Populations in Coral Reefs

All of the coral reefs combined is less than 1% of the oceans environment but yet it is home to more than any environment that the ocean has to offer. Coral reefs has 25% of all marine life living in them about 2 million species. Compared to the rainforest that only have 10% of terrestrial animals. But within the last 30 years 50% of coral reefs have disappeared.

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People depend on the coral reefs for a multitude of things. 1/5 of protein consumed is from seafood. The coral reef fishery is a billion dollar industry. About one billion people eat fish as their main source of protein. 1/8 of the world’s population live near coral reefs.

Even in medicine. Scientist are 400% more likely to find new drugs in coral reefs. Treatments for cancer and HIV is found in coral reefs. Coral reefs is a big industry for tourism as it brings in 3 billion dollars in Florida alone. Coral reefs brings in 30 billion dollars each year.

What if there are no heirs.

In a case where the person has no immediate family member such as a spouse, children, cousins, parents, or siblings any inheritance will go to distant relatives like second cousins. If there is a stepchild but the person that died had no will then distant relatives will have the majority of the inherence. This is true in most states. If there aren’t any family members to leave the inherence to then the government will simply take the money and distribute the money to several government programs and departments.

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An example of this happened to a 97 year old man who died in 2013 with no heirs. He left about $40 million dollars worth of real estate. Now all of that money went to the state of New York. In 2017 around $227 million dollars was left to the government in Europe alone.

States with income tax vs states with no income tax.

Which is better to live in states with income taxes or without them. Currently  there are 7 states that has  no income tax.

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States that do not have income tax have higher taxes in property, sales, and gas. These states would provide fewer public services and the tuition in many colleges/university are much higher compared to other states. The only people that seem to benefit from this is higher income residents. The 1% would only pay 2.4% of what they earn while the poor will pay around 17% of what they earn. The poor will also have less public services disposed to them.