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    What Is an Ecological Footprint?

    It’s easy to realize how big your impact on the planet is, but it’s not as easy to do something about it. According to Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, two in every three Americans believe global warming is happening. That’s about 66% of the nation. But how many of us are really making an effort to save the…

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    Boy Starts Happy Animals Club to Help Strays

    The world is shared by all living creatures, so both people and animals have to be in harmony to keep the Earth a safe and happy place. It doesn’t take much time or money to make a positive change in the world — just a clear goal and a loving effort. In 2014, 9-year-old Ken began to make a difference for animals with the Happy Animals…

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    The Benefits of Backyard Gardening

    Have you ever eaten a tomato that tasted like dishwater? Does the idea of consuming spinach make you cringe? Do you avoid most vegetables because you think they taste terrible? Now — the more important question — have you ever eaten vegetables and fruit from your own backyard? There’s nothing wrong with buying food from a grocery store. However, if…

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    Long Live the Legacy of Rachel Carson (But Not DDT)

    If an average person hears the term “DDT,” they’ll likely associate it with dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (perhaps not with that level of accuracy on the scientific name), a highly toxic pesticide used commonly in post-World War II America that was made famous by Rachel Carson’s 1962 novel Silent Spring. But half a century ago, pesticide regulations were in their earliest stages and knowledge…

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    Arbor Day and the Importance of Our Environment and Trees

    Arbor Day is a day dedicated to public tree-planting in the US, Australia, and other countries. Arbor Day, usually observed in late April or early May, is one of my favorite holidays because of the importance and symbolism behind it. Every year thousands of forests are cut down, processed, and used for buildings, playgrounds, and more. Others are cut down for the sole…

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    Ringling Brothers to Drop Their Elephant Act

    For centuries, elephants have been equated with the image of the circus, and they are noted as one of the iconic acts of the famous circus company Ringling Brothers. However, as much fun as circuses provide for their audiences, hidden behind the big top is the torture that is inflicted on these elephants. They are tamed and trained to obey and to do whatever trick…

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    Celebrating Earth Day Year-Round

    International Earth Day, established by the United Nations in 1971, is typically celebrated on the vernal equinox on March 20th (also known as the first day of spring for those in the Northern Hemisphere). This may be a little confusing for those who recognize Earth Day to be in late April, but that’s actually an American recognized day, established by…

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    5 Environmental Documentaries for Thinking, Learning, and Going Green

    In honor of this month’s theme, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” here’s a list of thought-provoking, well-done, and controversial documentaries. They explore all areas of the world and investigate both the wonders of nature and human failure at conservation. It sure wasn’t easy for the directors of these five documentaries to create these spectacular films, but they might just make…