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Pewdiepie Involved in Another Scandal

November 14, 2019 by

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Youtube’s largest star, Pewdiepie, is caught up in yet another scandal. Felix Kjellberg, publicly known as Pewdiepie, announced he was going to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in his celebratory video for surpassing 100 million subscribers. Fans quickly took to the comments of the video, as well as Twitter, to express their feelings […]

Whale Jails being Investigated by Russian Government

April 16, 2019 by

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Over 100 beluga whales, orcas, and baby walruses are currently awaiting their fate in icy, inadequate confinements called “whale jails.” These “whale jails,” located in Russia’s Pacific East Coast, near the city of Nakhodka, have reportedly killed at least 3 of it’s trapped marine mammals. Designated to be sold to Chinese aquariums, these animals have […]

More and More Animals on Brink of Extinction

March 5, 2019 by

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“What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing,” Jay Inslee said. Everyday, animals on the brink of extinction are pushed further and further onto the edge of […]

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 […]

Sealing Industry in Death Throes

May 14, 2018 by

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The sealing industry is a dying market. Sealing is considered by many to be barbaric, and unnecessary. Last year, 1.6 million dollars were made off of sealing. This is a 32.4 million dollar drop from the 2006 season. This is due to the decline of hunters participating. “It is unlikely a seal will be stunned […]

Trump Lifts Trophy Ban

April 4, 2018 by

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On 1 March, previous rulings in favor of banning the trophies of elephants being brought into the USA were overturned. This change directly differs from President Donald Trump’s previous stance on the issue. This change occurred with an unusual lack of publicity, despite the subject being a hot topic. The reversal of this ban leads […]

Elephants In Entertainment Industry Find Freedom

February 28, 2018 by

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Elephants in the entertainment industry have been steadily declining  in popularity. Victories such as the rescuing of Nosey the elephant and the reuniting of three circus elephants (Mia, Sita, and Rhea) are paving the way for freeing many elephants that are being mistreated and harmed. Elephants that are still subjected to harsh forms of cruelty […]

Pitbull Super Bowl Commercial Never Airs

February 27, 2018 by

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“In the 70’s, they blamed the Dobermans. In the 80’s, they blamed the German Shepards. In the 90’s, they blamed the Rottweilers. Now they blame the Pit Bull. When will they blame the Human?” Dog Behaviorist Cesar Millan said. In recent times, there have been many groups aiming to eradicate the Pitbull breed. These groups […]

Congress Passes Bill to Drill in Arctic

December 22, 2017 by

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While many political issues have flooded social media as of late, Congress has been quietly attempting to open an oil drilling area in the plains of the arctic refuge.  Six house Republicans just voted in favor of a tax bill that allows the drilling over a massive area of the reserve. The bill allows the […]

Trump Administration Considers Repealing Ban on Elephant Hunting

December 13, 2017 by

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A census that was conducted in 2014 declared that only around 700,000 African elephants were left in the wild. The President of the United States Donald Trump and the Trump administration are now considering repealing an Obama-era ban that protects these giants. This ban blocks the imports of hunting trophies. The ban was introduced to […]

Animal Cruelty Not Limited to Leather Industry

November 20, 2017 by

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Every year, more than one billion animals are subjected to extreme crowding and confinement, deprivation, and un-anesthetized castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning. These torments are all part of the leather industry. Leather is a byproduct of most multi-billion dollar meat industries. Once a dairy cow is no longer deemed useful, it is slaughtered, and then […]

Puerto Rico in Dire Straits

October 30, 2017 by

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Puerto Rico is in a dire situation ever since Hurricane Maria hit its coast. Nearly 85% are without electricity and 45% without drinkable water. Puerto Rico’s recovery could cost up to $85 billion, which could destroy the island’s economy. The Trump administration submitted a $29 billion disaster-relief request to Congress last week to fund recovery […]

Mandatory Recycling Makes an Impact

October 23, 2017 by

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Recycling has been around for years, and it’s definitely influencing the environment. Thirty of the nation’s one hundred largest cities have mandatory recycling. Mandatory recycling only began in January of 2006. Since then, recycling rates have increased. Mandatory recycling mostly affects businesses.  Enforcement on this in the workplace must be implied because there is a […]

Sea World’s Animal Treatment Causes Controversy

October 11, 2017 by

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Thirty-seven orcas have died at SeaWorld. None of them died from old age. All orcas that have been confined in SeaWorld have died before the age of thirty. Recent controversy over the reproduction of these giant mammals in captivity has generated a new question: Is SeaWorld’s care for their orcas adequate enough for these animals […]

Trump Policies Eliminate Environmental Protections

June 9, 2017 by

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One of the biggest issues surrounding Donald Trump as he ascended to the presidency was how he planned to deal with climate change and environmental regulation. Over the first few months of his term, Trump has already proposed budget cuts and legislation that will have adverse effects on the environment–and science in general. For example, […]

Marine Life Will Disappear in 33 Years

April 28, 2017 by

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Marine life has taken an enormous step backwards. In 33 years, the earth could have essentially fishless oceans. This is caused by overfishing and water pollution. Fleets for the fishing industry are 50% to 60% higher than they should be. Not only does this recurring issue pose a threat to fish, fishless oceans could globally […]

Zoos Create Controversy Over Animal Needs

April 4, 2017 by

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Zoos are a controversial topic of late. Much research has been conducted on their ability to care for their animals.  The results are astonishing to some. Zoos often move animals around if there are a surplus of them in  a particular zoo. This breaks bonds developed between the animals and deteriorates their mental state. The […]

Deforestation Devastates the World

January 10, 2017 by

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An issue that has been very controversial of late is deforestation.  Many species have gone extinct because of this problem. Global warming is also a repercussion of deforestation. In rainforests, deforestation adds more carbon into the air than cars do on the roads of today’s streets. Animals cannot survive deforestation either. Fifty-thousand animals go extinct […]