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- 12 February 2018 | Environment
What is sand made of? Where does it come from? What's in a handful of sand? Why does a beach have sand?
Sand is an authentic relic. In a way, we could say that a beach is the result of thousands of years of mechanical interaction between the earth, air, water and, in some cases, even fire.
When you pick up a handful of sand, you'll spot a mix of hundreds of thousands of black, white, translucid, and sparkling grains.
- 29 January 2018 | Environment
When we think of the ocean, our mind is invaded by the picture of a vast mass of blue water. But why does the sea appear in our eyes in bluish tones, even though water is perfectly clear?
A glass of water reveals nothing but a transparent liquid. However, when we get to the beach on a sunny summer morning, we're blessed by a wide and visibly infinite field of blue saltwater.
So, could it be that the ocean is blue because it reflects the sky? Does the color of marine life influence the hue of the sea? The answer to the enigma is pretty straightforward.
- 25 January 2018 | Environment
The causes and effects of water pollution are various, well-known, and fully documented. The blue planet that we once knew is something of the past. Here's why H2O is the new gold.
Nevertheless, we continue to treat the main component of Earth's oceans, lakes, rivers, and living organisms as a dispensable commodity.
We sometimes forget that around 45 percent of the world's population lives within 90 miles (145 kilometers) of the ocean and that roughly 43 percent of the planet's humans depend on seafood as the primary protein source in their diet.