Category: Enviroment

fish, coral reef, environment, ocean

Coral Reefs Save Millions of Dollars By Preventing Floods

They’re bright, beautiful, and home to some of the world’s most gorgeous sea creatures, but did you know that coral reefs also play a critical role in the prevention of flooding? This is according to a new study recently published in Nature. “Coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits …

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Zero-Emissions Vehicles: Are They Really Good for the Planet?

There is a lot talk about zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) and how they can potentially help us reduce our carbon footprints, but is this really the case? Dr. Jonathan Lesser, the author of “Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicles,” recently wanted to figure it out (Lesser, 2018). He conducted his study to determine just …

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iceberg, ice melt, antarctica

How Will Your City Be Impacted by Sea Level Rise and Climate Change?

What will happen when Greenland’s Petermann glacier finally begins melting at a rapid rate? What about portions of Antarctica? The natural assumption is that sea levels will begin to rise, but now, scientists believe that there are strong variances in how cities will be affected. Researchers Eric Larour, Erik Ivins and Surendra Adhikari recently came …

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