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Protecting the Environment


Even though a growing number of people have begun to consider the impact of their actions on the environment, the planet remains vulnerable to human activity and the byproducts of modern conveniences. Thanks to an increasing number of conservation efforts, the planet's ecosystems may emerge from the looming shadow of ecological threats. This stimulating volume examines the various individual-level and institutional responses to Earth's damaged natural resources, discussing ways to stem the tide of disappearing species and habitats and examining potential methods of protecting the planet for future generations.

Series: The Environment: Ours to Save

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Reading Level: Grade 8

ISBN:  9781615305520 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2012

Pages: 88

“Upper grade overview of how people protect and conserve the environment. Discusses the goals of conservation and the specific conservation of water, forest, soil, wildlife, mineral, and fossil fuels. Numerous examples of failed and successful conservation efforts are presented ... Color photos and sidebars enhance the educational text.” —Hawaii State Public Library

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