We use plastic for nearly everything in our lives. In fact, plastic has become so ubiquitous that it is hard to find reasonable plastic alternatives. From shopping bags, toothbrushes, storing food, product containers, you name it, plastic is involved in it. The problem is that the majority of this plastic is single-use. Which means it can’t be recycled. Instead, it’s thrown away or littered and ends up as plastic pollution. To say that the planet is under siege from plastic pollution is a grave understatement.
When you are used to an infinite supply of water it’s hard to imagine countries where water scarcity is a real problem. Many people enjoy the luxury of fresh water, but a whopping 2.8 billion people don’t have access for at least one month of the year. Not only this but 1.2 billion people don’t even have access to clean drinking water. Reasons for Water Scarcity There are lots of reasons why a region might suffer from water scarcity. Changing weather patterns such as droughts
In school, you learn many interesting facts about earth. There are other intriguing facts, however, that you still may not know. I applaud the education system in some countries. In others, I will just keep my mouth shut. All jokes aside, it's amazing how schools have taught us so many interesting facts about earth, including facts about different species, scientific discoveries, and even weather phenomena. But there are still some really interesting facts about earth that we may not know. Today, we can say we
Did you know that the most endangered animals in the world are gradually facing extinction and may completely disappear in the few next years? Well, the list of the most endangered animals that are threatened by extinction features some animals that you could not even imagine. The sad bit is that most of these animals are mainly affected by the loss of their habitation mainly due to human activities or the climatic changes. Most of the animals that are in the closed path of extinction
Which are the happiest countries on Earth? You may be surprised by what really makes people who live in these countries feel happy. You might have read many theories about happiness and its definition. But basically, it can be broken down into two theories; Happy people accept the bad things that happen to them and believe that they will survive no matter what. This behavior could explain why the island countries such as Vanuatu stay profoundly happy places even after great natural disasters. This country
We're living in an extraordinary time. There are amazing things happening in the world and most of us haven't even realized it yet. Remember back in 2012 when we were all half-expecting the world to end, and then it didn’t? Interestingly enough, not all of the projections for 2012 were that the world would end per se. Rather that there would be amazing things happening in the world at that time. Does anyone remember Terence McKenna, the bizarre mix of scientist and psychedelic guru? He claimed that he’d
Do plants feel pain and emotion? Is it possible that they can bond and communicate? Is it possible that plants are able to experience pain and feel other human-like sensations? Prince Charles always believed they did. For years the public has laughed at the British Royal for talking to his plants. He was ridiculed for years after being filmed making the following statement on a 1986 documentary filmed about him in the UK. ‘I just come and talk to the plants, really – very important
Volcanic eruptions are responsible for many tragic events in the history of our planet. Today, their number is constantly growing and nobody knows why! The forces much older than the human race are ruling the planet, but mankind shows little interest in them. Only the dedicated realize how important it is to understand the laws of nature and to work with them. The survival of our species might be at stake, and yet for the majority of us, it is no more than just an