Melissa Weber

Social Scientist Writer

About Melissa Weber

Melissa is a social scientist pursuing a Ph.D. Her expertise includes collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative, quantitative, and spatial data. She is passionate about research and writing and has experience with data collection, data entry, analysis, and communicating results. She conducts comprehensive literature and research reviews frequently. She's also interested in marine policy, tourism, and arctic shipping.

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Posts by Melissa Weber


Human Environmental Interactions: All You Need to Know

Humans depend on the environment for survival and are connected to the environment. The interaction between humans and the environment has evolved and transformed over time. As society transitioned from hunting and gathering to a farming society and from nomadic lifestyles to sedentary lifestyles, the impact associated with human-environmental interactions evolved. Human-environmental interactions are beneficial …

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Is Fracking Bad for the Environment? (All You Need to Know!)

Fracking has been used to extract oil and gas in the United States since 1947. In the past few years, fracking has received increased attention, especially regarding the environmental impacts associated with it. In the United States, over 1.7 million wells have been completed using the fracking process, producing over seven billion barrels of oil …

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Invasive Species

Why Are Invasive Species Dangerous to the Environment?

Invasive species pose a severe risk to the natural environment. They can cause significant harm and devastate ecosystems, resulting in substantial economic impacts. According to the World Conversation Union, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity after habitat loss. Approximately 42% of threatened or endangered species are at risk because of invasive species. The following …

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Propane Tank

Is Propane a Natural Gas? (Here’s What You Should Know)

Propane, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a hydrocarbon gas that is compressed and stored in a liquid form. It is both colorless and odorless, although an odor is added for safety reasons. That way, if a leak were to occur, it could be detected. Propane is considered a clean energy source because of its …

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Cardboard Boxes

Can You Recycle Cardboard Boxes? (Explained & Solved!)

All cardboard boxes are 100% recyclable, no matter what their condition. However, some specific rules and preparation are required for recycling. The following sections will explain the importance of recycling cardboard boxes, how to prepare them for recycling, and provide insight into how they are recycled. How to Recycle Cardboard Boxes Cardboard is designed to …

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15 Benefits of Recycling Explained

Recycling is crucial to the future health of our planet and the conservation of natural resources, as neither is infinite. Recycling has many benefits, characterized by the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social, and economical. The following sections will delve into some benefits of recycling in more detail. The Top 15 Benefits of Recycling: …

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What is Upcycling and Why is it Important? (Explained)

The three R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) seek to reduce waste going to landfills, conserve natural resources, and reduce pollution. Upcycling helps to achieve two of the 3Rs: reduce and reuse. It is a creative and innovative way of giving old or unwanted products and materials a new life by adding value to the product. …

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Beach Pollution

Why is Plastic Bad for the Environment? (Easy Explanation)

Plastic is a form of pollution and has become a pressing issue because of its harmful effects on the environment. Plastic is a synthetic material that is cheap, strong, and resistant. Its characteristics make it an appealing material for production and consumption, while those same characteristics are problematic for the environment. Plastic is mass-produced and …

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Solar Panels

7 Benefits of Solar Energy to the Environment (Explained)

Solar energy is usable energy that is captured from the sun that can be used in a variety of different ways. It can be used immediately to power a home, or it can be stored for later use. Solar is an attractive renewable resource as the sun is one of the world’s most reliable and …

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Solar Panel

Top 7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Solar energy is an emerging technology that captures radiant light and heat from the sun for human consumption. It is a renewable and non-polluting source of energy that can be used to produce electricity. Solar energy has been criticized for its high installation cost and efficiency but has also proved to be beneficial. It is …

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