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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Fall 2011 Air Pollution

DEC Webpages

DEC's Teaching Children About Air Pollution
DEC's Clean Air Starts at Home
DEC's air pollution page
DEC's acid rain page

Web Resources

EPA's acid rain page for kids and teachers
EPA's AQI Toolkit for teachers
EPA's Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act

NYSERDA's DVD "Clean Energy Across New York: A Virtual Field Trip," available for free to New York State educators. Go to Get Energy Smart webpage and click on "Energy Education." From there, look for the DVD icon on the right-hand side of the page.

Print Resources

Conserving the Atmosphere by John Baines (Steck-Vaughn Library, Austin, TX, 1990)

Hazy Skies: Weather and the Environment
by Jonathan Kahl (Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN, 1998)

The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss/Theodor Geisel (Random House, New York, 1971);
Also available as an animated program on DVD and VHS, and on YouTube.

The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up
by Kristin Earhart (Scholastic Inc., New York, 2007);
Visit the EPA website to get your free copies

Pollution: Problems and Solutions
(Ranger Rick's NatureScope series) edited by Judy Braus (National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC, 1990)

Why is Coco Orange?
by USEPA (Publication No. EPA-456/K-10-00, May 2010);
PDF and hardcover available for free from EPA website

Additional websites and books for children are listed in Conservationist for Kids magazine.