Microplastics: A Not-So-Micro Problem

Plastics: they are in everything we use. They make our lives easier and are highly cost-effective but remain for hundreds of years and—if not properly disposed of or recycled—can degrade into microplastics.  With a majority…

Capturing Carbon

Researchers have been searching for a new method to combat global warming. Since a primary cause of rising temperatures is the increase in CO2emissions—which creates an increased greenhouse effect—a straightforward solution would be the removal…

Fast Fashion

Fashion has arguably taken the same downturn as the fast food industry; cheap, low quality clothes are found in abundance, taking a toll on the environment and low wage workers. This shift in shopping towards…

Amazon Gets Heatstroke

The Amazon forests cannot keep up with climate change. A team led by the University of Leeds and 30 other institutions assessed the impact global warming has had on the area and its species. Their…

The Melting Arctic: And why it’s important to…

The Arctic is turning green. It is not snowing or getting colder—instead, plants are growing in the cold tundra. A team from Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory…

The Murky Waters of Environmental Regulation

A Gallup poll indicated the number one and two environmental issues causing a “great deal of concern” among Americans are the pollution of drinking water and the pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, respectively. This…