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Fish Tracking From Sea to Plate

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Ecotrust Canada’s ThisFish lets you track the course of the fish you eat from catch to your plate. How does it work? Participating fishermen in Canada tag their catch with a unique code, that can be used by consumers on the ThisFish website to find out details on the catch, including who caught their fish, and how and when it was caught…

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Facts About The Red Fox

Red fox in the snow

The red fox, known by the scientific name “vulpes vulpes” is most widely recognized by its blazing red coat and its bushy tail. The red fox has managed throughout its existence to reach across a large portion of the northern hemisphere and were even introduced in to Australia as a means of introducing fox-hunting by the British. While a wide variety of subspecies of red foxes exist most individuals are unable to identify any distinguishing features in various subspecies and instead recognize the animal by the single color deep red coat and the average canine shape. There is; however, quite a difference between all of the subspecies of red fox aside from just where they live…

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Three Mile Island Disaster: Nuclear Devastation

Three Mile Island field

On March 28, 1979 the United States saw the biggest accident in the history of the United States commercial nuclear power generating industry that the nation has ever seen. A combination of mechanical failures within the nuclear power plant and a failure of those working at the plant to recognize the situation as it was occurring led to a near explosive incident for the state of Pennsylvania. While that Three Mile Island nuclear reactor was eventually controlled and claims were made that no effects of radiation leakage would be felt, year’s later doubt is still cast on these claims by researchers. While the severity of the Three Mile Island disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale ranked far under the most recent nuclear disaster to occur in Japan in 2011, it still ranked at a 5 out of the seven-point scale and the aftermath was still of consequence.

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The Truth About Polar Bears

Polar bear in snow

Polar bears are one of the world’s most recognizable species and regardless of the range of the polar bear’s natural habitat these great white beasts inhabit most countries of the world in zoo showcases. Still, even though these huge bears are spotted throughout the world in the safety of zoo habitats they are a species that are particularly vulnerable to extinction. Wildlife rescue organizations have dedicated resources to saving the vulnerable polar bear; however, the great white beast is not only suffering from factors that are under the control of man but it is also suffering from changes in climate that are devastating its natural habitat…

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The Bengal Tiger Facts

Bengal tiger in grass

The Bengal tiger, also known as the royal Bengal tiger is known as being the most populous of all tiger species. The endangered Bengal tiger is also known for being the national animal of Bangladesh as well as the species tiger Panthera tigris being known as the national animal of India! While the Bengal tiger is known as being the most populous tiger species, endangered and conservationists are currently working to try to repopulate the dwindling population of these incredible creatures. The biggest problems for the Bengal tiger populations continue to be those created by man. Particular problems include hunting, encroachment and cross breeding of species…

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Can Shipping Go Green?

Solar ferry on water

There are many concerns over the impact of our modern lifestyle on the planet and one of those concerns is the pollution caused by marine travel. In this article we will take a look at the world’s first hybrid powered ferry fleet and whether this technology can lead the way in environmentally shipping. The question remains: can shipping go green?

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Discovery of the Smallest Frog in the World

Small frog in hand

There are more species of animal living on the face of our planet than we will perhaps ever know about, but a recent discovery adds one more creature to the list of discovered species. In this article we will cover the newly discovered smallest frog in the world – the Paedophryne amanuensis, found in New Guinea measuring just .27 inches long.

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