Browsing All posts tagged under »Environment«

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 […]