Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws is Just the First Step

plastic bags

Did you know that there’s now more plastic and trash in the ocean than there are fish? This is a huge and ever-growing problem. While banning single-use plastic bags and other needless waste is a nice start, it’s not enough to save our oceans and other ecosystems. We can’t fix the plastic problem overnight, but…

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How will the 2018 Midterm Election Results affect Environmentalism?

2018 midterm election

With so many important issues being discussed and debated, the 2018 midterm election left a lot of unanswered questions by the candidates. One issue that has been at the forefront for quite some time now is the environment and what can and is being done to protect it. The government is a complex system (and…

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Why Biodiversity Matters


Our Earth is home to so much more than just us humans. From enormous deep sea creatures to the tiny microorganisms that cover almost every surface, there are countless other living creatures all around us. Our world is beautiful and full of life, but we’re losing some of that life at an alarming rate. The…

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The Importance of City Park Conservation

city park conservation

City parks play an important role in any urban community. They’re where families and friends meet for barbecues, sports teams meet up for practice, and communities hold local events. A good city park does more than just offer a place for the community to come together. These green spaces provide the space for ecosystems to…

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The Importance of Wetland Conservation

wetland conservation

There are many reasons why we need to take better care of our planet – not only does it benefit all the species of plants and animals that live alongside us, but it also protects our own wellbeing. There are certain areas around the planet that get more attention than others when it comes to…

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The Negative Effects of Social Media on Nature

negative effects of social media

While it’s great to connect with friends and keep in touch with distant family members, there are definitely some negative effects of social media. One of those is how social media affects our interactions with nature. Ranger Mac will take a look at the impact social media has had on our parks and other natural…

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Why It’s Crucial for Governments to Address Environmental Issues

environmental issues

Our environment is so important. We only have one shot to protect it, cultivate it, and keep it safe for future generations. Because of human involvement, Earth’s ecosystems are changing at a daily rate, and it’s more important than ever to do all we can to protect the nature and its species around us. No…

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The Importance of Prairie Conservation

prairie conservation

All across the world, there are grasslands that stretch out as far as the eye can see. The grass blows softly in the wind, and you can faintly see the tops of wildflowers. This type of wildlife area often gets ignored when it comes to conservation, but the need to preserve it is becoming more…

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6 Surprising Things You Can Recycle


It’s a great time for conservation, with more people going green in their everyday living than they ever have before. By using glass containers for leftovers, reusable bags at the grocery store, and refillable water bottles for our on-the-go drinks, we reduce the amount of waste that piles up around us. As much as we’ve…

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Trash Burning vs Landfill

Trash Burning vs Landfill

In America, you may see an occasional burn barrel in someone’s backyard, but we aren’t known for burning our trash on a larger scale. The main concern with burning trash is pollutants that get released into the air during the process. Instead, almost all of the waste produced in this country is buried in landfills,…

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