Professor Actual Factual tells Brother and Sister a little about the environment within Bear Country, including the problem of the increasing size of the landfills. He expresses the importance of taking care of the environment through a couple of ways.
Kip Anderson, the narrator, explains how he wanted to make a difference in the environment. He was doing all the things he was told (trying to save water, riding bikes, recycling, and more). After research he found that there was another problems that was leading to the detriment of the planet: animal agriculture.
Kip interviews a former cattle rancher who explains the Food Disparagement Law. They discuss how money and profits play a large role in how companies and farmers continue to participate in animal agriculture, regardless of how bad it is for the environment.
As the main characters escape, falling off the cliff, they witness the bug-like creature that attacked them fall after. As the bug and excess rocks follow the main characters into the river, the effect of the weight creates a ripple, causing a tidal wave.
The Planeteers explain what an aquifer is to the chairman of the reservation and what the pumping operation is doing the ground surrounding it. They explain the dangers of pumping from the aquifer and the effects it can have on the wildlife and environment.