Solar Power Is The Top Source Of Energy Added To The US Grid In 2016
This past year, two-thirds of the new capacity added to the electric grid consisted of solar, wind, a bit of hydro, and the first nuclear plant to hit the grid in decades. Two thousand and sixteen represents a year where no new coal plants were added to the US grid and where solar power came out on top. Based on this year’s data, 2016 has been deemed a low-carbon year for the country’s energy grid.Read more
Rocky The Rescued Miracle Pig Is Now Making A Speedy Recovery
Rocky, also known as the ‘Miracle Pig
’, was rescued on July 9, 2016. He was only ten days old when he was found lethargic, sick with meningitis and pneumonia, and covered in lice. Rocky was brought to the hospital with only a 5% survival rate and was kept there for 17 days. Even though he was given a low chance of survival, Rocky beat the odds and is still alive today.
Buddy The Blind Horse Now Receives The Ongoing Care He Needs
Buddy was brought to Catskill Animal Sanctuary because his owners could no longer care for him when he began to go blind. When Buddy was brought to the sanctuary, he suffered from panic attacks that were sudden and dangerous. These panic attacks may have been caused by his loss of sight, inability to adapt to his new home, and unfamiliar smells and sounds.
163 New Species Discovered In Mekong Region Of Southeast Asia
Reports from a 2015 expedition to the Mekong region of Southeast Asia reveal that scientists have discovered 163 new species of amphibians, fish, reptiles, mammals, and plants. Despite the constant news that beloved animals are going extinct, these scientists have renewed our hope in a world that has so much more to explore and discover.
All Dogs In Colorado Animal Shelter Adopted Just In Time For The Holidays
Just before Christmas, all the dogs in the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region found permanent homes. This non-profit shelter in Colorado Springs waived adoption fees for cats and dogs over five years old, all thanks to some of their donors. Because of their generous donations this holiday season, the shelter was able to offer a #HomefortheHolidays promotion.
Baby Deer Rescued By Dog Receives All The Care She Needs
On December 9, 2016, a dog found a baby deer in a woodland area near Wymondham, Norfolk. Jess the Labrador surprised her owners that day when she brought the fawn home with her. Fortunately, the Labrador was trained and caused no harm to the deer. Jess’s owners brought the fawn to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Frettenham, United Kingdom, where she was named Tinsel.
9 Of The Most Jaw-Dropping Scandals Of 2016
2016 has been a year of escapades and mischief in our global economy. Around the world, governments, authorities, and even celebrities have lost millions of dollars. Read on to discover some of the most jaw-dropping heists and hacks of the year.
North Pole Experiences Warmest Christmas Ever
We hope Santa has a thinner version of that red suit, and maybe a vest to replace the heavy jacket and flip flops instead of big boots, because the North Pole just had its warmest Christmas ever. On December 25th, the elves and reindeers were sweating, as the once chilly North Pole dipped down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).
Cheetahs On The Verge Of Extinction
In sad news, the fastest mammal in the world, the cheetah, is rapidly heading toward extinction. Only 7,100 cheetahs are now left in the wild across the globe. With population numbers this low, there is a serious chance that cheetahs could be wiped out completely in the very near future. Read more
The Trump Administration: An Uncertain Future For Our Environment
Since Republican leader, Donald Trump, was elected as the new US President, many fear a grim and uncertain environmental future. There has been talk of Trump backing out of the global climate deal agreed upon in Paris, getting rid of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and dismantling the country’s energy department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lax environmental policies will not only negatively affect the United States but will also have far-reaching global impacts.Read more
If Humans Evolved From Different Animals, What Would They Look Like?
Charles Le Brun, a French painter, art theorist, and philosopher, created images to depict what humans would look like if they evolved from different animals. Le Brun is most famous for being the first painter to King Louis the XIV in 1664, but he had a keen interest in physiognomy, which is the study of the relationship between facial features and character.Read more
Dog Can't Believe His Own Snoring Habits
In this viral video, a pet owner finds his dog snoring loudly on the couch. The owner takes a video of his dog and shows the evidence to his furry friend when he wakes up from his nap. The dog’s worrisome face is priceless. But now you may be wondering, why are there dogs that snore?
Wisconsin Agency Removes Online Climate Change Info
Just as we feared, before Trump has even officially taken power, state officials are removing valuable climate change data from public websites. As previously reported, climate change scientists were quickly working to move publicly accessible data to private servers in case Trump and his team decided to erase the data in order to push their own anti-climate change agenda. Sadly, the scientists’ fears have now come true. Read more
Is Listing Polar Bears Under The Endangered Species Act Enough To Save Them?
In May 2008, polar bears were listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The U.S. Department of the Interior listed polar bears under the act based on scientific evidence that the sea ice habitat they rely on to survive is shrinking. The listing of polar bears is seen as a special case because they’re taking precautionary measures for the future decline of their species due to sea ice melt. But is the listing enough to help save the polar bears?Read more
You Won't Believe How Fast Miku The Dog Can Catch Treats
Miku, the 4-year-old Shiba Inu just may be the fastest treat catcher among the dog community. Her owners place treats on the top of her nose and in the blink of an eye Miku is happily enjoying her treat. This video displays her ablility to snatch her treats quickly and skillfully. Read more