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Animal Attacks on Humans

Killer whale swimming

For years man has lived under the impression that he is the top of the food chain. Unfortunately for a number of individuals that belief has led to more than a handful of vicious attacks by animals on humans each and every year, attacks that result in not only injury but also death. From killer whales to chimpanzee’s, these wild creatures have time and again proven that they are masters of their own domain and there is no amount of training that can be done to eliminate their natural instincts. In this article we will cover a number of infamous attacks by animals upon humans that have taken place over the past few years and resulted in varying degrees of devastation…

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What are the Most Poisonous Animals?

Box jelly fish in ocean

With over one million species of animal in the world – in fact there are over one million species of insect alone – there are plenty of species that pose a threat to mankind. There are poisonous snakes that could take the life of a six foot tall man in minutes and there are seven and a half foot bears that can kill a six foot tall man in seconds, but what exactly are the world’s most poisonous animals? In this article we will cover a variety of species that pose the biggest threat in terms of their poison strength, from the box jellyfish to the peculiar cone snail. Read on to find out if any of these creatures are native to your home.

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A Nuclear Situation in Fukushima Japan

Power plant smoke

As if the sheer devastation caused by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and following tsunami weren’t enough, the country of Japan is now facing the potential of nuclear disaster. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was built to stand up to an earthquake of major magnitudes, quakes that hit the world at a rate of eighteen per year. However, the estimation of a 7.9 magnitude quake being the largest to hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant did not take into account the 33 foot tsunami that was to follow the 9.0 magnitude quake hit on March 11, 2011…

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Fish Tracking From Sea to Plate

Fish marketn

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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