One Inspirational Thing: The Tampa Zoo’s Baby Rhino Named Gronk click button

One Inspirational Thing: The Tampa Zoo’s Baby Rhino Named Gronk

Last fall, Tampa got two Gronks!  One came out of retirement to play for the Super Bowl Champs, and the other is an endangered one-horned rhino born at the Tampa Zoo on September 12th.  Both love to play ball — Gronk the football star caught two touchdown passes last night (becoming the first player to […]

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Prince William On A Mission to Save Nature and Catalyze Climate Action click button

Prince William On A Mission to Save Nature and Catalyze Climate Action

On October 5th, a new film on climate change will make its debut — with a royal touch. It’s called “A Planet for Us All,” and in it, Prince William makes a plea for conserving nature and taking climate action.  Cameras followed him for two years as he studied conservation and environmental issues. In one scene, Prince […]

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Two Species On the Precipice of Extinction

Two Species On the Precipice of Extinction

The last surviving Sumatran Rhino in Malaysia has died in captivity, with the WWF estimating that there are only about 80 left mostly living in the wild in Sumatra and Borneo, and the entire species is on the verge of extinction due to poaching and deforestation.  But, National Geographic reports scientists have found and photographed a silver-backed chevrotain, a small deer-like species, in southern Vietnam that was feared to be extinct since its last known siting was in 1990.

Why This Matters:  This good news-bad news story juxtaposition shows both the fragility and the resilience of nature – both species will be lucky if they make it

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