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Article 11 Wildfires in California are mainly caused by humans.
  
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            Humans are most of the time the cause of wildfire. Forrest Clark was arrested in connection to the Holy Fire, the name given to a group of several different wildfires that have blazed through forests in southern California. Everything from items with small sparks like cigarette butts to more ostentatious flames like fireworks have started large fires. Although, some wildfires are the cause of  lightning strikes or other natural conditions but thats just 5 percent of the fire that stated in the state. In addition to the Holy Fire and Cranston Fire, California is also experiencing the largest fire in the state's history—the Mendocino Complex Fire. All in all, humans are the cause of destruction to the forest in California and all around the world.
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Source :https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/news-california-wildfire-arson-human-cause/
  
  
  
  
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Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water Bird
 
      In this article a lioness kills a heron that came for water. Even though the lioness was raised in captivity.
 
Cats,big and small are instinctual hunters. Without practicing or being instructed, they know how to move silently, stalk, and pounce on prey.
 
Even domesticated cats hunt small animals like birds and rodents with these keen skills. This is why the lioness killed the heron because it was its instincts.Since the heron entered the lions exhibit, it triggered the lioness' instincts to kill.
 
Therefore, even captive or domestic cats are instinctual hunters.
 
  
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Article 10: Think Again Before Diving Into a Pool
  
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        Pool water has many positive affects but also negatives. You're likely to get sick from the pathogen in the pool water than in natural body water. Pool water has chlorine, which is deficient for our skins, lungs, and controls the growth of such unwelcome bacteria as E-coli and Giarda. The fact that many, many people seem to get sick from hotel pool water than beaches is because of from the gas and chemicals in the water. There were 493 outbreaks caused by treated recreational water ( pool water, hot tub, or the spa ) from 2000 to 2014 resulting in 27,219 cases and eight deaths. If you must you must go to the pool, at least try to go to a hot tub instead.
  
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Article 9:  A team of scientists predicted a cholera outburst in Yemen through the use of satellite information which was true.
  
 
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Cholera is a waterborne infection that targets intestines and can progress rapidly within hours or days; it mostly occurs in developing countries that suffer from poor sanitation. Collecting ground data for cholera outbreaks can be challenging in chaotic locations such as Yemen, where there’s political instability and people are constantly moving around. However, satellites can help scientists collect this date and assess the Cholera risk in Yemen without actually being in the country. Satilites can do many things https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellites-predict-a-cholera-outbreak-weeks-in-advance/
 
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Article 8: Bird Poop is Good for the Ocean.
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  Researchers studied islands with and without the rodents in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. On rat-free isles, there were on average 1,243 birds per hectare compared with about two birds per hectare on rat-infested islands, the team found. And these rodentless islands had healthier coral reef ecosystems.They found out that Bird poop, or guano, is rich in certain heavy nitrogen isotopes.
Tracking Animal Migrations
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Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bird-poop-helps-keep-coral-reefs-healthy-rats-are-messing
       In this article I speak about understand Tracking Animals migration helps the animals.
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Article 7: People, Especially in the United States, Have a Condition Called Neurocysticercosis.
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      This means that they have tapeworm larvae in their brain. Which can create life-threatening cysts. This disease occurs when a person consumes raw infected pork, which brings microscopic eggs of the pork's tapeworm in their stomach. If the larvae travels to the brain it can create dangerous cyst even though some can be harmless. Symptoms of neurocysticercosis include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and mental disorders. There may also include cases of meningitis, stroke, or blindness. So you should clean and always cook your meat correctly.
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https://www.livescience.com/61844-brain-cysts-tapeworm-seizures.html
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Article 6: There is a Virus That is Similar to a Flu Called Adenovirus.
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This virus can make you feel feverish and horrible during the winter. Adenovirus is a different and active virus that can lead to different illnesses like pneumonia and conjunctivitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , when respiratory infections occurs, it's hard to find the difference of adenovirus from the flu. However, there are differences between the two viruses, for example, the flu is a seasonal virus while adenovirus occurs annually. Also, an outbreak of adenovirus 10 years ago has proven that it can lead to severe symptoms. U.S. military recruits are given vaccines for this
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virus, which has prevented about 15,000 cases of it ! This virus is serious.
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Source: https://www.livescience.com/61585-what-is-adenovirus.html
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Article 5 : Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water Bird
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          In this article, a lioness kills a heron that came for water. Even though the lioness was raised in captivity. Cats, big and small are instinctual hunters. Without practicing or being instructed, they know how to move silently, stalk, and pounce on prey. Even domesticated cats hunt small animals like birds and rodents with these keen skills. This is why the lioness killed the heron because it was its instincts.Since the heron entered the lions exhibit, it triggered the lioness' instincts to kill. Therefore, even captive or domestic cats are instinctual hunters.
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Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2018/06/lion-heron-amsterdam-attack-zoo-animals
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Article 4 : Tracking Animal Migrations
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       In this article, I summarized about understand Tracking Animals migration helps the animals.
 
