Category: News

Animals held in Captivity for Human Entertainment is Animal Abuse

It doesn’t take an animal activist to realize that animal theme parks are an unsophisticated display of mankind’s imposed dominance over caged animals. We have reached a juncture in anti-captivity efforts that will lead us toward the possibility of a post-captivity society and align us with other anti-captivity countries, like Costa Rica. Thanks to social media and a little documentary that you might have heard of called “Blackfish,” the American public (not just activists)…

Climate Change is Turning Antarctica Green

Scientists say climate change is prompting “unprecedented” ecological change across the Antarctic Peninsula, which is home to the Gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Antarctica, the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins. But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the UK shows. Parts…

Costa Rica to Become First Country to Create Carbon Free Society

When Carlos Alvarado Quesada was elected as Costa Rica’s new president earlier this year, his first act in office was to take a giant step forward in reducing carbonization, a historic move that also nods to the country’s dedication to cleaning up the environment. During his first speech as a world leader, Alvarado announced an initiative to create the first carbon-free society. And while…

Plastics to drive Global Oil demand towards 2050

In a recent report, the EIA predicts that plastics and other petrochemical products will drive global oil demand to 2050, and developing economies like India and China will be behind the growth. Petrochemicals are expected to account for more than 30% of global oil demandgrowth in the next decade and nearly half of demand growth by 2050. While plastics and other such products accounted for 12 million barrels per day (bpd),or about 12% of total oil demand last in 2017, this figure is…

Transporting Nuclear Waste Exposes Populations to Toxic Radiation

Nuclear waste transportations form a risky business for public health, given the number of shipments of nuclear waste traveling around the world. Especially Pregnant women could be exposed to ionizing radioactivity from nuclear waste shipped around the globe. “Pregnant women and the fetus and the womb should not be exposed to any ionizing radioactivity if it can be avoided. In the USA, nuclear waste is secretly shipped past Americans all the time without many of us knowing it. Even waste passing…

Cannabis Oil Industry Valued @ $20 Billion in 2020

For years, experts have predicted that if the cannabis industry expands at its current rate, the American marketwill reach $20 billion by 2020. But it turns out that one market is spinning off into a mega-industry of its own. According to a new estimate from cannabis industryanalysts the Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022. CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, has had a surge in popularity over…

Insect Armageddon has Significant Consequences for Human Environment

Our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we have somehow or other normalized it. Certainly, the statistics are grim. If insectswere to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” An Insect Armageddon is under way, say many entomologists, the result of a multiple whammy of environmental impacts: pollution, habitat changes,overuse of pesticides, and global warming. And it is a decline that could have crucial consequences. Our creepy crawlies may have unsettling looks but…