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Meat and cheese may be as bad for you as smoking

03.04.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to a study done by the University of California, a high protein during middle ages may be just as bad for you as smoking. It says that having this type of diet that includes lots of protein from animal sources such as meat, cheese, and milk, makes you twice as more likely to die ...

Drought in California

03.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

According to an article in the La Times, in Long Beach, California, there is a shortage of water. California is usually a place where this is common, and droughts are a problem. Because of this, city officials are restricting the area’s water usage and putting caps on how much water can be used. California has ...

Deforestation

02.26.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/world/expedition-sumatra-episode-5-blog/index.html?c=/SPECIALS/environment/index.html&page=1 This article brings the deforestation in Indonesia to attention and points out that from 1985 to 2008 the forest coverage has gone from 50% to 25%. All the animals that lived their have either died or forced to find a new home. One thing that I found extremely interesting is that many of the ...

Don’t like the weather?

02.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Blame climate change!   In return on average assets study at Rutgers, they measured and calculated the changes in the jet stream which resulted in a longer and more erratic path caused by global warming. The jet stream is a powerful, high altitude river of air that transports weather systems around the planet.  This causes ...

Bottled Water

12.09.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

—The bottled water in the U.S. is an —11 billion-dollar industry. Bottled water companies are able to make profit on something that is available to almost everyone. How did it get this way? Bottled water was not popular until the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. The main strategy that these companies used to get people to buy their water ...

Hurricanes

12.06.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that draw heat from warm, moist ocean air and release it through condensation of water vapor in thunderstorms. Hurricanes are usually found within the hurricane season usually spanning from May 15th to November 30th. To track and predict a hurricane, meteorologists use satellite and radar technology. —Since hurricanes need evaporated ...

The social impacts of mercury exposure

12.04.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Mercury exposure is a growing issue because of the harmful affects it can have on our health. For one if there is a sufficient amount of mercury exposure the individual may experience some kind of birth defects and nervous system damage.  How do we become poisoned by mercury? The main cause of mercury exposure is ...

Air Pollution: A Growing Blanket of Smog

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Air pollution has been a prevalent problem dating back to the Romans. Scientists have discovered gases trapped in ice cores that are believed to be from this time period. The increasing pollution from power plants, trucks, cars and even forest fires to name a few pollutants is depleting our fresh air and causing many problems. ...

Climate Change in the Arctic

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Climate change in the Arctic is very real and is becoming a huge problem for not just the animals living there, but for people all over the Earth.  The rising temperatures are causing glaciers, sea ice and permafrost to melt causing there to be a significant rise in sea levels.  Animals such as Polar Bears, ...