Veterinary Care is too Expensive

After 5 years of much love and joy, my beloved dog, Kevin, was in big trouble. This heartbreaking, long journey ultimately led to his death. Following four veterinary appointments and an MRI, my best friend was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease – his body was fighting his body cells. By the time we could a name to the disease that was lurking in the dark, waiting to come out, his back legs...

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Plastic Pollution?

As seen on the news, the Global Pandemic has helped the environment when it comes to air pollution. Nevertheless, plastic pollution has been negatively affected by COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on we can see that people prioritize our safety and precautions over the environment. Due to how rapidly and easily the virus is transmitted, people are making use of more...

Killer Whales in Captivity

The captivity of killer whales has been a topic of debate for numerous years. Killer whales, also known as orcas, are the ocean's top predators. The orcas are well known for their size and astounding beauty. This carnivorous species gained its name as "killer whales" due to the fact that they feed on the largest whales in the world, which are the blue whales. Sorrowfully, their strength and...

What Will Happen To The Environment After The Global Pandemic Comes To an End?

Climate change is the ongoing rise of Earth’s temperature due to the increase in carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide makes up a portion of the atmosphere, however, due to the fact that it traps heat it has an outsized influence on the Earth’s temperature. Due to the pandemic, people are not driving and leaving the house as much, which decreases carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The coronavirus...

Plastic Pollution and its Effects on Marine Wildlife

I wanted to begin my blog by discussing the extent to which plastic pollution affects those who inhabit the marine environment. We often disregard how our daily habits affect those who are not present in our day to day lives. Plastic pollution has a deadly effect on marine wildlife. Background History According to National Geographic, around 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the...