Hawaii to ban sale of some sunscreens that harm coral

Many sunscreen makers could soon be forced to change their formulas or be banned from selling the lotions in Hawaii. The Hawaiian state legislature recently passed a bill that would prohibit the sale of sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate by 2021, which research proved are toxic to coral reefs. Consumers would only be allowed to […]

The Andes are the longest continental mountain range

Located along the Western part of South America South America, the Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range on Earth. The Andes are a continual range of highlands that are about 4,300 miles (7,000 km) long, about 120 to 430 miles (200 to 700 km) wide with an average height of about 13,000ft (4,000m). The Andes are the world’s highest mountain […]

Tourism generates 8% of the planet’s emissions

Global tourism accounts for eight percent of greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously estimated, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change on Monday. The multi-trillion dollar industry’s carbon footprint is expanding rapidly, driven in large part by demand for energy-intensive air travel, researchers reported. The US tops the rankings followed […]

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million. This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. When records started in 1958, the levels were 315ppm. Since then, there has been nearly a […]

Mosquitos are the Deadliest Animal on Earth

When it comes to killing humans, no other species, including our own, even comes close to the mosquito. Over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Mosquitoes can be carriers of malaria, yellow fever, zika virus, West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis and dengue fever. The worst of those is malaria, which […]