Fish deaths

A mass fish death is when a large number of wild or farmed fish die suddenly and unexpectedly. They are more likely to happen in times of flood or drought. Between December 2018 and January 2019 there were three significant mass fish deaths in the Lower Darling. Hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, of fish died due to a combination…

Ways To Help Endangered Species

Conservation of endangered species may sound like a job for politicians and scientists. A problem of such proportions seems impossible to be tackled by the average person. But you can make a significant impact by adopting some simple habits; and if we all do the same, we have the power to protect endangered animals all…

WAYS TO KEEP BEACHES CLEAN

Here is a list of ten things you can do to reduce the amount of trash 10 Tips to Make a Difference! Stay away from plastic bags! Instead of using plastic bags to bring your snacks, use reusable bags and containers. Bring a trash bag with you to make sure you throw everything away; that way…

The Health Effects Of Global Warming

Developing Countries Are The Most Vulnerable The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the increase in global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is primarily due to fossil fuel use and, in a smaller but still significant level, to land-use change. An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary by former United States Vice-President Al Gore,…

Trees and our lifes

FACTS ABOUT TREES • In botany, trees are generally defined as multi-year livingplants that have a large trunk and sprout branches. Overall,there are an estimated 60,000 different species of trees.• Trees represent some of the world’s oldest species still inexistence, dating back to around 350 million years ago.Trees also live the longest out of any…

5 health benefits of interacting with nature

The beginning of June in Colorado means the beginning of camping season, boat rides, swimming, and hiking with friends and family. We all know that outdoor summer activities can bring laughter, happiness, and relaxation, but did you know that there is scientific evidence behind the joys of feeling “one with nature?” A plethora of research…

why the ocean is so important

Unless you’ve been making a superhuman effort to avoid the news recently, you’ll know that the ocean is vital to life on Earth. But why, exactly, is this the case? Here are five reasons why we need to safeguard its future. 1. It helps us breathe Phytoplankton – tiny plant-like organisms that live in the…

Protect Wild Dolphins: Admire Them from a Distance

It is against the law to feed or harass wild dolphins. For the dolphins’ sake, and for your safety, please don’t feed, swim with, or harass wild dolphins. It is illegal to feed or harass wild dolphins. We encourage you to observe them from a distance of at least 50 yards (150 feet) for the…

Health Benefits of Having Fresh Flowers and Plants in Your Home

A Bouquet A Day… Health Benefits of Having Fresh Flowers and Plants in Your Home When doing your weekly shopping, it’s likely that you have your list planned out, but how often does that include flowers? You may often walk straight past the florist, but have you considered the health benefits of displaying a bunch of…

Impacts of pesticides on our health

Pesticides are poisons and, unfortunately, they can harm more than just the “pests” at which they are targeted. They are toxic, and exposure to pesticides can cause a number of health effects. They are linked to a range of serious illnesses and diseases from respiratory problems to cancer. Exposure Exposure to pesticides can occur in…