1. Biodiversity Conservation
a. Definition: Biodiversity Conservation addresses concerns in our environment specifically, on how we could spare life on Earth. It is about understanding the varieties of distinctive animal groups living in our planet affected in the destruction and over abuse of mankind to its natural habitat. This current issue attains that the natural ecosystems is preserved and living conditions for humanity is healthy.
b. Source: Calver, C. (n.d.). Biodiversity – Definition & Benefits. Retrieved from
a. Definition: Bioprospecting pursues commercialize biodiversity as it scans the environment like plants or species that could be studied and use in the modern day as an advantage of the general public may it be for medical purposes or academics.
b. Source: Nambisan, P. (n.d.). Bioprospecting. Retrieved from direct.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/bioprospecting
3. Human Health and Neuroscience
a. Definition: Human Health and Neuroscience talks about the mental health of humans as scientist studies the brains in which it is considered the most unpredictable known to mankind.
b. Source: Strumwasser F. (1994). The relations between neuroscience and human behavioral science. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 61(2), 307317. doi:10.1901/jeab.1994.61-307
4. Food Security & Safety, and Genetically Modified Organisms
a. Definition: We all know that humans need food in order to function. Thus, this current issue tackles the safety and well-being of an individual. Genetically Modified Organism crops for nourishment yields progressive food production as human population bubbles in the past years. It solves the health concern issue especially in the fast-food industry.
b. Source: Qaim, M., & Kouser, S. (2013). Genetically modified crops and food security. PloS one, 8(6), e64879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064879
5. Water Resources Management
a. Definition: Water resource management or what we coined as the discipline of hydrology as it studies how water are dispensed and channeled to local homes, cities and even agricultural farms. It focuses on how water can be treated in order to clean and be able to set free in the river. Water management deals with proper distribution and manage water resources as water is a limited resource in our planet.
b. Source: S.J. Marshall (2013). Water Resources Management. Retrieved from
6. Air Quality Management
a. Definition: Air Quality Management alludes to every individual that it is doing its best in protecting its nation against harmful air contamination. This issue tackles how air pollution can be prevented especially from the growing number of car users in the Philippines. Effective air quality must be maintained by establishing regulation on emissions.
b. Source: Environmental Protection Agency. (2017, March 23). Air Quality Management Process Cycle. Retrieved from
7. Solid Waste Management
a. Definition: Solid Waste Management is defined by the process of recycling wastes coming from humans in their daily life. Every country struggles to address the issue of garbage especially in cities wherein residential and businesses resides. Waste management eradicates the wastes into a renewable resource that can be used again by an individual.
b. Source: Kukreja, R. (2016, December 25). What is Solid Waste Management? Sources and Methods of Solid Waste Management. Retrieved from
8. Energy Resources
a. Definition: Energy resources talks about how we could effectively use renewable energy aside from using fossils or petroleum especially in every aspect of our modern day.
b. Source: A.S. Bahaj. (2012). Energy Resource. Retrieved from sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/energy-resource
9. Mining and Modern Society
a. Definition: Mining supplies our mineral resources needed in the modern industry and too much extraction leads to the destruction of our natural habitat.
b. Source: Smith, K. S., Plumlee, G., & Hageman, P. L. (2018, December 19). Mining for metals in society’s waste. Retrieved from
10. Climate Change
a. Definition: Climate change is a worldwide long term phenomenon adding heat in our temperature as examined in the global warming because of usage of non-renewable resources like carbon dioxide.
b. Source: Jain, M. (2018, October 29). What Is Climate Change? Retrieved from