Category: Reality

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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Sea Creatures are Still Being Entangled in Fishing Gear, But Why?

Editor’s note: This post has been updated and broken links removed. Please see our policy on broken hyperlinks for more. You might have heard of creatures, such as sharks and whales, finding themselves in fishermen’s nets during harvest. In some instances, these creatures can be saved, but what happens after these nets are used? As it turns …

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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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