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Imagine you’re at your favorite seafood restaurant. You peruse the menu: tuna, shrimp, scallops, crude oil… oil?! 

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Have you ever heard the expression “canary in a coal mine?” Although we no longer use canaries, we have adapted this system of examining animals in order to detect the presence of pollutants in our environment.

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“Hello?! Can you hear me?” Silence. The call has been dropped. Has this ever happened to you while trying to call someone? Bad connection, you might think. But could it be something else? The sun perhaps?

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Nuclear power is touted by many scientists as a clean sustainable energy source, but the waste produced by these nuclear power plants is hazardous to human health and the environment. 

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Motor vehicles and industry are often in the hot seat for their impact on the environment, but have you ever wondered how your home affects the environment?

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Have you ever wished that you could fly up to the sky and jump on a fluffy cumulus cloud? Unfortunately, this is impossible!

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Coral reefs are natural tourist attractions found in some of the most beautiful vacation spots on Earth. However, these reefs offer much greater benefit than simply their tourism value.

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Have you ever wondered what happens to your fast food wrappers after you've thrown them in the trash? You probably already know that they end up in a landfill, but how exactly do these designated waste-disposal sites work?

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If I asked you to name a few things that all life on the planet couldn’t live without you could probably come up with some good answers: food, water, the sun, gravity. These are all great, but I bet you’d never think to say dirt.

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