Category Archives: Wildlife and Habitat

Tiger Poaching

Tiger Poaching

Last year, tiger poaching in India jumped to its highest levels in 15 years.   The spike was the result of killings by gangs of poachers, tigers being snared by locals trying to trap other animals for food, and by cutbacks in anti-poaching efforts because of budget cuts.

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Last Year Was Hot

Last Year Was Hot

Last year was not the hottest year on record in the United States; it was only the second hottest.  2012 was the hottest because of some searing heat waves that summer.   However, 2016 marked 20 above-average temperature years in a row.  The five hottest years recorded have all happened since 1998.  Every state had a… Continue Reading

Plant Protein On The Rise

Plant Protein On The Rise

The United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses.  Pulses, which are also known as grain legumes, are a group of 12 crops that includes dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas and lentils.  They are high in protein as well as fiber and various vitamins.  Pulse crops are highly sustainable and require much… Continue Reading

Northeast Temperatures

Northeast Temperatures

A year ago, nearly 200 countries signed an agreement, known as the Paris Accord, to fight climate change by mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.  They each promised to reduce their carbon output as soon as possible, and to do their best to keep global warming well below 2-degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).  Continue Reading