Why Eating Less Meat is Better for You and the Environment

Anyone paying attention to climate change knows that it is more than just carbon emissions from cars or factories. Recent, unsustainable agricultural practices have been called out for their immense impact on the environment. Waste output, water consumption, and land requirements needed for pasture animals is incredibly high and struggling for sustainability considering today's growing populations.

Coral bleaching and ocean acidification

Global warming: Coral bleaching and ocean acidification Kee Alfian/Marine Photobank *This article was updated April 10th, 2017 With varying reports of the oceans consuming 30-70% of the annual CO2 emissions, marine life is bound to suffer severe repercussions. The question remains easy to ask yet almost impossible to answer; how do we best

The 2-Degree Highwire-Climate Change Predictions

800 billion tons, that’s all we have left in our global carbon budget. At our current rate of 35 billion tons (or gigatons) a year, we are set to hit that in just over 22 years. This budget, allotted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is meant to prevent our planet from warming to

Believe it or not, there is still hope for the environment despite Trump

There is still hope for climate despite Donald Trump environmental policy changes This article has been updated as of 12/13/2016 Up until recent American election results, there has been some good news about climate change. Even just considering that for the third year in a row global carbon emissions were flat is hugely impressive, and

What will happen to the environment under Trump?

This article was updated March 29th, 2017 “You know what this says, right? You’re going back to work.” On March 28th, to a smattering of applause, Trump signed an executive order that begins the long process of dismantling Obama's Clean Power Plan. He said the order, known as "Energy Independence" would deregulate the industry, "reverse

Water, Water, Everywhere? Not Really

In many places, clean drinking water is so commonplace that it is often something that most of us take for granted. In the United States, functional water amenities have become so familiar that in many places they are simply automatic. This is, however, not a luxury that the rest of the world shares, and in

Gate One Travel Review, South Africa

He stood patiently with me as I butchered his native language, unable to make the required sounds with any degree of success. I was in standing in Hluhluwe–Imfolozi game reserve in South Africa with Gate One Travel as I was gracelessly struggling to pronounce the hlu sound, but my lesson was ending and my group

Volunteer in South Africa with Afri-Campus

A young leopard with its kill, a black-backed Jackal Recalling what she learned in her training, Beth's eyes followed the direction the giraffes were gazing. It didn't take her long to realize that all of them were being watched by one of Africa's Big Five. Not too far away, a leopard lay benignly under

Conflict Palm Oil and the Destruction of Rainforests

This article was updated September 19th, 2017 The rainforests are the lungs of the earth, provide food to many people, and are an amazing ecosystem for some of the world's most beautiful flora and fauna. With that in mind, there's little doubt that the effects of rainforest deforestation would be devastating to both people and

Companies That Give Back To The Rainforest

The rainforests of the world are astounding, and from where almost 80% of food originated. Just imagine millions of giving trees handing out everything from shampoo to coffee to moisturizer and you'll almost be there. Humans have known the giving potential of the rainforests for thousands of years, relying on it's flora and fauna for