Category: Environment

Environment

Bright Light In The Night Skies

There is night and day and with it comes darkness and light. It’s something as natural as breathing – a natural phenomenon as old as time that dictates the world order. Well, it might have been true in the past but things have definitely changed since technology began to dominate the world more and more. If you look at the night sky nowadays, it is no longer as dark as it is supposed to be. While we like the idea of being able to do more now regardless if it is night or day, it may have a negative impact to the environment without us really knowing. After all, there is a reason why things happen the way they do and the more we meddle with how the planet works only spell disaster for everyone in the long run.

Artificial lights glimmer and sparkle in the night sky especially if you live in urban areas. But even in rural places right now, you can still see certain areas lighted more heavily than the others. What does this mean then? Of course, we know how much of an impact technology has over the environment. And while …

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New York Won’t Tolerate Ivory Poaching Anymore

Animals and humans coexist in this world. Due to our superior brain, we emerged as the more powerful species than these animals that once roamed the planet freely. Despite being monstrous creatures in size, many of these animals have gone endangered because of irresponsible human activities like poaching and hunting. These poor animals have become victims of man’s greed as they are often sold as exotic dishes or in the case of elephants, have their tusks removed for the ivory found in it.

In the “city that never sleeps”, roughly eight million worth of elephant ivory has been destroyed in the infamous Central Park as “The Ivory Crush” initiated this event. Aside from global warming, deforestation, climate change, pollution, and rapid growth of the human population, many of the world’s animal species have disappeared off the face of the planet without most of us know about it. More extinction is expected as the list of endangered species grows.

Trinkets, statues, and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants were fed Thursday into a rock crusher in Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.

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G7 Climate Talks

Not only America but the whole world was shaken when US President Donald Trump signed the nation out of the Paris Climate Agreement quite recently. The US now joins Syria and Nicaragua. World leaders criticized Trump’s decision especially the high carbon footprint generated by many American manufacturing firms. We all know that climate change is no longer just a threat today but a reality we are all living in. Many of the world’s natural weather phenomena have intensified over the years because of it. A lot of hurricanes have evolved to be catastrophic disasters that wiped out properties and took away countless human lives.

It’s the reason why the Paris Climate Agreement was created in the first place. It’s for individual parties to determine their own contribution to greenhouse emission and what else they can do to slow down the progression of climate change. It actually is the first comprehensive climate agreement implemented on a global scale. And it makes sense to have an initiative as big as this considering how the planet is suffering right now and it’s mostly because of us humans.

“The unprecedented split on climate change out of the G7

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No Retreat, No Surrender: Environmental Issues During Trump Era

The world is rapidly heating up. Thanks to the buildup of gasses, it advances global warming and climate change at a rate that has never been seen for centuries. The damage has been done. There’s no point denying that. However, we can still change our ways and reduce the damage we are currently inflicting on the world by supporting sustainable living among others.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of challenges facing all of us. For starters, the government agency that’s been trying to undo the damage of climate change and taking appropriate measures to prevent us from doing more harm will lose the government’s support and no longer be able to continue their existing environment-friendly programs. President Trump has been vocal in saying that climate change is a hoax, so it does not come out as a surprise that he is stripping the US Environmental Protection Agency of much-needed funds for its operation.

If there’s a silver lining to the toxic cloud hovering over the White House, it’s that our science-denying president hasn’t caused too much damage to the environment. Yet.

But nearly four months into the Trump administration, the risks to the nation’s air,