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By Yael Calhoun, David Seideman

The circulate to preserve normal assets is a huge factor for environmentalists at the present time. Many typical assets - from fossil fuels to undeveloped lands - exist in finite provides. the one approach to make sure that they're going to nonetheless be to be had for destiny use is to guard them and to recycle as frequently as attainable.

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The focus of environmentalists 22 How Did the Environmental Movement Get Started in Our Country? shifted to concerns about pollution and toxic waste. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also in 1970, were all part of this “second wave” of the environmental movement. In the 1990s, after President Ronald Reagan’s attempts to reverse some environmental protection laws, what has been called “the third wave” of the movement began. Environmental organizations began to work with industry, the public, and Congress to deal with pollution issues.

The ranks of the environmentalists were reinforced by activists in the scientific community through the Union of Concerned Scientists and Physicians for Social Responsibility. This period is often described as the “second wave” of environmentalism. Some commentators have called it the “golden age” of environmentalism in the United States, not only because of its legislative and political gains but also because it was a time when environmental quality also became an issue of democracy. Citizens across the country became aware of what was happening to their physical surroundings.

You yourself are a rainforest of a kind. There is a good chance that tiny spiderlike mites build nests at the base of your eyelashes. Does It Matter if Plants and Animals Go Extinct? Fungal spores and hyphae on your toenails await the right conditions to sprout a Lilliputian forest. The vast majority of the cells in your body are not your own; they belong to bacterial and other microorganismic species. More than four hundred such microbial species make their home in your mouth. But rest easy: the bulk of protoplasm you carry around is still human, because microbial cells are so small.

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