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Beat the Heat

[caption id="attachment_1334" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Predicted average summer temperatures in 2100[/caption] Chances are, you live in a place where summers can become pretty brutal. Whether it is high temperatures or high humidity, summer is often an uncomfortable season. Triple digit temperatures are not uncommon in the southwest United States, and 75%…

This Is The Plastic Island in the Pacific (Photos)

[caption id="attachment_1200" align="alignright" width="565"] Plastics in our Oceans, Source: IranDaily[/caption] Since the introduction of plastics as a cheap and disposable alternative to metal, wood, and ceramic, the environment has suffered heavily from the influx of waste. Due to the nature of powerful carbon-to-carbon bonding in synthetic polymers, plastics decompose at…

What You Did Not Know About Ecotourism

With summer fast approaching, many people are planning their vacation getaways. To reel in tourists, some countries have turned towards an interesting form of revenue generation, ecotourism, the latest fad in tourism marketing. In fact, "The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism…

They Eat Plastic For Lunch

For years scientists have been on the search for ways to deal with our burgeoning plastic waste burden. The issue of plastic is that it is not really biodegradable. A single piece of plastic can take hundreds to even thousands of years to biodegrade. Plastics are petroleum products that have…

The Small Island Nation of Palau

  [caption id="attachment_918" align="alignleft" width="486"] Photograph from iExplore[/caption] Small developing island nations are experiencing climate change impacts the most. The low-lying archipelago of Palau is a paradise of prodigious biodiversity with over 1,300 species of fish, about 700 species of hard and soft corals, and marine lakes that host hordes of…