Covid-19 Lockdown: NO2 & CO2 levels (Jan. – Feb., Mar., 2020) China.Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

"February satellite images of the lower atmosphere over China show a dramatic decline in nitrogen dioxide (N02) levels compared to images from early January before the government lockdown in Hubei province." Image: NASA Earth Observatory Images: NASA Earth Observatory "Pollution-monitoring satellites detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China from 1 January to 25... Continue Reading →

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 Human 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." - XunZi

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 →

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