Environmental Issues in British Columbia

Humans have been exploiting British Columbia’s abundant natural resources for 10,000 years. Indigenous people hunting and fishing obviously had little effect on ecological integrity, but over time, the clearing of land for agriculture and development did.

Environmental Issues in Argentina

Like other countries, Argentina suffers from environmental degradation. Here are some environmental issues the country is facing, from air and water pollution to deforestation and beyond.

Manatees and Airboats in the Everglades

After touring Florida’s Everglades via airboat, Laura Martone was cautioned about advertising such tours due to potential harm to endangered manatees. In this article, she explores the dangers airboats pose to manatees in the Everglades.

Life Imitates Art: “Avatar” and The Amazon

Many viewers – particularly in Brazil – were quick to note the parallels between Avatar’s tale of an Edenic planet’s indigenous inhabitants struggling against the greed and corruption of an “advanced civilization”, and the very real encroachment of greedy developers upon the rich yet fragile Amazon ecosystem.

Mexico Resorts Take Steps to Reduce Environmental Impact

The construction of new buildings often causes ecological damage and environmental resource strain, but it can also bring much needed stimulus to the employment market and local economy, especially in countries like Mexico where, in many parts, tourism is the main economy. Fortunately, some resorts are taking steps to lessen or reverse the inherent harm they cause.