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Elephant Poaching in South Africa
The illegal poaching of elephants in South Africa has been a huge issue for many decades. Approximately every 15 minutes, an elephant is poached for its ivory. That is almost 100 elephants a day and nearly 40,000 elephants a year (Meijer, 2018). (More)
Respecting Nature: How COVID-19 Could Re-Orient Our View of the World Around Us
While the current COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a tragedy first and foremost, it has given many people privileged enough to remain healthy the opportunity to sit and reflect on their place in the world, and it has given wildlife the opportunity to r (More)
How to Price Carbon? Cap-and-Trade vs. Carbon Tax
Humans are the leading cause of the world's quickly changing climate. The increase in greenhouse gas emissions due to people are trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and rapidly contributing to global warming. According to the International Panel (More)
The Truth Behind Recycling
Introduction I remember learning how to recycle sometime during elementary school, sitting crisscross applesauce in the multi-purpose room listening to adults sing over and over, “Reduce, Resue, Recycle!” (More)
Even in a Pandemic, EPA Funding is Still Being Rolled Back
This Trump administration has yet again proven to be against policies and regulations that protect the environment. This month, the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out a series of temporary deregulations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These (More)
The Green New Deal: What is it?
With an upcoming presidential election, the term “Green New Deal” has been thrown around a lot in political campaigns and debates. We’ve heard how much we need a Green New Deal and how it is the only way we can save the planet and its people. But (More)
Let’s Prevent Food Waste: A Cooking Series – Banana Muffins
If you have bananas that are about to go bad, you can easily prevent food waste by trying this easy, vegan, banana muffin recipe!  A note about food waste: Did you know that 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten? Not only does this food waste have e (More)
The Importance of Sustainable Cities
If you are reading this article, you are more than likely already familiar with the concept of sustainability. Sustainability is popularly defined as meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability for future generations (More)
Food Waste: Issues and Prevention
The Big Picture Annually, around one-third of all food produced globally is either lost or wasted (United Nations). This is one-third of the world’s food supply that is thrown out either during production or later by consumers. To put this quantit (More)
The Importance of Conservation: How the Wildlife Trade Caused a Pandemic
In December 2019, 66% of the 41 people first hospitalized with COVID-19 were traced back to passing through the same wet market (a market that sells live animals and wildlife) in the heart of Wuhan, China (Hassanin, 2020). It is believed “close conta (More)
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