Machu Picchu and Mass Tourism

Trashing Machu Picchu: The Cost of Mass Tourism

Machu Picchu is one of the most remarkable historical sites in the world, set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Since it was discovered in 1911, the site gradually turned into a hotspot for tourists in South America. Today it holds many titles, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site and New Wonder of the World.
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Plastic alternatives

Plast-ick! Here are 7 Alternatives to Plastic

Plastic — it is nearly everywhere, and chances are you own, use and interact with plastic products every single day. From the plastic case on your phone to the water bottles you drink out of, this is a material that does not seem to be going out of production any time soon – or so we think.
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Can The Earth Handle Our Standard of Living?

We have a problem with our planet. First, the good news. There are tons of people, of many different races and backgrounds and types. The bad news? Many of those people are in love with technology that is very bad for the planet as a whole.
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Aquifer Pollution and Depletion

Water makes up for about 70% of Earth’s surface – this is a well known fact. What is often overlooked is the fact that out of all that water, only 2,5% accounts for fresh water. The larger amount of fresh water remains solidified (ice) or trapped underground. This means that only 0,3% of fresh water can be found in rivers, lakes, etc.
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Why Are Bird Populations Plummeting?

This is a major question that must be put under the spotlight. It is an emerging issue in today’s world where every human being is running in the race for development and technology, without caring about the negative effects of our development on nature, natural resources and especially on the animal habitats of this planet.
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The Hazards of Industrial Pollution

In the early 90’s, with the start of the industrial revolution, people started to think differently, science became more advanced and technology developed swiftly. At that time, industries were at a small level and consisted of the factories that produced carbon emissions as the main pollutant.
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Our Waste is Really Wasting Us

Human waste when not treated properly is actually wasting us. It brings us on the verge of a disaster and a sanitation crisis in the making. The price of improper sanitation is not only paid by ourselves, but also by our future generations. We fail to acknowledge that sanitation really matters.
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