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Transportation and Air Pollution in the United States - Air pollution has become a significant problem in the US as well as the world over years. It’s the result of variety of sources like industrial, agriculture, mechanical and transportation. Sadly, transportation which releases a great amount of carbon dioxides, nitrogen oxides and other toxicity is proven the leading cause of air pollution. There are several transportation factors that contribute to air pollution in the US. The first factor is the excessive use of SUVs and cars. Vehicle has played an important role in the US because of its use of connecting people to anyplace....   [tags: Pollution]
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The Effect of the Industrial Revolution on Pollution - The Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth and the eighteenth centuries brought about much of the base of today’s pollutants. A series of technological advances in machinery, such as the steam engine, along with a preponderance of other goods shifting from homes and small factories to large industrial settings brought about more and more pollution. The creation of more productive processing used to manufacture cotton textiles increased the number of mills located in England and eventually moved to the northeastern United States....   [tags: Environment, Pollution ]
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The Problem of Environmental Pollution in Malaysia - Countries strengths are measure by it politics, economic and social but beside this, environment change is needed in Malaysia for the better of the future development, educate and lead Malaysian to more value with the environment. While government should protecting and preserving the environment. Malaysia biggest problem is the environmental pollution. Although people already know how harmful these things are but they still go on. The three main pollution that happen in Malaysia are air pollution, water pollution and land pollution....   [tags: air pollution, environment, ] 737 words
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The Effects of Pollution in Utah - ... Pollution is especially bad during the winter months in Utah. After a snow storm, a thick layer of fog and dirty air builds up. Snow is then left on the valley floors of Salt Lake City and then the warm high pressure will trap the cold air, which creates an effect of putting a lid on a bowl. This thick layer of smoggy air keeps the dirty air from our emissions and keeps the pollutants from escaping (Frosch,2013). Salt Lake City, Provo and Logan rank consistently in the top ten U.S. Cities for the air pollution....   [tags: industrial, commerical, household, pollution] 726 words
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Plastic Pollution and its Consequences - ... Not knowing that this will be severely altered the environment, and planet earth conditions. Environmental pollution is found in many places such as plastic products, cleaning products, food, animals, personal care products, and the most dangerous in the environment where the oxygen we breathe and share with other living beings (Eriksen 2013). Environmental pollution produces bacteria which results as diseases and disorders in humans, animals, agricultural plantations. The process of pollution occurs when toxins are released into the ground water from landfill sites, this pollution stays in the environment for hundreds of years, while they break down; those plastic bags get into the food...   [tags: environmental pollution, contamination] 949 words
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The Problem of Light Pollution - RESEARCH PROPOSAL How can new approaches in design reduce the problem of light pollution. Research question How can new approaches in design reduce the problem of light pollution. Background In most situations, light helps us see. But when it comes to looking at the night sky, light is actually a kind of pollution. Light pollution is the pollution caused by misplaced artificial light. It is a rapidly increasing environmental problem. In the urban landscape that we live in, light pollution can have implications for the visual environment, affects human health, creates energy waste and results in undesirable economic consequences....   [tags: New Approaches in Design, Pollution]
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Pollution in Canada is not Good - Pollution in Canada is not as bad as some other countries around the world, but it is becoming a more pressing issue day by day. Depending on where you live in Canada you might not see the effects of pollution as much, however pollution is all around us. From the pollution coming from our cars to the chemical valley in Sarnia, pollution is everywhere. The three main areas of pollution in canada are in the air, water and soil. When we think of air pollution we think of the refineries in our cities and the exhaust coming from our cars mostly....   [tags: Effects of Pollution, Carbon Monoxide, Pollutants]
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Pollution a Global Killer - ... Water pollutants don't go away fairly easily and can affect your life in many ways, some in which is pollution of your drinking water and future use of oceanic resources. Pollutants in water aren’t necessarily just plastic bottles and plastic bags. 80% of pollution to marine environments comes from land. One of the biggest sources is called nonpoint source pollution, a result of runoff. Nonpoint source pollution includes many small sources such as septic tanks, cars, trucks, and boats.Plus larger sources like farms, ranches, and forest areas(What is the Biggest Source of Pollution in the Ocean?)....   [tags: global diseases, marine pollution] 887 words
