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Meet Henderson Island, Home to the World’s Plastic Trash

Welcome to Henderson Island, where you can literally live alongside 38 million pieces of trash. This little island located halfway between New Zealand and Chile is considered to be a UNESCO world heritage site. Unfortunately, it’s been plagued with a plastic problem. A recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences …

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snow leopards, animals, extinction

Snow Leopards are in Trouble, and the Future Isn’t Looking Bright

If you love snow leopards, you might want to prepare yourself for some disheartening news. A new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, claims that there are only about 4,000 snow leopards left in the wild. Additionally, an average of four leopards a week are being poached, according to experts. However, not everyone …

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Report: Leopards Have Lost Up to 75 Percent of their Habitat

A new report published in PeerJ shows that leopards, one of the most iconic big cats, has lost approximately 75 percent of its historic range. This conclusion was drawn by the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats initiative, the Zoological Society of London, Panthera, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Cat Specialist Group. …

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earth, global warming, science, weather

We’re Getting Nicer Weather, Thanks to Global Warming

If you’ve been enjoying spring weather in your region, you might have forgotten all about climate change. A new study reveals that you’re not alone — many people are experiencing warm, comfortable weather, and it’s due to our shifting climate. However, the conditions aren’t going to last, according to scientists. A piece published in Nature has found …

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