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Water Pollution in Vietnam’s Rivers and Canals

7 April

Vietnam with a population of around 96 million people, having it’s two most populated cities, Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, each with a population of 8 million+ population, it’s no surprise that the country has water problems. Vietnam, still considered a third world country, struggles to keep its ground water, rivers, and canals […]

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Deforestation

17 February

Forests are vital to this earth. Deforestation is the clearance or removing of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Right now, deforestation is tearing apart the forests (especially the rainforests) around the world, and releasing excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into the Earth’s atmosphere. Forests cover over 30% of the […]

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Water Pollution

9 January

Water pollution is the contamination of water with harmful substances, which can come in a variety of forms, including physical and chemical. Pollution can spell out danger for the ecosystem or the people who drink it. Approximately 1 in 3 people lack safe drinking water in the world, and this can mean serious health issues. […]

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Mercury: An Elemental Problem

2 December

You probably have heard that you shouldn’t have too much fish in one week–just one or two servings is the recommended amount–because of the increased concentration of pollutants in the ocean.  But one in specific is wreaking havoc in our seas: mercury. The sixtieth element on the periodic table, mercury exists in nature in its […]

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An Ethical Dilemma: Fracking

17 October

   Fracking.  When you hear that word, you probably think of earthquakes in Oklahoma or just another thing people protest about.  Either way, it really doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on you or your day-to-day life. But what is fracking and why has it caused such a stirrup in recent events? Fracking, formally […]

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Creek Cleanup at Watson Park

22 July

  Forty percent of the rivers and forty-six percent of the lakes are polluted and are considered unhealthy for swimming, fishing, or aquatic life in the U.S. The rivers near us here in California are no exception. Our team settled that Coyote Creek would be our objective this time around.   Coyote Creek was first […]

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Casa Adobe, Costa Rica

13 June

Erika Alvarez Salguero, a resident at Casa Adobe since 2015, believes “our earth is suffering, and we are responsible. The tendency to use and abuse our mother earth, seeing her only as an object, has caused irreversible damage. We need to act, and act now! Casa Adobe and we who live here want to contribute […]

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Coral Reefs: A Pollution Crisis

24 May

Coral Reefs provide a shelter or habitat for thousands of marine animals. Yet due to recent research, Coral Reefs could be in danger with the increase in pollution and plastic found in or near Coral Reefs. Millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Plastic cannot be destroyed because it is […]

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The Dangers of Fracking

8 April

Last Thursday President Trump announced a plan to open over one million acres of land in California to fracking, following through on his campaign promise to lift environmental regulations and to alleviate America’s foreign energy dependence. This would end a 5-year hiatus of fracking within California. Many of these places are already polluted and allowing […]

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Plastic Pollution

15 March

  By the year 2050, it is predicted that the oceans of the world will actually contain more plastic than fish by weight. The issue of the environment is not just limited to climate change; plastic pollution is almost as significant, if not equally significant to the issue. We’ve all seen the pictures of plastic […]

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Ocean Acidification

21 December

Ocean acidification is the lowering of pH in our oceans. It is a pressing matter for our environment because a variety of marine organisms rely on the slightly basic pH of the surrounding ocean to properly function. For example, corals, shellfish, pteropods, and many other foundational organisms of the marine ecosystem are shown to be […]

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