Space Garbage by NASA Orbital Debris Program: After decades of space exploration, there are now more than 500,000 pieces of artificial debris greater than half an inch in size. #Garbage #Space_Garbage #NASA
How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. This illustration shows what would happen is all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball.
Bill McKibben wrote the first public-aimed book on climate change, went on to write 12 books in total, founded 350 which organized 15,000 climate actions since 2009, and was called "probably the world's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe in '10. AKA, he's a true boss and inspiration - check out 350-dot-org to get involved and find the answer to...what the heck does 350 mean?! PC: Nancie Battaglia.
Every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic. A plastic bottle can take hundreds of years to break down – and even then, its particles don’t just disappear. Over time, plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that can contaminate our soil, animals, and waterways. Animals often mistake these plastic pieces for food. Once the plastic gets into their systems, these pieces can poison the animal and often lead to its death.26 billion water bottles are thrown away each…