The Antarctic ice shelf break is good news for ocean dwellers
July 20, 2017
Infer how human activities may impact the environment and consider an example of human impact by studying Dr. David Johnston’s research.
Walk into a greenhouse, as I did at Bayer's Crop Science Division in Research Triangle Park, and you will likely feel as if you are walking into an oven. It’s hot. It’s humid. And, especially if the temperature outside is cool, you are probably amazed by just how a glass or plastic covered building converts light into warmth.
It’s the “greenhouse effect” at work, right? It’s that same phenomena that is blamed for causing man-made global warming.
Well, not exactly.
Learn about how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment. Then examine how a nonnative species is affecting North Carolina marine ecosystems by viewing the NC Science NOW video "Lionfish."