runoff. Most of the world's oil reserves [...]