March, 2014

Top Jobs For Environmental Professionals

Top Jobs For Environmental Professionals

The environmental industry is expanding at rapid rates, and it is very common to find job opportunities and “Want Ads” today at the job sites, newspapers, and through other media. Being an environmentalist is a passion for many. It’s a hard job that requires plenty of discipline and passion for the environment. After you graduate with a degree in environmental science, you may choose to begin your internship or start communicating with other environmentalists to increase your job opportunities. It is very important to become a part of the environmental professionals’ network.

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Global Issues – The 5 Biggest Global Problems Of Today

Global Issues – The 5 Biggest Global Problems Of Today

As participants of a global society, we should keep ourselves educated about the current environmental issues that affect us all. Many of these issues are global and have the ability to escalade rapidly. World leaders are well aware of these problems. Problems like peak oil, global hunger, global warming, extinction of species, and many more are making headlines around the world.

In this article, I have selected 5 major global issues that are relevant today and are threatening our global society. Although each of the issues mentioned below are equally serious, some of these issues might be more relevant to you than for other readers. They are not in any particular order, but should be given equal attention.Reflecting Iceberg

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Current Air Pollution Future Challenges & Solutions

Current Air Pollution Future Challenges & Solutions

The majority of the population in the United States is aware of the dangers of air pollution. Fortunately, since 1970, the US has been making steady progress toward cleaning up the environment from the harmful effects of air pollution. As consumers, we are becoming more inclined towards using eco-friendly products and making a major shift towards sustainability.

In previous years, rapid industrialization contributed to most of the pollution causing elements in the atmosphere. Most of our energy sources depended on the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum, which emit many harmful gases in the environment. We are now aware of serious environmental issues such as global warming and depletion of the Ozone Layer.

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Even a decade ago, people did not take issues like ice cap melting, sea level rise, extinction of wildlife and other similar issues as serious as they do today. Recently air pollution and issues related to pollution have made people think differently.

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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Help Preserve Wildlife

10 Easy Things You Can Do To Help Preserve Wildlife

In our previous blogs, we talked about some critically endangered species of animals and birds that are gradually decreasing in population in nature, or facing extinction, due to our negative impacts on nature. Humans are harming the wildlife in many ways and causing many species of animals, birds, and insects to disappear overtime. We have also talked about how biodiversity in nature is important for the ecology to function properly, and all members or components of the ecology play an important role. In this blog we are going to discuss 10 things that you can easily do to help the wildlife, and stop other animals from losing their habitat or food. So instead of becoming a problem for the wildlife, you could try to become a part of the solution.

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1. Preserve habitat of wildlife

Rivers, prairies, forests, wetlands, oceans, and everything else in nature is the cradle for wildlife, which are disappearing rapidly. Habitat is the place where all living things find favorable conditions to survive, reproduce, and thrive. Pollution, land development, deforestation, and natural disasters are a few reasons why the wildlife and the number of species are decreasing rapidly today. When habitat is threatened or destroyed, the wildlife living in the habitat is threatened as well. When roads or new developments destroy the habitats of wild animals, they must move and find new places to thrive, putting pressure on the ecology and nature. For example, an oil disaster can jeopardize the living conditions of sea turtles in the ocean.

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Current Global Issue – 10 Most Endangered Species of Animals

Current Global Issue – 10 Most Endangered Species of Animals

In this article we have selected top ten most endangered species of animals around the world. Picking the top 10 species of endangered animals among thousands of endangered species today is really a difficult task because for every species of animal that we choose, there would be hundreds of other species left out, which are just as much at risk of facing extinction.

You can imagine the intensity of negative impacts we are putting on the globe. As we have discussed in our earlier blogs that the ecosystem is an interdependent community of living and non living components, and every organism or element in the ecosystem play a very important role for the ecosystem to function right. Therefore, how well our eco-system performs depends on the number of components or species present in the ecosystem. It is very important that all species remain and function in the eco-system and maintain a biodiversity.

Mother Nature has perfected a balance in the ecosystem over millions of years which we humans are putting at jeopardy with our man made disturbances. IN order for the eco-system to perform well, all living components, such as animals, birds, insects, microorganisms, plants, and other living things must be left to interact with each other with themselves as well as with other non living components such as air, water, soil, etc. The interaction between these components is connected through a food chain or energy flow in the ecosystem. Below we have top 10 endangered species of animals around the world.

Top 10 endangered species of animals around the world

 

1. The Giant Panda

Panda1Giant panda is probably the most talked about endangered species among the animal conservationists around the world. Giant pandas are bears living in the forests of central China. They are well tree climbers and are recognized by their black furry body, white fur on their face, and black patches on its eyes and ears.

Diet:  Although giant panda’s digestive system is a carnivorous type, whey will eat bamboo shoots. However, they get very little energy and protein by eating bamboo shoots, and so must consume as much as 45 pounds of bamboo shoot every day. They are also known to eat flowers, rodents, grasses, corn, and honey.

 Habitat: They are now only found in the mountains of Central China.

Population: The estimated number of wild Giant Pandas left in the world is 2,000.

2. Ivory Billed Woodpecker

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