Environment

Feb
07

The Interconnectivity of Earthquakes & The Importance of Listening to Chopsticks

Everyone knows about aftershocks following an earthquake, right? Residual, sometimes smaller earthquakes occur some time after an earthquake. But, did you know that a large earthquake could cause a chain reaction and cause further earthquakes in different areas?

By Joanna | Environment . Physics . Science
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Sep
21

Why is the Hole In The Ozone Layer Healing?

It’s surprising to learn that it’s only been 30 years since we first became aware of the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole and Antarctica. The job of the ozone layer is to filter out medium level ultraviolet light from the sun and, without an ozone layer, the fears were that we […]

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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May
26

A Forest For Every School?

In March 2016, the United Nations held its first annual International Day of Forests, a worldwide celebration and recognition of the important of forests in the world’s eco system. One third of the Earth’s land mass is covered by forests, with an estimated 1.6 billion people depending on forests for their income. Despite the importance […]

By Joanna | Education . Environment
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Jan
26

After the Paris Climate Talks – Can We Save Planet Earth?

During the final month of December 2015, 150 World Leaders, including Presidents Obama, Putin & Xi came together in Paris to try to reach an agreement about how to tackle Global Warming.  Newspapers and news stations around the world followed 'will they/won't they reach a deal' headlines and whether these talks would signify a tangible move forward to find […]

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Nov
09

The Power of Solar Energy – Are You On Board?

The reality that our excessive and continual consumption of fossil fuels is slowly but surely causing devastating effects on planet Earth, is sinking in. Small pockets of global economies are simultaneously recognizing the potential of natural resources, wind, solar and water, in harnessing energy in a cleaner, more reliable and affordable way. It’s an obvious […]

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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Aug
25

Are Bees Really Essential for Human Survival?

Einstein was reported to have said, “If bees disappeared from Earth, humankind would have no more than four years to live”.  As it happens, despite many profound statements Einstein made in his life, this one appears to have no solid evidence – Einstein was a genius physician yet not an entomologist!  It is a question […]

By Joanna | Biology . Environment
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Jul
30

Driven by Sunshine – What’s the Future for Solar Transport?

With daily news on declining oil reserves, shrinking rainforests from deforestation, not to mention the effect burning fossil fuels continues to have on the health of our planet, putting the magnificent energy source shining above us to good use, seems worthy of exploration.

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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Apr
01

Go Green! – Initiatives to Protect our Precious Planet

The recent annual initiative of Go Green week, organized by People and Planet, assists the global drive of environmentally focused businesses, charities, education centers and individuals who want to make a difference in providing a sustainable planet for future generations.  2015’s Go Green week also coincided with Global Divestment Day, a leading initiative where 450 […]

By Joanna | Education . Environment
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