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Multiple Types of Ocean Pollution - Ocean pollution is an out of sight, out of mind kind of situation. Pollution enters the ocean through how humans dispose of waste, accidents and carelessness. Ocean pollution destroys everything and there are multiple types of ocean pollution. There’s thermal, oil, plastic, and chemical pollution. Over 80% of ocean pollution is from land based activates which are careless. Ocean pollution causes hundreds of deaths to ocean plants and animals because of human negligence to the ocean. Each living person generates an average 2.2 tons (22t) of domestic waste every year and a lot of that waste ends up in the ocean....   [tags: oil pollution, chemicals, domestic waste] 631 words
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Pollution in Mexico City - Over the years, many cities, particularly large cities, around the world have had tremendous problems and had suffered massively from the huge number of population in that city. One of those massive cities is Mexico City. Mexico City, being very popular in Mexico, is unbelievably overpopulated. Several factors caused this overpopulation. This over population affects the people in many various ways negatively. It affects the geography and climate of the city, causes pollution, and a housing crisis....   [tags: Mexico City, Pollution,] 574 words
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Evaluation of cumulative air pollution in Riga and Liepaja with Cumulative Pollution Index method - ... Sampling site was chosen according to pollution dispersion modelling done by municipality of Liepaja, which shows that this site is clear from city air pollution (Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Environment, 2004). Three lichen species are used - common orange lichen (Xanthoria parietina), Shield lichen (Parmelia sulcata) and Cartilage Lichen (Ramalina fraxinea). They were chosen from different sensitivity groups to exclude specific responses to individual pollutants and environmental factors: o Ramalina fraxinea – sensitive to almost all air pollutants (Nimis et al., 2002); o Parmelia sulcata – intermediate tolerant to SO2 (Peterson et al....   [tags: Air pollution, environmental problems]
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Environmental and Industrial Pollution in Latin America - Environmental and Industrial pollution is a growing problem in Latin America today. Latin America is becoming a predominantly urban society and with that pollution issues have become progressively important of the political agenda. But Latin American countries continue to prioritize their economic development in the region instead of implementing their obligations to protect the environment for future generations. The government must start to put regulation to help protect the environment and the people who live in Latin America....   [tags: urban society, air pollution]
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Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China - Analyze for Curbing Air Pollution Plan in China Within the recent thirty years, China made a big progress in the economics. However, with the exponentially increasing economy, the pollution has emerged silently. With the surging pollution appearing these years, more and more reports indicates that the air pollution in China puts the health of the public in a dangerous position. Within all the pollution, the air pollution is the one that the public worry about the most. And in addition to that, several severe air pollution has been observed within recent years and increased the concern of the public....   [tags: China, Economy, Pollution, Health]
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Particulate Pollution: Chesapeake Bay in New Jersey - Particulates are tiny pieces of solid or liquid matter that exist within our atmosphere. Particulates are suspended within our atmosphere as atmospheric aerosol. Particulates can be man made or natural. Sources of Particulates Natural Man Made Volcano Eruptions Burning Fossil Fuels Dust Storms Coal Combustion Forrest/Grassland Fires Vehicles Sea Spray Industrial Processes Living Vegetation Particle pollution is made up of a various number of components including acids, such as nitrates and sulfates, organic chemicals, metals or soils and dust particles....   [tags: Pollution Essays] 1227 words
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China's Air Pollution Conundrum - Choking To Death: China’s Air Pollution Conundrum Long gone are the days when China is mostly rural with a population consisting of farmers. In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaoping loosened the controls on economic life, and began a period known as “reform and opening.” China has not looked back, and industries continue to develop and millions of people migrate to cities to work in one of the many factories. China is experiencing record-breaking economic expansion. They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and exporters....   [tags: Economic Growth, China, Air Pollution, Rural]
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Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus - I. Introduction and Purpose Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a disorder in which the body is incapable of fully utilizing converted energy taken from food. There are three types of diabetes: type 1 or insulin-dependent, type 2 or adult on-set, and gestational diabetes (Webmd.com, 2014). According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2011 there were approximately 25.8 million cases of diabetes in the United States, 7 million of which were undiagnosed, and an estimated 79 million cases of prediabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2014)....   [tags: Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus]
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A Cleaner Future: A Comprehensive Pollution Prevention and Reduction Program - A Cleaner Future: A Comprehensive Pollution Prevention and Reduction Program Introduction Pollution is a major problem globally and it becomes greater as the human population continues to rise exponentially. One of the major problems with increased population is higher waste production, which creates increased air, soil, and water pollution. To resolve this problem waste reduction must be of primary importance in preventing and reducing pollution. Waste management can be an expensive undertaking if not managed correctly so sustainable practices must be addressed....   [tags: Environmentalism, Pollution Control]
