The 2018 Earth Day Theme is getting rid of plastic pollution. On Earth Day, we’ll be running a blog post specifically about plastic pollution in the oceans that has advocacy and conservation tips, as well as an expiation about what “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is.
If you want to read and think about pollution and climate change, a good way to start is by reading some of these posts by Indiana Public Media:
- “Plastic in the Arctic” – Plastic waste from the eastern United States, the UK, and Europe is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.
- “Disposable Food Plastics Choking Seas” – Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.
- “What Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?” – Fish have been eating plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This has scientists concerned about long term effects on the environment.
Different Kinds of Pollution
- “Clean Air, Longer Lives” – What’s so important about having clean air and reducing air pollution?
- “Pollution And Synthetic Estrogen” – Pollution containing synthetic estrogen can have a negative impact on animals and people.
- Noise Pollution is Affecting Whales – The noise from human industry is interfering with the ability of whales to communicate with each other and in some cases, endangering them
- “Sixteen Percent of Global Deaths in 2015” – What was the largest cause of premature death in people in 2015?
- “Cities Cope With Ag Runoff, Create Their Own Pollution, Too” – A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.
- “Aquaponics” – Aquaponics is a type of farming that emphasizes the conservation of water.
- “Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico” – Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.
- “Climate Change And Coffee: A Rude Awakening” – In addition to raising sea levels and wiping out species, climate change may threaten the world’s coffee supply.
- “Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer” – Too much water or sunshine will cause barley, the “king of malt,” to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that’s exactly what’s happening.
- “Report: Indiana To Get Hotter, Wetter Due To Climate Change.”