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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, […]