Water is an essential resource for life on Earth. Considering how vital and precious water is, it is almost unbelievable that it can be used so carelessly. Sewage, toxic chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, metals, and solid trash pollute the water in lakes, streams, and oceans around the world. Water Resources explores the ways in which water on Earth has become polluted--and what people around the globe are doing to solve this problem.
The world's population has risen to more than 7 billion people, making issues such as food supply, energy resources, and water quality even more serious. Population Growth examines this major issue in ways that emphasize the causes and effects of population growth. In addition, it examines why some countries face the challenge of a young ... more