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Air Pollution Essay: Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change - Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the reason for the planet as it is today; the reason why we see campaigns flooding the media informing us to ‘switch off’, ‘save the planet’ and ‘turn down the heat’ and the reason why the government is trying to develop a successful scheme, such as the carbon tax scheme, to reduce air pollution caused by major industries. Air pollution and greenhouse gases are the two immediate causes of global warming and climate change. Air pollution occurs when chemicals or particulate matter enter the atmosphere....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1498 words
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Air Pollution: The Number Offender Our Cars - The effects of air pollution are not only hurting us, but the environment as well. We can reduce air pollution through cars by using more eco-friendly fuel types, changing the way we manufacture cars, and finding more eco-friendly forms of transportation to use that will benefit the environment and your health. The invention of the automobile has been a revolutionary and astonishing improvement to transportation. Since the invention in 1885,humans have used the automobile as the number one form of transportation....   [tags: air pollution, fuel, automobile]
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The Hazards of Ocean Pollution - The Hazards of Ocean Pollution Basic Facts Ocean Pollution is a serious issue in today's global politics. The delicate balance of Earth's ecosystem is put in jeopardy when the ocean is not clean. Problem evolving from ocean pollution directly harm marine life and indirectly affect human health and the Earth's many valuable resources. Ocean Pollution is a Broad term that encpompasses any and all foregin matter that directly or indirectly makes its way into the ocean. This includes everything from the extreme: oil spills, Toxic Waste dumping and industrial dumping-- to the small scael: human activities and basic carelessness....   [tags: Ocean Pollution] 798 words
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Nuclear Pollution Plagues Former Soviet Union - Imagine visiting the beautiful Russian Lake Karachay only to drop dead an hour later from lethal nuclear pollution (Zimmerman). This radiation began in the mid 1940s. The Soviet Union built a secret city in Southern Urals called Ozyorsk and constructed the Mayak plutonium plant, formerly known as Chelyabinsk-40 and later as Chelyabinsk-65 after the postal codes of the site (Wikipedia contributors). Nuclear weapons began to be produced in much of a hasty, reckless manner considering no plans to get rid of waste were thought through....   [tags: environment, nuclear pollution]
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Automobiles and Pollution - Automobiles and Pollution       In years past, levels of air, noise, and sight pollution were much lower than they are today. There are more cars on the road today, and because of this we experience higher levels of pollution than before. The automobile is probably the leading contributor pollution in our cities. They release toxic emissions into our atmosphere. Automobiles are linked particularly to carbon monoxide pollution. They are noisy (especially if you are living near the highway), and they take up valuable space in the form of vast parking lots that are unpleasing to the eye....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Pollution] 1004 words
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Types of Pollution - ... 2. Air Pollution: Air pollution is coming from several sources such as the various activities of the human being or natural sources and causes the human in most of the air pollution by waste and sewage, oil and its derivatives and radioactive materials and the nature is causing earthquakes, floods, storms and this results in damage to different system environments. 3. Water pollution: water pollution is due to industrial development and special toxic gases that come out of the factories and harmful substances that are thrown in the water, such as sewage and chemical cleaners and metal elements, and this results in the destruction of drinking water and making water unusable....   [tags: radioactive, food, air polution] 930 words
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A New Pollution? - A New Pollution. Abstract: Increasingly our society is being inundated with information wirelessly, through emissions of electromagnetic waves (EMF). Any room you enter is being blanketed with ever increasing amounts of, in some cases, highly powerful electromagnetic waves. These waves carry everything from cell phone traffic to wireless internet signals, to even conventional AM/FM radio signals. Although humans and animals cannot perceive most of these electromagnetic frequencies, they can affect biological organisms in many ways that scientists currently do not even understand....   [tags: Wireless Communication Pollution Dangers Papers]
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A Plan for Reducing Water Pollution -    "Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children."    Kenyan proverb.  Solutions are like people, each one is complex as well as different.  Most every part time environmentalist can have a solution to any environmental problem that ails this planet.  That is not to say that they are always right.  Conversely, they are not always wrong either.  Having the solution is the first part, making the solution a reality is the second.  Water pollution is a problem that most everyone would agree does exist.  The toxic substances in the water can kill the plant life, animal life, and in some cases, the human life.  In Teluk Mengkuang, Sijangkang...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Pollution and Plunging Male Fertility - Pollution and Plunging Male Fertility Several reliable studies have confirmed that fertility among men has decreased as a result of pollution. The average male ejaculation is about three milliliters. This amount of semen can contain between 20 million to 300 million sperm per milliliter semen. To determine the approximate number of sperm per milliliter of semen, technicians must place a drop of semen on a slide and, while looking through a microscope, they count the sperm within a certain sector....   [tags: Pollution Environment Environmental] 1373 words
