We love Earth. Eco Kids Eco Family, Earthday Everyday. Earth Science and Environmental Educational Resources, Interactive Actvities, Printables, Lesson Plans, Green Crafts, Ideas, Games, Fun Facts, Non Toxic and Natural Healthy Solutions What's Your Question? Q: for . A: Sparking interest proves key to getting , or anyone, committed to a cause. The Science News for website serves up Earth-friendly content on a range of ... Source: www.ehow.com Q: How to Raise Conscious . A: 1. Q: What is geography for ? A: geography is similar to physical geography like mountains, volcanoes, oceans etc. Source: wiki.answers.com Q: What is the Best Virtual for ? A: There are a few virtual worlds online that are great fun and safe for . Source: answers.ask.com Q: What is Assessment? A: An evaluation of a , prior to acquisition of title to the property, for the existence of hazardous waste. Source: www.answers.com
Ivy's Environmental Sites for Kids Metroactive News & Issues | Santa Clara Valley Smog Clouded Future: Margo Leathers-Sidener knows first-hand the effects of smog--she watched her young son become sick from it. Air Sickness New studies show that the Santa Clara Valley's air quality is literally taking some people's breath away By Novella Carpenter WHEN MARGO Leathers-Sidener, mother of two, moved with her engineer husband to south San Jose in 1979, she left behind the rolling hills, farmland and fresh air of upstate New York. But California, Margo assumed, would offer bucolic charms of its own. It was smog. In 1980, Margo became pregnant with her first child and, simultaneously, developed a terrible cough. "The doctors didn't know what it was, so they prescribed codeine cough syrup," she relates. Margo noticed that Kevin coughed a lot, too. "One day, I was giving Kevin a bath," Margo says, "and as I washed him, he stopped breathing. The doctors couldn't detect a virus or bacteria and made the diagnosis: asthma. The Air Out There Forget oil spills. Nonattainment Blues
Cleaning Big Cities' Air "Not Rocket Science," Expert Says October 27, 2005 Hemmed in by mountains on three sides, the basin that houses Mexico City, Mexico, has some the dirtiest air in the world. Pollutants spewed by power plants and tailpipes have nowhere to go. They stay within the city and compromise the health of thousands of people. But it doesn't have to be this way, according to Mario Molina, a Nobel laureate in chemistry who is affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the University of California, San Diego. "Technologies exist now, clean technologies that produce a lot less pollution," he said in a broadcast of the Pulse of the Planet radio program that aired yesterday. (The National Science Foundation funds the radio program and this related National Geographic News series.) Molina directs the Integrated Program on Urban, Regional, and Global Air Pollution, a project that seeks to resolve air pollution problems in the world's largest cities. Clean Technologies
Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental issues Known as the cradle of civilization, the Mediterranean region has been subject to human intervention for millennia, so that little remains of indigenous ecosystems. Yet the region is still an important biological resource. What exactly is the "Mediterranean region"? For the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Mediterranean region is determined by nature's borders of the "olive tree line". The Mediterranean Sea covers 2,500,000km2 with an average depth of 1,500 metres the deepest point being over 5,000 metres in the part known as the Ionian sea, between Greece and the "foot" of Italy. The coastline extends 46,000km running through 22 countries. The region is known for its particularly mild climate with uniform and moderate temperatures. Around its coasts are lands rich in endemic species. The major rivers of the region have generated invaluable wetlands such as the deltas of the Nile, the Ebros, or the Rhone. Seasonal population pressures are also expected.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI) is a nuclear power plant (NPP) located on Three Mile Island in the Susquehanna River, south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in Londonderry Township. It has two separate units, known as TMI-1 and TMI-2. The plant is widely known for having been the site of the most significant accident in United States commercial nuclear energy, on March 28, 1979, when TMI-2 suffered a partial meltdown. According to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the accident resulted in no deaths or injuries to plant workers or members of nearby communities. Follow up epidemiology studies have also not linked a single cancer with the accident. The reactor core of TMI-2 has since been removed from the site, but the site has not been decommissioned. The 2010 U.S. population within 10 miles (16 km) of Three Mile Island was 211,261, an increase of 10.9 percent in a decade, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data for msnbc.com. Post-accident
