A Thanksgiving: Plastic Edition

Commemorating Thanksgiving meant having the entire family coming together, sharing fun stories, and eating lots of food — but with a side of plasticity. And by ‘plasticity’, we are talking about discarded plastics that had nothing to do with Thanksgiving all together.
Single-use plastics, cellophane bags, plastic bottles, and tiny packet-packaging can significantly affect the amount of trash being piled over landfills and places like the Great Pacific Garbage patch. And take note, this doesn’t even lessen the number of garbage expended during holidays every year. Statistically, Americans throw away 25% more trash during …

Wolves Facing Extinction

Wolves have been having a bad rep lately, thanks to illegal poachers raiding their habitats and killing them as prey. This is because wolves were not being protected by most states as a species altogether. Most people deem them to be dangerous beasts of the wild and poachers are more than happy to kill them like a game.
According to National Geographic, the Gray Wolf species had almost been extinct 48 years ago. Luckily, experts stepped in and laid out their research and insisted on the protection and preservation of the animal that they are now taken out of the endangered list of extinct species. However, the rest of the other wolf…

Why Whole Foods Go Plastic-Free?

We see them all around us: shiny vegetables individually wrapped in air-tight cellophane, single-serving meals in Styrofoam or plastic cups, and smaller bottles upon bottles of drinking water. Plastic packaging has taken over more than half of our grocery lists which was hard to keep up with our carbon footprint.
Plastic pollution is one of the top problems the world is facing today. Single-use plastics and Whole Foods are among some of the industry’s top users of plastics that even their motto of “Planet over Profits” seems more of a marketing strategy jingle instead of a promise.
Just recently, microplastics were …

Climate Change on Home Constructions

Assessing the number of resources needed for the construction of a new house always works better with a professional who also shares the passion for conservation along with you. We believe that the reduction in greenhouse gasses and lumber use is just as important as building a shelter. This is why on this page, we will be listing down many reasons why building a house does not have to cost too much and place our environment at a disadvantage.

Energy-efficient powered home – this can be made possible by using appliances with less greenhouse gas emissions and using hydro or solar power to power up your home, thus, saving you …

Climate Change on Business

In this section, we will be tackling various ideas on how to handle a business in adaptation to climate change:

Drawing plans – this is where the assessment of the business, as a whole, will be studied and scrutinized. Feasible ideas will need to be created afterward.
Budget plans – just like starting a new business plan, budget planning will have to be rendered especially in times of natural disasters and such. Allocating a fixed amount in case of emergencies is one good way of saving the business and the owner from additional problems in the future.
Spotting the Priorities/Demands – businesses can …

Climate Change on Adaptation

The world has been evolving even as we speak and every day, lives are changing by the second. Some are experiencing the calm before the storm while others are in the middle of a full-blown wildfire. Although half of the world may not understand why never leave their place of origin, it is also important to consider how the concept of “adaptation” has made living within disastrous areas become more livable as time passes by.
Other examples of adaptation we can freely observe on a day-to-day basis are as follows:

Adaptive capacity – examples of this are houses made of heavy materials and stronger foundations built …

Climate Change Impacting Extreme Weather

UV heat passing through the Ozone layer causes extreme weather especially in places near bigger bodies of water or wide, empty spaces with no mountains surrounding them to act as barriers. The higher the temperature gets, the more prone an area becomes to any of the following:

Tropical cyclones
Thunderstorm and lightning storms

These natural disasters occur due to an intense amount of warm air meeting cold air just above the clouds in time for precipitation to occur. Depending on the number of charges generated within the clouds and the direction of …

The Impact of Climate Change on Our Bodies of Water

The ratio of saltwater to freshwater is rated at 5 to 1. That is less than half of the world’s bodies of water altogether including the underground freshwater sources just below sea level. The value of freshwater is usually taken for granted by most people. Lucky for some countries, they already have the technology to convert seawater into potable drinking water.
Freshwater is also home to a large number of species that are not able to survive on seawater alone. Others thrive on brackish water, a type of water freshwater with less salinity compared to saltwater but is a different environment to many sub-species no less. It also …

Health Impacted by Climate Change

In this section, we will be talking about the impacts of climate change on our overall health. The following are several health-concerns made even more dangerous due to exposure to the negative effects of global warming.

Respiratory diseases
Skin cancer

Heatstroke can affect virtually almost anyone. Excessive exposure to heat and sunlight can cause damaging and lasting effects. Even younger people can succumb to this and not just adults in their 40s. Additionally, respiratory diseases like asthma are mostly aggravated by the intensive heat brought about by global warming.
One …

Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems

Natural ecosystems are our main source of resources and nutrition. It is a place where biotic and abiotic factors coexist through a system surrounded by nutrient cycles and energy flows. In these settings, living things grow, thrive, and repopulate. Just like humans, they grow in clusters called habitats depending on their environment and status within the food chain.
But how is this possible?
Animals are keener and more capable of identifying significant changes better than most humans. They can feel the air pressure and detect natural gasses more quickly than ours which accordingly, makes it possible for them to flee or …