Our planet is slowly collapsing right under our noses. With climate change, pollution and rising sea levels, parts of the environment are becoming unsuitable to support life. Believe it or not, we humans are the root cause of these problems. As our society begins to delve deeper into the digital age to become more advanced, our earth is taking massive hits from industrial factories and plastic bottles. However, in recent years, many more people have become aware of the situation and have worked tirelessly to correct and improve our environment. Our national government has enacted a variety of laws to limit the damage. In fact, there is even a day dedicated to preserving the earth. Every April 22nd, people around the world celebrate Earth Day by making it their mission to protect our beautiful planet.
Before the first official Earth Day in 1970, Americans didn’t seem to pay much attention to the deteriorating environment. Vehicles and factories emitted extreme levels of pollutants without fear of government warnings. In fact, many people took the smell of gas and smoke in the air as a sign of prosperity.
However, Rachel Carson’s book silent source would change all that. Her book was published in 1962 and quickly became a bestseller. It opened the eyes of unsuspecting people and raised awareness of the growing problem of pollution, which was a good place to start. Eight years later, Wisconsin junior senator Gaylord Nelson had the brilliant idea of getting students to register for a statewide effort on April 22, a date that fell between their spring break and their final exams for the year to protect and clean the environment. The idea was a success, and a year later the day was officially named Earth Day.
Twenty million Americans have come together to protest and demonstrate the growing problems with our environment. The day brought together many different groups that are known to be fighting each other, like the two prominent political parties, because it was such a fundamental issue that was just being highlighted by the public. Laws were enacted on this day to preserve our planet. The day went global in 1990, bringing in even more contributors and spreading more awareness of these issues. Today, Earth Day is considered one of the largest non-religious celebrations in the world as it is celebrated by more than a billion people. You can also be included in this group. Some helpful activities you can do on Earth Day (and any other day, for that matter) are visiting your local park or school to pick up trash, limit your water, electricity, and gas use, and so much food waste as possible, just to name a few. It also helps raise awareness of the situation so other people can contribute to the global effort as well. With your help we can make the world cleaner and more beautiful.
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Endangered Animal Trivia
Q: What do Rodrigues fruit bats eat?
A: The Rodrigues fruit bats feed on nectar and a wide variety of juicy fruits such as oranges, watermelons, grapes, pears, and bananas. He lives on Rodrigues, an island in the Indian Ocean that belongs to Mauritius. It lives in lowland rainforests. Due to deforestation and the natural cyclone disaster (also because of their large population), these bats are in danger of extinction. Although their number is 20,000 today, they are still endangered due to their extremely limited geographic range. Like most bats, they slowly populate one young each year. Fun fact: This species is known for its strong musky odor.
With just under two weeks until the May 6 premiere, Marvel Studios released their second trailer, “Dream,” for the upcoming film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. With British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in his second original film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe [MCU], as well as Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, the preview features disturbing images of zombies and hints at Wanda Maximoff’s (Scarlet Witch) potential villain arc. In the anticipated sequel, Strange embarks on a journey through the intricate and infinite dimensions of the MCU multiverse, opening a multitude of doors for surprising cameos. While other MCU film protagonists have yet to be confirmed, some fans have already speculated that the film will star Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Tom Holland as Peter Parker. With their latest take on the parallel universe, Marvel unpacks a slew of mysteries and surprises in their long-awaited film.
Easter, an exciting annual event, is originally celebrated by the Christian religion and honors Jesus who rose from the dead. After Halloween, it is the second largest holiday that involves candy. Americans spend $1.9 billion on candy on this special day, and 70% of the candy purchased is chocolate. 76% of Americans think a chocolate bunny’s ears should be eaten first, and after all, the first story of a rabbit, or Easter bunny, distributing eggs in gardens was first published in 1680.
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Easter eggs are a big part of this festival. Kids around the world hunt for hidden eggs that contain small treats like candy and toys. To prepare real eggs with ease, here are two life hacks. One tip on how to separate an egg yolk from the white is to use an empty plastic bottle. One should use the bottle to put on the yolk, which will suck up the yolk. Next, releasing the yolk is easy. Just gently squeeze the bottle and the yolk will come out of the bottle. The second tip allows for easy peeling of the shell. Simply use a spoon by working the utensil just below the eggshell and above the egg to peel your delicacy in just a few seconds.
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