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What is Going on with Ocean Acidification?

As long as Earth's Oceans have been around they have remained relatively stable without large amounts of fluctuation in the chemistry of the water and with animals. This steady environment and chemistry within the ocean are what has caused the ocean habitats and...

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Plastic in the Food We Eat

Marine plastic pollution has become one of the most talked about environmental topics of 2018. It is important for us to first recognize what the main source of marine pollution is. Marine pollution comes mainly from land. Nonpoint source pollution is a term used to...

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Sustainable Tourism

The tourist industry is booming between countries and little do most people realize, it has a major effect on our environment. Ever since 1970, a third of the natural world has been demolished by human activity. Almost 2/3 are decayed by humans! We need to take...

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A Giant Pipe That Can Clean Up Our Ocean?

The answer to our prayers might have finally arrived! A 2,000-foot pipeline will travel along the Pacific ocean to collect all the plastics we've managed to dump there. Nicknamed Wilson, the Ocean Cleanup foundation launched the first ocean cleanup system out of San...

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Should you Study Abroad or Not?

Traveling around the world and learning about new cultures is usually the best selling point for a foreign exchange student. However, as shiny and exciting as the deal is, there are some hidden surprises that can either make or break your experience.   PROS: Studying...

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The Benefits of Electric Cars

Cheaper to run, maintain, AND better for the environment? Who wouldn't want to purchase an EV! The electricity used to charge an electric vehicle ends up around a third as much per kilometer as buying petrol for the same vehicle. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) has a...

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Meet The Deepest Dwelling Fish To Date

Image credit: Mackenzie Gerringer, University of Washington. He might not be easy on the eyes, but this fish has made history. About 27,000 feet down in the Pacific Oceans Marina Trench you might find this 2-4 inch sea creature called the Pseudoliparis swirei. It...

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The Terminology of Pollution

Pollution is becoming a huge problem for everyone. From pollution on our beaches to the pollution on our streets, it is absolutely everywhere and getting out of hand. Where is this pollution really coming from? Here are a couple of the terms you use to refer to the...

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Atlantis of Japan

There is a formation of man-made monoliths that lie submerged deep underwater off the coast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan’s southernmost islands. Its actual name is Yonaguni Monument. There is a debate on whether or not the monoliths are completely man-made or if it was a...

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What is the Ocean Really?

How is it that we barely know anything about the deep sea? There’s an entire world below us taking up 95% of the Earths living space and we’ve just started to explore it! Travel 13,000 feet down and the temperature is practically freezing, thanks to there being...

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What Lurks Underneath?

Most people are already used to seeing the countless pictures of what was absolutely pristine, gorgeous beaches used as trash cans with mountains of plastic on them. They are everywhere; we are easily able to see the amount of trash that we are leaving on our beach,...

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