Afflicting 4% of the population worldwide, alcohol dependence is characterized by a sustained period of heavy alcohol use that leads to tolerance and results in withdrawal when consumption is stopped (1).
On a cold September night in Colorado, 21-month-old Gore Otteson fell into a freezing river. When his family pulled him out, he was unconscious, his heart had stopped, and he was no longer breathing.
According to marine ecologists, overfishing is the greatest threat to ocean ecosystems today (1). Overfishing occurs because fish are captured at a faster rate than they can reproduce (2).
Often coined the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are one of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems. Though they only cover between 260,000 and 600,000 square kilometers (less than 1% of the Earth’s surface), they house approximately one-third to one-fourth of all marine species.