Anthropogenic Underwater Noise

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by Elyas Harris. Sound waves can travel underwater. Man made sound waves or noise can have a significant impact on the marine mammal life underwater. The noise can disturb the migration patterns of the mammals as well as stheir reproductive patterns and hunting habits. Noise pollution from ships and drilling for natural resources can be […]

The Amazon is under threat

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By Elyas Harris, The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest in the world, a vast and humid area where thousands of species of mammals, fish and insects that in many cases are yet to be identified. Being the largest rainforest in the world it is also subject to the largest deforestation, where football fields […]

Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade

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By Elyas Harris. Poaching is described as illegal hunting, or hunting without the approval of the land owner. Commercial poaching has become an environmental threat because poachers come into wildlife reserves and kill mass amount of endangered animals. The animals poachers value the most are the rhinoceros and the elephant, both endangered species. Pangolins are the […]

The advent of self-driving cars

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By Elyas Harris. The current rate of innovation in assisted driving and autonomous driving technology has led to the advent of self driving cars. These cars use sensors and cameras to drive themselves. Recently, there have been technical difficulties with some of these self driving vehicles, which you probably have seen in the news. Some […]

Savannas and Settlements

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by Elyas Harris. The savanna/grassland is an ecosystem found mostly on the African continent.  The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most well known savanna ecosystems and it is home to one of the largest wild animal populations in the world. This area is suffering from the catastrophic global impacts of climate […]

Sustainable Tuna Fish Farms

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by Elyas Harris. There are various forms of livestock farming. This article focuses on fishery. Mostly when people think about fish farming, they usually think of salmon or tilapia. However, at the moment Indonesia has been creating Tuna fish farms, for instance. One of the challenges with the fish farms for tuna is that they […]

Accounting for Industrial Waste

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by Elyas Harris. Industrial waste has become an issue to the environment specifically the water supply and the very air that we breath. Proponents of small government usually ignore the fact that markets can fail. There is also the reality of positive and negative externalities which the market does not inherently address. This is why […]

Urban Heat Islands

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by Elyas Harris Have you heard of urban heat islands? This is a phenomenon where the city is warmer than its rural counterparts. This happens because urban environments, better known as cities, trap heat and pollution. This influx of heat, as well as the issues that come with excess pollution in the air, don’t seem […]