National Honey Bee Day is August 19th! Now more than ever, the vital role honey bees play in our national and global ecosystems is being threatened. Honey bee populations are currently dwindling.
Last week along the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, offices, schools, dining rooms and Uber rides were consumed by conversation of the looming Winter Storm Jonas. As many Americans cleared grocery store shelves, purchased shovels and stocked up on batteries for flashlights, municipalities made similar preparations the best way they knew how, spreading salt on roads.
The potential of solar energy, a renewable energy source crucial to curbing global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, is infinite. If it could be gathered, the sunlight that hits the earth’s surface in one hour provides sufficient energy to power the world for a year.
Thank you for tuning in to our final post in our renewable energy series. Missed the previous posts? Read our intro post here! Today, we explore the benefits and limitations of bioenergy and geothermal energy.
What is biomass energy?
Welcome back! This is post three of our four-part series on renewable energy. Our first post introduced the idea of using renewable energy as a way to keep up with economic demand while reducing our impact on the environment and our second post explored the benefits and limitations to solar and wind energy.
This is post two of our four-part series on renewable energy. If you tuned into our blog post yesterday, we introduced the idea of using renewable energy as a way to keep up with economic demand while reducing our impact on the environment. It may have left you with some questions about what our options are – so keep reading to learn about some of the major trends in renewable energy, including solar and wind power!
What is solar energy?
This is post one of a four-part series examining the pros and cons of six renewable energy sources. Understanding the benefits and limitations of renewable energy is an important theme repeated throughout the AP Environmental Science course framework.
“For over 10,000 years, people lived in California, but the number of these people were never more than 300,000 or 400,000. Now we are embarked upon an experiment that no one has ever tried: 38 million people, with 32 million vehicles, living at the level of comfort that we all strive to attain.”