The Direct Effects Of Ocean Pollution

Introduction Plastic pollution has been an issue for years, and personal protective equipment is only adding to the problem. Personal protective equipment includes masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more. Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, global plastic pollution had quadrupled over the last four decades. Now, masks and gloves are reaching the seas and confusing ocean […]

The Dakota Access Pipeline Should Be Shutdown Indefinitely

Introduction Energy Transfer Partners, Phillips 66, Enbridge, and Marathon Petroleum finished developing the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172 mile-long pipeline meant to transport oil from North Dakota Bakken oil fields to Patoka, Illinois, in 2017 amid protests. Those protests arose after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers for […]

Climate Change: The Importance of our Future

The phones we use, how we warm up our house, the use of our stove: It is essentially all contributing to greenhouse gases that permit the carbon dioxide that stores heat on the Earth. Climate change is a major problem that is affecting all forms of life on Earth. Over the years, the increase in […]

Polluters Allowed To Break Environmental Regulations Due To COVID-19

The Enforcement Discretion Policy The coronavirus pandemic took the world by surprise and has managed to change the functions of day to day life for millions of people. While everyone was focused on the virus, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new policy: companies are no longer required to abide by environmental laws […]

It’s Time People Start Talking About The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

What Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?  Many of you may or may not know of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This patch is located in the Pacific Ocean around 32N and 145W, which is between California and Hawaii. The 1.6 square kilometer patch is made entirely up of plastic dumped from rivers and gutters. […]

It’s Time For The Next Generations to Get Involved

Why This Needs to Happen There are many current issues affecting the world today, but there are also future problems that need to be fixed soon before it’s too late. Most of the power over major problems is in the hands of people of older generations. However, these people are not doing nearly enough to […]

Fast Food Giants’ Kids’ Meal Toys Will Worsen The Ocean

Introduction Many kids go to fast-food restaurants. Of course, they want to get their hands on a delicious kid’s meal, but what grabbed the kids’ attention must be the toy that’s included. However, did you know that the plastic the toy is made of could pollute the ocean? Kids can just throw away the toys […]

Transportation Pollution In California Is Increasing

Introduction California has succeeded in reaching its climate goal for 2020 early, in which the state aimed to produce 431 million metric tons of greenhouse gases or less. The main reason for this accomplishment has been the “growth of renewable energy;” solar and wind power have become prevalent sources of energy for Californians and already […]

Plastic Consequences

Introduction Recently, San Francisco has approved a proposed ban “on plastic straws and takeout containers treated with fluorinated chemicals.” The ban not only gets rid of these, but also targets plastic utensils, making restaurants only include them with orders if a customer specifically requests for them. California in general has been focused on decreasing plastic waste […]

On Pollution in Pakistan

It’s no secret: Pakistan, like any other country, has a myriad of issues. Poverty, corruption, illiteracy- it seems as if the problems never end. And they don’t. But some topics are put at the forefront, while others are relegated to the backburner. Pollution in Pakistan is a major concern for environmentalists and public health advocates, […]