one of the first laws ever passed to protect the environment of the US
-focuses on the control of air pollution
-ability for the EPA to establish air quality standards to protect public health and welfare.
-basic framework legislation on water regulations in the US.
-regulates water quality and how pollutants are discharged into the water.
sets up a program for endangered species of plants and animals to preserve them and make sure they aren't in danger in their habitat.
Buoys used to measure air temp. wind speed and direction, barometric temp. sea temp. salinity, and tide levels- sent to scientists to understand what may be causing the bleaching of coral reefs.
cost effective changes that industries and businesses could make that could help reduce pollution.
President Bill Clinton established the Coral Reef Task Force
created to preserve, sustain, and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems
created by the coral reef conservation act for the protection of coral reef systems. Focuses on: climate change (including ocean acidification), land-based sources of pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices.