The Ocean is the world’s largest body of salt water, covering 70% of Earth and containing 97% of Earth’s water. It has significant impacts on weather, temperature and our food supply. The ancient Greeks conceived of the sea as a vast river encircling the world and were led by their god of the sea, Oceanus […]Continue readingMore Tag
Author: Mark White
The Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystems and Living Things
Climate change refers to long-term changes in Earth’s local, regional and global weather patterns. It is caused by increasing human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, and it has many significant impacts on ecosystems and living things. These impacts include shrinking glaciers and ice sheets, sea level rise, shifts in precipitation patterns, and increased frequency of […]Continue readingMore Tag
Wildlife and Its Importance
Wildlife includes all animals, plants, and other organisms that live in natural or semi-natural habitats. It includes species that live in zoos and other captive environments as well as those found in the wild at refuges, parks, and sanctuaries. Wildlife includes fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. It also includes insects and other invertebrates. Wildlife […]Continue readingMore Tag
What is the Ocean?
The ocean is a large body of salt water that covers 70% of Earth’s surface and contains 97 percent of the world’s water. The ocean is a vital part of our planet and plays an important role in the lives of every living thing on it. It is also a source of energy, food, and […]Continue readingMore Tag
The Global Wildlife Crisis
The world’s wild plants and animals contribute to our health and well-being by providing us with food, materials, recreation and inspiration. But the global wildlife crisis threatens these benefits. Whether it’s the songbird in your backyard or whales in the open sea, many people have some kind of relationship with wildlife. It’s common for humans […]Continue readingMore Tag
What is Climate Change and How Can it Affect Us?
Climate Change refers to the long-term average changes in Earth’s temperature, atmospheric composition and weather patterns. This change has been caused primarily by human activities that increase the levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases warm the planet by trapping some of the sun’s heat and stopping it from escaping into space. […]Continue readingMore Tag
What’s Going on in the Ocean?
Ocean – 97 percent of Earth’s water is located in the ocean, which plays an important role in weather and climate, as well as providing food and shelter for many animals. The ocean is also a vital resource for human activities, including transportation and recreation. While we know a great deal about the ocean, most […]Continue readingMore Tag
The Importance of Wildlife
Wildlife is the animals, plants, and other organisms that exist in their natural environment free of human intervention. Wild species form a rich diversity of life that provides essential functions in ecosystems such as forests, deserts, woods, wetlands, grasslands, and oceans. Billions of people in developed and developing nations depend daily on wildlife for food, […]Continue readingMore Tag
What is Climate Change?
Climate Change refers to a number of changes in Earth’s atmosphere and surface that are caused by human activities. It includes the warming of the atmosphere and oceans, melting of snow and ice and the changing of weather patterns. These changes have major impacts on people, wildlife and the natural environment. The climate changes we […]Continue readingMore Tag
Life in the Ocean
Ocean is the world’s largest source of water—covering over 97 percent of Earth’s surface. It plays a critical role in regulating Earth’s climate, temperature, food supply, and more. It is also home to an incredible diversity of life, from microscopic algae and tiny sea stars to the massive blue whale. There are many different types […]Continue readingMore Tag