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Environmental Issues: Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
Get news and in-depth information about the causes of global warming and its effects on human life, plant and animal species, and worldwide climate and weather conditions.

Environmental Issues: Biodiversity and Conservation
How do changes to the environment affect the many species of plants and animals on the planet? Learn about the environmental issues that affect biodiversity, and about conservation efforts that can maintain biodiversity around the world.

Environmental Issues: Alternative Fuels and Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels—including coal, natural gas, and oil—are formed from the fossilized remains of prehistoric plants and animals, and fossil fuels provide about 95% of the world's total energy. Alternative fuels are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels. Learn about the controversies and conservation plans surrounding fossil fuels, and explore the alternatives.

Environmental Issues: Renewable Energy
What is Renewable Energy, and how does it work? Learn about the environmental issues and options for renewable energy souces including solar power, wind power, biomass and fusion.

Environmental Issues: Pollution
Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day—all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment issues of pollution, what’s being done on a global level, and what you can do in your community.

Environmental Issues: Environmental Law & Policy
Learn about key national and international environmenal policies that affect the earth, and the pros and cons of environmental laws in the U.S. and other countries. Find out what you can do to make your voice heard.

Environmental Issues: Health & Environment
Learn about environmental factors and conditions that affect human health, what is being done nationally and internationally to mitigate those problems, and how you and your family can lower the risks to your health from environmental hazards.

Environmental Issues: Green Living and Design
Green Living & Design offers practical information on how to put more "green" in your life by making buying decisions and lifestyle choices that help to sustain the environment rather than deplete it. Green living may even save you money while you help to save the planet.

Environmental Issues: Recycling
Find out how recycling works—and how it benefits the environment and the economy. Learn practical tips for recycling engine oil, batteries, trash, computers, electronics and more.

Environmental Issues: Nuclear Energy & Nuclear Waste
Nuclear energy is a controversial topic. Proponents call it the most viable, currently available resource for meeting the world’s growing energy needs, while protagonists say that the by-product of nuclear energy—nuclear waste—has created one of the greatest problems of the 20th century. Learn about the environmental and political issues surrounding nuclear energy and nuclear waste, and what’s being done to address them.

Environmental Issues: Activism & Volunteering
Is there an environmental issue that you feel strongly about? Get involved! Here's where to find environmental organizations that welcome people like you, who are willing to get involved through activism or volunteering.

Environmental Issues: Environmental Events
What really happened at Chernobyl and Bhopol? How do different countries celebrate Earth Day? To understand environmentsl issues, it's important to understand what happened at major environmental events that have helped to shape the current state of environmental policy, laws, and activim.

Environmental Issues: Definitions, Personalities
In this category you can find a list of common environmental science terms and their definition, and articles reviewing historical figures who played important roles in environmental science.

Environmental Issues: Guest Contributors
This category brings together in a central location the bios of guest contributors to the Environment Issues topic.