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"An accidental release of oil into a body of water"
- Due to human activities and/or unsafe transportation
- Played into effect since 1907-present day
Effects On The Animal & Environment:
- Oil Floats on top of the surface
Cleanup can lead to endangerment to marine animals & seabirds
Impact on Human Health:
-Risks are involved
Lung Cancer,Skin Disease, and Kidney damage
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico
Skin contact with oil can lead to skin infection
Important to wear protective gear
- Even for clean up workers
Waste & Effects
By Tiffany Trinh
MSW (Municipal Solid Waste):
Each person generates about 4.4 lbs of waste per day
251 million tons of solid waste in a year (2012)
34.8% of all waste in U.S. is recycled or composted
>14% is burned at combustion facilities
Other 54% disposed in landfills
When landfills run out, garbage is dumped in:
International landfills (developing countries)
General facts about our water:
75% of Earth is water
2.5% is drinkable
1.2% is freshwater from lakes, ground ice, swamps, rivers, etc.
More than 1 billion people do not have access to fresh water
By 2030, water issues (demand for fresh water) will increase
Plastic Water Pollution
Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans
How does this all affect us?
Around 70% of the industrial waste is dumped into the water bodies where they pollute the usable water supply.
14 billion pounds of garbage (mostly plastic) is dumped into the ocean every year.
15 million children under the age of five die each year because of diseases caused by drinking water.
Japanese government dumped 11 million liters (2 million gallons) of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean after the nuclear crisis in 2011.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), around 2.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation.
In America, 40% of the rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and are considered unhealthy for swimming, fishing or aquatic life.
The Ganges river in India is one the most polluted in the world. It contain sewage, trash, food, and animal remains.
On an average 250 million people worldwide succumb to diseases related to water pollution.
What should we do?
Recycle & Reuse:
Source reduction (Waste prevention): Don't buy it
Ex: use a water bottle instead
Recycle (processing of materials to be reused):
Ex: Chipotle napkins
Ex: 2016 Olympic Medals
Silver and bronze medals
30% recycled materials
Half of the plastic in the ribbons from recycled plastic bottles
Planned for reuse as furniture
Composting (decomposition of organic waste into soil): Good for fertilization
Benefits and Outcome:
Reduces chemical fertilizers
Reduces chemical emissions from landfills
Lowers your carbon footprint
What's out there for us:
Recycling Drop offs
Purchaseable bags for re-use
Innovative Recycling Ideas
Edible & biodegradable rings:
Compostable water bottle by Ari Jonsson from Iceland
Red algae (Jelly- like)
Decomposes once empty
Benefits & Outcomes of Reusing & Recycling:
Reduces amount of waste in landfills and water
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions which leads to global climate change
Helps sustain the environment
Creates jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
Extinction is the process by which a species, genus, or family, becomes extinct — no longer existing and living in the world. It is the abolition and annihilation of something that previously existed in the world. In the case of biology, it refers specifically to the end of an evolutionary line, or a branch on the tree of life.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has developed a system to classify the estimated health of a species. The system factors in: the rate at which populations are declining, total population-size, habitat-loss, total species range and ecosystem health, and the degree of habitat and population-fragmentation. The classification spectrum includes: Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened, Least Concern, Data Deficient, and Not Evaluated.
Climate Change is
by a number of things. The effect that climate has on
is very big. The biodiverse Earth can't keep up with the rapid changes in temperature and climate. The species are not used to severe weather conditions and long seasons, or a changing chemical make-up of their surroundings.
Pay attention to the products you use.
Look for products made from recycled materials. They are often marked by a series of green arrows forming a circle. You may also find information on a product's label indicating how much of it is made from recycled materials.
If you wear make-up, be conscious of which products you purchase. Many cosmetics companies are notorious for animal testing and other environmentally harmful practices. A lot of big companies, like Olay and Garnier, routinely practice animal testing. Read the labels on cosmetics, shampoos, and conditioners to make sure there is no animal testing involved.
Many products make use of palm tree oil. It's used in foods, cosmetics, and soaps. Many tropical forests are being stripped to make room for palm tree farms. If you see palm tree oil on the label of a product you're buying, make sure that company harvests the oil in a sustainable manner. You can find a list of companies that support ethical palm oil harvesting on the Union of Concerned Scientists website.
Do not buy products made from endangered species.
Buy local food.
Vote for political candidates who support the environment.
Use social media to your advantage.
Volunteer for organizations that help raise public awareness
Animal has been extended
The five most popular species
Animal been back from extintion
Animal going to be Extint
Javan Rhinos - 60 left
Oil Spills Sources:
Waste and Effects
Waste and Effects
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