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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...
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. It has...
Environmentally friendly technologies are advancing each day. More companies are switching to eco-friendly models and developing products that work through a variety of alternative energies. Laptops are being made from recycled materials, while electronics are able to work with solar...
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...
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,
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...
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. What most people don't know, however, is that water...
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...
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...
Where can you go without seeing plastic? It is all around us: in bottles, in wrapping, in tables and chairs, cup lids, cars, computers and cell phones, the unavoidable, non-biodegradable reality of modern existence. News stories of plastic invading the...
There has never been a greater demand for energy saving products in the marketplace than there is today. Environmental concerns are at the forefront of many people's minds, and they understandably would like to reduce their carbon footprint. At the...
Within the United Stated, the amount of electricity flowing through internal as well as external adapters is almost 470 kWh (12 percent of the annual electricity consumption every year). Most users of cell phone users plug their charger into any...
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