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From 2000 to 2018, an average 38,000 men, women, and children died from natural disasters each year.  The worldwide human life toll during 2010 was 296,800 with 222,500 from Haiti alone as a result of 373 such tragic events. Between 2014 and 2017, 870 million...

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recently released a new study on seafood mislabeling.  The MSC is an independent non-profit organization that sets a standard for sustainable fishing.  Having an MSC certification means the given fishery wishes to demonstrate that they are well-managed and sustainable according...

Founded in 2006 by author Colleen Paige and since utilized by other organizations and groups, National Puppy Day was created to shed light on puppies in need of adoption and the abuses that can be found in puppy mills.  This day is also, of course,...

World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on March 22. It was created in 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of freshwater and the need for sustainable management of the planet's freshwater resources. Today, billions of people are living without...

CITES, which stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments administered through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The agreement was officially signed in March of 1973, for regulating the trade of...

Last Wednesday, March 13th was National K9 Veterans Day.  A day dedicated to honoring all the military and civil service dogs. These animals are national heroes that protect us at home and internationally. During WWI, the United States had noticed how the Europeans used canines as...

Alan Jamieson, a marine biologist at Newcastle University, has been sending vehicles to the bottom of oceanic trenches to study and collect amphipods, relatives of crabs and shrimp, for the past decade.  His studies were initially aimed at discovering differences in these tiny animals from...

In a time where reports show that humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, hearing news that two thought to be extinct animals have been rediscovered is most certainly something to celebrate.  And coincidentally, both animals happen to have the word 'giant'...