Animals

Three Claps for the Giant Panda!

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In case you missed the big news last month, the giant panda is no longer an endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Populations have improved enough for the endangered species label to be downgraded to “vulnerable”.

Industry vs. Environment... and Koalas

Introduction

An article published by The Guardian, titled Koala’s under siege from policy changes set to destroy habitat, report finds, describes a current environmental resource management issue in New South Whales, Australia (NSW). The article states that the protection of Koalas is failing due to the governments’ commitment to further land clearing and logging, which is ultimately contributing to Koala habitat destruction.  This exemplifies a classic case of industry versus the environment, and the different policy mechanisms used by actors of opposing sides.

Conflict Surrounding Tidal Energy Systems

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The news article I will be discussing was recently published by Global News and is titled “Bay of Fundy tidal turbine now powering 500 Nova Scotia homes”. The purpose of this article is to discuss a major advancement in the area of marine renewable energy in Eastern Canada with the instalment of North America’s first tidal turbine as part of the larger Cape Sharp Tidal project. As we all know, human’s dependence on fossil fuel for their energy and power needs is one of the main contributors to today’s climate problems.

Invasive Species

Invasive Species Radio Script

 Niko: Hey this is Niko coming to you from Brockport NY to bring you a special news story.

Niko: Many people don’t know about the controversial topic of invasive species.

Niko: Now for the people who don’t know what an invasive species is; it’s basically a species that has been introduced in a place separate from its natural habitat through humans.

Niko: Here in New York there is a legal penalty for chopping down an ash tree. But why is that?

When Cats Take Over

When Cats Take Over

Decline Of Bees Podcast Script

Ryan Smith

                                                                Decline of Wild Bee Podcast

Deforestation, A Major Issue On our Planet

Deforestation may not be a problem for humans in short term, in fact they destroy forests to benefit themselves. Logging provides the means and supplies to create a number of things that man uses in this world. And taking all these trees down also provides the necessary space and areas to build more and more houses, factories, stores, railroads and highways. These three websites show the dangers and repercussions of deforestation.

Going Vegetarian Has Many Benefits

According to the Vegetarian Ressource Group, “approximately six to eight million adults in the United States eat no meat, fish or poultry”. Vegetarianism is a plant-based diet that has many variations, such as lacto-vegetarianism, ovo-vegetarianism, veganism, and many more. Many people adopt a vegetarian diet for three main reasons linked to environment, health and animals.
 

The Common Book That Became The Rare Book

So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks.

Air Pollution the Cause of 3.3 Million Deaths

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In the article “Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution” the Guardian reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a health warning about deadly levels of air pollution.The high levels of smog are appearing in cities with high population growth, and is created by mix of transport fumes, construction dust, toxic gases from power generation and wood burning in homes.