Recycling is such a great way to do something for the earth. But if you’re looking for a more creative way to recycle, we’ve got just the thing. Save colored bottle caps from soda pop, milk jugs, orange juice, water bottles and everything else. When you have lots, group them by color and create a piece of art! You can add to it as you collect caps, or create a bunch of smaller pieces. Try creating your favorite animal with the colored caps. What a beautiful way to make a difference!
Over 38,000 wild horses and donkeys run free in 10 western states. And recent government efforts to control the population have stirred up some debate among animal lovers. Not sure how you feel about it? Well, there are two sides to every story . . .
The Government’s Side: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regularly rounds up wild horses and removes some to control the size of the herds. The large population does not have natural predators to keep the population in check, and as the population grows, their needs for food, water and space increase to a level that is hard to satisfy. Especially as they need to share the land and resources with people and other animals. The BLM takes some of the horses to supervised corrals in the Midwest where they are put up for adoption. However, with the number of adoptions decreasing, there are now almost as many horses being held as are living in the wild. The Animal-Rights Groups Side Animal-Rights groups believe that the wild horse population is not out of control and that the BLM is acting unnecessarily. Furthermore, they argue that wild horses can get ht and even killed in the BLM’s herding process. So where do you side?
Story adapted from Laura Modigliani’s “Running Wild” Scholastic News, Vol. 73 No. 12, January 3, 2011 Edition 4
Check out Jordin Sparks’ new video, “The World I Knew.” Its great looking stars are none other than the wild cats of the savanna from Disney’s African Cats movie. The film is a must see for any animal lover, and if you go see it during opening week (April 22-28), Disneynature will make a donation to help preserve the cats’ habitat. Check it out at awf.org
When you think of the Arctic, you may think of polar bears, arctic foxes, and walruses. But when the government of the United States and other nations think of the Arctic, they think about a fortune in untapped natural resources.
With rising temperatures and melting ice, it would now be possible to drill for these resources. So nations are racing to claim and prove control over larger sections of the Arctic seafloor. Of course, drilling could be harmful to the Arctic environment. Do you think we should drill or not?
Story adapted from Natalie Smith’s “Who Owns the Arctic” Scholastic News, Volume 73 No. 13, January 10, 2011, Edition 4
We can tell you a million time how giving through Noah Wild makes a difference, but nobody could tell you as well as the almost 200 dogs that our partners Hearts United for Animals has rescued from puppy mills since September. In their most difficult rescue, HUA saved 76 dogs from a mill in deplorable condition. They rented vans, recruited volunteers, and coordinated with shelters, foster families, and adoptive families to get the pups into warm, safe and loving homes for the holidays. And they couldn’t have done it without the help of people like you.
So remember, when you give though Noah, it may not seem like a big deal, but it most certainly is making a big difference. See more of just how with this YouTube video from Hearts United for Animals: