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Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

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High-pressure systems over oceans, which largely determine the tracks of tropical cyclones and hydrological extremes in much of the northern hemisphere, are likely to intensify this century, according to a new study.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

 

Author: Wenhong Li

Date: Oct. 5, 2012

 

Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.

 

Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification

 

Factual

 

Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.

 

Duke University

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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 8:53 PM

Title: Weather-Making High-Pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify.

Author: Not sure

Date: October 5, 2012

 

Main Idea: High-pressure systems over oceans are predicted to intensify this century.

 

Summary: 

1. The high-pressure systems will intensify over the 21st century as a result of rising greenhouse-gas concentrations.

2. An increase in the land-sea thermal contrast between ocean and land heating, as Earth's climate warms -- will fuel the systems' intensification.

3. Summertime near-surface high-pressure systems over the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans strengthen and could play a big role in the coming years in shaping regional climate.

 

Opinion/POV: Neither.

 

Question: How can this affect the regional climate?

Is this article important to science?

I believe that this article is important because it explains how high-pressure systems could intensify and shape the regional climate in the coming years.

 

Source: Duke University 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify<br> <br>Author: Wenhong Li<br>Date: Oct. 5, 2012<br> <br>Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.<br> <br>Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification<br> <br>Factual<br> <br>Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.<br> <br>Duke University
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:54 PM

Title: Weather-making High-pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify

Author: Wenhong Li

Main Idea: High-pressure systems over oceans are predicted to intensify this century

Summary:

1) High-pressure storms are causing systems to predict that they will intensify as a result in the increase of greenhouse gases concentrations

2) Students use climate model stimulations to predict the future changes in the intensification

3) The difference between ocean and land heating will also fuel the intensification

Opinion: Yes, because it was based off of the results of the studies that the students conducted.

Question: Is there anything that we can do to help prevent the cause?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it impacts our global climate and current weather conditions.

Source:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121005123904.htm

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Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle

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The high cost of powerful, large-stroke, high-stress artificial muscles has combined with performance limitations such as low cycle life, hysteresis, and low efficiency to restrict applications.


A team of material scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have just discovered a new way to create powerful artificial muscles—synthetic sinew that forcefully expands and contracts on command—from low-cost, everyday fibers such as fishing line and high-tension sewing thread. In a study published today in the journal Science¸ the researchers described how they're doing it: by twisting the materials into springy and energy-dense coils. 

Extreme twisting produces coiled muscles that can contract by 49%, lift loads over 100 times heavier than can human muscle of the same length and weight, and generate 5.3 kilowatts of mechanical work per kilogram of muscle weight, similar to that produced by a jet engine. Woven textiles that change porosity in response to temperature and actuating window shutters that could help conserve energy were also demonstrated. Large-stroke tensile actuation was theoretically and experimentally shown to result from torsional actuation.


The researchers take polyethylene or nylon string, the plastics that can make up fishing line, and twist it under high tension over and over again. Once the plastic can't twist any more, it starts to coil up on itself like a curled telephone cord. This tightly bound coil is then temperature treated so that it's locked into place. 

When this coil is heated, the plastic tries to untwist. But this causes the entire thing to compress. "At first it seems confusing, but you can think of it kind of like a Chinese finger-trap," Baughman says. "Expanding the volume of the finger-trap, or heating the coil, actually makes the device shorten." And this is compounded by the fact that the molecules in polyethylene and nylon string also naturally contract lengthwise ever-so-slightly when they're heated. Together these effects make the plastic coil contract with incredible power—like a muscle. 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:07 AM

Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle


Author: William Herkewitz

Date: Feb. 20, 2014


Main Idea: Newest material that is stronger than the stuff we have stuck in our body, muscle.


Summary: This material is artificial muscle that is flexible, dynamic, and can be used many times.


Importance: It was an experiment in which you have to use many things and test.


www.populermechanics.com



Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:54 PM
Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle<br><br>Author: William Herkewitz<br>Date: Feb. 20, 2014<br><br>Main Idea: Newest material that is stronger than the stuff we have stuck in our body, muscle.<br><br>Summary: This material is artificial muscle that is flexible, dynamic, and can be used many times.<br><br>Importance: It was an experiment in which you have to use many things and test.<br><br>www.populermechanics.com <br>
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:38 PM

Title: Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle

Author: William Herkewitz

Main Idea: A new type of material that is made with a fishing line is used to make artificial muscles

Summary:

1) The material is flexible, dynamic, reusable, and is designed to be better and stronger compared to our biological muscle

2) The 'muscles' are made of inexpensive plastic strings and wires

3) Can be used in many things

Opinion: The text was factual

Question: How was it created? Will it help further advances for humans or technology?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it shows how much we are advancing in technology.

