Climate and Environment

Greenland’s Fishing Industries Imperiled by Climate Change

  Climate change is the long-term change in the weather patterns that have defined Earth’s global climates. Global warming is known as the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system due to human activities. It’s not always categorized as heat and can have a broad range of effects. Regardless of their meanings, neither does the Earth …

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Merit-Ptah: First Female Physician or Myth?

Nearly 5,000 years ago in Ancient Egypt, around 2700 BCE1, Merit-Ptah lived as the first woman doctor. Female leaders are found throughout Egyptian history; deities such as Hathor, Ma’at, and Sekhmet and political leaders like Cleopatra. Unlike in Greece and Rome, women in Egypt had equal rights. According to Massive Science, “they [women] could own …

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Environmental Devastation: Nurdles off the Coast of Sri Lanka

What are nurdles?  Most people have heard of microplastics. Many identify them as plastics at the end of their lifecycle – a result of broken-down plastic materials over time in our environment. But have you heard of nurdles? They might come to mind as a cute Pokémon or delicious appetizer, but they are far from …

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Notable Contributions of BIPOC Scientist Emmett W. Chappelle

  Emmett Chappelle was one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.    The prospect of sustainable living and the progression of history through research would not be possible without the contributions of these talented and driven scientists. As we look at Emmett W. Chappelle’s work, we’ll discover how far-reaching and the many fields, …

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Carbon or Climate Neutrality – What It Is and What It Isn’t.

    You hear about a lot of beauty companies touting climate neutrality as a way to be more sustainable. While it’s wonderful to see companies and brands step up and adopt more sustainable business practices, consumers need to understand what climate neutrality means and what it doesn’t.   What does climate neutrality mean? Climate …

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