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Tips on Driving in Different Terrains

The challenge of taking your vehicle off road, driving in inclement weather, or driving on otherwise unfamiliar terrain, might sound thrilling, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t know how to properly navigate it. Safety hazards can surprise you, and if you don’t know how to traverse them, you could end up damaging…

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2014: The Hottest Year on Record

According to an announcement issued on January 16, 2015 by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2014 was the hottest year on record since we started tracking our planet’s temperature 135 years ago. With an average ocean and land surface temperature of 58.24°F, 2014 beat out the previous record holders of 2005…

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‘Plastic Soup’: What Have We Done to Our Oceans?

An estimated 270,000 tons of plastic pollute our world’s major waterways, according to the results of a new study. The report indicates that in excess of five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans, and some of that plastic gets ingested by fish that end up being eaten by humans. Not only is…

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U.S. and China Reach a Historical Agreement on the Environment

Earlier this week, in an unprecedented display of cooperation on the environment, President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping announced a joint effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a particularly significant move considering that the United States and China alone are responsible for more than one third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The…

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Mexico’s Mining Disaster: Is it Our Problem, Too?

Mexico issued a binational alert earlier last week for both Mexico and the United States, advising of contaminants that continue to pollute the waterways surrounding the Buenavista copper mine in Cananea, which is in the northwestern state of Sonora. It’s the second spill reported from the same mine since just last month. The mining company’s…

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Atmospheric Concentrations: A CO2 Story

Yet one more prominent global scientific entity has released a dire warning related to greenhouse gas emissions. This time it comes from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the WMO issued a press release spelling out just how rapidly CO2 and other gas concentrations have grown. According to the WMO, the…

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Humans and Animals: Environmental Allies

Since humans and animals share the same space on the same planet, unfortunately, that also means that we share the same fate when it comes to climate change, pollution, and other environmental game changers. So, it only makes sense that we would collaborate with each other and do what we can to slow the tide of…