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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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Species Spotlight: Orangutan
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by Bianca Cimini Did you know that Orangutans share 96.4% of our genes? Their name alone alludes to it – meaning “man of the forest.” Highly intelligent, they spend most of the life swinging through the treetops in tropical Asian rainforests. In fact, most of them will never even touch the ground. They are the most arboreal, meaning that they live above ground in the trees. What is most fascinating is that they do not even come down to drink from the ground, but seek water found in tree holes. When it comes to their diet – again – they find what they need up above. Fruit is an Orangutan favorite, and luckily for them, it comes in great abundance. Some of their favorites include: lychee, figs, and mangosteen. According to the World Wildlife Fund, about 104,700 Orangutans remain in the wild. Unfortunately, there are a number of risk factors that have led to this drastic incline over the years. A major concern is the loss of habitat due to […]

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Stand Up for Polar Bears
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by Bianca Cimini Did you know that global warming is not only a concern to our well-being, but to polar bears? As climate change continues to heat up and melt sea ice, polar bears are running out of places to live. According to the National Wildlife Federation, “U.S. Geological Survey projects that two thirds of polar bears will disappear by 2050.” The warmer weather is a serious threat to our polar friends.  Once the ice melts, many polar bears are unable to swim long distances. Many do not make it, and those who do are finding it harder to hunt and find sustenance. With seals as their main food source, without any ice caps, there aren’t any seals around for the hunt. This is especially tough for mother bears who are looking to provide for their cubs (aside from themselves).  Due to this decline in habitat, polar bears were listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 2008. Unless we take immediate action to reduce the impact […]

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Saving the Earth’s Largest Creature to Have Ever Lived
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  by Bianca Cimini   The majestic blue whale is the world’s largest mammal, ranging in length from 24-33 meters and weighing up to 300,000 lbs. Bigger than any dinosaur to ever roam the Earth, their hearts alone are the size of a small car. They swim miles and miles a day, looking for their next meal. For being the largest animal in the world, they opt for one of the smallest meals – krill, a small crustacean. Blue whales tend to travel solo or in pairs, but are thought to form close bonds and attachments. They are the gentle giants of the deep. Today, they are rarely seen and spend the majority of their time in the depths, descending up to 500 meters at a time and spending sometimes 30 minutes underwater. However, it is truly their decline in numbers that play a large part in why these gentle beings are a rare sighting for seafarers. In 1970, they were placed on the endangered list by the Endangered Species […]

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