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
No one can forget a face with a zorro-like mask. That face is of the fun facts about raccoons you'd know well. Everyone knows that raccoons are creatures which are somewhat of a nuisance and scour through garbage. Fewer would be aware of the fun facts about raccoons we are about to introduce. What Are Raccoons? You're probably aware that the raccoon, or coon, is a North American native and is part of a group of animals called procyonids. One of its distinguishing traits is
The bamboo conjures the image of a cute, cuddly panda. Beautiful imagery aside, the benefits of bamboo extend beyond keeping this huggable creature alive. Few of us realize that bamboo plays a large part in protecting the environment. We can give it support by using it in furniture and materials in the home. You will discover the benefits of bamboo and learn how to include it in your projects. What is bamboo? The bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant. The word "bamboo" originates from the
The global bee population has been in a worrying decline for the past three decades. Just what is happening to our bees and how can we save them? Why are bees so important to us? Should we bother to find out why they are disappearing or can we manage without them? Here's why we need to know how to save the bees. “One in three bites of food we eat depends entirely on bees.” Why do we need to know how to save the bees?
The importance of teaching children environmental responsibility can never be understated and ideally begins when they are small. With their childlike sense of wonder and eagerness to learn, environmental responsibility can be modeled and taught to little ones from the moment they are born. Being a role model to your children is key when teaching values and instilling eco-friendly behaviors into their daily life. If children are brought up seeing, partaking of and living with Earth-friendly habits, they take them on board and the behaviors
Sometimes the sheer scale of tackling climate change can appear overwhelming. But there are small ways to protect the environment. As individuals, we can sometimes feel as if there is nothing we can do to make an impact. But certain individuals are already making a big impact on how we act regarding the environment. For example, take the ‘David Attenborough Effect’. This effect saw a 53% drop in single-use plastic in just 12 months in the US and UK. But we are not celebrities with
Reports show that more people are recycling, unfortunately, there is also an increase in rejected recycling. So what items and materials can be recycled? In the UK, a recent survey showed a remarkable 99% of British people are ‘actively recycling’. This is a huge number and shows that concern over climate change and plastic pollution is finally hitting home. But there are still problems. Although more and more of us are now getting the recycling message, it seems we don’t know what can be recycled
Urban transport may not always be glamorous. The trip to work us something few of us think about regularly; but these transport innovations may be about to change that for good. The daily toing and froing to work has become a part of the daily routine. We don’t tend to think about it too much. Yet, there are many new innovations in urban transport which might just make that trip to work the best part of the day. Around the world, urban transport is changing.