Environment

June 8, 2018

7 Endangered Marine Animals That Need Your Help

Millions of species inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are a fundamental part of our planet. As more and more awareness is being raised about how humans affect the ocean, it's also important to understand the true impact we're having on marine animals. We recently brought you the story of the vaquita, a small porpoise that is facing certain extinction.

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May 8, 2018

Scientists Accidentally Create Super Enzyme That “Eats” Plastic

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to solve the world's plastic problem, from laws banning single-use plastics to creative fashions made from recycled plastic. But one of the most exciting innovations to combat the plastic pollution was an accident. Scientists, looking to improve upon an enzyme that had evolved to eat plastic, have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles.

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May 1, 2018

Rare Vaquita Faces Extinction With Only 12 Left in the Wild

The world is on the cusp of losing another important species, as new reports estimate that just 12 vaquitas remain in the wild. This small porpoise, which lives in the northern part of the Gulf of California, has been in danger for quite some time, with the population declining from 600 in 1997 down to 30 in 2017. Now, word is spreading that with just one dozen left, the vaquita's future is in critical condition.

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