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Water Pollution in America - When you think of problems in the world today, water pollution isn’t one that would normally come up. In fact it is one of the worst problems in the world today. Water pollution, by definition, is the contamination of streams, lakes, underground water, bays, or oceans by any substances harmful to living things. All living things contain water and most need water to survive, so water pollution is a big problem. If severe, the pollution can kill off birds, fish, and any animals that use the water source....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 566 words
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The Water Pollution Crisis - When Christopher Columbus came to the Americas back in 1492, it was a world of opportunities, and was accessible for all to utilize. As the years went on, the aquirement and utilization of the world was apparrent. Technology gave the world advancements that would usually seem impossible and unimaginable. However, it’s those advancements that have acted as the gateway for the problems that haunt mankind today. Perhaps the biggest problem that humans have caused as a direct result of our own hands is water pollution....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays]
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Water Pollution in Canada - The industrialization of Canada is severely affecting the nations lakes, streams, and rivers. If something is not done to improve the situation it is going to have some severe environmental problems in its future. The following essay will be looking at the factors that cause pollution, and the effect that pollution has on the environment of Canada. It will also explore some of the methods used to treat and clean-up wastewater, and oil spills. Today pollution is very high in both inland and marine waters....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 2490 words
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The Water Pollution Crisis - Throughout history, Humans have created widespread urbanization, advanced technology, worldwide industries, and extraordinary markets. Humans are working toward a common goal of making profit. The problem with the desire for money is that humans will often sacrifice the environment to reduce costs. When this happens, nature suffers. There are government regulations to protect the environment yet many people choose to ignore these laws. One aspect of the environment that humans have been mistreating for centuries is water....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays]
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Water Pollution in Cairo - Water Pollution in Cairo The scale of pollution in Cairo is mammoth with the ever, continuing amounts of waste being released into the city. With the ever, growing population of Cairo levels of pollution are sure to increase. Recently the large EU financial institution announced on April 10 that it had awarded Egypt a grant of $79,000 to investigate the cause of the choking air pollution in the city, which has been blamed on Nile Delta. Due the massive amounts of pollution Cairo's daily air quality remains a constant health concern....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 1785 words
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Effects Of Ozone Pollution - The Effects of Ozone Pollution The term "ozone" has appeared in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has been a subject of discussion on both radio and television. Despite all the publicity surrounding this term, however, many people are still confused by it. The confusion arises from the fact that ozone is both beneficial and harmful. We know that the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere acts as a filter for the sun's ultraviolet rays, reducing the amount of radiation that reaches the earth's surface....   [tags: Environment Pollution Green Ecology] 730 words
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Environmental Pollution: Change In The Air - Change In The Air Our understanding of atmospheric chemistry is the best it's ever been. And yet in our modern age of technology finding solidifying proof that carbon dioxide is the cause of global warming has yet to occur. We do not as of yet have enough solid evidence to say for certain that it is, nor is there the evidence to say it isn't. None the less discovering the truth about the matter and bringing us one step closer to how to handle it is only a matter of time. From the dawn of time mankind has recognized that air was more than just empty space, but material no different from liquids and solids....   [tags: Air Pollution Environment Nature Essays] 1189 words
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Water Pollution and Drinking Water Quality - All around the world, countries are fighting to keep their drinking water clean. Whether it’s streams, rivers, or lakes, countries have taken great measures to maintain high quality drinking water for both human consumption and animal consumption. Countries must first understand the sources of the polltion, then determine the best methods to eliminate the pollution. Clean drinking water is a valuable resource and a the key to human survival. Plants and animals also depend on water for their growth, so all water must be kept clean....   [tags: Water Pollution, Drinking Water] 933 words
