How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Although we currently face a handful of environmental crises, such as global warming, air pollution, the depletion of natural resources, water pollution, and the loss of biodiversity, as a nation, country, and planet we may be better off than we could be, thanks to the inception of Earth Day. Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day…

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Global Warming Vs. Donald Trump

Many are now asking themselves whether the phenomenon of global warming really exists and is happening, or whether it is an elaborate lie propagated by the world-wide media. You will hear many people with very differing opinions on the topic. Some strongly support the theory of global warming, while others think it is just a…

Urban Dogs

With new developments and skyscrapers springing up everywhere in major cities, open spaces where you can take your dog for a good walk are slowly disappearing with each passing moment. The few options left, if you’re in an urban community, are dog parks, your apartment, and the sidewalk. So what are a few fun things…

The Chances You’ve Been Exposed To Asbestos In NYC

Asbestos is the material that has been manufactured from a mixture of fibrous minerals. The sub-classification of asbestos includes crocidolite, tremolite chrysotile, amosite, anthophyllite, actinolite. The most common forms of asbestos are amosite and chrysotile. Asbestos is durable and fire-resistant. It is also resistant to all major chemical breakdowns and reactions. That is the reason…

China Must Cut Pollution in Half

Air pollution is a serious problem in China. According to an article on Greenpeace East Asia, children grow up in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai with asthma and other respiratory diseases. Concentration of PM2.5 particles (particles with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 µm) exceeds World Health Organization guidelines in four cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou,…

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…

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…