Salem, Oregon Salem is the capital of Oregon, though it doesn’t look the part. The government and medical enterprises take up most of its trade. Few buildings exceed one story in height. The town opts for horizontal expansion, but if … Continue reading Travel Guide: The Small Town Charm of Salem, Oregon
The vast oceans of the world are majestic and beautiful in themselves, with thriving marine life. Add to that another exquisite element of underwater life- coral reefs, and the ocean becomes a living paradise! The coral reefs are one of … Continue reading Coral Reefs: Ocean’s Precious Treasure and Beauty Element!
Ecology studies the interaction between living beings and their environment. The primary focus of ecology is on humans and their effect on their environment, and in turn, the effect that the environment has on human society. In the past decade, … Continue reading A Psychological View on the Disappearance of Nature and Global Health
Turtles, which have existed for millions of years, survive against a lot of odds. However, as resilient as they are, they have fared extremely poorly in recent times. Many of the factors that are slowly killing off turtles are human-made … Continue reading Ecology: Why Are Sea Turtles Listed as an Endangered Species?
Globalization, or the process by which goods, services, and ideas develop international influence, has undoubtedly affected the nutritional values of food globally. In the realm of nutrition, globalization influences supply chains and available food products. Migration and the global expansion … Continue reading Nutritional Value Adjustments Resulting from Globalization Processes
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
The accumulation of environmental pollutants results from Anthropocene activities that expelled solvents and other harmful and hydrophobic molecules into the environment. Bioremediation utilizes microorganisms, either naturally occurring or genetically engineered, to break down environmental pollutants. Genetically engineered microorganisms, or GEMs, … Continue reading Can GEM Bioremediation Mend the Effects of the Anthropocene?
Brazil is the world’s most biologically diverse country. It is home to around 15% of the known animals and plants, and scientists discover approximately 700 new animal species each year. But Brazil, being one of the newly emerging economies, is … Continue reading The Making of Curitiba: Brazil’s Ecological Sustainable City
Mount Everest is currently the highest mountain on Earth, measuring 8,848 m above sea level. It is a part of the Himalayas, which is a mountain range that stretches across Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mount Everest, however, … Continue reading Mount Everest: The Most Polluted Mountain Peak in the World