How do human beings affect the environment?

Humans and the environment

Humans affect the environment in positive and negative ways.

Cutting down trees and littering have a negative effect on animals and plants.

Protecting endangered species and cleaning lakes and seas has a positive effect on the environment.

At home you can help the planet by recycling waste and growing plants or vegetables.

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There are lots of small things you can do to help protect the Earth.

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