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Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Why Global Warming Causes Increase in Bugs, Insects and Flu

Dragonfly

We have global warming to thank for an increase in the rate of bug bite related infections. Bugs thrive in warmer climates, including ticks that carry the potentially fatal Lyme disease and perhaps even flu bugs. As winters shorten, ticks are showing up earlier each year and leaving later. As a result, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years…

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Reptile Terrarium: Tips for Building a Home for Your Pet

Snake in a cage: Reptile Terrarium Guide

When you keep any type of animal species inside your home, it’s important to make sure they feel comfortable and safe as possible. That will ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Unlike cats and dogs which are more adaptable to being inside, reptiles are native to the outdoors so it’s that much more critical to create a cage that is reflective of their natural environment. Whether you’re a new or existing parent to a reptile, here are some tips to get your (and your lizard, gecko or snake) reptile terrarium set up as best as possible…

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How to Breed Betta Fish Guide

2 Betta fish in tank with bubbles: How to Breed Betta Fish

Betta fish are one of nature’s more colorful fish and one of the most popular pets. Many people decide to breed their Betta fish to discover more about the fish and to attempt to achieve brilliant new colorations. While these vibrant fish are a pleasure to look at, the breeding process is an extremely delicate one. These aggressive fish require strict supervision throughout the breeding process in order to ensure that the young survive and the male and female do not kill each other after mating. In this article we will discuss how to best go about mating your Betta fish in order to ensure the survival of the young…

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Climate Change is Slowing Neptune Grass Growth

Neptune grass at bottom of sea: What is Neptune Grass and Why It Matters

Ancient seagrass (aka neptune grass) is believed to be tens of thousands of years old and yet it may be at threat for extinction as a result of climate change. In this article we take a dive deep below the sea to find out what’s growing on the ocean floor and to better understand the most recent findings in regard to this ancient oceanic organism and its importance…

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The Global Warming Demise of the Woolly Mammoth

The Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth (also known as Tundra Mammoth) walked the Earth some .15 million to 10,000 years ago. While generally referred to as the Woolly Mammoth it is also known by its Latin name Mammuthis primigenius and by the term “tundra mammoth.” The Woolly Mammoth, the most recognized species of mammoth to ever walk the Earth, lived across the northern hemisphere, from North America to Siberia. It made its home in territory that many creatures today, including man, would find inhabitable but this giant wooly creature made its home in these frozen lands of the northern hemisphere during the Pleistocene era. Learn more about its physical characteristics, why it went extinct and more…

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How to Avoid Grizzly Bear Attacks

How to Avoid Grizzly Bear Attacks

The grizzly bear is native to North America and as such there are a number of cases each year in which grizzlies run in to humans. Unfortunately for humans caught in these situations, the grizzly bear handles such conflict by standing its ground but when they feel threatened these bears don’t hesitate to attack those confronting them. While attacks by grizzly bears are not as common as many people think, the attacks that do take place are often fatal. In this article we will cover a number of aspects of grizzly bear attacks including why grizzlies attack and some of the most recent incidences of grizzly bear attacks…

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Nurse Sharks: Not As Harmless As They Seem

Nurse Sharks in the ocean

Nurse sharks are a bottom dwelling species of shark that humans often don’t give a second thought. The nurse shark won’t hesitate to give a defensive bite though and at as long as 14 feet they can leave a significant wound behind. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the nurse shark including: how the nurse shark got its name, where this shark prefers to live, what the nurse shark feeds on and the normal behavior of these bottom dwellers…

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World’s Most Dangerous Insects

Ant: World's Most Dangerous Insects

Insects may be some of the smallest creatures on the planet but they can also create some of the most damage when it comes to the pain and injury they inflict on human beings. Just think about all of the mosquito health warnings now for Zika Virus. In this article we will cover some of the most dangerous insects across the world including the mosquito, bullet ant, the Africanized honey bee, the bot fly and more. Each of these insects has the potential to cause serious harm if not death to the victim of its bite, sting or burrowing activity. Learn more about the characteristics of each of these bugs so you can fly away from them…

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