Huan Chen

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Huan Chen
Posted over 1 year ago
Buggin' Out: Urban Bug Farming for the Future
I think urban bug farming is a valid food source strategy. I come from China. Some people do eat insect for food. And especially in some places, bugs can be made as traditional dishes. Some of my friends in China have eaten insects, and they said they were tasted good. It may sounds weird, but it did happen. Although I have never tried that before, I do think eating insects is a good a idea to decrease food shortage in the world.
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Huan Chen
Posted over 1 year ago
Can urban beehives increase food production?
I think it is possible for the United States to develop an urban beekeeping industry. Firstly, as mentioned, increasing the number of bees in urban can allow food production to increase. With more flowered being pollinated, the environment of urban will become better, more green areas, more fresh air. On the other hand, bees are not injurious insects, people don't have to be afraid of them. It is a common sense that bees do not attack people only if they feel they are in danger. So I think it has enough positive outcome to weigh the downsides.
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Huan Chen
Posted over 1 year ago
Will the Belo Monte Dam project on the Amazon River cause more harm to the environment or will it be a good source of energy for Brazil?
Those indigenous people absolutely have the right to protect their ancestral homeland. No one want to see the place where he live to be harmed. Constructing dams would definitely exerted bad influence on biodiversity and habitats in Amazon Rainforest. However; the huge benefits behind it drive the government to make that decision. So, in my opinion, it may be hard to stop dam construction. The best way to solve this problem maybe that government and indigenous resident representatives can communicate and come up with feasible ways. Actually I have no idea about the solution to this issue.
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Huan Chen
Posted over 1 year ago
Cats pose a serious threat to biodiversity: Why do we accept it? What should be done?
I don't think Morgan's initiative is a good idea. First of all, It seems like the action to eliminate the cats is not a moral one. How can you eliminate one species in order to protect the other? I mean, it is not fair to cats. Furthermore; this ban action is kind of break the normal food chain in my opinion. So, maybe one of the efficient ways to protect the wildlife is to create and protect habitats for them.
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Huan Chen
Posted over 1 year ago
What form of renewable energy has or will have the lowest impact on biodiversity?
Biofuels as one kind of renewable energies, has been talked a lot by scientists. Biofuels include a wide range of fuels which are derived from biomass. The term covers solid biomass, liquid fuels and various bio-gases. Bioethanol is an alcohol made by fermenting the sugar components of plant materials and it is made mostly from sugar and starch crops. It is real good way to produce energy. However, because it should use many plants, it may cause loss of biodiversity