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Enviornment: Learn More

These external resources were used to write current environment questions for this program year. These resources correspond with the "word of the day" feature and weekly vocabulary quiz. These links are provided as a convenience and are not an endorsement by LifeSmarts.

Health hazards
    Black lung-- Mine Safety and Health Administration/ Dept. of Labor
Response and Sustainability
Ecosystem changes
Natural disasters and waste management
    Food waste-- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Wastewater-- U.S. Geological Survey: Wastewater Treatment Water Use
    E-waste-- Los Angeles County: What is Electronic Waste?
    Food waste-- National Consumers League: Wasted: Solutions to the American Food Waste Problem
    Recycle-- EPA: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Buy Recycled
    Reduce-- EPA: Student's Guide to Climate Change
    Reuse-- EPA: Reducing and Reusing Basics
Ecology
    Buffer-- USDA: Buffer Strips: Common Sense Conservation
Atmosphere, Water & Land
    Erosion-- National Geographic: Weathering and Erosion
Energy
    Energy Star-- Energy Star: The Next Generation of ENERGY STAR Certified new Homes
    Ethanol-- Consumer Reports: The Great Ethanol Debate
    R-value-- FTC: Home Insulation: It's All About the R-Value
Population
    Extinction-- OneGreenPlanet: 5 Reckless Consumption Habits and the Animals They Endanger
    Sprawl-- CDC: Urban Sprawl and Public Health