What Are the 5 Effects of Climate Change?

Human influence on Earth’s climate systems is now an established fact corroborated by observational records and climate models. The term “climate change” broadly refers to the long-term shifts in weather patterns that have been measured since the pre-industrial era. In essence, there are five symptoms associated with climate change: 1) warming surface temperatures, 2) risingContinue reading “What Are the 5 Effects of Climate Change?”

What Is Vegan Leather Made Out Of?

There’s no denying that leather occupies an exceptional place in fashion. So a nice-looking pair of vegan leather pants or bag is a must for anyone looking to make their closet cruelty-free and more sustainable. This way, you can be confident in what you decide to wear and guilt free about your purchase. Vegan LeatherContinue reading “What Is Vegan Leather Made Out Of?”

Is SB 1383 Mandatory?

The California Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) is California’s short-lived climate pollutant reduction law. The bill was enacted September 2019 to lower emissions of short-lived pollutants such as methane by 40%, relative to 2013 levels, no later than 2030. To achieve this objective, Californian food generators are being required to reduce their organic waste contributions.Continue reading “Is SB 1383 Mandatory?”

How Is Plastic Affecting the Arctic?

A new review article, “Plastic Pollution in the Arctic“, contends that high levels of plastic pollution (including microplastics) have infiltrated the Arctic and intensified climate change’s effects. Plastics from agriculture, hydrocarbon exploration, landfills, illegal dumping, industry, households, fisheries, offshore industry and other such sources are routinely carried to and within the Arctic by atmospheric andContinue reading “How Is Plastic Affecting the Arctic?”

Vegandale In Chicago, IL

Vegandale is a food festival in Chicago, Illinois. Hundreds of people gather downtown every summer to celebrate animal welfare and sustainability. Approved Vegandale vendors are allowed to sale cruelty-free products, such as soaps, fashion, foods and drinks. The Chicago event is essentially an outdoor party that brings people from across the country together. Vegandale‚Äôs culturalContinue reading “Vegandale In Chicago, IL”

Are Climate Change and Plastic Pollution Related?

Plastic pollution and climate change are the most influential stressors to marine environments globally. These stressors are simultaneously occurring and interactive. Marine plastic pollution is made up of the plastic products that have accumulated in the world’s seas. From production to end-of-life, plastic materials release potent greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) andContinue reading “Are Climate Change and Plastic Pollution Related?”

The Environmental Impact of GMOs

An article made available in Science Direct, 2022, unpacks the potential benefits that genetically modified crops have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Authors of the document, Emma Kovak, DanBlaustein-Rejto, Matin Qaim, claim that “genetically modified (GM) crops can help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition to possible decreases in production emissions, GM yield gains alsoContinue reading “The Environmental Impact of GMOs”

Can Plastic Pollution Cause Climate Change?

An interesting review titled “The Fundamental Links Between Climate Change and Marine Plastic Pollution” describes the interactive relationship between climate change and marine plastic pollution. The review’s authors claim that climate change and marine plastic pollution are linked in three ways: a) the production of plastic relies on fossil fuel extraction and is thus greenhouseContinue reading “Can Plastic Pollution Cause Climate Change?”

Is Seitan Healthy For Weight Loss?

Plant-based diets are more than just a strategy for promoting sustainable agriculture, they can also improve weight loss efforts and reduce heart disease risks. Plant proteins like seitan are generally lower in fats and carbohydrates compared to animal proteins, so seitan is an ideal ingredient for protein meals while dieting for weight loss. Carbohydrates areContinue reading “Is Seitan Healthy For Weight Loss?”

How Has Climate Change Affected Yellowstone Amphibians?

A new study authored, published in the science journal Ecology Indicators, highlights how environmental changes in Yellowstone National Park are leading to habitat loss for some amphibian species. As environments continue to heat up and dry out, certain amphibians that move across Yellowstone will likely experience increasing loss of habitable zones. Authors of the studyContinue reading “How Has Climate Change Affected Yellowstone Amphibians?”