LITTER HURTS CRITTERS

May 23, 2017 @ 8:03 AM

Humans dispose of trillions of tons of garbage every year. The average person in a developed country produces about 2.6 pounds of garbage every single day.

Landfills take in most of this garbage, while a substantial amount of litter finds its way into the natural environment. Tens of thousands of cans and bottles are thrown out of moving vehicles everyday. An enormous amounts of waste is left behind on beaches, parks and river banks. One clean-up drive alone along a US coastline collected over 3.5 million tons of garbage. A two-mile highway stretch of West Virginia yielded over 30,000 items of litter.

Imagine if that litter was being tossed into your home. For wildlife, this is the disturbing and dangerous reality of litter.

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NATURAL ALTERNATIVES FOR BATH AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS

May 15, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

Outer beauty is a reflection of our health. When healthy and well-nourished our skin glows, our hair is silky and our eyes are bright. Ironically, most “beauty” products are anything but healthy. Often laced with dozens of chemicals, conventional bath and beauty products are destructive to the planet's health as well as our own. Fortunately, simple and effective alternatives are waiting to be discovered in your kitchen cupboards. In fact, just three ingredients from your kitchen can make most of the products you use in your bathroom – oil, baking soda and vinegar. They are truly so healthy you can eat them. If you can't eat your bath and beauty products, you shouldn't be using them on your body.

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OIL AND GAS: A THREAT TO WORLD WILDLIFE

May 8, 2017 @ 7:57 AM

Of all the industries on Earth, the oil and gas industries are among the biggest and most destructive. The round-the-clock operations of the businesses, and the massive amounts of land they eat up and destroy, has a profound effect on the ecosystems and wildlife they displace. Wherever oil and gas can be easily found, land has already been exploited. The search is now focused on remote places, which means a direct invasion into virgin ecosystems and their inhabitants. New and unproven technologies are being used recklessly to extract hydrocarbons from deep within the Earth. The environmental consequences can be devastating.

Oil and gas exploration and production activities cause both direct and indirect effects on wildlife. ......

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PREVENTING TICK BITES

May 5, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

As the weather warms up, the threat of tick bites increase. Spending time outdoors is good for the whole family. Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun.

Most tick bites are harmless, but some ticks carry diseases. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are just 2 of the serious diseases you can get from ticks.

The good news is that you can take easy steps to protect yourself and your family from tick bites. Take these steps to avoid bites from ticks:

  • Cut back brush and tall grasses around your home and rake up fallen leaves to keep ticks away.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.
  • Use natural bug repellent (also called bug spray or insect repellent) on your skin and clothing.
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