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rising sea levels

Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

Global sea levels are rising, and this possible catastrophic reality can be attributed to two rather major factors, and with many people in the world living within coastal towns and communities, the impact of these rising sea levels cannot be ignored.

No Comments / 11th June 2016

climate change

Climate Change: How it is Forcing Mass Fish Migration

New scientific research has found a strong correlation between the rising temperature of our seas and the astounding effect this is having on fish migration. In accordance with these new findings, it has become apparent that fish which normally thrive in the tropics are quickly migrating in an effort to discover cooler seas.

No Comments / 10th June 2016

Climate Change: What Does It Mean For Marine Life?

Climate change has had a startling effect on the rising temperatures of the oceans. Scientists predict that water temperatures will hit 1.4 – 5.8◦c by the end of the century. This change in the weather and ocean temperature is having a fundamental effect on the marine life that depends on it.

No Comments / 25th May 2016

living underwater

Living Underwater: A Possibility?

For years people have looked up at the sky and wondered what it would be like to travel into space. The possibility of colonising another planet is exciting and fills us with a sense of immeasurable awe. But what if we turned our eyes a little closer to home?

1 Comment / 10th March 2016

plastic pollution

Plastic Pollution and Plankton

A recent study has highlighted a link between plankton and the staggering impact plastic pollution can have on the sea. A specific type of plankton, called zooplankton have been found to readily ingest microplastics. Rather than being digested, it is excreted in the plankton’s faecal pellets. As a consequence, the plastic waste produced by us, may end up in some of the deepest parts of the ocean, which has so far remained untouched by humans. This is bad news for marine wildlife.

2 Comments / 9th March 2016

anti piracy

Piracy: The Face Of A Modern Pirate

Say the word pirate to anyone these days and many would automatically think of Captain Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan, or Johnny Depp donning the swaggers of Jack Sparrow swinging from ship masts brandishing a beautifully sculptured sword. These images are all well and good in the world of film and fantasy but in the real world, pirates do exist and their level of criminality is set on a more damaging and life threatening level.

No Comments / 9th February 2016

sperm whales

Sperm Whales – Why Are They Getting Lost?

Although it is a naturally occurring event, you’d be hard pressed not to be somewhat perplexed at the amount of reported whale strandings that have transpired since the beginning of 2016 in the United Kingdom and European shores. While an event of this nature is indeed mournful, it does leave us questioning how and why there seems to be a sudden surge of whales becoming marooned on our coasts.

2 Comments / 8th February 2016

hurricane katrina

Why Hurricane Katrina Was So Bad In New Orleans

Why Hurricane Katrina Was So Bad In New Orleans

No Comments / 9th November 2015

global warming

Global Warming: The Complete Briefing

Scarcely a day goes by without some claim or counterclaim in the climate change debate. Whether it is climate change skeptics claiming that the data is inaccurate, incomplete or simply biased, or environmentalists complaining about the powerful petrochemical lobby, the concerned reader is overwhelmed by the sheer mass of comment and accusations.

1 Comment / 8th November 2015

climate change

Earth Under Fire: What is Causing Climate Change?

The consensus among the scientific community is that the greenhouse effect has been the leading cause of climate change.

No Comments / 7th November 2015

pollution

Pollution: The Push Towards Biofuels

As technology leads society towards the future, new methods of producing biofuels spring up regularly.

No Comments / 6th November 2015

oil spill

A Different Kind of Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill is not your average environmental worry. What makes this catastrophe unique is that it occurred at 5,000 feet under the water.

No Comments / 23rd October 2015

environmental change

Earth Day: Bringing the World Together for Environmental Change

Since its inception, Earth Day has become a substantial part of the modern environmental movement. Bringing the world together for environmental change.

No Comments / 22nd October 2015

alternative biofuel

Alternative Biofuel Source: Why Algae?

Some common questions about the use of algae as an alternative biofuel source.

No Comments / 30th September 2015

climate change

Climate Change: Why We Need Glaciers

The Greenland glacier influences the cycles that help control the weather in the Northern hemisphere, which keeps most of Europe and North America warm.

2 Comments / 19th September 2015

causes of global warming

Causes of Global Warming

The warmer temperatures occurring in the last 50 years are due to human activity. Global warming is happening and it can no longer be ignored.

No Comments / 18th September 2015