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Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America - Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America          It is steadily becoming harder to breathe these days. Every major city in the world is experiencing the ill effects of air pollution. The level of toxic air pollutants, known as toxics, has been on the rise globally, though not nationally, since the Clean Air Act of 1990, according to Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards [OAQPS], an office within the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. However, though more regions -- i.e., cities, metropolitan areas, rural areas, etc....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Negative Effects of Automobile Emissions Pollution - The Negative Effects of Automobile Emissions Pollution Charles Dickens wrote about the dirty conditions of London, England by saying, "Smoke lowering down from chimney pots, making a soft black drizzle, with flakes of soot in it as big as full-grown snowflakes – gone into mourning, one might imagine, for the death of the sun . . . Fog everywhere . . . fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city" (Qtd. Langone 28)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta: The Responsibility of the Nigerian State and Oil Companies - Oil pollution has been a major environmental concern since commercial scale oil extraction began in the Niger Delta in the 1950s and it will be for as long as oil extraction continues. Since the 1950s because of the increasing demand for crude oil and the existence of large oil reserves, the Niger Delta has experienced what can be called an environmental disaster from oil pollution, which resulted in major consequences for the environment and for the indigenous people who depended on the region for their livelihood....   [tags: Major Environmental Concerns, Oil Pollution]
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Drinking Water Shortage and Water Pollution - As the worlds population grows, it is forced by circumstances that it has created to face the limitations of the worlds resources. Most people in the US have always been fortunate enough to have enough of whatever they wanted. When something they like breaks or wears out, they throw it away or buy a new one, and they often don’t even make an attempt to repair an item. They neglect basic maintenance until they damage their belongings beyond repair, and expect that they’ll always have enough. But some things are beyond their control, beyond there power or financial ability to replace or repair....   [tags: Drinking Water Pollution Essays]
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Analysis of The World Bank’s Findings on Air Pollution - Analysis of The World Bank’s Findings on Air Pollution (PM10 Concentration) in World Cities The World Bank is an international non-governmental organization with the goal of aiding developing countries throughout the world with financial and technical assistance. Besides the obvious concern of financial stability for the impoverished countries of the world, the World Bank also focuses on education, health, infrastructure, and communications. Our analysis deals with the environment and infrastructure aspects of the World Bank’s work....   [tags: Pollution Environment]
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We Have the Technology to Prevent Water Pollution - Water covers almost 75% of the earth’s surface and is undoubtedly our most precious natural resource that exists on our planet today. There won’t be any living organism on our planet without water. Water Pollution occurs when a body of water is severely affected due to addition of large amount of materials to the water.[Missouri Botanical Garden] Pollutions such as sewage and fertilizers contain nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates. At high levels, nutrients can over stimulate the growth of aquatic plants and algae....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 1026 words
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The Sources, Environmental Impact, and Control of Water Pollution - Water pollution is one of the most serious environmental challenges. It occurs when water is contaminated by such substances as human and animal wastes, toxic chemicals, metals and oils. Pollution can affect rain, rivers, lakes, oceans and the water beneath the earth, called ground water. Polluted water may look clean or dirty, but it all contains bacteria, viruses, chemicals or other chemicals than can cause illness or even death. Impurities must be removed before such water can be used safely for drinking, cooking or washing....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Essays] 846 words
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The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution - The Role of American NGOs in the Regulation of Cruise Ship Pollution Each year, thousands of tons of pollution are generated on cruise ships and dumped into the world’s oceans. This pollution threatens the marine environment, the cruise ship industry, and the people who depend on a healthy ocean. Neither historical nor current international oceanic regimes provide comprehensive regulation on cruise ship pollution. To address the threats posed by limited oceanic pollution regulation in American and international waters, several American nongovernmental organizations have pursued diverse tactics to generate government, industry, and consumer response....   [tags: Environment, ocean, pollution] 2769 words
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Drinking Water Pollution and the Earth's Rising Sea Level - Water is one of the basic foundational units of life. It is very easy to take it for granted; after all, it does make up three-quarters of the total global surface. It has no taste, no smell, and no color. When considered on the most basic level, it is not very exciting or stimulating at all. Its simplicity is infinitely remarkable, yet it is indispensable to the perpetuity of all life forms here on Earth. So why has it taken so long for us to open our eyes to both its splendor and fragility. We as a people seem to understand that existence is impossible without water, yet we continue to sabotage it both consciously and unconsciously....   [tags: Drinking Water Pollution Essays]
