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The safety and preservation of our planet has become a growing concern for people all around the world. Try Peas is a blog dedicated to providing news, views, and information on ways that we can help try to save the environment. We appreciate hearing from you, so feel free to join the conversation!

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Music Trio ‘The Gondoliers’ Donate Funds to Venice in Peril
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  by Sarah Howell The gorgeous city of Venice, Italy has faced many threats over the years. These threats have been a consistent companion to the inhabitants of the city for generations – overabundant tourism, pollution, flooding, finance, and unemployment, just to name a few. Fortunately there exists a campaign to help ensure that Venice stays preserved for the generations to come. Venice in Peril was founded after the great floods of Venice and Florence in 1966 and helps raise funds to restore and conserve works of art and architecture. Not only that, but proceeds also go toward ensuring the sustainability of Venice and helping to alleviate ecological, demographic, and socio-economic issues. The Fund is supported by many benefactors, both private and corporate, but one such benefactor has a very special tie to the city. Musical trio, “The Gondoliers” consists of Luca, Michael, Claudio, and together these gentlemen capture the sounds and senses of Venice through their smooth, rich, romantic sound. It’s not difficult to see why this group would […]

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Outrage After Possible Second Giraffe Slaughter
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by Sarah Howell The country of Denmark made headlines once again this week, and the reasons for which were still seen as an outrage. Earlier this week, a healthy young giraffe by the name of Marius was shot in the head and fed to lions, which the scientific director of the zoo, Bengt Holst, said was completely viable. Despite the many online petitions and communications from other zoos offering to take Marius, the zoo disposed of Marius due to the potential happenstance of inbreeding. Just days later, another Denmark zoo was on the receiving end of backlash due to outrage surrounding the same circumstance. Jyllands Park Zoo houses a male giraffe, that, in a horrible irony, shares the same name as the Marius. However, the zoo made an official Facebook statement that declared the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria indicated that Jyllands Park Zoo was not to receive a female giraffe, and therefore the zoo would be able to keep Marius. They also stated that “[t]here is no plan, […]

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  • Italy: Venice 2013
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  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
  • London, England 2013
Happy, Healthy, Eco-friendly Pets
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by Sarah Howell Some may consider keeping up with your pet and remaining eco-friendly to be a bit of a challenge. Should focus on one outweigh the other? Do you have to neglect your green habits for the sake of your pet? With these helpful tips, you won’t have to sacrifice your values for your beloved companion. Adopt Start green right from the beginning of your relationship by opting to adopt your pet rather than purchasing at the pet store. There are many, many benefits of adopting rather than purchasing, such as not funding puppy mills and giving a home to the three million dogs and cats that are put down each year. Compose Pet Waste With dogs and cats producing over 10 million tons of waste a year, it’s easy to simply throw it away. However that waste usually ends up never decomposing thanks to the plastic bag it sits in, or can find its way into sewers and drinking water. Instead, use your pet’s waste to create a […]

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Air Conditioners Making the Heat Worse?
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by Sarah Howell Mid-June means summer is officially operating in full blast. And so are the air conditioning units. But new research in Phoenix from Arizona State University states that air conditioners might be making city heat even worse. The research contends that the output of heat from the air conditioning units can raise a city’s outdoor temperature at night by 1-2.7 degrees. This rise in heat may cause further expenditure of energy, as individuals will then want to run their air conditioning units longer and cooler. It may not be a surprise to learn that major cities are often subject to hotter temperatures thanks to the urban heat island effect. But the study also found that Phoenix’s night temperatures have significantly risen over the past 40 years. Before 1970, temperature lows over 90 degrees was unheard of in the city at night. But between 2000 and 2009, there were a staggering 50 nights over 90 degrees. Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist with the University, believes that wasted heat […]

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