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Why We Need the EPA

Why We Need the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency is a United States government organization. Their mission “is to protect human health and the environment.” It was created in 1970, under Republican President Richard Nixon. The President first formed the Council on Environmental Quality, and the EPA followed soon after. About these environmental efforts, President Nixon said: “the 1970’s absolutely …

What is adaptation? | Biology for All | FuseSchool

What is adaptation? | Biology for All | FuseSchool

An adaptation is a characteristic which helps an organism to survive in its environment. Plants and animals must adapt so they can compete for resources and live successfully in their habitat Some adaptations can help organisms to not get eaten hide control body temperature or prevent water loss an adaptation gives an organism a better …

Erosion and Soil

Erosion and Soil

Hi I am Jared welcome to Fun Science Demos. The big idea today is erosion and how water has the power to shape our land. But we do not want the water to shape our land too much because we need that soil to grow plants. We use those plants for food and animals use …

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

(music playing) EPA’s Superfund program protects citizens from the dangers posed by abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. In the past, getting these sites cleaned up often required a significant outlay of energy and non-sustainable resources. The traditional approach for contaminated soil has been to excavate the material and haul it away. Unfortunately, this operation …