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Coronavirus and the environment

What impact does the Coronavirus have on the environment? I’m sure everyone has heard about the new novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by now. All of us at The Green Channel send our condolences to all the families being affected by this serious illness. This viral outbreak, however, also has some good and bad implications for our environment. The … Read More

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Feature Endangered Animal of February

The Sumatran Orangutan Derived from the Malay words for “person of the forest,” Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. Historically, the species’ population was found over the entire island of Sumatra and further south into Java. Now, you will only find the Sumatran orangutan in the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh. The population is threatened by hunting … Read More

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Feature Endangered Animal of January

Our feature endangered animal of the month is… The Dugong, commonly known as the “sea cow” Dugongs are cousins of manatees and share a similar plump appearance, but have a dolphin fluke-like tail. Unlike manatees, which use freshwater areas, the dugong is strictly a marine mammal found in the shallow coastal waters of the Indian and … Read More