Environment

At the last moment of a near-death experience, a luminous, divine light appears. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

East Asia New Threat to Ozone Recovery

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was severely depleted by decades of human-derived, ozone-destroying chemicals, is on…

Urban creek chub like the one pictured above have deeper bodies and are less streamlined than rural counterparts. (Image: courtesy of Elizabeth Kern)

City and Country Fish Evolve Differently

A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek in response to urbanization, while another species became deeper bodied…

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4 Ways to Make Fashion Sustainable

It is estimated that the fashion industry accounts for 10 percent of carbon emissions and 20 percent of wastewater generation every year. Almost half the non-biodegradable microfibers that end up…

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East Asia New Threat to Ozone Recovery

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation, and which was…

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City and Country Fish Evolve Differently

A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek…

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Enjoy the Beauty of the Flowering Iris

Growing up in a country town with mainly hot and dry weather, when the heat hit, many ornamental plants died, but the iris was sure to survive. An iris displays…

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Brighten Your Day With Daffodils!

A Greek myth describes the origins of Narcissus flowers, commonly known as daffodils. The story is called The story of Narcissus and Echo. Narcissus was granted the most handsome looks…

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Uplift Your Day With Colorful Tulips

Tulips are ideal as a cut flower. They come in an assortment of bright colors that are uplifting and a joy to view. For tulips to last as a cut flower,…

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How Controlled Air in Hospitals Keeps You Safe

If you’ve ever walked into a hospital anywhere in the country, you’re probably familiar with the cold, sterilized smell of hospital air. While it isn’t the most pleasant smell in…

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The Eco-Friendly Ways of Shen Yun

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a group based in New York, set up by elite Chinese artists, who travel worldwide with a goal to revive traditional Chinese culture.

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Surprising Green Car Components

Automobiles create nearly one fifth of the United States’ emissions. For every gallon of gas, they create about 24 pounds of gases that contribute to global warming. That’s why driving…