The Poisoning of Minamata The Poisoning of Minamata by Douglas Allchin It started out quite simply, with the strangeness of cats "dancing" in the street--and sometimes collapsing and dying. Who would have known, in a modest Japanese fishing village in the 1950s, that when friends or family members occasionally shouted uncontrollably, slurred their speech, or dropped their chopsticks at dinner, that one was witnessing the subtle early symptoms of a debilitating nervous condition caused by ingesting mercury? Yet when such scattered, apparently unconnected, and mildly mysterious events began to haunt the town of Minamata, Japan, they were the first signs of one of the most dramatic and emotionally moving cases of industrial pollution in history. The outcome was tragic: a whole town was both literally and figuratively poisoned. The Episode Minamata is located on the Western coast of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island (see map). After World War II (around 1952), the production of acetaldehyde boomed. The Science
Mercury-poisoning disaster haunts Japan TOKYO -- Mercury poisoning from industrial dumping in Japan's Minamata Bay decades ago may affect tens of thousands more people than previously acknowledged, a leading researcher said yesterday. The fresh findings, to be released Monday, could increase pressure on the Japanese government to boost victim compensation in an environmental catastrophe shadowing the country for nearly 50 years. The government officially recognizes 2,265 victims -- 1,435 already dead -- of the dumpings in the bay in southern Japan, where chemical maker Chisso Corp. had been pouring tons of mercury compounds since the 1930s. Some victims died after eating mercury-tainted fish, while others suffered spasms and blurred vision. Another 15,000 people have registered with the government as victims of mercury poisoning -- but that number could more than double under new research that suggests weaker concentrations of the chemical than previously thought can cause brain damage and birth defects.
Love Canal Love Canal was a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, located in the LaSalle section of the city. It officially covers 36 square blocks in the far southeastern corner of the city, along 99th Street and Read Avenue. Two bodies of water define the northern and southern boundaries of the neighborhood: Bergholtz Creek to the north and the Niagara River one-quarter mile (400 m) to the south. In the mid-1970s Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed in the press that the site had formerly been used to bury 22,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical Company (now Occidental Petroleum Corporation). Hooker Chemical sold the site to the Niagara Falls School Board in 1953 for $1, with a deed explicitly detailing the presence of the waste, and including a liability limitation clause about the contamination. Early history The Love Canal came from the last name of William T. This dumpsite was in operation until 1953. Aftermath
Paper, Plastic & More: A Kid's Guide to Recycling and Environmental Conservation Helping kids understand conservation, climate change, emergency preparedness, and the importance of recycling is essential for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. Environmental conservation deals with being practical and not wasting our natural resources. It’s the protection and preservation of air, water, soil, and other natural elements that will be needed for the health of future generations. Although it’s nice to watch and enjoy nature, we must all do our part to preserve it. Kid’s Sites EekoWorld: PBS websites that teaches children ways to care for the planet through interesting facts about pollution and the ecosystem, and related games and activities. Educational Materials
Environmental websites for kids There are a wealth of fun, creative and informative websites for children. Here are Eartheasy’s recommendations: EekoWorld – A new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 how they can help take care of the earth. Animated characters use games and activities to present facts about ecosystems and pollution. Children can build their own “EekoCreature” and help it overcome environmental problems. Nature Challenge for Kids – This David Suzuki Foundation website starts out with ten simple ways you can protect nature, followed by four challenge activities that offer first-hand experience with the natural world. Kids Planet – Species fact sheets, “wild games”, web of life, how kids can help defend the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Center. Eco-Kids – EcoKids is Earth Day Canada’s environmental education program for youth who care about the planet. The Green Squad – This NRDC website shows how to identify and solve environmental problems. Tunza – This U.N.