You probably don’t need us to tell you that the world is struggling. This is especially true when you look at the environment and all of the animals who live in these incredible ecosystems. That’s because animals have struggled to survive climate change, deforestation, and the impact of human life on their homes. However, it isn’t all bad. That’s because conservation actions have been able to save certain animals from extinction over the years.
Lending A Helping Hand
While some people have looked past the extinction issues we have in this world, there are others who have put a huge amount of time, attention, and money into saving animals and making sure that no harm is done to them. This conservation work has been undertaken by non-profit charities, governments, students and teachers, and volunteers who just want to lend a helping hand. Since 1993, 48 mammal and bird species have been saved from extinction thanks to these efforts.
An Impressive Study
This has been discovered by researchers at Newcastle University in the UK, who have studied the rate of extinction over the years. They used four criteria to measure these changes and how these ecosystems have changed, and noted that between 1993 and 2020, the extinction rate for birds would have been 3.1-4.2 times higher. For mammals, this number would have been 2.4-4.2 times higher. This would have also meant that we would have seen the end of species such as the California condor, the scimitar-horned oryx, and the black-footed ferret. This just goes to show that putting plans into action and making a statement can really help the environment.
The world is full of amazing animals, and it’s horrible to know that some of the most beautiful animals on the planet could be no longer if it wasn’t for the work of dedicated individuals who take part in conservation efforts.
Ford Announces a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment to Build a Futuristic EV Manufacturing Ecosystem in America
Ford recently announced a groundbreaking multi-billion dollar investment to build two new manufacturing plants in Tennessee and Kentucky. The total amount of the investment is $11.4 billion. According to the plan of the company, the two factories will manufacture the upcoming EV F-series pickup trucks and their batteries.
Ford’s $7 billion investment is already the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any automotive company in US history. The full investment supports the visionary company’s longer-term goal of creating a sustainable manufacturing ecosystem in America by next 2025. Backed by the Paris Climate Agreement approved science-based targets are in line, accelerating the manufacturing progress towards achieving much-needed carbon neutrality. Based on this goal, Ford confidently expects to transform 40%-50% of its global vehicle volume into fully electronic by next 2030.
The Tennessee factory is going to be the largest ever manufacturing facility of Ford. It will also be the first new American vehicle assembly plant of the company in decades, after its iconic River Rouge EV Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. Together, the two factories will create over 11,000 job opportunities. According to Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford, this important investment is a transformative moment in the history of Ford, enabling the company to lead America’s transition to a new prosperous era of environment-friendly electronic vehicles with sustainable carbon-neutral manufacturing.
The Ford Blue Oval City
The Tennessee facility will be officially dubbed as the Ford Blue Oval City, bringing the futuristic vision of the electric vehicle manufacturing ecosystem into reality. Through this manufacturing pad, the company is set to reimagine the entire designing, developing, and recycling process of electric vehicles and their batteries. Planned to be built as a bigger assembly plant with smaller environmental impact, the 3600 acres sprawling campus of the Blue Oval City will cover nearly 6 square miles. The facility will encompass battery production, vehicle assembly, and a supplier park cohered in a vertically integrated system, minimizing the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process in a cost-efficient way.