The Weekly Round Up: June 4-10

Hi again.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but now that I’ve got internet, I’m back here on a Saturday to bother you with all of the environmental news I found interesting this week.  There was a lot that went on this week, what with it being World Environment Day on Monday, Canadian Environment Week, and World Oceans Day on Thursday.  Outside of all of that, there were ancient birds, Macron trolling Trump, and whales in NYC.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 6-12

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Good morning everybody.  How’s it going?  I hope all is well, and that you are still sane after this crazy week.  I don’t know about you guys, but this week absolutely felt like a week.  Yep, there were definitely seven whole days in this one.  All that being said, I’m doing this fairly last minute again… sorry.  So once again, here are the headlines that turned our heads here at Earth|Unfiltered.  There were giant mystery snowballs, squirrel leprosy, and Cecil the Lion.  Let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: May 22-28

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Well, the Raptors lost yesterday.  So, while you’re lament the end of an incredible season, why not catch up on all of this week’s environmental news?  I promise it’s more uplifting than last week… but then again just about everything is more uplifting than last week.  We’re talking coral reefs, new snakes, and green energy.  Let’s dive in! Continue reading

5 New Wildlife Corridors Being Planned For Bengal Tigers

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Ooooh baby, is this article late today.  But that’s alright, I’m here now, I’m at my computer, and I’m focused.  I’m back on the right path- segue- I’m talking about paths today.  Well, technically wildlife corridors, but that’s just a fancier way of saying path.  Anyways, I digress.  In Uttar Pradesh- a state in India- five new wildlife corridors are going to be created to facilitate the movement of bengal tigers between a few national parks and sanctuaries.  Isn’t that great?!?! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: February 8-13

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Honestly, I’m pretty excited to share with you all the Weekly Round Up for this week- cause it’s just fun.  I mean, it was a bit heavy on the research side, but that in no way detracts from how bananas (B, A N, A N, A S) this week was.  Horse people have a stronger bond with their horses than we might have expected (…not bestiality…), orangutans are playing video games, and Indian city monkeys are better than those jungle monkeys.  Oh, also, the apes and monkeys might finally be rising up.  Enjoy! Continue reading

10 Things More Dangerous Than The Animals You’re Afraid Of

17006625277_19e62a760eThere seems to be a widespread misconception about the dangers of certain animals *ahem* sharks, wolves, and lions.  People villainize these animals (big bad wolf anyone) to the point where we hunt them down in fear for our own lives, when in reality they’re not that dangerous at all.  In fact, on average sharks and wolves both only kill about 10 people a year each, while lions- with the larger number- only kill about 100 people a year.  Yeah, scary.  So to try and counteract this public pandemonium about these “evil” animals, here are 10 things more dangerous than these scary guys- ignoring the real scary killers like cars (1.3 million a year) and cigarettes (6 million a year).  It’s time to get afraid of everyday things!

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New Delhi Trying to Turn Things Around

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A new study, by the World Health Organisation, released on Tuesday of this week found that the city of New Delhi, India’s capital, has the worst air pollution of any city on earth.  Beating out Beijing, a city we’ve previously talked about concerning their terrible air quality, Delhi’s air quality was found to be 10 times worst than the acceptable levels.  This isn’t all bad news though, since on Tuesday the Union Minister of the Environment, along with officials in Delhi and the surrounding cities, have been working on a new environmental plan to help curb the cities pollution- a plan that starts to take effect almost immediately. Continue reading