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Protecting the Marine World

Protecting the Marine World

The protection of the marine world has increased in the last few years. There has been an increase of areas that are considered protected reserves. Many of the conservationists have stated that they are happy with the fact that more reserves are being created because this is an expensive way of keeping up with them. However there has been some discontent with the fact that the areas that ought to be protected have not been chosen. The creation of reserves…

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Envisioning Change: Melting Ice / A Hot Topic

Envisioning Change: Melting Ice / A Hot Topic

An exhibit featuring the masterpiece of 40 or more veteran and well-known artists from all over the world was done in commemoration of the 2007’s United Nations Worldwide Environmental Celebration. The presentation, from the key concept of Melting Ice, tackles the changes in the environment using a universal point-of view. The exhibit shows how the snow affects the environment when it melts. It also emphasizes the changes or alterations in the atmosphere from any part of the globe that’s actuall…

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Visualizing Change: Melting Ice

Visualizing Change: Melting Ice

Two of the biggest, The Natural World Museum, a.k.a. NWM partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP made an innovative art exhibit featuring the masterpiece of several artists from different countries, which includes photographs, sculptures, paintings and video clips. The art exhibit captured a theme of Melting Ice, which deals with the change in the environment and the effect to people and other creatures as well as the alterations in the atmosphere when the snow melts. Truly, the…

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The Dangers of Fishing Too Much

The Dangers of Fishing Too Much

When learning about the threats and dangers that natural habitats undergo due to the lack of conscious of human beings, we have seen how the larger animals are constantly suffering and even need to be protected. However when it comes to the marine life, all types of fish be it large or small, seem to be equally affected when their habitat is endangered. New studies that have analyzed data from the last sixty years have found that members of the…

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Rotational Grazing Will Result In Healthier Cattle And Thriving Wildlife

Rotational Grazing Will Result In Healthier Cattle And Thriving Wildlife

Recent studies have shown that it’s not necessary to keep the cattle on a pasture until almost complete depletion before moving them. In fact, those studies determined that it’s even healthier for the animals if they move more often from a pasture to another. This is called rotational grazing. Let’s see why this type of grazing better is and what its benefits are. From the cattle’s perspective, grazing just a little while on a pasture before moving on, it’s better…

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Risk Business and the Canadian Forest

Risk Business and the Canadian Forest

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is like the name describes it an agreement made between groups that are looking to protect the environment and the forestry industry. They are looking to keep 30 million hectares untouched and submit 42 million more to allow harvesting of trees only. The deal was made public just this month of May and it is, to this date, the largest attempt to protect the forest. Representatives of many different associations have stated that they are…

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Lichens can cure chronic wasting disease in wildlife

Lichens can cure chronic wasting disease in wildlife

This is another example of the way Mother Nature always provides a cure for any disease it creates. Scientists and ecologists have been fighting for about half a century with some kind of disorder they discovered in moose, wild elk, white-tailed deer and mule deer, on the American continent. This disease is called “chronic wasting disease” or CWD and it consists of important weight loss and abnormal behavior. After a certain period of time the infected animal will die. This…

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Tracking the Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip Coding

Tracking the Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip Coding

Shark fins soup is a delicacy that led the sharks all around the globe to drastically decrease in numbers. Until recently, it was a real challenge to determine the origin of the fins and whether they came from an endangered species. This was making it difficult to prove whether the fishing was legal or not. Now we can not only tell the difference between species, but we can also determine the area from where the fins were collected. Recent studies…

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Bad handling of waste liquids can cost you more than you can handle

Bad handling of waste liquids can cost you more than you can handle

If you have a business that produces waste liquids, then it is best that you treat this issue with great care. In order to have everything safe, you should make sure you have a drum, tank, or IBC to store your liquid wastes, and that they are regularly inspected so no leaks take place and immediately repair any fissures you may find. Also, it is important that you check the storing, loading and unloading area, so they are clean and…

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How To Prevent Birds From Colliding With Manmade Objects

How To Prevent Birds From Colliding With Manmade Objects

Birds can collide with manmade objects and this can happen very often. The question that always intrigued the scientists is why? Since it was accepted by everyone that birds use their sight as the first of their senses when they fly, it was a mystery why they could not see the obstacles in their way. The most unpleasant thing is that collisions with pylons, turbines and power lines lead to 25% of the juvenile and 6% of the adults’ deaths…

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