Bhutan: The World’s Only Carbon Negative Country

Carbon emissions have long been discussed by scientists and lead to alarming warnings on the future of the world’s climate emergency. Scientists projected that fossil-fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high of 37.1 billion metric tons in 2018, adding on that total carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere hit their highest level ever, atContinue reading “Bhutan: The World’s Only Carbon Negative Country”

The Guardian: On Refusing Fossil Fuel Financial Support

On Wednesday January 29th, 2020, The Guardian announced they would no longer accept advertising or funding from oil and gas companies. Effective immediately this environmentally conscious decision made a strong statement for the company, making it the first major global news organization to institute an outright ban on taking money from companies that extract fossilContinue reading “The Guardian: On Refusing Fossil Fuel Financial Support”

Making History: Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction

Early this week I compiled an article on the massive environmental feat accomplished by the Chilean government and Tompkins Conservation (can be found under the Conservation tab). However, it seems that while Chile was courageously investing in expanding the amount of protected land in their country the United States was running in the opposite direction.Continue reading “Making History: Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction”

National Parks: Chile’s 10 million-acre Patagonia

World population is expected to reach 8 billionĀ peopleĀ in 2023 according to the United Nations (in 2026 according to the U.S. Census Bureau). There are A LOT of humans that call Earth their home, and apart from the land we take up from our houses, cities, and communities, other vast parts of land are being cultivatedContinue reading “National Parks: Chile’s 10 million-acre Patagonia”

Carbon Sequestration: How Forests Fight Global Warming

In my freshman year biology class I learned about photosynthesis and the carbon cycle. Photosynthesis taught me that plants extract their nutrition from carbon dioxide and water with the help of sunshine, and this played a role in the carbon cycle (where carbon dioxide would in term be stored within plants and sediments). In ninthContinue reading “Carbon Sequestration: How Forests Fight Global Warming”