Environment

Planet roundup: Leo, two headed sharks and more

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Happy Friday, everyone! Here at OutwardOn, we are dedicated to keeping you up to date on everything important happening on our planet, including the health of its resources, animals and more. So, each Friday we are bringing you Planet Roundup—the most important environmental news stories (the good and the bad) that happened during the week to make sure you’re caught up on everything.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary could change everything

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Leo has been on a journey for the past 3 years making this groundbreaking documentary exploring the threat of global warming and climate change on our planet. The best part—it’s free to watch now.

Click here to watch it!

Updates on the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Since the beginning of the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, more than 400 people have been arrested for trespassing and other perceived offenses. The peaceful protestors have been sprayed with pepper spray, shot with rubber bullets, beaten, and other horrendous things that are extremely concerning. Thursday this week, hundreds of clergy joined in on the protests, which only adds to the scope of this situation.

Read more about this here.

Two headed sharks?

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Ever since 2008, sharks of various species have been turning up with two heads—and scientists don’t exactly know why. A few contributing factors could be viral infections, metabolic disorders, pollution, or a dwindling gene pool due to overfishing, which leads to inbreeding, and thus genetic abnormalities. Odd right?

Read more about this here.

World’s largest marine reserve created in Antarctica

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24 different countries and the European Union have come together to protect the habitat of more than 10,000 species of fish, birds and mammals in Antarctica.

Read more about this here.

Lauren is a part-time editorial and graphic contributor at 301 Digital Media who has a strange obsession with cats and a love for Drake that will never be reciprocated. Follow her on Instagram: @lpetermeyer