Sorry this post is late, but this is my finals week in school and my schedule is pretty hectic! Since I just finished my Biology class today, I thought it would be fitting to begin a series I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. I’ll write about a few of the most fascinating … More Weird Animals: Part One
I usually post on Tuesdays, but I thought I’d make an exception for Earth Day! Although every day should be a day to be considerate of our planet, today is a perfect day for doing something special. If you don’t have any ideas on something to do, here are a few: Take a green quiz! … More Fun Things to do for Earth Day
I know lately my content has focused on all that’s wrong in the world, and honestly that gets depressing! I do apologize for that, but it’s just the things I’ve been researching in hopes of making a change in the world. I’d like to end this series on pollution on a happy note, so today … More We Still Have Hope
Pollution isn’t the only problem disturbing ecosystems. The threat of overfishing has escalated to the point of becoming a serious problem. Since the mid 20th century, money-hungry fishing industries have used any methods necessary to bring in the biggest haul, and it’s showing. The large amount of fish being taken from the oceans are having … More What is Overfishing?
Welcome back to my series on pollution! This post is written by Elise from Clean Coney Island. Be sure to check out her fantastic blog to learn more! Littering is improperly disposed waste. That waste could be anything from leftover food, to plastic grocery bags, and paper cups. I’ve lived in the city for majority … More How Is Litter Affecting Coney Island?
This post is labeled for kids, but this is really for anyone who wants to make change without cost. If you’re not in a position where you can instigate change on a large scale, you can still change the world for the better! All you have to do is care enough to live an environmentally … More How Can Kids Go Green?
A lot of crap ends up in the ocean. Scientists estimate that up to 12 MILLION TONS of plastic enters oceans worldwide every year. That’s the equivalent of one trash truck full every minute. One of the main reasons for this is there’s so much is litter. While some waste comes from fishing vessels and … More Does Litter Really Matter?
When you ask most teens what they’re interested in, generally ecotoxicology and conservation aren’t the first things you hear. Sure, I may just be a nerd that loves learning and fixing problems. But why do I care this much? As a kid (I mean, I’m still a kid but you get the picture) my love … More Why I Care
Seals and sea lions. These wonderful creatures are easily mistaken for each other, but there are a few ways to tell them apart. Next time you hit the beach, you’re sure to look smart if you remember these fun facts! First off, what exactly are they? Well, seals and sea lions both belong to … More The Differences Between Seals and Sea Lions
I’ve already discussed how marine animals and corals are affected by pollution, but what about animals that don’t live in the sea? Countless sea birds have died due to an excess of plastic in their stomachs, and this needs to stop! Ok, so what makes sea birds so valuable? Well, they give scientists information on … More How are Sea Birds Affected by Ocean Plastic?
Whenever I go out to deer hunt with my grandpa, people ask how I could love animals so much and yet kill them too. Well, here’s why: For one, due to habitat loss there is less food to go around for the animals. If deer populations weren’t kept in check, things would get to the … More Why I Hunt
It’s been a while since I’ve written a DIY post, and I thought this would be perfect. With winter keeping everyone indoors, I have pity on the animals living in the cold. I love birdwatching and I know all kinds of birds love suet, so make this and everyone is happy! Without further ado, let’s … More How To Make Suet Cakes
Today, my mind is finally back on land. I recently visited the Atlanta Zoo, and I was encouraged by their efforts to spread awareness on the threats humans pose to animals. (I’ll post about my visit soon, but I thought this should be the first priority) One thing in particular that caught my attention was … More The Bear Bile Trade
This week I’ll take a break from my SCUBA series to promote a few organizations. If you’re interested in participating in Giving Tuesday, this post is perfect for you! -Cornell Lab of Ornithology The Cornell Lab is dedicated to preserving birds and other wildlife. They are committed to learning about the animals we share this … More Conservation Organizations You Should Support
Welcome back to my series about SCUBA diving! I think one of the easiest ways to learn about life is to see it up close, so today I’ll be showing you some of the best places to do so. Of course, you still may have your doubts about diving, after all SCUBA diving is rather … More Best SCUBA Diving Sites