Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most influential scientists of the 19th century. His discoveries have profoundly impacted modern science and medicine. Humboldt’s exploration of South America between 1800 and 1804 inspired seminal ideas about the interrelationship of nature, climate, and human activities, as described in historian Andrea Wulf’s book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.
The Ocean is the vast body of salt water that covers nearly three-fourths of the earth. It is one continuous expanse of water surrounding the continents.
Although the ocean is one continuous body of water, Geographers have given it different names according to where it is divided by the continents. The main sections of the global ocean, from largest to smallest, are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans.
The story behind the beef we eat is less than savory. Consuming meat comes at considerable cost to the environment and threatens our ability to feed the world’s growing population.
Starbucks strives to serve great coffee – and to serve the myriad of communities it impacts. Follow us on a journey from coffee plantation to coffee shop, with stops along the way to improve the human condition and help ensure a sustainable planet.
We must take action today to help ensure the health and well-being of future generations. As an outcome of the Rio+20 Conference, the Sustainable Development Goals are part of The Future We Want Resolution, which is in pursuit of achieving tremendous goals by 2030 to promote sustainable development.
These 17 goals set out to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. This requires participation from everyone, including governments, the private sector, civil society, and even people like you.
A 3-D tour of our planet’s highest and lowest spots.
Climate change is already displacing thousands of people. There is little doubt that the coming decades will see a vast increase in the number of people forced from their homes by global warming.