The theme of Earth Day this year is “End Plastic Pollution.”

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Mussels filter food out of the water with their gills. That makes them a great tool for testing water quality.

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Your toothpaste and face scrub probably get their scrubbing power from tiny plastic beads contained within. What is the environmental impact? How can you limit your use? (2:37 min.)

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This video looks at how the features of plastic that makes is so useful to us (cheap, durable and expendable) have resulted in serious issues in the ocean. Addresses both macro and microplastics.

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Scientists estimate that there are more than 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Science 3205 Unit 4: Water Use and the Environment.

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Learn about the impacts of an oil spill, such as BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico, on wildlife and our environment.

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While the bad news keeps flowing — along with the oil — from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a glimmer of good news surfaced last week.

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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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What if instead of oats and marshmallows in your cereal bowl you woke upone morning to find tiny bits of plastic floating in your milk? This is  what's happening to the creatures living in the Garbage Patch.

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