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Conservation Issues

Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.

The Pacific Garbage Patch Explained -- New Updates

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is explained in this article. Learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch explained.

One of the World's Most Remote Uninhabited Islands Is Literally Covered in Our Trash

New findings show Henderson Island, one of the world's most remote islands, is awash in human garbage and plastic. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Human Din Is Drowning Out Nature's Quiet, Even in Parks

A new study has found that noise pollution doubled sound levels in more than half of all U.S. protected areas. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Sand Is in Such High Demand, People Are Stealing Tons of It

How long till we run out of sand? HowStuffWorks looks at sand mining and sand theft around the world. See more »

How a Trump Border Wall Would Affect Wildlife

How would a U.S.-Mexico border wall affect the environment? Learn how species will suffer if a Trump wall is built in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Americans Use 500 Million Straws Every Day. Would You Pledge to Go Strawless?

OneLessStraw asks people to pledge not to use plastic straws for 30 days. Learn about the campaign and the reasoning behind it at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Deepwater Horizon Oil Found in Land-based Birds for First Time

How has the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster affected the environment? Learn about a study on the oil spill and birds in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

What Happens to the Billions of Cigarette Butts on the Beach?

No one has researched the metal content of cigarette butts in a marine environment before. HowStuffWorks Now looks at a new study about that. See more »

Science Solves the Problem of the Stingy Shampoo Bottle

Ever feel like the unused dregs of your shampoo bottle are taunting you? Science has come to the rescue. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

You and Your Partner Can Shower in the Same Water for Two Weeks

A company from Japan wants you to be able to take an eco-friendly shower anytime, anywhere. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

London's New Clockwork Lion Statue Evokes Ticking Clock for Big Cats in the Wild

The temporary statue raises awareness about the big cat's endangered status. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »