Earth is breathtaking. To help capture the beauty of our planet and its wildlife, we’ve collected the most awe-inspiring photos from National Geographic this week.
Water is an essential, basic component of life that serves various purposes. Whether it’s for drinking, bathing or industrial use, it needs to be treated so it does not harm the environment or the people living in communities worldwide. What is sustainable water treatment, and why is it vital? Various technologies are being used to benefit public health and the environment. Here’s what their impact means for people and the planet.
In September 2021, the Swiss company Climeworks opened the first carbon capture plant in Iceland. Named Orca after the Icelandic word for energy, this plant permanently removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and securely stores it underground.This technology has exciting implications for environmental health and sustainable industry. Here’s everything you need to know about the Orca carbon capture plant.
The quality of air you breathe is essential to your health. While you may be aware of outdoor pollutants and chemicals in office buildings, don’t forget to check the air quality of your home, too. Some of the most common toxic chemicals found in indoor air are volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Many common household products can emit VOCs, damaging your air quality and your health. Here’s everything you need to know about how to reduce VOC levels in your home.
By the 1980s, when scientists first warned about the risks of climate change, the world had already warmed by around 0.4°C. Things have accelerated since, and while year-to-year changes show downs as well as ups, the general ongoing trend is upwards. Latest data from the Met Office shows 2016 is expected to be 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels – the hottest year ever recorded. So given this, what will a world above 1.5°C look like?
Desalination technology has been in existence for quite some time. Indeed, some countries, especially those in desert regions use it extensively for their water needs. So, why are we not using it at scale to solve the global water crisis?
Tree removal is a tedious task and can be pretty injurious if not done the right way. However, there are certain dos and don’ts that should be considered during the removal process of a tree so that the work isn’t just safe but is also efficient. Let’s see what those are.
“Save the bees” is a buzz phrase in the media that emphasizes biodiversity’s importance. Environmentalists pulled on society’s childhood connections to bees, evoking an actionable response. Now that they have our attention, it is essential to evaluate the other pollinators supporting the ecosystem and facing endangerment.
Being more sustainable at home can be easier to achieve than at an educational campus for example. It is quite simple, where there are more people there are more problems with ecosystems. However, there are lots of ways to live more sustainably on campus that are simple to implement.
Slow fashion promotes choosing clothing that is sourced, produced, and distributed in a sustainable way instead of going to the nearest department store and buying things that are mass-produced and will only last for a short season. Here are 10 reasons you should consider ditching fast fashion: