Animals need a healthy home, and so do you and I. In order to protect the homes humans and animals live in, we need to make the environment cleaner. On our site, you will learn about acid rain, global warming, oil spills, endangered species, pollution in the ocean, and non-native species. If we know more about these issues, then we will know how to help protect humans and animals. Our website will help you learn more about protecting our Earth.
Whenever you start a fire to keep warm in the winter, you are probably thinking that you are not polluting the environment very much, but you are. By burning wood, you are contributing to acid rain. People can also cause acid rain by driving a car, even very short distances. Factories that we use to produce items that we use every day also cause acid rain. That is how every day people are polluting the air more and more without even thinking about all of the harm that they are doing to the environment. To learn more about acid rain and how to help prevent it, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Acid Rain."
Every day, more and more animals are seen less and less. Why? Because of human threats such as whale hunting, pollution, and fishing nets. When we endanger animals, such as manatees, whales, or even coral reefs, we endanger ourselves. To make sure that you know how to protect Earthís animals, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Endangered Species."
Pollution is a major problem that is affecting many things in the ocean and around it. Through many things that we do every day, like throwing out garbage or boating, we can pollute the Earth and everything on it. Oil spills, toxic wastes, and dumping of other harmful materials are all major sources of pollution in the ocean. When you stop pollution, you save not only plants and animals, but your health in the future. To know how to reduce pollution in the ocean, click on the button called "Pollution in the Ocean" at the bottom of the page.
Whenever we run home to play our video games, many of us probably donít realize that we are running home to pollute the Earth. When we do fun things, such as playing video games and watching T.V., we are giving off greenhouse gases. This creates the greenhouse effect. With the greenhouse effect, we can kill our future. To learn more about the greenhouse effect and how to stop it, click the button at the bottom of the page.
As birds fly over the ocean, they may notice a large oil tanker run into a shallow part of the ocean. Slowly, the thick, black oil leaks out of the tanker and covers the surface of the ocean. As the blue waters turn as black as night, each animal that lives in the water that is now black loses its life. To find out more about oil spills, click on "Oil Spills" at the bottom of the page.
Many of us admire our native species, but what a lot of us donít realize is when nonnative species enter North America, we may not see our native species again. The sea lamprey, round goby, purple loosestrife, zebra mussels, and the Eurasian ruffe are just some of the many nonnative species found in North America. To find out how nonnative species are damaging the environment we live in, click on the button at the bottom of the page.
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