What in the world is going on over in Japan? The Japan nuclear crisis seems to get worse with each passing day. Right now environmental activists all over the world are beginning to have grave concerns about the lasting damage to the environment that is going to be caused by all of this radiation. Sadly, this crisis has already become worse than Chernobyl. Chernobyl was a nightmare, but it only burned for 10 days. The authorities in Japan are telling us that the nuclear crisis at Fukushima could go on for “weeks” or “months”. There is no telling just how many millions of people will have serious health problems as a result of all this. Continue reading The Japan Nuclear Crisis And The Environment
An asteroid came very close to colliding with the Earth recently. Asteroid 2012 XE54, discovered Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 came within 140,000 miles of a collision with our planet yesterday Wednesday, December 11, 2012. The asteroid is small. It is about half the size of one that supposedly flattened 800 square miles of forest when it exploded above Siberia’s Podkamennaya Tunguska River in 1908. Continue reading We Almost Lost a State!
When I grew up plastic bottles and containers were not wide spread. Glass bottles and jars along with boxes were mainly used as containers for items we would pick up at the store. You did not hear a lot about recycling then but even during these years my parents were always teaching us kids to be conscientious about such things. Continue reading Encouraging Children to Save Our Environment
You can read, hear, and see this kind of message all over conventional and new media. Everyone is telling everyone else to be conservative about our resources, to be more efficient, to pitch in with the effort in saving our environment. It has become part and parcel of modern human morality to be conscientious of the way one treats the environment and consumes resources. To be callous towards these initiatives immediately makes you a bad, bad person. Continue reading Resource Conservation: Why Bother?
Often times, one does not think about the quality of air he or she breathes. It is, however, a critical issue when it comes time for the Olympics games or government conventions. In general, heavily populated cities suffer the most from dangerous air quality, with higher cases of lung diseases reported every year. Continue reading Cities with the Worst Air Pollution
As the fastest growing fossil fuel, coal has added almost as much to the world’s absolute energy supply in the last ten years as all other sources combined. Burned gratuitously by the gigaton, coal power plays a dominant and still-growing role in generating the world’s electricity. Continue reading Where in the World is Coal?
Mission trips are designed primarily to bring hope to underdeveloped areas of the world where need is great. Although this task is accomplished largely by teaching people in these areas about the power of this concept, rebuilding the environment is another effective way that this feeling of hope is restored. In areas where people have limited access to clean water, no housing and painful infectious diseases, it’s nearly impossible to lift the spirits of the citizens without first providing for their very basic needs. Continue reading Eco-Friendly Mission Trips: Keeping the Planet Greener and Cleaner
When many people think of traveling, they often envision luxurious getaways at exotic locations around the world– complete with fine dining, sightseeing and nightlife fun. Although traveling for the pure sake of exploring a new land is certainly a rewarding experience, there’s nothing more fulfilling than traveling with the purpose of helping those less fortunate. Continue reading Traveling to Change the World: How to Get More Out of Overseas Adventures with Volunteer Vacations