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... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
I'm a part of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (Barbados) and every year we put on a National coastal clean up called the Barbados International Coastal Clean-Up (BICC). This Sunday we did the northern beaches. Myself and my CYEN colleague Alex (shown in picture), along with members of the St. Peter Parish Committee, tackled Six... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
"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.