Convention on Biological Diversity

By Ian Teñido This Paper is a partial fulfillment of the program requirement for the Master of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech. *** The Convention on Biological Diversity is otherwise known as the Biodiversity Convention is the primary multilateral treaty dealing with conservation of natural resources and their ecosystems. The notion of having an international... Continue Reading →

Criss Jami Quote on Human Nature.

“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.” ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

The Bomb Cyclones

By Ian Teñido As scary as the name is so are the people hearing about it for the first time. What the heck is a ‘Bomb Cyclone’? This is the question that my colleague asked which prompted me to have an article about it. The name really sounds cool but at the same time kinda... Continue Reading →

Review: 2017 Blog Summary and Conclusion

By Ian Teñido First of all, surprisingly, the year 2017 began on a high note. The series of blogs began with Sustainable Living Today. It came on the backdrop of increased discussions on the discourse of green and sustainable living. Even today, I still offer and agree with the concluding remarks of this article: “everyone... Continue Reading →

Quick Analysis: California Wildfires

By Ian Teñido Wildfires have existed in history for as long as man can remember. I would precisely approximate this time to when man first discovered fire; one match stick can destroy an entire forest with more than a million trees and properties worth in billions. Conservationists, however, consider wildfires as part and parcel of... Continue Reading →

Ecosystem Destruction

By Ian Teñido A recent scientific Review in 2016 established that nearly half of all existing habitats are threatened. Actually, the majority of them are listed by IUCN as either threatened or vulnerable. The fundamental query that every ecologically-conscious individual should probe is; how did we as a people reach this level of destruction? While... Continue Reading →

Quick Review: Hurricane Irma

By Ian Teñido As noted by most of the previous articles on this blog in the recent past, they have mostly highlighted the problems that are facing the modern U.S. ranging from water and energy problems to now devastating storms. In the previous article, I highlighted the plight of the Texans and Louisiana residents after... Continue Reading →

Climate Change Amplifies Hurricane Impacts

Star Tribune: -Source (left to right): Walsh, K. J. E., et al. (2016). "Tropical cyclones and climate change." | Chen, Xianyao, et. al. (2017). "The increasing rate of global mean sea-level rise during 1993-2014." | Wahl, Thomas, et al. (2015). "Increasing risk of compound flooding from storm surge and rainfall for major US cities." 

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