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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 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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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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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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"More people are using energy every day, and there are fewer resources to go around. We need to make the energy sources that we have last, and get more energy from sources that never run out. Scientists and engineers are working hard on many ideas for clean energy! How can power plants be cleaner...
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