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                                                                                                                                      Air pollution  

Air pollution affects human beings, animals and the environment in a negative way. If we don't stop air pollution, then there is a possible chance we will get ill and possibly die.
According to national geographic, “ It can make people’s eyes burn and make them have difficulty breathing. It can also increase the risk of lung cancer...Short-term effects, which are temporary, include illnesses such as pneumonia or bronchitis. They also include discomfort such as irritation to the nose, throat, eyes, or skin.”
To add on, “ Sometimes, air pollution kills quickly. In 1984, an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, released a deadly gas into the air. At least 8,000 people died within days. Hundreds of thousands more were permanently injured.”
Air pollution also affects the animals and the environment, specifically, “ When acidic air pollutants combine with water droplets in clouds, the water becomes acidic. When those droplets fall to the ground, the acid rain can damage the environment. Damage due to acid rain kills trees and harms animals, fish, and other wildlife. Acid rain can destroy the leaves of plants. When acid rain soaks into the ground, it can make the soil an unfit habitat for many living things. Acid rain also changes the chemistry of the water in lakes and streams, harming fish and other aquatic life.”
Moreover, “ Air pollution particles eventually fall back to Earth. Air pollution can directly contaminate the surface of bodies of water and soil. This can kill crops or reduce their yield. It can kill young trees and other plants.”

Air pollution is increasing every day and we should stop it before it gets worse. After all, we are part of the reason there is air pollution.


Tornadoes are very dangerous natural disasters and we have to be careful.
According to the article, “ A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground. It's often portended by a dark, greenish sky. Black storm clouds gather. Baseball-size hail might fall. A funnel suddenly appears, as though descending from a cloud. The funnel hits the ground and roars forward with a sound like that of a freight train approaching. The tornado tears up everything in its path.”
To add on, “Massive tornadoes, however—the ones capable of widespread destruction and many deaths—can roar along as fast as 300 miles (480 kilometers) an hour.”
Additionally, “Extremely high winds tear homes and businesses apart. Winds can also destroy bridges, flip trains, send cars and trucks flying, tear the bark off trees, and suck all the water from a riverbed.” <br.> Finally, “ High winds sometimes kill or injure people by rolling them along the ground or dropping them from dangerous heights. But most tornado victims are struck by flying debris—roofing shingles, broken glass, doors, metal rods.”
These evidence demonstrate how the dangerous Tornadoes are, you can get killed by it. So next time, there is a tornado, get shelter and be careful.

                                                                                                                                      Dogs are similar to us

Dogs and Humans share many qualities and they are just like us. They have feelings and share some of the things we like. According to the article, “Dogs can read facial expressions, communicate jealousy, display empathy, and even watch TV, studies have shown. They've picked up these people-like traits during their evolution from wolves to domesticated pets, which occurred between 11,000 and 16,000 years ago, experts say. Social eavesdropping—or people-watching—is central to human social interactions, since it allows us to figure out who's nice and who's mean”.
And also, “According to a study published in August in the journal Animal Behaviour, our dogs listen in too. Now, a new study suggests dogs also follow human gazes into blank space—but only if they're untrained.”
Moreover, “Dogs have personal preferences just like humans do. Dogs have favorite foods, toys and even people. Each dog is different in their likes and dislikes and while some seem to like everything and everyone, others might be very picky.”
Lastly, “Food is love, for people and dogs alike. We are both a social species and much of our social interactions revolve around food. This is true for wild canids as well. While we don’t share all of our food with our dogs at home, we can share the love for a delicious meal and snack.”
Even though dogs are animals and we are humans, we share similar qualities with them.

                                                                                                                                      Endangered Animals

There is numerous numbers of endangered species around the world.
According to the article, “Rapunzel, a Sumatran rhino, was rescued and lived at the Bronx Zoo until her death in 2005. Largely due to poaching, Sumatran rhinos are now on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 200 remaining in the wild.” Rhinos are not the only animals that are endangered.
Black footed ferret is also endangered. “Despite their growing numbers, the black-footed ferret is still threatened, primarily due to the shrinking numbers of their main prey: prairie dogs. Black-footed ferrets heavily rely on the presence of prairie dogs for food and for shelter. Due to habitat loss and a strain of prairie dog plague, the ferrets' main source of food is dwindling.”
And also, “Populations are on the rise due to conservation efforts arounds the world and strict hunting laws. However, habitat loss continues to threaten wild pandas.”
Finally, “A Hawaiian monk seal swims in the French Frigate Shoals in the northwestern Hawaii. Monk seals have become critically endangered because of increased ocean pollution, coastal habitat loss, and fishing gear that entangles them.
If we don't save these animals, they are going to be extinct and we will never see them again.