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Earth’s Ecosystems

04Oct 18

NASA images show water pollution following Hurricane Florence

Rainfall from Hurricane Florence flooded rivers across North Carolina in September 2018. Nearly eight trillion gallons of rain fell during the storm, causing both organic and industrial waste to flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Pollution levels were so high that NASA satellite cameras captured images of the event from space.…

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07Jul 19

The growing plastic problem in the North Atlantic

Wrappers, fishing gear, bottles, bags. Trillions of plastic items enter our oceans each year, washing up on beaches and wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. For more than 60 years, researchers…

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Each book in the Earth’s Ecosystems series offers a glimpse at the different landscapes found across the globe. Filled with facts about the climates, plants, animals, and other features that are unique to each ecosystem, this series is sure to instill a sense of wonder about the world.

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