The Oil Spills Effects
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico becomes an Environmental Catastrophe
The solution to the oil spillage problem in the Gulf of Mexico 

Selected International Environmental Agreements

Environment

Environment charities work to preserve and protect the environment and to promote environmental research, conservation and appreciation. We defined two Causes for environment charities. 

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Environmental Protection and Conservation charities develop ways to combat pollution; promote conservation and sustainable management of land, water, plant and energy resources; purchase and protect land; and develop more efficient uses of both energy and waste materials.

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers promote preservation and appreciation of the environment, as well as leading anti-litter, tree planting and other environmental beautification campaigns.

Did you know?

Human activities have caused some 500 bird species worldwide to go extinct over the past five millennia. The predominant cause of species loss is habitat destruction.

Polar bears and hippos have joined the ranks of species threatened with extinction from climate change, unregulated hunting and other man-made dangers. More than 16,000 species of animals and plants are at risk of disappearing.

Rainforests cover only 7% of the earth's land surface, but they contain more than half of the species on earth.
 
Lightning flickers from the clouds to the ground somewhere in the United States 25 million times each year. An average of 67 people is killed by this lightning each year.

An oak tree produces about 50,000 acorns in a good season. Only a handful actually survive in just the right conditions to grow into trees.

Six of the 10 warmest years on record for the contiguous U.S. have occurred since 1998, part of a three decade period in which mean temperatures for the contiguous U.S. have risen at a rate near 0.6¬įF per decade.
 
Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can generate $31,250 of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycle $37,500 worth of water, and control $31,500 worth of soil erosion.

The Amazon River basin contains 20% of the world's fresh water.

Approximately 100 million people in the U.S. are breathing air that is below the federal air quality standard because of microscopic soot from power plants, diesel-burning trucks, cars and factories.

Humans take up 83% of the earth's land surface to live on, farm, mine or fish.

Selected International Environmental Agreements

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