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The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Poaching: Alcatraz East Temporary Exhibit Opening Soon

The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Poaching: Alcatraz East Temporary Exhibit Opening Soon

New Pigeon Forge attraction will host a special temporary exhibit on the wildlife trafficking trade

When a Minnesota-based dentist paid $54,000 to trophy hunt in Zimbabwe in 2015 with a professional guide, he unknowingly was about to kill the beloved and iconic lion- Cecil. The images from that hunt went viral and although the dentist’s actions were not deemed illegal, the event sparked a worldwide outcry and raised awareness about the plight of wildlife, including lions, tigers, and elephants. Since that incident, the public is increasingly committed to protect wildlife and to put a stop to the trade of illegal wildlife poaching.

Crime Museum Offers Drone Building Workshop

As part of the new Wildlife Trafficking exhibit at the Crime Museum, they will be offering a Drone Building Workshop in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation

 

In recent years, many people have heard of “drones” being used in various places around the world. Yet many people are not quite sure what they are and their practical uses. The Crime Museum, in partnership with the Kashmir World Foundation, is giving visitors a hands-on approach to learning the important role drones play in illegal wildlife trafficking around the world.

New Exhibit Now Open at Crime Museum Takes on Wildlife Trafficking

New Exhibit Now Open at Crime Museum Takes on Wildlife Trafficking

Celebrities, government officials, and media came together for the unveiling of the new wildlife trafficking exhibit at the Crime Museum

The Crime Museum announces the wildlife trafficking exhibit is now officially open. The exhibit, titled “Ivory, Tortoise Shell & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking,” was unveiled to a large group made up of celebrities, government officials, and journalists who came together to support this important cause and see learn more about wildlife trafficking. Following the unveiling, the exhibit is now open to the public, who are invited to attend and learn about the horrors of the wildlife trafficking industry that plagues the world.

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS SPRING RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
In celebration of Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Apr.4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE, check out recycling craft demonstrations, enter an American Disposal raffle contest to win Washington National tickets, and take a look at an American Disposal trash truck. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE. Last year more than 400 residents attended Recyclefest, and brought more than 20,000 tons of recycling in just four hours.

How Ener-Core is Helping the Planet by Converting Air Pollution to Profitable Clean Energy

How Ener-Core is Helping the Planet by Converting Air Pollution to Profitable Clean Energy

Talk of global warming, or climate change, is everywhere. News reports and articles bring to the masses the information that according to NASA, scientists tend to agree that the trend is caused by human expansions. The “greenhouse effect” is caused by the tendency of certain gases in the atmosphere to trap heat on the earth’s surface and slowly warm up the planet, leading to change in everything from a rise in sea levels to droughts, changes in agricultural cycles and a reduction of the polar ice caps. One company, Ener-Core, has developed a method for addressing the industrial air pollution problem, and provide businesses with profit while they significantly reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE.

“Each year, the United States generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste— that’s more than four pounds per person, per day,” said Monica Boehringer, refuse and recycling coordinator of Manassas Public Works and Utilities.

5 Reasons to Get Youth Active in Gardening

5 Reasons to Get Youth Active in Gardening

April is National Gardening Month, making it an ideal time to consider starting a garden. In fact, those who do will be joining some 43 million other homes in the country whose owners maintain a garden, according to the National Gardening Association. It is also a good time to consider getting children active in gardening since they are increasingly spending more time indoors, with their faces turned toward electronics. There are many benefits that kids can gain from getting into gardening.