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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 […]