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”

Microbiomes: AMR and the Environment

As young students we learn about the many basic aspects of biology. Whether it’s cells, genetics, or animal life. Personally, I don’t think I will ever forget my teacher drilling “the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell” into my brain, or Bill Nye’s theme song teaching me “inertia is a property of matter”. However,Continue reading “Microbiomes: AMR and the Environment”

Defeating the Palm Oil Industry: What You and I Can Do

As mentioned in a previous post, “Palm Oil: the Truth Behind the Lucrative Industry” (can be found under the “Conservation” category), the Palm oil industry poses a massive threat towards climate change, pollution, and endangered species like the orangutan. Unfortunately, palm oil has grown to become a highly popular product that finds itself in nearlyContinue reading “Defeating the Palm Oil Industry: What You and I Can Do”

Palm Oil: The Truth Behind the Lucrative Industry

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a report in which scientists found that human beings share 97% of their DNA sequence with Orangutans. Research has found that Orangutans are extremely intelligent creatures who clearly have the ability to reason and think. Needless to say, human beings and Orangutans are veryContinue reading “Palm Oil: The Truth Behind the Lucrative Industry”

COVID19: A Glimpse of a Cleaner Future

As millions across the globe are participating in quarantine inside their homes, nature has began to enjoy its newfound opportunities of freedom. Freedom from the relentless human impacts, as our usual daily activities are limited and put on hold. However, even though the pandemic has allowed for these unexpected effects, they are unlikely to last.Continue reading “COVID19: A Glimpse of a Cleaner Future”

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

Happy Earth Day 2020! Today marks the 50th year that Earth day is officially celebrated, although in reality, shouldn’t Earth day be everyday? Earth Day was first officially declared April 22nd, 1970. However, environmentalist movements sparked earlier, particularity in 1962, when Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published and recognized globally as a New York TimesContinue reading “Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary”

A Solution for Ocean Pollution: the ERS

In a global period of uncertainty, whether political, societal, or environmental, it is important to find pragmatic solutions to issues that affect all humans universally. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste estimated to be in our oceans. We all understand the importance of our oceans. They keep the world running economically and environmentally,Continue reading “A Solution for Ocean Pollution: the ERS”