Heatwave Impact on Wildlife

By Ian Teñido Climate change is one of the threats for wildlife species around the globe. When exposed to extremely high temperatures, animals struggle to lose excess heat through evaporation. As a result, an imbalance between metabolic heat production inside the animal body and its dissipation eventually leads to heat stress. Heatwaves around the world... Continue Reading →

Global Incidents of Wildfires

By Ian Teñido Over the past few years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of wildfires being reported across the globe. For instance, between 1980 and 1989, Western United States experienced an average of 140 wildfires per year but as of 2012, the number had risen to 250 (Union of Concerned Scientists).... Continue Reading →

Xun Zi Nature Quote

"Now it is Human Nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are part of people's emotional nature." - Xun Zi

Soil Degradation: A Threat to Future Food Security

By Ian Teñido Soil is an essential part of human existence. It is important for providing global food and also plays a significant role in ensuring availability of water, mitigation of climate change and protects biodiversity. It is imperative that everyone takes part in protecting and investing in soil conservation given its importance. Baumhardt (2015)... Continue Reading →


By Ian Teñido A myriad of environmental issues have been addressed in this blog so far; it is overpopulation’s turn this time, why not. The world’s population has been growing and has never stopped. In fact, population growth is exponential! Today the earth hosts more than 7 billion human souls. This number is expected to... Continue Reading →

Urban Sprawl

By Ian Teñido Rural-Urban migration has been happening in all major cities across the world. In some cities, however, the migration is at its highest in the present day. With increased urban population, the problem of urban sprawl becomes inevitable. Urban sprawl is another word for urbanization; however, in urban sprawl, people move from densely... Continue Reading →

The Blue Economy

By Ian Teñido The Blue Economy is another addition to an inundated list of terms and concepts that have come to life as a result of awakened human conscious towards the plight of the environment. According to the World Bank, Blue Economy is "sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs... Continue Reading →

2018 Reflection Summary

By Ian Teñido 2018 has seen a tremendous history in environmentalism and this summary is only but a tip of the iceberg. It is not strange to anyone that the worldview on environmental matters especially on climate change has been a subject of change and mutation since its inception. And while the entire world’s focus... Continue Reading →

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