Chemical Run-Off: A Recipe for Disaster

Imagine a river filled to the brim with all the toxic materials and waste your city creates. Don’t forget to include the herbicides from farms, the metals from roofs, and the petroleum from cars. Now imagine the rain comes and mixes all of these materials...

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...

A Space Oddity: Fresh Vegetables in Space?

Even astronauts can’t avoid eating their veggies. In the vacuum of space, the International Space Station orbits 408 kilometers (about 254 miles) from Earth. This station houses astronauts from all over the world and to stay healthy they have to exercise every day and eat...

Fatbergs: Threatening to Be Another NYC Attraction

Fatbergs are the perfect name to convey the huge collections of waste which congeal into destructive globs that wreak havoc on our sewer systems. We are talking about massive levels of destruction here. In the UK in 2017, a 143-ton fatberg stretched 820 feet in...

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...

Happy World Population Day!

Happy World Population Day from Eco18! At this very moment, the Earth holds about 7.7 billion people, distributed in clusters across the globe. If you want to be overwhelmed by the number of people being born each day, just click here and watch the numbers...

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...