Our planet is a beautiful place. Our Green Earth celebrates the beauty and diversity of Earth while exploring some of the key risks and challenges to our environment. Each book looks at environmental problems, both natural and man-made, and gives readers insights into solutions for resolving and preventing the problems. Face Off features let readers think about different points of view, Try It Out provides step-by-step ideas for taking action, Graphs, charts, maps, and sidebars present content in alternate ways, On the Job profiles give an up-close look at relevant careers, Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 All About Energy 4
Chapter 2 Using Energy Wisely 14
Chapter 3 The Sun and the Wind 20
On The Job: Meet Lisa Daniels 28
For More Information 31