The Power of One

The Power of One

We are all guilty of walking past a pet store at the mall and looking through dirty glass windows to see a puppy sitting in a pile of shredded newspapers and filth before deciding to dismiss it. As the main character in Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan...

What is All the Buzz About?

The UK suspended the ban on pesticides linked to serious harm in bees today. So what is all the buzz about? We need pesticides to keep our food clear of invasive species, right? Fortunately, this is not the case. Scientists have found more than 150 toxins in bee...

Human Beings

“Human being, the species with the greatest potential to change the environment.” This message was written over a mirror at the Orlando Science Center amidst various reptile cages that were on display. This statement could not be more true. Every living...

Speak Up

Respect is universal. It knows no language and is owed to all living things. Animals possess a natural beauty that captivates all who they encounter. Their eyes tell an unspoken story that reaches deep within the human soul connecting your heart to theirs. This...

A shift in diet

Today, over 90% of our seafood is imported from other countries, primarily Asia. This has put us in a $9 billion dollar trade deficit. Of this imported seafood, only 2% is tested by the FDA for contaminants. In a randomly conducted study, fish were tested for the...

Why you shouldn’t feed wildlife

In light of the recent relocation to Florida, I figured I would address the topic of free feeding wildlife. I have noticed humans love to feed things. Whether they are grain machines at the zoo, tossing stale bread to ducks, or paying to feed baby alligators from a...