Ever since human beings came to be, nature has been providing them with the resources they need to survive. Nature is indispensable for humans, and its value has long been recognized. But it is only in recent years that the … Continue reading Ecology: What are Ecosystem Services?
Discussions on climate change have been around for a long time. I bet there’s not one person who has never heard of it. But who actually knows what it is? What are the driving forces? The consequences? The precautions? It … Continue reading An Introduction to Understanding Climate Change, its Causes and Effects
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
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?
Impact of Technology on the Environment Technology has a significant role in shaping the world, countries, society, the economy and also the environment. When we say ‘technology’, we mean the application of scientific practices and knowledge for practical purposes. It … Continue reading Advancements in Renewable Energy Technology and its Impact on the Environment
Butterflies are beautiful creatures and an important part of the environment. But these fragile creatures, with a lifespan of a few months, are threatened by a myriad of factors, both man-made and natural. Monarch butterflies rely heavily on the climate … Continue reading Ecology: Climate Change and its Effects on Monarch Butterflies
The urban ecosystem is a relatively new concept. When people talk about the environment, they tend to talk about humanity as separate from it. In fact, the relationship between humans and the environment is only now coming to the forefront … Continue reading Understanding Urban Ecosystems as a Conceptual Relationship Between Humans and the Environment
(eco) feminism Have you ever heard of Ecofeminism? Ecofeminism is an ideology and movement that sees climate change, gender equality, and social injustice. These are all tied to masculine dominance in society. Specifically, ecofeminism believes that most environmental issues are … Continue reading The Connection Between Environmentalism and Feminism
Slovenia. The official name is “Land of Slovenes.” A relatively small country in central Europe. Full of beautiful mountains and vast lakes, Slovenia is truly a sight to behold. With just 2.1 billion population, Italy in its west, Austria to … Continue reading Travel Guide: Discover Slovenia, the Land of Lakes