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The Most Endangered Species In The US

The Most Endangered Species In The US

In late September, Russell McLendon of Mother Nature Network posted an incredible infographic highlighting the dire situation of many endangered species of wildlife within the United States alone. The grim and depressing viral image also appears to indicate in this is the state of much of our wildlife in the USA, the picture is likely very bleak for other animals in the rest of the world. Not only that, but plants are endangered as well. The author uses facts and numerical data to support his claims and show the gravity of the situation.

Dubbed as a time period known as  the world’s Sixth Mass Extinction, McLendon makes it clear that this phenomenon is not normal, that we as human beings have the power to do something about this, and that there is plenty of space to ensure we peacefully coexist with other animals. The USA alone ranks 2nd worldwide in endangered species by country. The first country listed is Ecuador.

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Here is the Infographic:

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    To read the full article, click here. While the infographic does address the issue, there are certain things we can do to make the situation better for animals and plants. Please look into the Endangered Species Coalition, as they are invaluable resource on this matter. They have a wonderful article available to you by clicking here, which lists 10 easy things you can do today to help save endangered species. Please join us in the fight. Animals and plants don’t have a voice, so we need to use ours to help our companions and our environment thrive.

    Featured photo credit: Russell McLendon/MNN via mnn.com

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    Is It Necessary To Follow Traffic Rules?

    Is It Necessary To Follow Traffic Rules?

    On a daily basis, we constantly hear news about different forms of road accidents, either because of some stupid drivers who recklessly drives their vehicle, over-speeding, and the list goes on. The dumbest mistakes people ever make we put all the blame to our government – for providing insufficient funds to spend with road widening, infrastructure upgrades, better traffic system, and best walkie-talkie[1] or radar speed gun for law enforcement. The lack of employment, low quality of education, corruption, sudden increase of necessity prices, and the unfinished road construction projects. Sometimes, we, as citizens, often forget that we also play a very important role in the chain process, and thus we should not put all the blame to our government.

    Common Sense

    There is no point denying that it is actually the government’s role to provide us good road and road signs. But if citizens do not actually follow these traffic rules as the basis of standards, how can they ever guarantee our safety? Yes, you may excuse yourself for not knowing the standard safety measures, but come on! We are not children anymore. Simple 1-2-3’s and a little common sense will do.

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    Motorcycles

    Owning a car or a motorcycle is great; it helps keep us on track in our fast paced lives. But, if we do not abide by the simple safety driving procedures, you definitely are at risk. In 2012, Los Angeles County alone, 59% motorcyclists were killed. This is more than 2010. And by 2013, California ranked third for motorcycle fatalities.[2] Thus, it is very important to buckle up your belts, wear your helmet and follow the traffic lights and other street signs. They serves as a warning. There could be some dangerous road ahead or any untoward incidences, and once you will not follow this and take proper precaution, trouble always meet you ahead, either a severe accident or a police honking you to pull over. And you know what will happen next.

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    Walking

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    Final Thoughts

    The issues and problems on the roads will never be resolve and forever will stay unless the citizens truly realize how necessary it is to follow traffic rules and regulations. As drivers, we are suppose to stay on our right lane, steer at the right speed, and follow every traffic sign. As pedestrian walkers, we are expected to cross at the right place, at the right time. If each party cooperates, we can achieve a harmonious flow of traffic.

    Of course, we all live in an era where all of us are in a hurry and one simply cannot afford to waste time. But, being hasty can bring a lot more trouble and can basically cause more delay. There is no mad science to resolve road accidents or to keep ourselves safe and secure while on the streets. It all depends if all of us will submit to the traffic rules the government has set before us.

    What are your thoughts about following traffic rules?

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