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Top Voted Environment Articles

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The Modern Zoo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I would like to begin by defining “zoo.” It is a park-like area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibit. Hold on, large enclosures? More like tiny cages. As zoo funds are cut, cages become smaller... (more »)
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A Cruel Place This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
      Most people wouldn’t enjoy having their livers swollen, shampoo dropped into their eyes, or being in a cage so small they can’t stand up. So what makes people think that animals feel any less pain?... (more »)
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The Beauty of Science This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     The Union Army will be remembered as winning the Civil War. Genghis Khan will be remembered for invading China. Yet Darwin’s Theory of Evolution may change as may Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Unlike... (more »)
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Here’s the Beef This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Advertisers are, of necessity, a craftybunch. They know that almost everything we want in life is owned,controlled, or influenced by someone else. They determine which group totarget, what that group needs or thinks... (more »)
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Not All Zoos Are Inhumane This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
This piece is a response to “The Modern Zoo” from the May 2008 issue of Teen Ink. I volunteer at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and have gotten to know its keepers, veterinary staff, and other workers. According to the writer of “The Modern... (more »)
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#6
Animal Emotions
Some people are ignorant. Some people are intelligent. And then there are the people who are able to use their ‘intelligence’ to convey their ignorance. To me, these are the type of individuals who claim that animals are not capable of... (more »)
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#7
Hamocide
Sorry to ruin your day, but according to a recent study by a panel of 21 leading experts, bacon has been found to cause bowel cancer. Much to my gustatory dismay, bacon, the greatest snack/condiment known to man, can now be added to the list of... (more »)
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A Caring Rebellion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Vegans can be defined as strict vegetarians who do not eat meat, dairy products, and eggs. This definition, though, only touches the surface of what a vegan lifestyle entails. Vegans not only abstain from consuming meat or animal byproducts,... (more »)
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#9
The Rough Costs of Rough Diamonds: Blood Diamonds
As I sat with my family, my father handed me a box. My birthday gift was a little jewelry box. I opened it and staring back at me were two diamond earrings. “Oh and don’t worry they’re clean, certified diamonds”, my father said. I... (more »)
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Storm Story
The first day of school my senior year proved to be extra special, as a huge straight line storm hit my town in Illinois. I had just gotten home after having lunch with my boyfriend, Tyler, and his family. Tyler and his little brother, Zack stayed... (more »)
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Environment vs Economy
Imagine you are sitting on a pile of money but you can’t breathe, the thick dusty air is clogging your windpipe; you have no clean water to use instead it’s just a dark, smelly liquid. That is what going to happen if you just concentrate on... (more »)
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Changes in Oklahoma
When people who have never been here before hear the word “Oklahoma,” they probably think of old cow towns, farms, and open prairie; they might think of cowboys, the dust bowl, or weed patch schools. They think of the old Oklahoma, who we... (more »)
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Cows
You’ve never met your mother or your father, you don’t know if you have siblings or not, but you probably do. Maybe the one in the tiny cage next to you is your brother, you’ll probably never know. You don’t really know where you are;... (more »)
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Global warming
Global warming. Everybody’s talking about it. Teachers are rambling about the effects, students our prattling about the answers and the media it ranting about it! Here’s a fact: Global warming is a theory, it is not yet a definite fact like... (more »)
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#15
Animal Abuse: Should More Be Done?
If you were to see a cold, hungry cat in front of your house, would you feed it or walk away? Most people would walk away instead of taking the time to make sure the cat is okay. The problem is that people generally live busy lives. They... (more »)
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#16
A Dogmatic Problem
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassionand pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." -- St. Francis of Assisi Dog fighting is an unnecessary cruelty that... (more »)
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