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bluefin tuna

Why we should celebrate on World Tuna Day

Why is tuna conservation important? Seafood Watch – Best known for being strong, fast swimmers capable of traveling great distances, there are 15 species of tuna found all over the globe. Tuna management can be tricky, but tools like harvest strategies and low-bycatch fishing gear offer

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sustainable fashion

What is sustainable fashion?

credit: https://www.bycurated.com Fashion for the Earth Earthday.org – Behind every piece of clothing in a store, there is an industry stripping the Earth of its limited resources and exploiting the labor force that works in its garment factories. Fast fashion has completely revolutionized the apparel industry,

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The Effects of Stormwater Management Practices on Water Quality

How to better understand the effects of Stormwater Best Management Practices U.S. Geological Survey – Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be used to mitigate the effects of urban development by retaining large volumes of stormwater runoff and treating runoff to remove pollutants.Urban development can have

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storm drain

Why soak up the rain?

Polluted runoff is one of the greatest threats to clean water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – When we take action to soak up the rain, we keep rain closer to where it falls and reduce the runoff from our roofs, driveways, and parking lots.

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Happy Earth Day 2024

Happy Earth Day 2024! Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Environmental Affairs Department wants to wish all educators, students, and schools a Happy Earth Day 2024!Recognized in the United States on April 22 every year, Earth Day is a day of celebration through environmental education, awareness and

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How to become a Mineralogist

Mineralogy is the scientific study of mineral composition & properties Environmental Science – A mineralogist is a person who studies minerals, their crystalline and chemical structures, and their properties such as melting points, which technically include all naturally occurring solid substances.A mineralogist may performing chemical, heat,

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How to Find Cool Rocks in Your Backyard

Identifying rocks is a skill that can be learned with practice The Backyard Master – The main challenges people face when it comes to finding rocks in their backyard is not knowing where to look and how to identify them. Without having the right tools can

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David Houseknecht

What is a geologist?

© David Houseknecht, USGS What are the requirements for becoming a professional geologist? The American Geosciences Institute – Geologists are scientists who study the Earth’s history, nature, materials and processes, and a career in geology offers broad scope to anyone interested in the Earth and how

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sedimentary rock

Encyclopedic Entry: Sedimentary Rocks

A sedimentary rock is, by definition, composed of many, smaller rocks National Geographic – Formed from the compression of ocean sediments or other processes on or near the Earth’s surface, sedimentary rocks are one of three main types of rocks – along with igneous and metamorphic, which

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metroplex geology

Week 3: Rocks and Minerals

Earth Month 2024 – Week 3: Rocks and Minerals It’s already the third week of Earth Day activities, and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport invites you to participate in our WEEK 3 Activity Lesson – Rocks & Minerals OR download the At-Home Instructions and Supply List:Learn about:

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