Tracking the Animal during migration helps us how individuals and populations move within local areas and migrate across oceans and continents.Also, this information is being used to address environmental challenges.The information on the animals migration path or environment helps us stop climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species,  
 
Tracking the Animal during migration helps us how individuals and populations move within local areas and migrate across oceans and continents.Also, this information is being used to address environmental challenges.The information on the animals migration path or environment helps us stop climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species,  
and the spread of infectious diseases.So, Tracking animal migration paths ,HELP US KEEP THEM SAFE, and stop the challenges that await them during there migrations.
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and the spread of infectious diseases.So, Tracking animal migration paths HELP US KEEP THEM SAFE, and stop the challenges that await them during there migrations.
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Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/tracking-animal-migrations/
 
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Article 3 : First snake found in amber is a baby from the age of the dinosaurs
 
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         In this article a baby snake is found in amber and its the first snake ever found from 100 million years ago. Around 100 million years ago, a baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The tiny snake, just 10 centimetres long, got stuck in resin oozing from a tree. That chunk of resin remained buried as the island drifted north and became part of what is now Myanmar. When it was finally dug up a few years ago, the skeletal remains were misidentified as a centipede and the amber sold to a private collector. But It has now been studied by an international team, who have scanned the amber to build up a 3D image of the skeleton. “The baby is unquestionably a snake,” says team member Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, a palaeontologist who specialises in studying ancient snakes and lizards. This would make it the first ever snake found in amber.
 
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Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2174474-first-snake-found-in-amber-is-a-baby-from-the-age-of-the-dinosaurs/amp/
 
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Article 2 :  A Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Has Been Found
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        An armored dinosaur has been found in Utah. The armored dinosaur is a herbivore. The dinosaur lived and died on a continent that no longer exists. At the time, an inland sea carved off western North America into a continent all its own, which scientists now call Laramidia. Akainacephalus johnsoni, a southern Laramidian, seems to be more closely related to ankylosaurids found in Asia than to ones that lived in northern Laramidia. If so, ankylosaurids probably dispersed from Asia into Laramidia multiple times, fanning out across the lost continent to form distinct populations in the north and south. So the Armored dinosaur seems to be related to the Ankylosaurus.
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         In this article a baby snake is found in amber and its the first snake ever found from 100 million years ago
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Article 1: An Amazonian Snake Has Two Types of Venom That Kill Different Prey
Around 100 million years ago, a baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The tiny snake, just 10 centimetres long, got stuck in resin oozing from a tree. That chunk of resin remained buried as the island drifted north and became part of what is now Myanmar. When it was finally dug up a few years ago, the skeletal remains were misidentified as a centipede and the amber sold to a private collector. It has now been studied by an international team, who have scanned the amber to build up a 3D image of the skeleton. “The baby is unquestionably a snake,” says team member Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, a palaeontologist who specialises in studying ancient snakes and lizards. This would make it the first ever snake found in amber.
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          This Amazonian snake has two types of venom to kill their prey. The fangs of these Amazon puffing snakes are like a double edged sword. This South American tree snake has developed a venom with toxins that target different prey. One for killing small mammals like rodents, and another that targets birds and lizards. Most tree snakes use constriction to kill their prey but this snake uses venom instead.
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Source:https://www.newscientist.com/article/2175544-an-amazonian-snake-has-two-types-of-venom-that-kill-different-prey/
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Samuel's Article Summary Page

Article 11 Wildfires in California are mainly caused by humans.

           Humans are most of the time the cause of wildfire. Forrest Clark was arrested in connection to the Holy Fire, the name given to a group of several different wildfires that have blazed through forests in southern California. Everything from items with small sparks like cigarette butts to more ostentatious flames like fireworks have started large fires. Although, some wildfires are the cause of  lightning strikes or other natural conditions but thats just 5 percent of the fire that stated in the state. In addition to the Holy Fire and Cranston Fire, California is also experiencing the largest fire in the state's history—the Mendocino Complex Fire. All in all, humans are the cause of destruction to the forest in California and all around the world.

Source :https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/news-california-wildfire-arson-human-cause/



Article 10: Think Again Before Diving Into a Pool

        Pool water has many positive affects but also negatives. You're likely to get sick from the pathogen in the pool water than in natural body water. Pool water has chlorine, which is deficient for our skins, lungs, and controls the growth of such unwelcome bacteria as E-coli and Giarda. The fact that many, many people seem to get sick from hotel pool water than beaches is because of from the gas and chemicals in the water. There were 493 outbreaks caused by treated recreational water ( pool water, hot tub, or the spa ) from 2000 to 2014 resulting in 27,219 cases and eight deaths. If you must you must go to the pool, at least try to go to a hot tub instead.

Article 9: A team of scientists predicted a cholera outburst in Yemen through the use of satellite information which was true.

