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3 Facts about Endangered Species that Everyone Should Know

3 Facts about Endangered Species that Everyone Should Know

Human induced global warming and climate change are affecting ecosystems every day. The survival of plants and animals in their natural habitats is increasingly under threat.

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The Environmental Impacts of Using Paper

The Environmental Impacts of Using Paper

Take a moment and look around you. You’ll see that there are a lot of things made out of paper. Paper is used for various purposes in our everyday lives. We use paper for storing information, printing books, newspapers, and magazines. Students buy books and notebooks in order to attend their classes. Each year, more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers are published (Frequent Questions | Paper Recycling | US EPA). We also use paper in our kitchen, bathroom, cars, and as packaging materials. According to the recyclopedia data, each person uses about 749 pounds of paper each year in the United States.

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Fossil Fuels – When Will We Run Out?

Fossil Fuels – When Will We Run Out?

Fossil fuels, mostly oil, coal and natural gas provide energy for the whole world. Fossil fuels are the dominant source of energy for everything that needs power, from our homes, automobiles, to our electronic devices which need some kind of power source. As of 2009, we drill about 85 million barrels of oil out of oil wells around the world each year. Fossil fuels were formed millions of years ago. They cannot be regenerated and replaced at the same rate as they are being used. So, eventually, the world will run out of them. What happens when there is no more fossil fuel left to burn? Will there be alternatives found to replace the existing energy sources?

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Aquaculture and Fish Farming Impacts On Environment

Aquaculture and Fish Farming Impacts On Environment

fish_blue_water_971914_hAquaculture is similar to many other sectors of sustainable agriculture. It uses natural resources and organic methods of farming, and interacts with the environment. However, there are many controversies arising from the environmentalists, because of the growing concerns of negative impacts on the globe. Many fish farmers are being accused of utilizing unfair means to increase productivity, using wild fish to feed the farm fish, and also using GMOs, to increase growth.

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Environmental & Global Sustainability Issues

Environmental & Global Sustainability Issues

The rise of technological advancements and industrialization not only gave rise to our modern civilization, but it also gave rise to a wide range of environmental issues and global challenges. Environmental issues have become a common concern for people around the globe. The growth of factories and businesses has contributed to wide-ranging environmental damages, especially in the past few decades, and has affected the health, ecological balance, and climatic conditions all over the globe. Modern technology has been progressing at exponential rates, making mass production of goods as fast as possible. With rapid expansion of businesses came exploitation and depletion of Earth’s resources and minerals, as well as degradation of the environment.

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