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The Issue of Global Climate Change

The Issue of Global Climate Change
"There's one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and this is the urgent threat of a changing climate." - Barack Obama

Greenhouse gas emissions have increased greatly, by about 45%, since the start of the Industrial Revolution. This increase in greenhouse gases is causing and will continue to cause catastrophic damage to our planet if we, as a society, do not take action to ensure sustainable practices are used around the world. 

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How To Be An Eco-Traveler This Summer

How To Be An Eco-Traveler This Summer

The weather is getting warmer. Summer is quickly approaching and you may be in the midst of planning a summer vacation—or maybe it’s already planned and you are now preparing your packing list.

Tourism is rapidly increasing. According to the United Nations, there were nearly 1.2 billion international travelers in 2015, up from 674 million in 2000. This figure is expected to reach 1.8 billion people by 2030.

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Industrial Farming Made Sustainable

Industrial Farming Made Sustainable
According to Jayson Lusk, in Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment, “there is much to like about small, local farms and their influence on what we eat. But if we are to sustainably deal with problems presented by population growth and climate change, we need to look to the farmers who grow a majority of the country’s food and fiber.” In a recent study performed by the Department of Agriculture, large farmers were found to be responsible for 80 percent of food sales in the United States.

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Why Biodiversity Matters

Why Biodiversity Matters

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  —John Muir

Earth’s variety of life is known as biological diversity, or biodiversity. Generally speaking, the more variety of life that exists within a given area, the higher the biodiversity. Scientists study biodiversity at three basic levels: species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity. 

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