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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 […]

Beijing Engulfed In Mass Amounts of Smog

January 5, 2017 by

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In the past week, Beijing, among other Chinese Provinces, have been swamped in mass amounts of smog. The particles invading the air have now reached over twenty times the safe amount, according to The World Health Organization. The effects of the smog have escalated quickly. These worsening problems include grounding flights, closing highways, and harming […]

Global Warming Hurts Some, Benefits Others

January 20, 2016 by

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Everyone knows that global warming has been a hot topic for quite some time. Some species are in more danger than others. In this case, the Bowhead whales are adapting quite well to the warming of Arctic waters. For some animals such as the polar bears, it is easy to see what they need. The bears […]

Fish Adapts To Freshwater In Only Fifty Years

January 19, 2016 by

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Some may think that evolution takes place over millions of years. According to scientists, a published study reveals that, in 1964, an Alaskan earthquake, which measured 9.2 in magnitude, forced tiny saltwater fish into fresh water in only fifty years. “That is so sad that the earthquake forced them out of their usual habitat to […]