Melissa Weber

Social Scientist Writer


About Melissa Weber

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

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Posts by Melissa Weber

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Human Environmental Interactions: Things 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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Fracking

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

What is an Invasive Species and Why are They a Problem?

Invasive species pose a serious risk to the natural environment. They can cause significant harm and can have devastating effects on ecosystems resulting in huge 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 …

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Propane Tank

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

Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a hydrocarbon gas that is compressed and stored as 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 can be detected. Propane is considered a clean energy source because …

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Cardboard Boxes

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

All cardboard boxes are 100% recyclable, no matter what condition they are in. However, there are some specific rules and preparation that 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 …

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Recycling

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, which can be characterized by the three pillars of sustainability – environment, social and economic. The following sections will delve into some benefits of recycling in more detail. The Top 15 …

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Upcycling

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

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

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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

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy (Explained)

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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