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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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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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This demonstration uses a water balloon to show how Earth's oceans are absorbing most of the heat being trapped on our warming world.
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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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EPA divers can visit K-12 classrooms to talk with students about ocean stewardship. Often these visits include pictures and video of aquatic creatures as well as images of polluted water sites that inform students how EPA uses scientific diving to help protect our underwater environment. Some divers...
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"Free, downloadable posters and brochures from NOAA's Marine Debris Program. Hang a display in learning centers to educate visitors about """"garbage patches,"""" put a poster in your classroom, or hand out brochures in your community."
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