The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The Environment, Animals & Humans

The Potential Negative Effects Of Mining On The Environment, Animals & Humans

Mining (oil and gas, coal, and metal ore mining in particular) is a controversial sector in society. On one hand, mining provides jobs, economic boost, and valuable resources for everyday life. On the other hand, there’s concerns over environmental effects like land degradation, water pollution and air pollution, as well as the impact on wild … Read more

Deforestation: Causes, Sources, Rates, Effects, & Solutions

Deforestation: Causes, Sources, Rates, Effects, & Solutions

Deforestation can have a range of effects on humans and wildlife. In this guide, we discuss what deforestation is, what causes it, where it occurs the most, rates of deforestation, the effects and problems, potential solutions, and how many trees we might really need on Earth. We also look into reforestation and afforestation.   Summary … Read more

Land & Soil Degradation: Types, Causes, Effects, & Solutions

Land & Soil Degradation: Types, Causes, Effects, & Solutions

Land and soil are some of the most important resources to humans on Earth. So, it’s important to learn about how they can be degraded (and conserved/protected). In this guide, we look at what land degradation is, the main types, the causes, the effects/impact, and the potential solutions to prevent it.   Summary – Land … Read more

Human Overpopulation: Causes, Effects, Problems & Solutions

Human Overpopulation: Causes, Effects, Problems & Solutions

Human overpopulation is an issue in it’s own right. But, it’s also an issue that contributes to other key environmental and social issues. The logic behind this is that more people generally means more consumption of resources (of food, water, natural resources etc.), and more consumption can lead to more waste generated, more pollution, and … Read more

Waste Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Waste Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Waste pollution is one of the broadest social and environmental issues. There’s many different types of waste, different ways that waste can pollute the environment, and a range of effects that waste pollution can have across society. In this guide, we summarise what waste pollution is, identify the different types of waste, and outline the … Read more

Plastic Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Plastic Pollution: Causes, Sources, Effects & Solutions

Plastic pollution mainly occurs in the ocean, and on land. However, there can be some more indirect forms of plastic pollution too. In this guide we summarise the types of plastic pollution, the causes, the sources, the effects, and potential solutions to reduce and/or stop plastic pollution.   (*Note – You can also read more … Read more

What Elon Musk Said On The Joe Rogan Experience About Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Sustainable Energy & Electric Cars

Elon Musk was on the Joe Rogan Experience today, and they covered some important topics such as Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Sustainable Energy, Electric Cars and much more. The following are some interesting paraphrased quotes from Elon Musk on the Joe Rogan Experience in September, 2018 (check the full interview for the full accuracy of these … Read more

‘Quantity’ Related Fresh Water Problems: Causes, Effects, Solutions, Forecasts & Stats

Water Scarcity: Causes, Effects, Solutions & Stats

This guide is about quantity related global fresh water problems, such as water availability, water scarcity, water stress and water shortages. We look at the causes, effects, solutions, forecasts, and relevant stats for this category of fresh water problems.   Summary – ‘Quantity’ Related Fresh Water Problems Quantity related fresh water problems occur when internal … Read more

Best & Most Effective Ways To Reduce Your Own Personal Carbon Footprint

Best (& Most Effective) Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Some actions for reducing your own personal carbon footprint may have a higher impact and be more effective to help address climate change, than some other actions which are considered moderate or lower impact. In this guide, we reference a study that identifies these high, moderate and low impact actions. We also include a list … Read more