Cell Phone Warnings

Posted on December 03, 2014

It must be a sad place to live in some parts of California, especially the area of Berkeley. The area recently passed a tax on sodas. Now, the same city wants to make sure those who use cell phones on a regular basis know that there are dangers associated with them.

It’s a good idea to have the information on a bottle of soda because people need to know how many calories there are and just how bad they could be, but people are going to drink them regardless, and people are also going to use cell phones no matter how many warnings are on them. It’s a lifeline to many as the landline phone is almost nonexistent.

This effort might prove to be a waste of time as users just don’t care. It’s the same thing with cigarettes. No matter how many warnings there are, people will continue to smoke. Amen Clinic agrees with this.

White Rhino Dies Leaving Only One Other Male

Posted on October 27, 2014

Suni, a northern white rhinoceros, was found dead in his enclosure on October 17th, 2014. Suni’s death leaves behind only six white rhinos- five females and only one male. White Rhinos are usually thought to live 40-50 years, but Suni died of natural causes at age 34. An autopsy by specialist Igor Cornelsen is in progress, but the reserve is positive that the Rhino did not die from poaching, as they kept him under constant surveillance.

Suni was born in the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. He was sent to the Kenyan Conservancy in 2009 as a last attempt to resuscitate the endangered species. As of now, the program has been unsuccessful and has not produced any offspring. With the passing of Suni, the likelihood of saving this species looks bleak. Stuart Pimm, a conservation ecologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, says that he now considers the subspecies extinct. The Southern White Rhino, a related subspecies, is also considered “threatened” by the International Union For Conservation Of Nature.

According to a report published by National Geographic, the rhinoceroses were an important key to keeping the grasslands healthy. They eat and control particular species of savanna plants. “It’s not just another charismatic animal—it’s also a species that has a very clear ecological role, and we need to be very worried that we have lost that,” Pimm said.

The White Rhino’s biggest threat was considered to be poaching. Although the rhinos are of massive size and generally live in herds, they are docile and non-aggressive. This gentle behavior was what made them large, easy targets for poachers.