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Published in 2017
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to...
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Published in 2017
What are coral reefs? Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do you know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Learn all about coral and why warming waters threaten the future of the reef ecosystem.
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Published in 2012
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options ... and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
It takes a lot of fuel to heat our homes, preserve our food, and power our gadgets. And for 40 percent of the world, cheap, plentiful coal gets the job done. But coal also releases pollutants into the air, causing environmental damage like acid rain and serious health problems. Can we create a...
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Published in 2013
As wetlands continue to disappear, the islanders who depend on them for food or income from tourism will suffer even more. But with improved wetland management practices, Pacific islands will be better able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Learn how Hawaii's wetlands help reduce the...
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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
With riing temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technoogy to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution...
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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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Watch a video on what happens when an oil spill reaches the Gulf's Loop Current.
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This activity guide has been intended to educate students in kindergarten through ninth grade to help them understnd the definition of water pollution using the basic principles of science and mathematics. The activities focus on the four main types of water polutants -- sediments, nutrients,...
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Published in 2016
Where do students stand on environmental policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change.
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This map shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill.
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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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During this activity your students will learn about the issue of land subsidence, which leads to topographical changes. Subsidence is due to poor backfilling/stabilization practices during the mining of gold. Then your students will complete an activity in which they will use materials like sand and...
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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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This series of PowerPoints and hands-on activities is designed for teachers to use in their classrooms to help discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Teachers can decide which activities and topics to include, download the appropriate PowerPoint, and then modify the PowerPoint according to...
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A group of astronauts got together to explain to UN Climate Conference delegates how their experiences have shaped their views on climate change, creating an interesting and stirring video.
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Students will be able to discuss how different magnitudes of earthquakes affect structures differently by simulating how buildings become damaged in an earthquake.
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