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Category: Sustainability

June 18, 2018

Environmental Problems and Solutions Debunked: Top 3 Common Misconceptions

Since the modern day environmental movement in the United States began in the 1970s, households have followed suggestions and recommendations for ways to help the environment. Some of these environmental problems and solutions have been placed under a magnifying glass, and myths have developed about their effectiveness in making an impact. Recycling does make a… Read more »


April 16, 2018

3 Ways We’re Impacting the Sustainability of Natural Resources

As humans, we must interact with our environment. For millennia, we lived in balance with what the earth could provide and what we could take to build our societies. With the great technological developments of the 19th and 20th century, we have been freed from many of the constraints nature imposes on our activities, but… Read more »


Ellen Batchelder

October 26, 2017

Why Students at Environmental Science Schools Fight Desertification

Deserts are not static. In a way, they’re like living things, expanding and shrinking with the passage of time, their borders always moving and changing. This is a perfectly natural process, and is usually not a problem. However, recent years have introduced a new and worrying issue: the world’s deserts are growing too much, too… Read more »


Sunrise from space

October 19, 2017

The Ethics of Climate Engineering: A Primer for Students Pursuing an M.S. in Sustainability

Throughout history, humanity has created impressive new technologies to overcome obstacles and improve its quality of life. Unfortunately, these technologies have become so dominant that they now inflict tremendous harm on the natural world. This leaves humanity struggling to scale back harmful technologies, such as those run on fossil fuels, in order to prevent a… Read more »


William Hafford

October 12, 2017

A Guide to The Carbon Budget for Students at Environmental Science Colleges

There is a worrying problem associated with global climate change: emit too many tons of greenhouse gases and there could be an unstoppable and rapid increase in temperatures around the world. The estimated total amount of greenhouse gas that can be emitted before reaching this point is called the global “carbon budget.” If no action… Read more »


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October 05, 2017

How to Influence Policy With Your Master’s Degree in Professional Science

Good environmental policies can be hugely effective for helping protect environments and lead societies to greater sustainability. Often, however, concessions are made to environmental public policies in the name of promoting business interests, or because to do the right thing for the environment might be costly in the short term. These concessions, unsurprisingly, can lead… Read more »


Forest

September 28, 2017

The Benefits of Protecting Old-Growth Forests After your Sustainability Studies

Relatively untouched by human activity and allowed to attain immense size and age, old-growth forests are environments that exhibit unique properties in a number of dimensions. When allowed to flourish, they can help mitigate some of the environmental consequences of industry and society in ways that a younger forest cannot always match. Unfortunately, these areas… Read more »


Mountains

September 21, 2017

Conserving America’s Parks With a Natural Resource Management Degree

Across the country are state and national parks containing breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, rivers, and countless other interesting landscapes and natural features. Many of these places are also home to amazing, diverse wildlife, there to be seen by any visitors fortunate enough to cross their path. They are places of calm, a refuge from… Read more »


Industrial buildings

September 14, 2017

A Guide to Cap & Trade for Students in Online Environmental Science Degree Programs

The debate on how best to approach reducing greenhouse gas emissions commonly boils down to two primary tactics: placing a tax on each ton of emissions generated, or employing a “cap & trade” system. For those who are not in the know, this second option may be a little trickier to understand, making it tough… Read more »


A/C units

September 07, 2017

How Environmental Studies Graduates Can Help Improve Air Conditioning Technology

There’s an uncomfortable truth in the worlds of energy and ecology that, as the years pass, is set to become a significant global problem: air conditioning technology is highly inefficient and polluting. This is already an issue today. Many places – often in the hottest regions of the world – rely on dirty energy sources… Read more »


Business people in woods

August 31, 2017

Hitting Mute on Noise Pollution With a Master’s in Sustainability

Any environmentally-conscious individual is aware of the problem pollution creates for our delicate environment, and its direct impact on the health of our oceans and lands. However, the consequences of noise pollution are somewhat lesser known, even though they can have an equally detrimental impact on ecosystems around the world. Noise pollution is much more… Read more »


Woman hanging open sign on store door

August 24, 2017

Tips for Entrepreneurial Success After Environmental Programs

A sustainability-related Master’s Degree is a great accomplishment for individuals interested in many career paths. Upon graduation, however, you will be facing the exciting challenge of launching or re-launching your sustainability career. While the postgraduate programs at Unity College can prepare you for a wide range of careers, entrepreneurship is a path that appeals to… Read more »


Ducks taking off from pond

August 17, 2017

Why Professionals in Environmental Science Careers Protect Wetlands

Encompassing bogs, marshes, coastal areas, and a number of other environments, wetlands come in many shapes and sizes. They are particularly vulnerable to human activity, and often face destruction to make room for farmland and construction projects. Though their often soggy nature makes them a little off-putting to some people, wetlands are critically important to… Read more »


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August 10, 2017

How to Stand Out as a Green Consultant After Sustainability Studies

In order to become more resource-efficient and sustainable, many organizations and businesses seek out the services of a green consultant. These professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to guide businesses through transitions to green technologies or practices, and can assist in ushering real and lasting change. If you decide to pursue this career after… Read more »


City filled with smog

August 02, 2017

Clearing the Air on Smog for Students in Environmental Science Master’s Programs

Smog is an unsightly and dangerous reality of life for 125 million Americans, and many more millions of people around the world. It is associated with poorer lung function, and can even cause a reduction in life expectancy for people who live in areas with high amounts of smog. Since smog is created by human… Read more »


Woman looking at plant leaf through magnifying glass outdoors.

July 27, 2017

3 Eco Careers to Pursue After Earning Your Sustainability Degree Online

For those with a desire to do good throughout their career, working to make the planet a better place is a good start. Environmental projects, whether they are large or small, can have amazing effects that ripple outward. They contribute to a healthier global environment not only for us, but for everything that grows, crawls,… Read more »


Group of business persons

July 20, 2017

How Getting a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science Teaches You to Lead

Reducing fossil fuel use, recycling, and buying local foods—these are just some of the steps it will take to reduce humanity’s impact on the natural world, and they are well known by the majority of people. Despite this, progress toward applying these steps remains far below the levels required to thwart looming environmental threats like… Read more »


Black bear

July 13, 2017

Why Professionals with Natural Resource Management Degrees Strive to Protect Predators

Predator animals like bears, big cats, wolves, and others are often regarded as dangerous, yet majestic. They’re captivating fixtures of nature documentaries, and creatures that many wildlife enthusiasts would be delighted to see out in the world. They’re also incredibly vulnerable. Around the globe, many predator species are struggling to survive in the face of… Read more »


Business people talking

July 06, 2017

How Pros with a Master of Sustainability Can Help Improve Today’s Science Communication

People have instant access to more scientific information than ever before. With social media, open academic resources, and plenty of free online science publications, there are many opportunities for scientists and sustainability professionals to communicate their work to the public. However, this wealth of information comes with an expanded need for careful and accessible science… Read more »


Students talking

June 29, 2017

A Look at Sustainability Director Careers for Environmental Science and Sustainability Students

Businesses, governments, and other organizations are increasingly aware of the importance and benefits of environmental sustainability. Not only can taking steps to be more sustainable make an organization look more socially responsible, but it can even lead to reduced resource consumption, saving money over time. For many organizations, hiring a sustainability director is an important… Read more »