Exploring Environmental Science

While many people would claim that money, data, or food are our most important resources in the world – none of that matters without a world to house them in.  Environmental science has far-reaching consequences for man’s survival, and explores many facets of the world in which we live.  Currently, there are scientists studying many […]

BPA in Plastics: Environmentalist Straw-Man?

The plastics industry makes BPA, which is the abbreviation for bisphenol A. This plastics substance has been used since the 1950s for, as Marianne Smith Edge, the International Food Information Council’s Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety, says, preventing “the corrosion of cans…It’s used to prevent contamination of foods…BPA packaging [serves] as an […]

The Clathrate Gun Hypothesis: How Global Warming Will Really Kill Us All

When you read about the terrible effects of global warming it’s easy to believe it won’t be that bad. Yes, the sea levels will rise 20 feet, but you don’t live near the sea. Sure, there’ll be food and water shortages which could trigger wars, but if you turn on the news now what you […]

Beautiful Nature: Bioluminescent Creatures

Bioluminescence is one of nature’s most incredible phenomena, and it can be found in an impressive diversity of organisms. It helps creatures ward off predators, attract mates, and lure in prey. Not to be confused with fluorescence or phosfluorescence, which involve absorbing and reflecting light, bioluminescence occurs as the result of a chemical reaction. Through […]

Infographic: Sustainable Technology

Recently the Chinese government published a white paper stating the current status and possible future outcome of its rare earth minerals industry – it wasn’t good news. There are several huge challenges that face the industry and need to be rectified in the near future if we want to continue to use rare earth minerals. […]