Plastic bags may seem convenient. Unfortunately, however, the majority of plastic bags are used only once and end up in landfills, in our waterways and oceans, or as litter. There are simple steps we can take as consumers to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are wasted every day: Just say "no
Every day across Africa, wild elephants are being slaughtered to meet the insatiable demand for ivory. Entire herds are being poached out of existence to supply the illegal trade of ivory carvings and trinkets in Asia. The scale of illicit activity is staggering in places like Thailand. Poachers
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An estimated 8 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the U.S. each year, and approximately 4 million – or 11,000 each day – are euthanized. PetSmart Charities strives to bring attention to the availability of pets at shelters and rescue groups and to the benefits of pet adoption. Pet
There is a section of the Pacific Ocean twice the size of the continental United States called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Within it, 100 million tons of plastic swirl in a vortex of currents. There is so much plastic in the water that it outnumbers zooplankton by six to one! This plastic
by Arctic Home
Right now, in dens throughout the Arctic, polar bear mothers are giving birth to a new generation of cubs. Birthing season in the Arctic usually spans the chilly months of November and December, but as polar bear families grow this winter, so does the threat to their unique and fragile environment.