The Polar regions are the coldest on the earth. However, climate change is causing the loss of 13,500 square miles of surface area of sea ice each year at the poles. There is also a reduction in volume and thickness of the sea ice due to climate change. The effects are all interconnected and keep feeding each other in a
Using green construction materials has benefits outside of the obvious environmental benefits. It can be beneficial for health, productivity, and sometimes even the pocketbook. Consider materials based on their source.
Grown and Renewable Material
Building materials that are natural, and can be cultivated are one of the most popular in green buildings, since they can be renewable, and in many
Plastic, and in particular single-use plastic shopping bags, are a major environmental concern. Most of the plastic that has been produced still persists, and yes, it is a problem that will outlive people for many centuries.
History of Plastic Bag Use
Plastic bags are a relatively new item in grocery stores. They were not produced until the early 1960s and
Many reasons drive the global push to “go green”. While nature conservation is one of them, ensuring economic and social wellbeing, mental and physical health, and a sustainable future for humans are some other powerful incentives.
Reduce the Resource Crunch
Even synthetic products come from natural resources. For example, plastic is made from 4% of global production of petroleum products
Pollution of the earth’s largest bodies of waters, oceans, can take several forms. Once contaminated by these eight pollution sources, many delicate ecosystems need a long time to recover.
Petroleum products used for fuel are mined from the earth deep below the ocean surfaces. Oil can end up pollute oceans in many ways.
- Oil seepage occurs on a
The use of fossil fuel resources, which are non-renewable, contributes to the rise of global warming due to the release of carbon dioxide (among other gases). Besides fossil fuels, there are other finite resources that are non-renewable and need to be conserved for various reasons.
The Scarcity of Non-Renewable Resources
Non-renewable resources are sources of energy whose supply or reserves