Environment

Day Zero for Cape Town

English

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that if Cape Town’s water supply keeps decreasing, the city will face Day Zero, which means all taps will be turned off, in April. The evident cause of this water scarcity is climate change, as the city is vulnerable to more and more droughts, but Onishi and Sengupta, the authors, explain that there are many ways through which the city could have avoided this situation, especially while remembering that Cape Town was awarded the “adaptation implementation” prize for their water conservation methods.

Fake news around the Houston hurricane

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The article talks about the fake news around the Houston hurricane. In the article, the author proves to readers that the pictures circulating around social media or other news were actually fake. The pictures illustrate planes underwater in the Houston airport during Hurricane Harvey. Through the article, Snejana Farberov proves that all pictures were not true, and actually from simulation that was put together in 2013 by Climate Central.

Breathing Through a Mask

As Earth’s population continues to rise exponentially, there is a growing concern over the negative environmental consequences associated with powering such a rapid growth. Such a consequence is coal-induced air pollution, mainly caused by the developing world’s overreliance on said fossil fuel and the exorbitant amount they use and have access to. Air pollution has negative effects on the respective populations health, economy, quality of life and of their environments.

An infinite sea of "junkfood"

As a result of what people call “ocean dumping” and anthropogenic activities, the growing problem of marine debris has been identified as a threat to wildlife on the international level. More than 220 million tons of plastic are produced every year in the world and to the present day, estimates calculated that five trillions small pieces of this product are floating in our oceans.

Protecting the Pollinators

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Super Post*

Global Air Quality In Danger?

Of all the many things needed for life on Earth, one of the things that is most necessary but often taken for granted is breathing. In order for all life to continue on Earth, breathing is the most essential action above all, as even with food and water, without the appropriate gasses being absorbed in the lungs, gills or plants, life cannot be sustained. With this in mind it is important to realize that pollution causes poor air quality, which in turn leads to many deaths across the globe.

Media Coverage of Climate Change: Propaganda or Duly Educational Tool?

Climate change is one of the greatest threats faced by humanity in our time. It requires important economic, political, regulatory, technological as well as lifestyle’s changes around the world. In developed countries, where the emissions per capita tend to be much higher and where democracies are generally better implemented, such changes require the public to be well-informed and properly aware of that issue.

Superpost-The impact of livestock on Earth

English

Deng, Nancy (75)

B2A-LA

Section 202

Chemistry and environment

Superpost

The impact of livestock on Earth

Superpost - Air Pollution

Audrey Samson, 86

All around the world, many countries are facing different environmental issues. Air pollution is a one of these huge issue that the majority of the countries around the world have to face. The following writing will start with a study made in Canada proving air pollution can be risk for breast cancer, afterwards will be about how it threats to the longevity of our heart, and finally about how it can cause social unrest in China.

 

Too many Problems, so little solution (SuperPost)

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The world is riddled with problems such as climate change, pollution, poverty, wars, and etc. These problems are currently unresolved and will most likely stay as is for longer periods of time. Although that is case, here are few examples of problems which can be addressed at a shorter period of time, and will help lessen the burden of the aforementioned problems. 

 

  • Overpopulation: