"Ivory game," a Netflix documentary from executive producer Leonardo Di Caprio and directors Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson exposes the underground world of ivory trafficking. The directors filmed the movie undercover for 16 months with a team of intelligence operatives, conservationists, and wildlife activists. The team followed poachers and tracked the illegal trade from Africa … Continue reading DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game” Exposes the World of Illegal Ivory Trade
The Holocene extinction is the extinction of species during the present Holocene epoch (since around 10,000 BC). The extinction includes families of plants and animals including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and arthropods. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources has recorded 875 extinctions occurring since 1500 but the vast majority of extinctions are … Continue reading Sixth Mass Extinction: The Holocene Extinction
The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event occurred 65 million years ago. In this extinction 17% of families, 50% of all genera, and 75% of all species became extinct. This extinction is believed to have been caused by an asteroid impact at the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan plateau. Before this extinction, mammals were few and small, most … Continue reading Fifth Mass Extinction: Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event
The acronym WWF was shared by both World Wide Fund for nature and World Wrestling Federation since 1979. In 2000, the World Wide Fund for Nature sued the World Wrestling Federation and asked them to change the acronym they used. On August 10, 2001, a U.K. court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed the acronym from WWF to WWE. They didn’t lose their sense of humor and called movement called “Get the F out.”
The World Wrestling Federation changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment and changed its Web address from WWF.com to WWE.com.
It also changed its stock ticker from WWF to WWE. In 2002, the World Wide Fund for Nature petitioned the court for $360 million in damages, but was not successful. However, WWE was mandated to issue newly branded merchandise…
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The Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction event occurred 205 million years ago. During this extinction, 23% of all families, 48% of all genera went extinct and about half of the species of Earth were wiped out. This event happened around the time period that the supercontinent Pangea began to break into continents. Scientists believe that this extinction … Continue reading Fourth Mass Extinction: Triassic-Jurassic Extinction Event
The Permian-Triassic extinction event occurred 251 million years ago. This is the worst recorded extinction period, also known as the Great Dying. During this period, 96% of all marine species and 70% of all terrestrial vertebrate species became extinct. All types of life forms were affected including marine life, plants and terrestrial invertebrates and vertebrates. Due … Continue reading Third Mass Extinction: Permian-Triassic Extinction Event
The Late Devonian extinction event occurred around 375 to 360 million years ago. During this mass extinction 19% of all families, 50% of all genera, and 70% of all species went extinct. At this time, there were two major continents Euramerica and Gondwana that started to merge to create the supercontinent Pangea. This extinction event … Continue reading Second Mass Extinction: Late Devonian Extinction Event