A beluga whale has been captured fetching a rugby ball and returning to it a boat of South African rugby fans near the Arctic pole.
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Russian Volcano erupts for the first time in 95 years..
On June 22, the uninhabited volcanic island of Raikoke shot ash and volcanic glass so high into the air that it could be seen from space, and astronauts captured the moment .. Read more..
Now your appetite has been whetted, here are some more sweetie pie baby hippos.. starting with a video of a baby pygmy hippo taking a swim!
start illegal forest fires to clear land for agriculture
The rampant burning, whilst useful for farmers, destroys the habitats of jungle residents forcing them down onto the ground where they are more open to predators.
One of those residents are critically endangered Sumatran orangutans who consider the jungle flora to be their home.
The population of the great ape is now thought to be as low as around 7,500 Read more..
With the advent of rising global temperatures, animals are bearing the brunt of the heat..
Sheep huddle in the shadow of a wind turbine, desperate to escape the heat…
Shampoo bars—hair cleanser in bar soap form—are the latest trend in hair care products. Usually made of natural ingredients to promote hair health, they’re also easier on the environment and great for travel. Here are five reasons to make the switch from bottle to bar.
1. Reduction of Plastics
Currently, about nine million tons of plastic get thrown into the ocean annually, which breaks down to one garbage truck full of plastic being dumped into the sea every minute. Shampoo bars cut out the need for plastic bottles, and most come wrapped in recycled paper or in paper boxes. They’re also convenient for traveling—just pop them in a metal tin available for that purpose. Read more..
India takes a bold step for the planet by banning single-use plastics
The mass production of plastic began in the 1950s and just about every piece of it is still here. It’s either still in use, sitting in a landfill or floating in the ocean.
Over 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced over the past 70 years and 8 million tons are dumped in the ocean annually.
“There’s so much plastic in the environment at this point… Read more..
Lions are one of the most loved animals in the world and one of the biggest drawcards for travelers to Africa. Unfortunately, with the illegal wildlife trade booming, poachers lurking in the shadows, and trophy hunters paying thousands of dollars to hunt them, lions are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Some Facts About Lions in the Wild:
- The lion population in Africa has decreased by 90% in the last century.
- There are currently only about 23,000 lions left in the wild
- Lions are extinct in 26 countries across Africa