Environment

Correlation Between Underground Carbon Stores And Above-Ground Plant Biomass

One of the things that scientists rely on to accurately predict climate change is the amount of carbon sequestered underground. Carbon dioxide in the air leads to increased global warming, exacerbating climate change. When plants have a lot of access to c ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Jun 7 2021 - 11:11pm

Peace Is Bad For The Environment

In 2016, after over a half century of fighting, the communist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gave up. The revolutionaries had hidden in the Andes-Amazon region and the occupied rainforest remained under-developed for obvious violent re ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 10 2021 - 4:39pm

Is The CBD Industry Environmentally Sustainable?

With climate change a constant hot button issue, the rise of any new industry to a massive and global scale always attracts interested parties. The same has also been true for the CBD industry, which was globally valued over $500 million USD in 2020 and e ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Jun 13 2021 - 10:17pm

How To Fix Our Nitrogen Emergency

Do we have a nitrogen emergency? Most people aren't aware of the role nitrogen plays in our atmosphere. According to NASA, Nitrogen makes up about 78% of our atmosphere. Despite being so prevalent, we give it relatively little thought. We've spe ...

Blog Post - Mark Pierce - Jul 21 2021 - 11:37am

From Diapers To Sticky Notes- A Revolution In Recycling

Diapers are not what you'd think about first when you consider recycling. The CBC estimates the number at  billions of disposable diapers entering landfills in North America. With this much waste, recycling these absorbent plastics might seem like a ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Aug 18 2021 - 10:05am

How Microbes Can Mine Rocks In Space (And How It Could Save Earth)

Mining is a messy process. It takes a lot of effort to break open rocks to get the materials needed to keep our current technological level on earth. The march of technology has produced some massive leaps and bounds in communication and quality of life i ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Sep 6 2021 - 9:02pm

Activists Who Spent 40 Years Blocking Water Projects Now Say They're Unneeded Or They'd Have Been Built

In the midst of wildfires that occur with more severity because environmentalists block responsible logging and tree management in California, environmentalists who have blocked water infrastructure now say we don't need the infrastructure voters pass ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 7 2021 - 5:11pm

Early Earth's Oxygen Buildup May Be Due To Longer Days

Earth shifted from an anaerobic atmosphere to an aerobic one early in its life. However, for a long time, the question as to how it got there was still unresolved. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Sep 9 2021 - 8:06pm

Honeybees Have Increased 85% In The Last 60 Years

A new analysis finds that if there ever was a "Beepocalypse", it hasn't been during this century. Using data since 1961, they found that the number of managed honey bee colonies has risen by 85%. Managed colonies are the only way to create ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 24 2021 - 12:19pm

Hunting And Conservation: Why Environmentalists Should Be Allies

In the modern environmental era, activists are mostly among a political tribe that opposes activities like hunting but they should not be. Hunters, fishers, and others are terrific stewards of nature and a natural world humans are banned from experiencing ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 7 2021 - 11:49am