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Hey makeup lovers, have you ever bought a mascara that didn’t work out? Or run your favorite formula down to the bottom of the bottle? Well, some online gurus have found a sustainable solution to your mascara waste woes. Wands for Wildlife, a nonprofit organization, collects your used mascara wands and donates them to wildlife refuges, where they use them to clean and care for tiny Wildlife.
“The organization engages people in ways to support wildlife rehabilitation efforts and encourages greater mindfulness of the impact from human activities, including the use of plastics, on the environment,” Wands for Wildlife president Kimberly “Tashi” Brewster told Good Morning America. She explained that the soft, small bristles “reducethe risk of potential injury to tiny patients — especially squirmy babies.” So far, the organization has received over a million wands, and Brewster says the tiny bits of plastic are bringing people together during dark times. “We sure need opportunities like this to do some good, now more than ever.”
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by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Rivers and lakes across Northwestern states — from Yellowstone to Montana — have lost most of their trout, due to extreme drought conditions. Because of this, state authorities have implemented a variety of restrictions to preserve their dwindling trout populations, leaving recreational fly fishers in the lurch. Why This […]
Marine scientists are eagerly investigating a 100-pound opah fish, or “moonfish,” that washed ashore in Oregon last week. The deep-sea fish usually makes its home in temperate or tropical waters, raising questions about how it came to be so far north. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), not much is known about the fish, which has red […]
(Parts of this story are reprinted with permission from the World Wildlife Fund) High-profile TV coverage of tigers in captivity may give the impression that breeding tigers in captivity is the only way to save the species, but that’s far from true. Globally, there are some legitimate conservation breeding programs for tigers that are important […]
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