Source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/breakthroughs/synthetic-muscle-made-of-fishing-line-is-100-times-stronger-than-the-real-thing-16514805

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Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

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Thousands of puffins are feared to have been killed in the recent storms that have hammered the UK for the last month.

Via Kathy Dowsett, Jukka Melaranta
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 Thousands of puffins wiped out in storm

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: Feb. 19, 2014


Main Idea: Thousands of puffins havr been killed due to the storm in the UK


Summary: Puffins are fighting for survival due a storm far out


This article was factual


Question: Couldn't these birds sense the danger of weather?


Importance: It could help with seeing how bad the storm was far out


www.dailymail.co.uk

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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:57 PM

Title: Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: February 19, 2014

 

Main Idea: Many puffins may have been killed in the storms in the UK.

 

Summary:

1. More than 35 puffins have been reported to have washed up on the bays of Spain and France.

2. The original record was 17 back in 1979.

3. Drowning is a common cause of death for puffins.

 

Opinion/POV: No.

 

Question: How far do puffins usually travel before returning back to their shelter?

 

Is this article important to science? 

I believe that this article is important to science because the number of puffins could have dropped a lot due to the heavy storms in the UK.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:51 PM

Article: Thousands of Puffins Wiped Out in Storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Main Idea: Many puffins from the UK are being found dead and washed up on the shores of Spain and France

Summary:

1) Puffins are fighting for survival due to storms in the bay of Biscay

2) The original amount of deaths recorded was only 17 back in 1979

3) The rapid increase of the puffins death has significantly began to affect other animal populations

Opinion: No, it was based purely off of facts

Question: Why is drowning a major cause of death for puffins? How will this affect the UK and other countries?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because this tells us how much the world is changing and evolving since so many animals, like puffins, are beginning to go extinct or are now few in numbers due to the increase of their deaths.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html

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Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

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More video games may soon be developed specifically for enhancing cognitive functioning to help make individuals smarter

Via ThePinkSalmon, Aki Puustinen
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Week of 2-20-14

 

Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

 

Author: Yukaichou

Date: February 15, 2014

 

Main Idea: Games have positive effect on brain functions. It's the way they're made.

 

Summary: They are studying how playing video games have a positive effect on the brain and experimenting different types of games.

 

Opinion: The way they did experiments on different games to see how the games effected the brain was very smart to do.

 

Questions: Do ALL games have positive effect on our brains?

 

Important?: Yes, because we as humans can improve our brain flexibility by playing games that have positive effects on us.

 

From www.yukaichou.com

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Esther Garcia's curator insight, February 20, 2014 11:42 PM

Title: Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter

 

Author: Yukaichou

 

Date: February 15, 2014

 

Main Idea: Researchers are doing tests on others to see if video games have a positive effect on you.

 

Summary: 1) New game development to improve mental skills.

2)Neuro Racer actually helped the older peoples skills and they outperformed the younger group.

3) Improved performance on cognitive skills were showed.

 

Opinion: The author of this blog is pro video game playing.

 

Questions: Could practicing something in a video game prepare you for the real thing?

 

Important: I think this blog is important because our generation plays a lot of video games and they might actually be helpful.

 

Sources:http://www.yukaichou.com/chou-musings/video-games-can-increase-intelligence/#.Uv80INLuKtM  

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:57 PM
Video Games - Do They Make You Smarter<br> <br>Author: Yukaichou<br>Date: February 15, 2014<br> <br>Main Idea: Games have positive effect on brain functions. It's the way they're made.<br> <br>Summary: They are studying how playing video games have a positive effect on the brain and experimenting different types of games.<br> <br>Opinion: The way they did experiments on different games to see how the games effected the brain was very smart to do.<br> <br>Questions: Do ALL games have positive effect on our brains?<br> <br>Important?: Yes, because we as humans can improve our brain flexibility by playing games that have positive effects on us.<br> <br>From www.yukaichou.com
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 7:09 PM

Title: Video Games- Do They Make You Smarter

Author: Yukaichou

Main Idea: Researchers were conducting experiments, or tests, on others to see if video games can help you to become smarter.

Summary:

1)Video games can be helpful to us, but if we use them everyday then it can have a negative effect

2)Help us develop problem solving skills and help our brains become sharper

3)New games developments are made in order to improve our mental skills

Opinion: The author seemed biased and agreed that video games can help us become smarter

Questions: Do all of the that are produced help us to become smarter? What about video games gets people addicted to them?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because our generation plays a lot of video games and new ones are always being produced, so this could help benefit us and future generations.

