6 Environmental Documentaries You Should See
No list of environmental documentaries would be complete without mentioning...
Social Issues
The Effects of Ocean Dumping
The legal definition of ocean dumping refers to the dumping of garbage, sewage, waste chemicals, and construction debris into the ocean. There are many cases where ocean dumping is controlled and regulated. However, there are hazardous materials being dumped into...
Observations
Global Warming and Drought
The world is very rapidly changing in many ways, and one of the hottest debates going on right now is exactly what is causing these rapid changes. All over the world communities are experiencing hotter temperatures, more severe storms, shifting...
Social Issues
Al Gore's many Accomplishments
Al Gore's accomplishments are many and varied, running the gauntlet across a variety of areas and spheres. From his family life to his political career and subsequent activism, the former vice president has many diverse endeavors under his belt.
Politics
The Strongest Hurricanes to Come
The latter part of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century have seen some of the strongest hurricanes in the history of hurricanes in the Atlantic. A hurricane is the term used for tropical cyclone originating above...
Natural Disasters
Major Causes of Air Pollution - Problems with Smog
The introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials into the atmosphere that cause harm or irritate living organism or damage the natural environment is known as air pollution. The major causes of air pollution can be in the form...
Observations
City Light Pollution: Seeing Past the Glow
There are many common sights in cities that are shocking to rural visitors. One of the most jarring is the almost ubiquitous presence of city light pollution. Away from large cities, the dark nights and the ability to see even...
Observations
A Potential Environmental Refugee Crisis
An environmental refugee is an individual who is displaced from their homeland because of the degradation of that environment, making it less hospitable for people. China, for example, may experience an environmental refugee problem in the near future because of...
Social Issues
Green Politcal Parties and their Uphill Battle
Green political parties are tasked with the noble task of protecting our planet, yet they have faced obstruction by the establishment at every turn. Going back to the early days of conservationists, who wished to protect the unspoiled natural treasures...
Politics
The Melting of the Polar Ice Caps and Global warming
The melting of the polar ice caps and global warming are getting more and more attention lately. Scientists are warning with increasing alarm of the rate at which these ice caps are dissolving into the oceans surrounding them.
Reduce Coral Reef Pollution, Use Biodegradable Sunscreen Brands
Coral reefs, one of the most important elements in the marine ecosystem, is increasingly polluted by chemical hazards. The reason for the coral reef pollution may well be your chemical based, non-biodegradable sunscreen. Surprised? You might think that your tiny...
Environmental Science
Hasn't Enough Oil Been Shed Already?
As if we haven’t faced enough oil spill problems in the past few months, on July 26, 2010, Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. saw a 30 inch pipeline burst releasing thousands of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River in Marchall,
Environmental Science
Global Warming reduces Phytoplankton productivity
We often think about the issue of global warming in terms of its effects on the polar ice caps, its role in changing or destroying sensitive animal habitats, or its known penchant for altering historical weather patterns. Few seem to...
Environmental Science
The Green Race
Across the globe, states race to achieve an environmentally-friendly society. Faced with looming petro-problems – climate change, rising petroleum prices, political struggles and rampant pollution – countries can no longer linger and idle. The “green race” has begun in earnest.
Politics
Venice, the Endangered City
Water is the lifeblood of Venice. Most cities think only of water supply or waterfront property; Venice thinks of water as roadway, marketplace, port: in short, its glue, holding the city together.
Top 5 Places to Find New Species
You might be surprised to learn that we have been discovering new species around the world every year. There are a number of environments that have yet to be explored and within each unexplored territory, there are unbeknownst species that...
Environmental Science
The Price of an Oil Spill
When it comes to oil spills, it's hard to separate the heart of the matter from the hype. While there's no debate about the fact that oil spills are, you know, a bad thing, there is plenty of disagreement about...
Environmental Science
Ozone Layer Facts
A few ozone layer facts could help people to realize what it does for us and why we need so desperately for it to stay intact. Despite attempts to reduce the effects of chemicals and pollution on the ozone layer,
Environmental Science
The Growing Green Movement
Recently, people all over the world have been trying to make our planet a better and healthier place to live in. When our planet is healthy, it makes it a safer place for humans to cohabit. While this idealism, mostly...
Observations
The Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Populations
Coastal dwellers should be somewhat anxious about the reality of rising sea levels. Recent data suggests that the seas have risen and will continue to rise at a steady pace over the next century. In the past technology...
Natural Disasters
The Eco-Debt Being Left for our Youth
In medieval Europe, whipping boys served as scapegoats for insubordinate princes. In modern America, unwilling children serve as scapegoats for wasteful adults. America's youths are its whipping boys.
Social Issues
Copenhagen Climate Conference Falls Short of Expectations
With developing nations across the world struggling economically, politically, and socially, there was great anticipation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.
Politics
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