Ecology & Environment

An Overview of the Various Practical Applications of Ecology

Ecology is the study of the interactions between living creatures, including people, and their physical environment. The subject attempts to understand the crucial links between plants and animals and their surroundings. Ecology also informs us about the advantages of ecosystems … Continue reading An Overview of the Various Practical Applications of Ecology

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Examining Natural Plant Defense Mechanisms and Pesticide Use

Pests are unwanted organisms (plants or insects) that may cause damage to other organisms or property. Pesticides aim to eliminate these pests and protect target areas from further damage. For plants, pests include microorganisms, fungi, insects, and larger herbivores. In … Continue reading Examining Natural Plant Defense Mechanisms and Pesticide Use

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Ecology: The Real Cost of the Fast-Fashion Industry on Earth

Fast fashion satisfies our inherent desire for constant innovation, rapid consumption and economic efficiency. It’s a perfectly targeted win for consumers that simultaneously leeches life from our environment. HEY YOU, YES YOU! WANT 99% OFF YOUR DREAM WARDROBE? SHOP ONLINE … Continue reading Ecology: The Real Cost of the Fast-Fashion Industry on Earth

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Ecology: Significance of Plants in the Human and Ecological Environment

What sets Earth apart from other planets is its ability to sustain life. Plants are a critical resource because of the many ways they breathe life on Earth. Mainly, as they release oxygen into the atmosphere, absorb carbon dioxide,  provide … Continue reading Ecology: Significance of Plants in the Human and Ecological Environment