Let’s Talk About Mangroves

Mangroves. What? Exactly. We learn about the environmental properties of oceans and coral reefs, forests and grasslands, but what about blending all of that together? Before learning about Wildcoast, a conservation company based in San Diego, and their restoration efforts in Baja California I was unfamiliar with mangroves, but to describe them as ecosystems whereContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Mangroves”

The Meat Industry: What You and I Must Do

Quick disclaimer, I won’t spend the following paragraphs coercing you to go vegan, I myself am not even a vegetarian (although kudos to those who are). However, I will strongly advocate for less meat consumption, specifically beef, something that everyone can do and as a result experience many benefits. Although many headlines will scream atContinue reading “The Meat Industry: What You and I Must Do”

The Meat Industry: Climate Change, and So Much More

Another article demanding I go vegan? Nope, that’s next week’s article, and even then, not quite. Today, I’m discussing the many layers of the meat industry, or more so its many many consequences. The topic of the meat industry is a complicated and lengthy conversation because it encompasses animal cruelty, environmental degradation, economic necessities, consumerContinue reading “The Meat Industry: Climate Change, and So Much More”

The Green New Deal: What It Really Means

Ever since the Green New Deal was introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey the resolution has been met with waves of criticism and support. Regardless, throughout party divisions and media coverage there has also been a lot of misinformation that has taken away from the imperative theme behind the Green NewContinue reading “The Green New Deal: What It Really Means”

The Un-Level Playing Field: Marginalized Communities and their Climate Change Battle

The climate emergency our current world faces will inevitably impact us all. However, poorer, marginalized communities are already facing the brunt of consequences and will remain at much higher risk than those who are wealthier and able to afford repairs. The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, yet citizensContinue reading “The Un-Level Playing Field: Marginalized Communities and their Climate Change Battle”

My Breakthrough Junior Challenge Entry: Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Capture, and their Roles in Climate Change

This year I am competing in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Competitors were asked to submit a 3:00min (max) video explaining a scientific process in physics, mathematics, life sciences, or (this year only) Covid19. I wanted to incorporate my environmental interests and so I chose to explain the importance of carbon sequestration and the other processesContinue reading “My Breakthrough Junior Challenge Entry: Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Capture, and their Roles in Climate Change”

Nuclear Energy: Why We Shouldn’t Dismiss It

A couple months ago I would’ve shuddered at the idea of increasing nuclear energy. When I heard the word “nuclear” I immediately thought of its military uses and the devastating history behind nuclear warfare. News of nuclear accidents like the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima had also added to my immediate dismissal of theContinue reading “Nuclear Energy: Why We Shouldn’t Dismiss It”

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”