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Giant Pandas

By Suri Zheng Giant Pandas are one of the top animals on the endangered animals list. Estimated only about 1,800 giant pandas live in the wild (WWF). Around 633 giant pandas are in captivity. These pandas are adored worldwide and are considered …

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Le Le and Ya Ya

By Suri Zheng Have you seen these Giant Pandas? The one on the right is Le Le or “Happy Happy. Le Le was born on July 18, 1998, in Shanghai. In April 2003, Le Le arrived at the Memphis Zoo, Tennessee as …

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Coral Bleaching

By: Ying Zhu In recent years, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been hit by widespread coral bleaching repeatedly. It was reported that large parts of the reef had turned a ghostly white. What is coral bleaching? Corals are usually light or golden …

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Food Waste 

By: Suri Zheng The world wastes about ¼ billion tons of food yearly, and the United States contributes the most, with 80 billion pounds of food wasted yearly. (rts). Food experts estimate 80 billion pounds is about 30% to 40% of our …

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Why are Saola’s endangered?

By: Suri Zheng Have you seen this animal before? This animal is called the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), or Asian Unicorn belonging to the Bovid family. They are an endangered species found at the border of Lao PDR and Vietnam, weighing 80-100 kg …

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By: Suri Zheng What does overfishing mean? “It is the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate greater than that the species can replenish its population” (Wikipedia). Overfishing has always been a huge problem and …

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Floods in California

By Suri Zheng This year has already begun with a bad start. The amount of rain that Monterey, California, has been getting is sufficient to replace the droughts over the past years, but the rainfall has been too much; creating natural disasters, …

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