Orcas in Captivity

The last killer whale (otherwise known as orca) bred in captivity under Seaworld’s controversial breeding program died this past Monday at the company’s park in San Antonio. Kyara, a three month old orca-calf, was born in April and was being treated by veterinarians for an infection but her health dramatically…

Beat the Heat

[caption id="attachment_1334" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Predicted average summer temperatures in 2100[/caption] Chances are, you live in a place where summers can become pretty brutal. Whether it is high temperatures or high humidity, summer is often an uncomfortable season. Triple digit temperatures are not uncommon in the southwest United States, and 75%…

What You Did Not Know About Ecotourism

With summer fast approaching, many people are planning their vacation getaways. To reel in tourists, some countries have turned towards an interesting form of revenue generation, ecotourism, the latest fad in tourism marketing. In fact, "The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism…

They Eat Plastic For Lunch

For years scientists have been on the search for ways to deal with our burgeoning plastic waste burden. The issue of plastic is that it is not really biodegradable. A single piece of plastic can take hundreds to even thousands of years to biodegrade. Plastics are petroleum products that have…
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