Conservation

Nature is good for you

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘”This is what it is to be happy.’” As one of our favorite nature quotes, Sylvia Plath was onto something when she wrote The Bell Jar. And she is right, science has determined nature is good for you. Recently, PLOS…

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What will happen to the environment under Trump?

what will happen to the environment under Trump

This article was updated March 29th, 2017 “You know what this says, right? You’re going back to work.” On March 28th, to a smattering of applause, Trump signed an executive order that begins the long process of dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan. He said the order, known as “Energy Independence” would deregulate the industry, “reverse…

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Water, Water, Everywhere? Not Really

water scarcity

In many places, clean drinking water is so commonplace that it is often something that most of us take for granted. In the United States, functional water amenities have become so familiar that in many places they are simply automatic. This is, however, not a luxury that the rest of the world shares, and in…

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Volunteer in South Africa with Afri-Campus

Recalling what she learned in her training, Beth’s eyes followed the direction the giraffes were gazing. It didn’t take her long to realize that all of them were being watched by one of Africa’s Big Five. Not too far away, a leopard lay benignly under a bush, casually assessing lunch options. Using her intuition and…

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Conflict Palm Oil and the Destruction of Rainforests

conflict palm oil

This article was updated September 19th, 2017 The rainforests are the lungs of the earth, provide food to many people, and are an amazing ecosystem for some of the world’s most beautiful flora and fauna. With that in mind, there’s little doubt that the effects of rainforest deforestation would be devastating to both people and…

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Companies That Give Back To The Rainforest

Top Companies That Give Back To The Rainforest

The rainforests of the world are astounding, and from where almost 80% of food originated. Just imagine millions of giving trees handing out everything from shampoo to coffee to moisturizer and you’ll almost be there. Humans have known the giving potential of the rainforests for thousands of years, relying on it’s flora and fauna for…

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Effects of Overfishing: Soon There May Not Be Many Fish in The Sea

We may find out the effects of overfishing after it's too late

Overfishing Our Oceans: A Real Possibility The prospect of an overfished ocean is a truly scary thing; what we once thought were an inexhaustible resource has fallen to overconsumption and greed. The oceans are being abused, and everything from sharks, to tuna to humans will feel it. Just looking at the stats, at the rate…

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A Cruel and Unsustainable Practice: How Can We Stop Shark Finning

how can we stop shark finning

Humans often have a history of conquering what we find scary in some seemingly perverse way of proving ourselves. However, in the midst of some recent incredibly cruel actions towards other predators, shark finning might very well be the worst. Shark numbers are dwindling fast, and in order to keep these beautiful creatures alive, we…

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Inspiring Conservation and Nature Quotes

Conservation and Nature quotes

A good conservation quote can really move you to action. A lot of wise people throughout time have said a few things about conservation and the environment. World leaders, philosophers, actors, and even our favorite gun-toting 70’s musician have their share of nature quotes (I’m looking at you, Ted Nugent). “If we wait for the…

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