Category: Carbon Footprint

What makes the Ring of Fire so Dangerous

The Ring of Fire is over 40,200 km (25,000 miles) long chain of tectonic activity, including earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, islands, and natural disasters. That activity is sometimes devastating for the region. However, it also played a key part in creating it. This area in… Continue Reading “What makes the Ring of Fire so Dangerous”

Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water

Lake Tanganyika flows through 4 African countries: a little in each of Burundi & Zambia, & more than 40% in each of the Democratic Republic of Congo & Tanzania, making this the second largest (& second deepest) lake in the world. The lake holds… Continue Reading “Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water”

Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA

About one billion pounds of conventional, synthetic pesticides are used each year in the United States to control weeds, insects, and other so-called pests. This number began rising in the mid-1990’s, with the advent of genetically modified foods, which are engineered in a lab… Continue Reading “Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA”

The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather

To be stuck “up a river without a paddle” is an expression for a sticky situation you just can’t get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s likely the paddle won’t be helpful, anyway. A… Continue Reading “The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather”

European Heatwave spark multiple Wildfires

European heatwave kills hundreds of people, while jammed electric vehicles spark wildfires that have displaced thousands In France and across the Iberian continent. Since July 10, 2022 at least 360 people have been killed in Spain due to a massive heatwave and thousands of individuals… Continue Reading “European Heatwave spark multiple Wildfires”

Was the Ark of Noah found in the Biblical Garden of Eden

There are many wonders of the ancient world which boggle our minds and inspire the heart, but what happens when a site of such precision and magnitude proves beyond a scientific doubt the existence of man to be older than anything known before? Such… Continue Reading “Was the Ark of Noah found in the Biblical Garden of Eden”

Arizona Collected more Tax Revenue from Marijuana than Alcohol and Tobacco Combined

Arizona generated more tax revenue to the state general fund from legal marijuana sales than from tobacco and alcohol combined last month, state data released last week shows. Tax deposits to the state general fund from medical and adult-use cannabis reached about $6.3 million… Continue Reading “Arizona Collected more Tax Revenue from Marijuana than Alcohol and Tobacco Combined”

Chili Fish Contamination

Shocking footage of thousands of dead sardines and anchovies washed up on the Coliumo peninsula in Chile’s Bio Bio region are doing the rounds on the internet and has left scientists baffled. A similar incident was reported last year in Chile when “low amounts… Continue Reading “Chili Fish Contamination”

Melting Glaciers threaten Wildlife in Asia

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most bio-diverse areas of central Asia, but species are in danger from global warming. Kyrgyzstan’s glaciers are receding at what scientists say is an alarming rate, fueled by global warming. And while experts warn of a subsequent catastrophe for… Continue Reading “Melting Glaciers threaten Wildlife in Asia”

California Wildfires threaten famous giant Sequoia Trees

THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning Thursday in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada. The colossal General Sherman Tree in… Continue Reading “California Wildfires threaten famous giant Sequoia Trees”

In 2019 Cruise ships dumped more than 3 million pounds of trash in alaska

During the 2019 summer tourism season, cruise ship companies dumped more than 3 million pounds of trash at Juneau’s private landfill. That’s a concern to some in the community, especially since the local landfill is expected to be full in 20 years. At a… Continue Reading “In 2019 Cruise ships dumped more than 3 million pounds of trash in alaska”

Chinese Ships Dump Tons of Human Waste in Ocean

Multiple Chinese vessels dumping tons of human waste were spotted in the South China Sea, according to the US-based geo-spatial imagery company Simularity. The report posted images appearing to show ships over the past five years that were taken by satellites of the European… Continue Reading “Chinese Ships Dump Tons of Human Waste in Ocean”

UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages

Natural disasters, climate change, and grain and livestock diseases are exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agriculture and food security, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The study highlighted that agriculture underpins the livelihoods of over 2.5… Continue Reading “UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages”