• What Goes Up, Must Come Down

    4 monthes ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Paper lantern and balloon releases are often seen as a fun and beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion. While these traditions may still fly high in many areas and cultures, they are not without significant potential consequences to the environment. As Sir Isaac Newton once famously said, “What goes up, must come down.”
    Paper lanterns, even biodegradable ones, pose serious threats to wildlife and livestock, and even humans, when released into the sky. The metal frames that hold most lanterns together do not readily decompose and can maim or kill animals, as well as litter areas where...
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