Wind power is a renewable source of energy that can reduce carbon and other toxic emissions. Land-based wind farms began production in the U.S. started the 1980s, and in the last 30 years, have significantly grown, not just in the number of them, but also in the size of each individual turbine, according to Alexis … Continue reading Environmental impacts of the first U.S. offshore wind farm
President Barack Obama recently traveled to Alaska to assess the environmental impacts global warming is having on infrastructure in different communities along the Arctic shoreline. Many of the once stable structures are beginning to dissolve as the increase in temperature has caused ice to melt and sea water to rise. "In Arctic Alaska, villages are … Continue reading Obama visits Alaskan ecosystems affected by climate change
Trying to come up with ways to find safe, sustainable water resources in arid, dry environments has been challenging since life first developed on Earth. One such setting is the southwestern region of the U.S. As of late, this area has been making headlines due to the devastating drought the southwest has experienced in the past four … Continue reading Sustainable water resources a major concern in southwestern U.S. states
There has been a lot of discussion in the media as well as in the scientific world about steps that need to be taken to reverse climate change trends. While a multi-pronged approach that involves continuous efforts from bioassessment laboratories is needed, innovation and technology must come from other sectors too. One of these sectors is … Continue reading Is agriculture tech the solution for climate change and water pollution?