5,000 people drown in Lake Victoria each year. A single text message could help save them.

Lake Victoria is a rich fishing ground in eastern Africa, but it’s also stormy very stormy. In fact, lightning has been recorded 4 out of every 5 days of the year in Kampala, the Ugandan capital city situated along the lake’s northern edge. And without reliable, accessible weather forecast, these cyclones can catch fishermen and […]

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When an aquarium required a name for a newborn penguin, they knew simply who to ask.

The most adorable resident of Chicago’s world-renowned aquarium ultimately has a name. Chick 23, a rockhopper penguin born at Shedd Aquarium last June, was named by members of theAnn& Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicagocommunity, who voted to name the little guyDiego. GIF via Shedd Aquarium/ Facebook. Diego has come a long way in […]

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Climate change could change what we eat. It’s already happening in Africa.

If your livelihood depends on crops, which need water, and there isnt any water … what do you do? Borrie Erasmus fought with this very problem only this year in South Africa. His family has lived on the same farmland for 50 years. It usually rains between October and April in the region, but in […]

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Assure 8 photos of the float house that could save lives someday.

News flash: Our sea levels are rising at an unprecedented rate, and low-lying cities are already ankle-deep in the effects. Case in phase: Venice, Italy. Photo by Chris Chabot/ Flickr . While levees and drainage channels may help in the short term, a long-term answer will likely involve some major changes to our habitats. Thankfully, […]

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Why on Earth would 4 men on an inflatable raft to continue efforts to rodeo a humpback whale? To save it.

On Friday, Jan. 8, Alistair Jack got the call a whale was in trouble. Alistair is the Scottish director of British Divers Marine Life Rescue( BDMLR ). When a seal gets stranded or a whale get tangled in fishing gear, they’re the people the country turns to. Alistair heard the details a 40 -foot-long humpback […]

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7 things to know about the world’s oceans that could actually help human beings.

Sebastian the crab from “The Little Mermaid” was right. GIF via “The Little Mermaid.” That same human world is taking a big ol’ swan dive into the sea and stimulating it a mess, too. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has taken notice. Here are seven reasons you might wanna take notice too. 1. […]

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What do these 6 stars have in common? They fund ocean vigilantes who take down evil sea criminals.

Bob Barker. Beloved host of “The Price Is Right” from 1972 to 2007… He famously ended every demonstrate with a reminder to spay and neuter your pets because he loves animals. GIF via “The Price Is Right.” …and partial bankroller to a group of vigilantes that have been chasing down evil felons on the high […]

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Insure this turtle’s miraculous recovery after getting caught in a piece of litter.

When it comes to prioritizing environmental concerns, curbing litter isn’t exactly at the top of the listing. After all, when there are much bigger threats like harmful emissions, overfishing, and climate change to worry about, how much damage are a few pieces of plastic on the ground really going to do? Just dividing a sixer […]

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