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The Importance of Pollution Prevention and Ways You Can Make a Big Impact

pollution prevention

Do you remember that 90s cartoon, Captain Planet? If not, it was about five kids from across the globe trying to spread information about pollution prevention.  The show wasn’t perfect. One issue was that the true hero was an all-powerful being who could reduce pollution by transforming into a tornado. He would then suck oil […]

Why Is Urbanization Contributing to Pollution?

why is urbanization contributing to pollution

According to statistics, 56% of the global population lives in cities. The urban population is also expected to more than double over the next 30 years. By 2050, almost 7 in 10 people will live in urban areas.   Urban living is sometimes touted as more environmentally friendly than rural living. Proximity to shops and services can […]

What Is Thermal Pollution?

what is thermal pollution

Since about 71% of the Earth’s surface is water, it’s important to ensure that we take care of the oceans when improving the environment. Beyond littering, thermal pollution is a serious issue that people need to be aware of and fight against. But what is thermal pollution, exactly? What are its impacts and how can […]

The Crucial Role of Carbon Removal in Combating Climate Change

the Need for Carbon Removal

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing challenges of our time, and urgent action is required to mitigate its devastating effects. While reducing carbon emissions is essential, it is no longer enough. To effectively address climate change, we must also focus on carbon removal, particularly from the oceans and atmosphere. In this […]