The pattern is increasingly familiar. Black, Indigenous, and Latinx groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, police brutality and chronic illness. These groups are also more likely to live near polluting infrastructure or in areas affected to a greater extent by climate change and are less likely to be awarded resources to solve these issues.
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As we infringe on our natural habitats, zoonotic diseases, or those that spread from other animals to humans, may become more common in our society. Here, we explore how common wildlife consumption is in China, rules and regulations, and why the outbreak probably didn’t start by someone eating bat wing soup.
Read More Environmental Degradation Creates Opportunity for Future Pandemics
While forest fires are important to the growth and reproduction of tree species as well nutrient replenishment of the soil, recent fires spread faster and wider than in years past. The problem will only get worse. Here’s why.
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Happy Earth Day. Plastic pollution in our oceans seems to pose the biggest threat to marine life. A startling statistic from the Ellen McArthur Foundation predicts that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050. While some of us have started to make attempts to reduce our individual plastic usage, we may be ignoring an […]
Read More Overfishing is Worse than Plastic Pollution
This year, however, I began to wonder what this seemingly harmless and fun tradition could be doing to the environment. Is it worse than that of a artificial tree or do they too have downsides?
Read More The Lesser Evil: Christmas Trees
We typically think of the energy industry, pollution, and transportation as some of the most dangerous sources of environmental degradation. But what if one of the top contributors to climate change was common in our homes and a regular part of our day to day lives? The meat industry uses an incredible amount of resources and […]
Read More Science Made Simple: Animal Agriculture
Throughout the month of September, I attempted to create as little waste as possible. To read about my plan, check out this article: I Try: Zero Waste Continue on to see both the benefits and shortfalls that having an environmentally-minded brain gave me in this challenge. What did my trash look like? Solid, dry, and […]
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As I am working my way through September and attempting to produce as little waste as possible (see here for more info), I continued to think about the fact that food can take decades to break down in capped landfills. Around 40% of food in America is wasted. Yet, according to the NRDC, around 1 […]
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