After 70 years of industrial-level plastic production, the plastic-fantastic world of humans is making seabirds physically smaller and very sick from a variety of illnesses. In fact, the birds are not only smaller in size, but they are now living with an alarming list of health conditions, including high cholesterol and kidney problems, after ingesting plastic debris.
As the world’s bee populations continue to decline, Holland is taking steps to give these pollinators new ecosystems.
Large numbers of sharks and other marine life are being strangled by plastic causing pain, suffering and death. In addition to plastic fishing gear, marine life are becoming entangled in strapping bands used in packaging, polythene bags and rubber tires.
Enormous numbers of animals are quickly disappearing. See what one photographer is doing to raise awareness about these endangered creatures and to document their existence while there are still a small number left to photograph.
A detailed report just released from scientists reviewing the U.S. government’s proposal to stop protecting gray wolves states that the government’s proposal has “numerous factual errors and other problems”.
To help save our bees McDonald’s recently commissioned a creative agency to design a miniature restaurant called McHive. The tiny franchise is a fully functioning beehive, complete with everything the endangered insects need to thrive.
The news is grave coming out of the recent United Nations report: A million animals on our planet are at risk of extinction due to human behavior. The only good news to come out of the report is that there has been worldwide media coverage on the findings–hopefully inspiring the general public and especially political leaders to pass legislation to stop the human behaviors that have put so many creatures in harms way. Some solutions offered here.
Some synthetic and industrialized (naturally occurring chemicals that have been synthetically-altered) that have been shown to be toxic for humans … More
The disturbing results from a new study revealed plastic in every sea creature tested… A Hundred Percent of Dolphins, Whales … More
Originally posted on Chemical Free Life:
A new study based on modeling shows that though banned in 1979, PCB industrial chemicals (polychlorinated biphenyls)…
We have published numerous study excerpts on the topic of plastic harming marine life. Sadly, such studies seldom make it … More
Is there anything that can save the rare white rhino from dying off? In a last-ditch effort scientists are attempting … More