Roberto Hernandez

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Future Power: Where Will the World Get Its Next Energy Fix?

Article<p>Here's what you need to know about the warming planet, how it's affecting us, and what's at stake.<p>FREEDOM! I stand in a cluttered room surrounded by the debris of electrical enthusiasm: wire peelings, snippets of copper, yellow connectors, insulated pliers. For me these are the tools of …

Deforestation

Reference<p>Learn about the man-made and natural causes of deforestation–and how it's impacting our planet.<p>Reference<p><b>Modern-Day Plague</b><p>Deforestation is clearing Earth's forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s …

Forests

Effects of Global Warming

Reference<p>The signs of global warming are everywhere and more complex than climbing temperatures.<p>Reference<p>The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole. Since 1906, the global average surface temperature has increased between 1.1 and 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.6 to 0.9 degrees Celsius)–even …

Glaciers

Coral Reef Degradation - Coastal Issues in the Florida Keys

Coral reef degradation is a significant problem throughout the world. Currently, 27% of the world’s reefs have been affected. Of this, 11% have been …

Everglades: The Issues

The Issues<p>The two biggest threats to the Everglades ecosystem are water quality and water quantity. With rapid development on both coasts and an …

Potential Health and Environmental Effects of Hydrofracking in the Williston Basin, Montana

Author: Joe HoffmanHow to Teach Controversial Topics »<p><i>This case study is part of a collection of pages developed by students in the 2012</i> …