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Spix’s Blue Macaw Extinct in the Wild

February 20, 2019 by

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Deforestation, logging, and the illegal pet trade are just some of the many factors that have played into the extinction of the Spix’s Blue Macaw in the wild. This species of bird is just one of eight confirmed Brazilian birds that have gone extinct in this decade alone. Though things may look bleek for this […]

Simple Changes Can Help Save the Environment

January 29, 2019 by

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The Earth is in danger. If humans continue using the planet as they do, it could become uninhabitable. With almost 7.7 billion people living on Earth, the population is quickly running out of  supplies and space. It is time to make a change. Making a change is easier than it sounds. Even the smallest things […]

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Alaska

January 14, 2019 by

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On 30 November 2018, Anchorage, Alaska was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake at 8:29 a.m. The earthquake ruined the lives of many due to loss of businesses and homes. The earthquake caused landslides and cracked highways along with over 1,000 aftershocks. This is the second destructive earthquake to date in Alaska, the largest being […]

National Monument to be Reduced in Size for Mining

December 19, 2018 by

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Grand Staircase Escalante, a protected sacred monument, is being reduced in size to be mined despite national outcry. The Trump administration is cutting the Grand Staircase Escalante nearly in half. This new proposition will open new oil and gas leasing opportunities in protected lands, reduce drilling regulations, and dissolve habitat-protected shelter for endangered species. The […]

Climate Change Continues Encroachment

November 12, 2018 by

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  In just over a decade, if the human population does not change its ways, the effects of climate change will become irreversible. Reports say the world’s coral reefs will die off as soon as 2040. This is within many of the current population’s lifetime. Climate change has been an increasingly prominent issue within the […]

SeaWorld’s Animal Treatment Continues Raising Questions

October 2, 2018 by

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The level of intelligence of marine animals alone, such as dolphins, prove that the stimulation in captivity is not adequate enough to support a proper life. Many marine animals are captured in the wild. The complex social structure of animals, such as orcas, are completely shattered the moment that they are confined to tanks that […]

Hawaiians Evacuate after Volcano Eruption

May 31, 2018 by

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There has been an eruption of volcanoes in Hawaii on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” that has experts looking at America’s West Coast, which is also an active region. The West Coast is home to an eight hundred mile chain of thirteen volcanoes. This eight hundred mile chain stretches from Washington state’s Mount Baker to […]