Source:http://www.yukaichou.com/chou-musings/video-games-can-increase-intelligence/#.UzdLa8Ln-M9

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If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns

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Droughts, high temperatures, heavy rain and floods are all sparked by the El Niño weather pattern.

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If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns

 

Author: Alex Kane

Date: Feb. 17, 2014

 

Main Idea: Most likely in 2015, it could be disastrous because of El Nino

 

Summary: El Nino develops off the west coast of South America. It causes change in climate and warm temps

 

This article is Factual

 

Question: What if they had wrong predictions? What if El Nino happens at a different time?

 

www.alternet.org

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mitaliamontes's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:12 PM

title:El Nino

author: Alex Kane

date: 2-17-14

main Idea: This article is about El Nino and what it does to us and how it effects.

summarize: - what El Nino causes- The weather conditions when El Nino comes to and when it might come back, which they say next year!

my question is what can we do so we can prepared when it comes.

I think this article is important to science because it has to do with climate. 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns<br> <br>Author: Alex Kane<br>Date: Feb. 17, 2014<br> <br>Main Idea: Most likely in 2015, it could be disastrous because of El Nino<br> <br>Summary: El Nino develops off the west coast of South America. It causes change in climate and warm temps<br> <br>This article is Factual<br> <br>Question: What if they had wrong predictions? What if El Nino happens at a different time?<br> <br>www.alternet.org
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:40 PM

Title: If You Think The Weather is Bad Now, Wait Until El Nino Returns

Author: Alex Kane

Main Idea: Scientists believe that El Nino will occur in 2015

Summary:

1) Researchers say that there is a 75% chance that El Nino could happen later this year

2) El Nino develops off of the West coast of South America, and it causes change in climate and warm temperatures

3) If the prediction is correct then we could possibly see a new global temperature record in the year 2015

Opinion: Yes, the article was based off of opinions

Question: Is this a global problem?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because El Nino affects temperature and can do serious damage to our weather.

Source: http://www.alternet.org/environment/el-nino-predicted-2015

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Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle

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The high cost of powerful, large-stroke, high-stress artificial muscles has combined with performance limitations such as low cycle life, hysteresis, and low efficiency to restrict applications.


A team of material scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have just discovered a new way to create powerful artificial muscles—synthetic sinew that forcefully expands and contracts on command—from low-cost, everyday fibers such as fishing line and high-tension sewing thread. In a study published today in the journal Science¸ the researchers described how they're doing it: by twisting the materials into springy and energy-dense coils. 

Extreme twisting produces coiled muscles that can contract by 49%, lift loads over 100 times heavier than can human muscle of the same length and weight, and generate 5.3 kilowatts of mechanical work per kilogram of muscle weight, similar to that produced by a jet engine. Woven textiles that change porosity in response to temperature and actuating window shutters that could help conserve energy were also demonstrated. Large-stroke tensile actuation was theoretically and experimentally shown to result from torsional actuation.


The researchers take polyethylene or nylon string, the plastics that can make up fishing line, and twist it under high tension over and over again. Once the plastic can't twist any more, it starts to coil up on itself like a curled telephone cord. This tightly bound coil is then temperature treated so that it's locked into place. 

When this coil is heated, the plastic tries to untwist. But this causes the entire thing to compress. "At first it seems confusing, but you can think of it kind of like a Chinese finger-trap," Baughman says. "Expanding the volume of the finger-trap, or heating the coil, actually makes the device shorten." And this is compounded by the fact that the molecules in polyethylene and nylon string also naturally contract lengthwise ever-so-slightly when they're heated. Together these effects make the plastic coil contract with incredible power—like a muscle. 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle


Author: William Herkewitz

Date: Feb. 20, 2014


Main Idea: Newest material that is stronger than the stuff we have stuck in our body, muscle.


Summary: This material is artificial muscle that is flexible, dynamic, and can be used many times.


Importance: It was an experiment in which you have to use many things and test.


www.populermechanics.com



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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:09 AM

This article was factual

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:54 PM
Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line Is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle<br><br>Author: William Herkewitz<br>Date: Feb. 20, 2014<br><br>Main Idea: Newest material that is stronger than the stuff we have stuck in our body, muscle.<br><br>Summary: This material is artificial muscle that is flexible, dynamic, and can be used many times.<br><br>Importance: It was an experiment in which you have to use many things and test.<br><br>www.populermechanics.com <br>
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:38 PM

Title: Amazing Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than Biological Muscle

Author: William Herkewitz

Main Idea: A new type of material that is made with a fishing line is used to make artificial muscles

Summary:

1) The material is flexible, dynamic, reusable, and is designed to be better and stronger compared to our biological muscle

2) The 'muscles' are made of inexpensive plastic strings and wires

3) Can be used in many things

Opinion: The text was factual

Question: How was it created? Will it help further advances for humans or technology?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it shows how much we are advancing in technology.

