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What Would Happen If Bees Went Extinct? They Are More Important Than You Think

By |2019-11-13T22:21:28+03:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , |

The thought of a bee might make you nervous about getting stung and your instinct is to swat it. But would bee extinction stop the earth in its tracts? You may never have thought about what would happen if bees went extinct as we mostly associate them with honey and stinging. Bees, however, are critical to the environment and we would be in some pretty big trouble without them. This article will look at why bees are more important than you realize and if they

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5 Unexpected Ways Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Affects You Daily

By |2019-11-13T12:02:22+03:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

Plastic pollution in the ocean is, by far, one of the worst biohazards of the Millenium. It damages the ecosystem, causing marine life and birds to become extinct. We know that an ocean with plastic pollution floating in it can't have many positive effects. But how does it affect the environment, and by extension, our lives? We have some answers. How does plastic pollution in the ocean affect the environment and us? 1. Ghost Gear Injures the guts of marine mammals Plastic that lingers can

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6 Mental and Physical Health Effects of Air Pollution Backed by Recent Studies

By |2019-11-07T17:04:24+03:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

We've become quite aware of the environmental damage that comes from air pollution, but what impact is it having on your health? The concern over climate change issues and the environment need to be at the forefront of our discussions, but the health effects of air pollution impact us on a personal level. The damage being done by air pollution is having a double-pronged effect now. Learning about the mental and physical effects of air pollution will help us gain a greater understanding of how

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What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared from Earth One Day?

By |2019-11-04T23:25:02+03:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , |

Human beings have been at the apex of the animal kingdom for almost as long as they have existed. We are integral to the existence of the Earth. Profound notions like these make one wonder what would happen if humans disappeared from the Earth one day. Morose as the possibility is, it's one to ponder, with the onset of climate change and global warming. Let's take a few minutes to consider what would happen to our planet if all humans suddenly disappeared from it. What

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Sustainable City: the Urban Living of the Future

By |2019-10-09T20:53:01+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , , |

A sustainable city, urban sustainability, or eco-city (also "ecocity") is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same. These cities are inhabited by people who are dedicated towards minimization of required inputs of energy, water, food, waste, the output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution. Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book, Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a

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9 Octopus Facts That Prove These Creatures Are Absolutely out of This World!

By |2019-09-26T21:01:00+03:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

The tentacles of this creature create images of monstrosity and fear. You are probably familiar with the octopus, but there may be facts that you may not know. This creature is one of the most intelligent animals known to man, and a million other surprises besides. Octopus Facts You May Already Know The octopus is familiar to all of us, and there are undoubtedly many things that we already know about it. Before we introduce you to a few lesser-known octopus facts, we'd like to

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10 Quokka Facts: What You Didn’t Know about This Cute Animal

By |2019-09-10T19:54:08+03:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

The quokka, Setonix brachyurus, the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small animal about the size of a domestic cat. Like other marsupials in the macropod family (such as kangaroos and wallabies), the quokka is herbivorous and mainly nocturnal. Read on to learn more interesting facts about the quokka. The Cute Quokka and 10 Facts about Its Habitat, Diet and More 1. Where do quokkas live? Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just

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6 Fall Activities That Will Help You See the Beauty of This Season

By |2019-09-07T11:44:05+03:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational, Lifestyle, Travel|Tags: , , , |

Finally, the beautiful season of rainy days and crispy leaves is here. You may be surprised to hear something like that or you may understand exactly what I mean. Unexpectedly enough, there are many people who dislike summer and love fall. Are you one of them? Or is there a quizzical expression on your face as you read these words? In either case, I’d like to suggest a few fall activities that will help you plunge into the spirit of this season. Below are a

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