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- 13 June 2017 | Environment
Do we really need a plastic straw to drink a glass of water? Here are a few things you didn't know about the most short-lived drinking tool ever created.
They're everywhere, and we use them for drinking soda, water, coffee, milkshakes, and many other beverages. But the worst thing is that they're only used once, and immediately discarded.
Could we live without plastic drinking straws? Yes, we could. And how would putting them aside change our planet for the better? That's an easy one.
- 01 June 2017 | Environment
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expecting an above-average hurricane season in 2017.
According to the NOAA forecasters, there's a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only about a 20 percent chance that the season will be below-normal.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30, and NOAA predicts between 11 to 17 tropical storms (winds of 39 mph or higher).
- 25 May 2017 | Environment
What are the odds of being bitten by a shark? The question posed by a TMZ news reporter gets an odd answer from Laird Hamilton.
Mosquitoes kill 750,000 people every year. Shark attacks are responsible for about ten deaths worldwide. Humans are not the predator's favorite meal.
Nevertheless, unprovoked shark attacks occur on a regular basis nearly everywhere in the world. And according to big wave surfing legend Laird Hamilton, the main reason behind these attacks is women's menstruation.