Source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/breakthroughs/synthetic-muscle-made-of-fishing-line-is-100-times-stronger-than-the-real-thing-16514805

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Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

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After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.

Via Kathy Bosiak
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Week of 2-21-14

 

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

 

Author: Jon Stewart

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.

 

Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.

 

Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.

 

Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?

 

Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.

 

www.bbc.com

 

 

 

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Jeffrey Sarmiento's comment, February 14, 2014 11:27 PM
First off this article talks about how the jet pack could be useful. How emergency crews could use to respond to emergency's faster. How this jetpacks could save your life . Personally i would not put my life in the hands of a machine . At least not a jet pack i mean who would want to fly that high anyway you know.
Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:30 PM

Title: Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

Author: Jon Stewart 

Date: October 28, 2013

 

Main idea: The production and delivery of jetpacks could start in mid 2014.

 

Summarize the article:

1. Jetpacks could be used by the police, fire fighters, and paramedics to access places that they couldn't reach before.

2. A standard tank of fuel could power the jetpack for about thirty minutes.

3. It's easy to fly and just hovers if you take your hands off the controls.

 

Opinion or POV: None.

 

Question: If these jetpacks are sold to the public, how much would one cost?

 

Is this article important to science? Why? 

I believe that this article is important to science because it deals with the future of transportation and you have to use the scientific method with these types of things. You'd have to form a hypothesis, observe, experiment, and analyze the results.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131028-welcome-to-the-jetpack-era

 

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:56 PM
Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here<br> <br>Author: Jon Stewart<br>Date: October 28, 2013<br> <br>Main Idea: Jetpacks have been a fantasy to humans and have been desired. Now they might soon fulfil the desires of humans.......to fly.<br> <br>Summary: Jetpacks are coming to life. They are wanting to use them for many reasons, like emergencies.<br> <br>Opinion: Jetpacks take time to make. This article is factual.<br> <br>Question: When will they be worldwide? How long will it probably take to make?<br> <br>Important?: Yes, Because in making these jetpacks you have to experiment. You would have to know how to build them and make them fly correctly.<br> <br>www.bbc.com<br>
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Greenland glacier hits record speed

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A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.

Via Kathy Bosiak
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Title: Greenland Glacier Hits Record Speed 

 

By: Paul Rincon 

 

Main Idea: A river of ice in Greenland has become the flowing glacier currently known in the world. (Jakobshavn)

 

Summary: Keeping track on this glacier that is moving inland and raising sea level.

 

Opinion or POV: Paul is interviewing these professionals that are studying this glacier and he puts what the professionals said on here as facts.

 

Questions: How long are they going to be studying this?

 

Important to Science?: Yes, because it could be good in the future for measures and many more science related things.

 

Sources: www.bbc.uk 

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Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:56 PM
Title: Greenland Glacier Hits Record Speed <br> <br>By: Paul Rincon <br> <br>Main Idea: A river of ice in Greenland has become the flowing glacier currently known in the world. (Jakobshavn)<br> <br>Summary: Keeping track on this glacier that is moving inland and raising sea level.<br> <br>Opinion or POV: Paul is interviewing these professionals that are studying this glacier and he puts what the professionals said on here as facts.<br> <br>Questions: How long are they going to be studying this?<br> <br>Important to Science?: Yes, because it could be good in the future for measures and many more science related things.<br> <br>Sources: www.bbc.uk
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 7:29 PM

Title: Greenland Glacier Hits Record Speed

Author: Paul Rincon

Main Idea: Greenland glaciers are hitting record speed and is the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world.

Summary:

1)Scientist are keeping track of this glacier that they believe have spawned from the glacier that sank the Titanic.

2)They are worried that it'll be gone in the next decade or so and are trying to find out what to do.

3)Since the glacier is moving so fast scientists believe that the glacier is adding more and more ice to the ocean, contributing to sea-level rise.

Opinion: The researchers believe Jakobshavn, the name of the glacier, is in an unstable state, meaning it will continue to retreat further inland in the future.

Questions: Does this have to do with global warming? Should people be worried about the glacier? Are other glaciers experiencing the same problems?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it can maybe help people realize how much fossil fuels can affect the environment if it was the cause. It can also teach us to be resourceful and help us take better care of the Earth in such ways that doesn't effect other parts of the planet.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/