You know the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. But what does it really mean and why is it important to cut back on waste? Each year, businesses and homes in the United States throw away enough garbage to equal 251 million elephants. Where would we keep that many elephants? More to the point, where does all that garbage go? Discover why waste is creating problems for Earth and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle now. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.
In March 2011 the worlds second-largest nuclear disaster occurred on the eastern coast of Japan. A 9.0-magnitude earthquake caused a nearly 50-foot tsunami that flooded the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The devastating tidal wave caused equipment failures that led the nuclear reactors to overheat to the point of meltdown. Dangerous radioactive materials released into the air continue to threaten the health of the ocean and people around the world today. Topics include: how movements in the earths crust below water can cause seismic waves the evacuation of more than 300,000 people from their homes near the power plant contamination of crops and water decontamination and repair work continued concern about leaking radiation from the power plant
This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about wildfires! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Living in a Warmer World describes what would happen if the earth's temperature were to rise by a few degrees and how humans and animals would have to adapt. Six degrees is all it takes to cause massive flooding, decreased forests, growing deserts, farmland loss, major hurricanes and storms, animal extinctions, and disease. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
There are a lot of different views on Climate Change. Myths and Controversies takes a look at some of the most popular arguments against climate change and why they are only myths. Debates of cold winters, natural processes, scientific errors, and global warming is a hoax are some of what is covered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
The Science covers the what and why of climate change. What is causing the change? What is the greenhouse effect? Are there other greenhouse gasses? What is the earth's climate history? What happens in a warmer world? These questions and more are answered in this title. Facts, myths, and modern solutions are presented in clear, age-appropriate language. Readers learn what is being done to protect and live in the world of the future. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.