environmental aspects

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environmental aspects

Clothing eco activities

"Simple activities show children how to make a difference to the environment by reusing clothing to make bags, pots for plants, and new shoes"--Provided by the publisher.

Ducks overboard!

a true story of plastic in our oceans
"If a shipping container filled with 28,000 plastic ducks spilled into the Pacific Ocean, where would all those ducks go? Inspired by a real incident, this captivating and innovative look at the pollution crisis in our oceans follows one of the ducks as it is washed away on ocean currents, encountering plastic-endangered whales and sea turtles and passing through the giant floating island of marine debris known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. From the author-illustrator of the acclaimed Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover comes a highly accessible and graphically stylish picture book with an ultimately hopeful message about environmental issues and the state of our oceans. An end map documents the widely scattered journey of the real-life plastic ducks, showing where they have been found, as well as facts about the ways plastic is affecting various parts of the world"--From the publisher's web site.

Development, land use, and environmental impact

In the past quarter-century, the total area of developed land in the United States increased by nearly 50 percent. Such a shift comes with substantial environmental, economic, and social impacts. Conflicts arise over regulation, with advocates concerned about the harm excessive development does to the environment and critics charging that urbanization is a natural shift in the market. The diverse perspectives in this resource strive to address the tough questions that arise from this important issue.

False alarm

how climate change panic costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet
"This book will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong--and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all"--OCLC.

Boyan Slat

pioneering the ocean cleanup
Dutch student Boyan Slat always loved inventing. A visit to the oceans of Greece inspired his greatest invention ever. Why were there more plastic bags than fish? How could he save the sea? Learn more about Boyan's Great Pacific Garbage Patch project; The Ocean Cleanup and his plastic cleanup invention, System 001; and the challenges behind removing trash from our oceans and rivers.

Rachel Carson

Describes Rachel Carson, a 20th century marine biologist and science writer, whose work on the harmful effects of the insecticide DDT helped to raise awareness about humanity's impact on the natural world and the often-unintended consequences of scientific progress.

Taking on the plastics crisis

". . . youth activist Hannah Testa, the founder of Hannah4Change, chronicles both her personal and political mission to save the Earth's oceans by limiting single-use plastic products"--Provided by publisher.

Kids vs. plastic

ditch the straw and find the pollution solution to bottles, bags, and other single-use plastics : how you can be a waste warrior!
"Learn how plastic was invented, how we use it, where it goes when we throw it away, and why it's so damaging to our planet and the animals that live here. Then discover how you can reduce your plastic footprint and live life more sustainably"--Provided by publisher.

Toxic terror!

"Angelina Butterworth couldn't understand why people kept polluting our planet until the day she discovered it was the diabolical plan of aliens bent on destroying Earth! In this entertaining and instructive narrative, readers will . . . find out if Angelina can escape the slimy tentacles of the evil Toxlings while learning what people can do in real life to stop our world from becoming an actual toxic wasteland"--Amazon.

Plastic panic!

"How big of a problem is plastic pollution? Essential answers are found in this inventive volume which tells the tale of Terry, who received a message from the future from a man claiming to be the last surviving human in a world ravaged by plastic pollution. Young Terry learns why plastic waste became such a serious issue and how to stop such a bleak future from coming true. This . . . narrative includes essential concepts from the elementary science curriculum as well as . . . supporting photographs"--Publisher.


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