A Menace to Wildlife Animals

Poaching, the illegal trade in wildlife that is a highly organized, sophisticated criminal activity on an industrial scale, has become the 4th largest criminal enterprise worldwide followed only by drug smuggling, human trafficking and counterfeiting. Statistics show the illegal trade in wildlife is 26% higher than previously thought making...

OCEAN FARMING

Environmentalists have long struggled to save the world’s oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. What if we have it backward? What if the question is not how we can preserve the wildness of our oceans, but how the oceans can be developed to protect...

National Wildlife Day

Happy National Wildlife Day from Eco18! Today is a day for spreading gratitude and awareness for the wonderful plant and animal species around us, our companions on this big blue planet. Habitat destruction, species endangerment, and biodiversity loss are words we regularly see in the...

Survival on the Polar Ice Cap

One of the youngest of the bear species is the Polar Bear and the largest carnivorous land mammal on Earth. Males can weigh up to 1700 pounds and measure 7 to 8 feet nose to tail with a lifespan of 25 years. They are fierce hunters...

Sustainable Sneakers are the New Style

In today’s society, it seems like many individuals have adapted at least one eco-friendly habit into their lives. Whether it is due to the ban on straws in multiple states or companies changing their packaging methods – it is almost difficult to purchase a NON-eco-friendly...

Environment Spotlight: Women in the Environment

Over the past decade, many educational institutions around the United States have implemented programs encouraging young girls to become involved in STEM fields—like the National Girls Collaborative Project, National Math and Science Initiative, and Women in Engineering Proactive Network, to name a few—but there is...

Some Peace and Quiet: More Than a Fantasy

It feels like New York City is the capital of noise. Car horns are constantly blaring, trying to outdo the sirens that periodically pierce the air. The apartment next to you is reverberating music. The bar down the street expels drunk people hooting and hollering...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: A Plastic Problem

What is spread out to be twice the size of Texas and weighs the equivalent of 500 Jumbo Jets? You guessed it…the largest of five offshore plastic collections in our oceans. Located between California and Hawaii, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is approximately 80,000...

How to Conserve Energy in the Summer

Summer is officially here, and while soaking up the sun is great - soaking up too much energy in your household isn’t. Not only is this extremely damaging to our environment, but it’s also costly. Here are some eco-friendly tips and tricks to help conserve...