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One of the consequences of not taking care of our environment is that the animals we share this world with often cannot survive. Frogs, monarch butterflies, and sea turtles are just a few examples of animals that are affected by human carelessness for the earth. Take time to learn about endangered species in your local… Continue reading Endangered Species
Frogs and other amphibians have been dwindling in numbers due to water pollution and habitat destruction. To do your part, as mentioned before, do not use pesticides or herbicides. Atrazine, one of the most commonly used pesticides, messes with the genitals of frogs and can prevent them from reproducing. Also, do not eat frog legs.… Continue reading Frogs
Sea turtles are also in trouble. If you are on a beach where they hatch, avoid campfires and flash lights on the beach at night because they are attracted to it. Do not leave trash on the beach. If you see sea turtle tracks, do not mess with them. Researchers might need to follow the… Continue reading Sea Turtles
Who doesn’t love seeing a monarch butterfly fly by? Well, they are endangered. There are a few things we can do to help get their numbers up! Plant native milkweed in your garden. This is what they eat and where they lay their eggs. Do NOT use pesticides. That kills them. Keep doing the things… Continue reading Monarchs
Fracking is the new bad boy of the extraction industry. It is “the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside,” according to a BBC article. Earth quakes are much more likely to occur in areas where fracking is taking place.… Continue reading Fracking
It’s not just a problem in Cali. Drought, flooding, and climate change all affect our water access. California has actually gone so far as to legally mandate that cities use less water. 40 out of 50 states are expected to face some level of water shortage in the next ten years. Rain and snow is… Continue reading Water Shortage