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…

10 things every parent can do to keep their kids safe online

By Laura Easterbrook, Child Protection and Forensic Medical Service As parents, we generally do everything we can to keep our children safe and well, from getting them to ‘slip, slop, slap’ before going out in the sun, to being careful when crossing a road and always wearing a helmet when cycling. But what are you doing to…

Should We Protect Sharks?

Sharks have a fierce reputation. Movies such as “Jaws” andsensationalizedshark attacks in the news and on TV shows have led the public to believe that sharks need to be feared, or even destroyed. Of the 400 or so species of sharks, however, few seek human prey. In reality, sharks have much greater reason to be afraid…

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles?

What Can You Do to Save Sea Turtles? Become a conscious and responsible seafood consumer by asking where and how your seafood was caught. Choose seafood caught in ways that do not harm or kill turtles. Consult sustainable seafood information networks to learn about how and where your seafood is caught. Contact your local sea turtle…

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…

Eagles And Humans

Because of their fierce demeanor and large size, eagles have long been highly regarded as a symbol of power and grace by diverse societies around the world. Eagles have figured prominently in religion, mythology, art, literature, and other expressions of human culture. In North America, for example, the bald eagle is an important symbol in…

Benefits of Planting Trees

Most often we plant trees to provide shade and beautify our landscapes. These are great benefits but trees also provide other less obvious benefits. Social Benefits Trees make life nicer. It has been shown that spending time among trees and green spaces reduces the amount of stress that we carry around with us in our…

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