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21st Century Skills Library Environmentalists specialize in many different fields, but they all have one thing in common—a desire to make our planet a cleaner, safer, and healthier place. Read this book to learn more about what environmentalists do and how to prepare for a career that helps keep Earth healthy. The Cool Careers series introduces readers to interesting and important careers for the 21st century. Other titles in the series include: Athletic Trainer FBI Special Agent Interpreter Movie Director Nurse Organic Farmer Sports Medicine Doctor Teacher Veterinarian Video Game Designer Wildlife Photographer To guide your reading, look for these notes that will help build the understanding and skills you’ll need in the 21st century: Learning & Innovation Skills You need to learn about many things, but you also need to learn how to learn.

Toronto: Second Story Press, 2007. , 29 landfills, 10–11 laws, 19, 20, 22–23, 26 marine life, 5, 16, 27 McKinley, William, 7 Mowat, Farley, 29 Muir, John, 29 national parks, 7, 29 natural disasters, 4, 6 nuclear power plants, 5, 9 oil spills, 5, 8–9 overpopulation, 28 ozone depletion, 19 pesticides, 9, 29 pollution, 7–10, 19 Prince William Sound, 5 radioactive materials, 9 recycling, 15, 25 Roosevelt, Theodore, 7 Swain, Christopher, 15–16 wind turbines, 21 abouT The auThor Tamra B. Orr is a full-time author living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Every year, more than 80 million people are added to the planet. As our population grows, the strain on the world’s resources also grows. This increases the risk of more environmental problems. Genetically modified food is another concern. This kind of food has had its dna changed. This is done to protect food crops against diseases and poisons used to kill pests. It makes plants grow stronger and more quickly. Genetically modified food lasts longer and costs less in the store. The safety of this food, however, is still being debated.

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