25 September 2020

What are the environmental impacts of sea walls?

Sea levels are rising and as a consequence so are the number of sea walls. However, until now the environmental impacts of sea walls and other engineering “armoring” have been inadequately studied. A team of scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network recently collaborated to publish a […]

The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste – Population Reference Bureau

Roughly 40 million metric tons of electronic waste (e-waste) are produced globally each year, and about 13 percent of that weight is recycled mostly in developing countries. About 9 million tons of this waste—discarded televisions, computers, cellphones, and other electronics—are produced by the European Union, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). And UNEP […]

3 Biggest Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

If you follow these three steps to reduce your environmental impact, you can build a strong foundation for living a sustainable life. If you’re interested in lessening your environmental impact and trying to live more sustainably, knowing where to begin can feel overwhelming. Over the past several years countless lists of green steps to take […]

WHO | Global environmental change

Large-scale and global environmental hazards to human health include climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, changes in ecosystems due to loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and the supplies of freshwater, land degradation, urbanization, and stresses on food-producing systems. Appreciation of this scale and type of influence on human health requires a new perspective which […]

Environmental Impacts of Geothermal Energy

The use of geothermal energy can have wide-ranging impacts on the local environment. This can include everything from water contamination through to the emission of harmful gases. In this article, we explore the environmental impacts of geothermal energy. How Geothermal Energy Can Affect The Environment Geothermal energy can affect the environment in lots of different […]

The Environmental Impacts of Overpopulation

ByFull Bio Rick LeBlanc wrote about sustainability and supply chain topics for The Balance Small Business. He has been covering the pallet and packaging industries for 25 years.  Read The Balance’s editorial policies Rick LeBlanc Updated August 31, 2018 The current population of the Earth is over 7.6 billion people and growing. It could reach […]

Environmental Impacts of Geothermal Energy

Explainer How Geothermal Energy Works Learn how heat from the Earth is converted into electricity in this comprehensive overview, including a discussion of the geothermal resource, its environmental and societal impacts, and its potential for future expansion. The most widely developed type of geothermal power plant (known as hydrothermal plants) are located near geologic “hot […]

The Effects of Landfills on the Environment

Updated April 19, 2018 By John Newton In the decades before government regulations were put in place for landfills, anything and everything could be buried beneath the ground at an old dump site, some of which may still be releasing toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials into the Earth. As buried organic materials decompose, they […]