Nitrogen! A relatively inert, triple-bonded element that makes up 70% of the atmosphere. An integral part of our biological make up. It can be found in almost, if not, every living organism on this earth. If we look at the nitrogen cycle, we can see why: From the atmosphere it falls to the ground where [...]
"We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere... can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe." - Elon Musk In 1896, Arrhenius posited that the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from fossil fuel combustion would be directly proportional to the increase in global temperature. We can see [...]
"If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein The great Einstein really knew what he meant when he said that and I sure found out when I did my research project/thesis for my Masters degree. I definitely had no clue what I was getting myself into but [...]
“I think the bottom line of everything, even when we talk about healing this colorism issue in the world, is that it starts with healing yourself. Because really you’re the only person you can control. Work on yourself and treat yourself, talk to yourself the way you would talk to somebody who you’re trying to [...]
"Ocean Acidification is just the evil twin of global warming..." As if global warming isn't evil enough... Being from a country where glass bottom boats, snorkeling and coral reef exploration are parts of tourism, Ocean Acidification is one of the global warming effects we need to discuss. Before we dive into that, let's first understand pH, acids, bases [...]
"David and Goliath? Wuh she really talking bout?"
I know that is what some of you are thinking. But, that popular bible story can be applied to many real life situations and today I choose to apply it to mankind and the skyscrapers of the environment, trees. Earth Day is being celebrated today, April 22nd 2016, and I want to shed some light on the movement and it's purpose as well as highlighting the importance of trees and the processes which make them our saviours.
Welcome back, everyone. I hope this post finds you in good health and spirits. With any chemistry course the first lecture should always be on course overview and laboratory safety (only if experiments are to be done). This blog post seeks to educate you and what should and should not be done in lab. So [...]