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Published in 2014
We make tons of plastic precisely because it's cheap, durable, and yet expendable. The features of plastic that make it so useful to us have also transformed life in the oceans. Watch this video to learn more about the effects plastic has on marine life.
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Published in 2011
Modern Recycling makes recycling easy and simple with single stream recycling. This recycling program helps conserve our natural resources one plastic bottle or newspaper at a time.
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Published in 2017
Forests cover about 30% of the planet, but deforestation is clearing these essential habitats on a massive scale. What is deforestation? Find out the causes, effects, and solutions to deforestation.
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Published in 2012
"""""Just Science"""" highlights the easy-to-understand video map of climate change recently released by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study. The app features a color-coded map of the world that displays how the Earth's land temperature has changes between 1800 and 2009. Monthly data...
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Use this document to help middle level students deepen their understanding of how everyday products like a soccer ball impact the environment in different ways. Most people -- adults and students alike -- don't give much thought to manufacturing processes and are unaware of the effects on the...
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Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers, coloring activities, and formal curricula from NOAA's Marine Debris Program. Grades 1-12.
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Global climate change, whether a result of natural variability or of human activity, is a vital issue for life on Earth and involves many processes and concepts related to chemistry. Engaging with this issue in deliberative discourse with colleagues and others requires understanding the fundamental...
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Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual mosaics, one for each year from 1984 to 2016, which are made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab's Time Machine Library, a...
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Published in 2016
Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot mainly in...
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Welcome to EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Climate Scenarios Projection Map. This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT. The impacts from a changing climate, including extreme heat and more intense storms, present...
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These lesson plans are designed to accompany the Digital Shaded-Relief Map of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map, both published by the United States Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They were written by experienced educators who created...
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Satellite images from NASA show how the Earth's surface changes over time due to climate change and natural hazards.
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Published in 2012
The Clean Water Act turns 40 in October 2012. The Landmark Legislation was a fundamental turning point in the protection of all fresh water in the United States. The laws' stated goal was to make all water fishable and swimmable. The law is the source of all modern day water protection and led to...
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Sunlight that warms Earth is re-emitted as infrared radiation, which is absorbed by greenhouse gases and causes further warming.
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"""""Nano sand"""" is a product that was originally invented to help clean up oil spills in water. Since the """"nano sand"""" is hydrophobic, it does not let water molecules pass through. It does, however, let oil molecules pass through. When oil-contaminated water is exposed to """"magic sand,""""...
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Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world.
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Published in 2013
"Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns -- seen so clearly from space -- are a testament to the billions spent in...
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Published in 2009
"Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Both the...
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In this Watershed Sleuth Challenge, you will learn more about your watershed - what it is, why its important, and what you can do to protect it, as you earn badges at each level of this three-part course.
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