Waters in Venice Canals Turn Crystal Clear Because of Coronavirus Lockdown

By |2020-04-06T13:32:02+03:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Inspirational|Tags: , , |

As I read about the clear waters in Venice canals and the plethora of wildlife in the city, I visualize someone pushing the reset button on the world. In the Veneto region of Italy, the waters in Venice canals are unusually clear. Wildlife is bustling around waterways, as ducks build nests. Even a wild boar running through the streets caught the attention of many. Why? Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, a viral disease. This monster illness took thousands of human lives as it swept through Italy,

6 Simple Ways to Improve the Environment within a Month

By |2020-03-12T23:27:49+03:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , , |

While climate change or global warming seem to be some of the most divisive topics around the world, most people would agree that protection of the environment is something that we all must take more seriously. Are there any simple but drastic ways to improve the environment every day? Globally, there are about 6.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste, a vast majority of which pollute the landfills instead of being recycled. Our oceans are so littered that they put the marine life in danger;

5 Unexpected Ways Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Affects You

By |2020-02-22T17:40:49+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

8 Fun Facts about Raccoons That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

By |2020-02-27T13:47:15+03:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Animals, Environment & Planet|Tags: , |

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

8 Benefits of Bamboo That Make It Great for Going Green

By |2020-07-06T15:59:16+03:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Design, Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , |

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

How to Save Bees: 6 Practical Tips You Can Use Every Day

By |2020-02-27T14:41:10+03:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , |

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 save the bees? The majority of

Environmental Responsibility: How to Teach It to Your Children

By |2020-02-21T20:10:38+03:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , |

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

32 Small Ways to Protect the Environment & Make a Difference

By |2020-02-28T14:32:21+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

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