Cholera is a waterborne infection that targets intestines and can progress rapidly within hours or days; it mostly occurs in developing countries that suffer from poor sanitation. Collecting ground data for cholera outbreaks can be challenging in chaotic locations such as Yemen, where there’s political instability and people are constantly moving around. However, satellites can help scientists collect this date and assess the Cholera risk in Yemen without actually being in the country. Satilites can do many things https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellites-predict-a-cholera-outbreak-weeks-in-advance/


Article 8: Bird Poop is Good for the Ocean.

  Researchers studied islands with and without the rodents in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. On rat-free isles, there were on average 1,243 birds per hectare compared with about two birds per hectare on rat-infested islands, the team found. And these rodentless islands had healthier coral reef ecosystems.They found out that Bird poop, or guano, is rich in certain heavy nitrogen isotopes. 

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bird-poop-helps-keep-coral-reefs-healthy-rats-are-messing


Article 7: People, Especially in the United States, Have a Condition Called Neurocysticercosis.

     This means that they have tapeworm larvae in their brain. Which can create life-threatening cysts. This disease occurs when a person consumes raw infected pork, which brings microscopic eggs of the pork's tapeworm in their stomach. If the larvae travels to the brain it can create dangerous cyst even though some can be harmless. Symptoms of neurocysticercosis include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and mental disorders. There may also include cases of meningitis, stroke, or blindness. So you should clean and always cook your meat correctly. 

Source: https://www.livescience.com/61844-brain-cysts-tapeworm-seizures.html


Article 6: There is a Virus That is Similar to a Flu Called Adenovirus.

This virus can make you feel feverish and horrible during the winter. Adenovirus is a different and active virus that can lead to different illnesses like pneumonia and conjunctivitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , when respiratory infections occurs, it's hard to find the difference of adenovirus from the flu. However, there are differences between the two viruses, for example, the flu is a seasonal virus while adenovirus occurs annually. Also, an outbreak of adenovirus 10 years ago has proven that it can lead to severe symptoms. U.S. military recruits are given vaccines for this 

virus, which has prevented about 15,000 cases of it ! This virus is serious. Source: https://www.livescience.com/61585-what-is-adenovirus.html


Article 5 : Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water Bird

         In this article, a lioness kills a heron that came for water. Even though the lioness was raised in captivity. Cats, big and small are instinctual hunters. Without practicing or being instructed, they know how to move silently, stalk, and pounce on prey. Even domesticated cats hunt small animals like birds and rodents with these keen skills. This is why the lioness killed the heron because it was its instincts.Since the heron entered the lions exhibit, it triggered the lioness' instincts to kill. Therefore, even captive or domestic cats are instinctual hunters.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/2018/06/lion-heron-amsterdam-attack-zoo-animals


Article 4 : Tracking Animal Migrations

      In this article, I summarized about understand Tracking Animals migration helps the animals.

Tracking the Animal during migration helps us how individuals and populations move within local areas and migrate across oceans and continents.Also, this information is being used to address environmental challenges.The information on the animals migration path or environment helps us stop climate and land-use changes, biodiversity loss, invasive species, and the spread of infectious diseases.So, Tracking animal migration paths HELP US KEEP THEM SAFE, and stop the challenges that await them during there migrations. Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/tracking-animal-migrations/


Article 3 : First snake found in amber is a baby from the age of the dinosaurs

        In this article a baby snake is found in amber and its the first snake ever found from 100 million years ago. Around 100 million years ago, a baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The tiny snake, just 10 centimetres long, got stuck in resin oozing from a tree. That chunk of resin remained buried as the island drifted north and became part of what is now Myanmar. When it was finally dug up a few years ago, the skeletal remains were misidentified as a centipede and the amber sold to a private collector. But It has now been studied by an international team, who have scanned the amber to build up a 3D image of the skeleton. “The baby is unquestionably a snake,” says team member Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, a palaeontologist who specialises in studying ancient snakes and lizards. This would make it the first ever snake found in amber.

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newscientist.com/article/2174474-first-snake-found-in-amber-is-a-baby-from-the-age-of-the-dinosaurs/amp/


Article 2 : A Spectacular Armored Dinosaur Has Been Found

        An armored dinosaur has been found in Utah. The armored dinosaur is a herbivore. The dinosaur lived and died on a continent that no longer exists. At the time, an inland sea carved off western North America into a continent all its own, which scientists now call Laramidia. Akainacephalus johnsoni, a southern Laramidian, seems to be more closely related to ankylosaurids found in Asia than to ones that lived in northern Laramidia. If so, ankylosaurids probably dispersed from Asia into Laramidia multiple times, fanning out across the lost continent to form distinct populations in the north and south. So the Armored dinosaur seems to be related to the Ankylosaurus.

Article 1: An Amazonian Snake Has Two Types of Venom That Kill Different Prey

         This Amazonian snake has two types of venom to kill their prey. The fangs of these Amazon puffing snakes are like a double edged sword. This South American tree snake has developed a venom with toxins that target different prey. One for killing small mammals like rodents, and another that targets birds and lizards. Most tree snakes use constriction to kill their prey but this snake uses venom instead.

Source:https://www.newscientist.com/article/2175544-an-amazonian-snake-has-two-types-of-venom-that-kill-different-prey/