Earth and its Resources
We all share a common planet. We depend on the Earth both as a place to live and as a resource for almost all aspects of our lives. As we are facing some of the biggest challenges in human history, we strongly depend on forming a better understanding of the Earth and finding ways to use its resources more efficiently and responsibly. Science can help us with these challenges.This section of Frontiers for Young Minds includes articles that span from the understanding of our home planet, including earth science, marine science, climate science, and environmental science, to our use of its resources, including agricultural sciences, sustainable and environmental engineering, energy and renewable energy, green chemistry, innovative materials, and sustainability science. As many of these areas are underpinned and strongly linked to the broader chemical and physical sciences as well as engineering, articles from scientists across subject areas in these disciplines, whose work helps to study and explore the earth and its resources, are also included.Earth and its Resources wants to provide the most up-to-date and relevant research to the next generation, who will live on Earth, continue to use its resources, and study present and new planet-wide questions.
Specialty Chief Editors
We would like to thank our team of Science Mentors for their valuable contribution to Frontiers for Young Minds.
Their input and guidance during the review process helps our Young Reviewers understand the importance of their role and their connection to the scientific community.
Does Plant Biodiversity Influence Nutrient Cycles?
All living things, like humans, animals, plants, and even microbes, need to take up the same nutrient elements to live...
Protecting Our Climate by Turning CO2 Into Stone
The biggest task of this century is to reduce the emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere, to slow down climate change...
How Much CO2 Will We Have in the Air This Year?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that contributes to global warming. When we burn fuel (for example to drive cars or to...
Plants: The Master Chemists of Our Planet
Imagine your legs were buried in the ground and you were not able to move or to talk. What would you do to eat, grow...