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Conversion Therapy in Utah

Although this happened in January, I didn’t hear about it until recently and you may have not either. Utah officially became the 19th state in the US to ban conversion therapy for minors. Several other states and smaller regions within states have also been making moves toward bills that will ban conversion therapy. Two of these states include Oklahoma and […]

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Pollinators and How You Can Help Them

With spring approaching, many people are getting ready to take care of their gardens again but there’s something else we also need to take care of. Pollinators such as bees, moths, and bats can benefit from our attention. Depending on what you’re trying to attract there are some plants that help specific animals but overall you should focus on a […]

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Do Zoos Benefit Society?

While there are some cases of endangered species recovering from near extinction, studies have shown that living in zoos can negatively affect the animal’s mental and physical health. Zoos can help scientists and the general public learn more about animals. However, some say the amount of information gained from studying animals does not excuse the damage done.  Zoos give people […]

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Should Service Be Required Nationally?

Should there be national service requirements? National service is required volunteering or can also be defined as “compulsory or voluntary government service.” In this post I will be referring to the required volunteering definition. While the volunteer system is “booming” and some say requirements would be unnecessary at this point in time, it may be beneficial to start developing this […]

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Plastic Bag Ban

Do bans against plastic bags and plastic waste actually work? Many places have already begun  plastic bag bans/ fees with some of the largest cities being Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Other cities have also started charging fees for those who would still like to use plastic bags. Some states, such as California, have started recycling programs […]

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