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Air Pollution Essay - Air pollution concentrations have been rapidly increasing in the major urban areas of Brazil caused mainly by the increasing use of vehicles. Policies to control car emissions in Brazil have relied basically on mandatory emission standards and subsidies for specific cleaner technology resulting in substantial decrease of car emission rates. Nevertheless, taxes on car sales, differentiated by vehicles' size and fuel, have also influenced car emission patterns. This paper analyses the compliance trend of the Brazilian fleet with environmental standards between 1992 and 1997....   [tags: Driving Air Pollution Emissions Global Warming] 1853 words
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Pollution Problems Concerning the Long Island Sound - "The Long Island Sound is a national treasure, to be prized for its beauty, abundant and diverse resources, and recreational and commercial opportunities" (Long Island Sound Study). It is true that for many of the residents of the area the Long Island Sound is a source of inspiration and renewal. The Sound is widely believed to be the most substantial natural component adding to the beauty of the entire island. The Long Island Sound provides more then just beautiful scenery, but crucial natural elements that aide both human and animal residents....   [tags: Water Pollution Environment]
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How Pollution Affects Ecosystems and the Global Climate - How Pollution Affects Ecosystems and the Global Climate Introduction The main theme of our lesson is how pollution affects ecosystems and the global climate. We aim to teach 4th and 5th grade students about erosion in order for them to gain awareness about the anthropogenic (human-induced) impacts on the environment and global climate change as well as to generate ideas on how they can reduce their own ecological footprints. We feel this is important because the lesson not only educates students, but also motivates them to take action....   [tags: Lesson Plan Teaching Pollution Essays Papers]
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Air Pollution, Smog, Acid Rain, the Greenhouse Effect, and Ozone Depletion - Air pollution is a well-known problem throughout the world. Humans know that we are the major cause for air pollution and although we know this fact, we continue to pollute. We poison our air every day by throwing out enormous piles of garbage, burning tons of fossil fuels, and driving millions of miles each year, but do we truly know how much this affects our society and our Earth. Smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and ozone depletion are some of the effects that have resulted from air pollution....   [tags: Environmental Pollution, Global Warming]
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Pollution and Environment Essay - Modest Proposal for Methanol and Ethanol Power - A Modest Proposal for Methanol and Ethanol Powered Cars        "We need more stringent regulations on car emissions... Let's add MTBE to the fuel- that will reduce pollution... If people would just stop driving so much, pollution wouldn't be so bad..." People have long recognized the problems with the gasoline we used now.  We have tried everything from putting regulations on emissions, to putting additives in the gasoline (only to discover later that MTBE got into the groundwater), to campaigns to get people off the road.  However, more and more cars are on the roads as the population increases, and people are not going to stop driving.  Additives are as likely to cause problems as they...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Pollution and Environment Essay - We Must Act Now to Solve the Problem of Overpopulation - We Must Act Now to Solve the Problem of Overpopulation        In 1804 for the first time in the history of humanity more than one billion people were living on Earth. Then in 1927, 123 years later, the Earth's population surpassed two billion. Another billion was added by 1960, another in 1974, and another-bringing the total to over five billion-in 1987. Estimates are that the Earth's population will surpass six billion in 1999 and reach nine billion people in the year 2054-250 years after first reaching one billion.[1] Traditionally the historically slow increase in population has been attributed to limits on agriculture....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Pollution in The Bahamas - ... Land pollution in The Bahamas has an effect on the Bahamian environment, and on the health of animals and humans. The effects are even worse if the garbage is not separated into organic, re-usable and recyclable waste (Today, 2010). Land pollution can cause very bad smell and odour in the town, breed rodents like rats, mice and insects, who in-turn transmit diseases, and landfills in The Bahamas will not attract tourists, which result in The Bahamas loosing revenue, from its number one industry....   [tags: life unsustainability, environmental issues]
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The FourTypes of Pollution - Earth today is polluted and suffered greatly from irresponsible human’s activities and has become crucial issue for a long time. Pollution is a state where environment is being dirty. Holdgate (1979) proposed that pollution is the introduction of matters or energy into the environment by man that caused adverse impacts. There are four well-known types of pollution which are air, water, soil, and noise pollution (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). First pollution exist is air pollution. Both natural and human is the cause of air pollution....   [tags: air, water, soil, noise]
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Pollution is Everywhere - We are polluting the air, water, and land in many ways, and the more people we have, the more pollution produced. If we each cut our carbon footprint in half, for example, (very unlikely, of course) and population doubled, we wouldn’t have accomplished anything. And in reality, we increase our footprint and increase the number of people. We are using up both renewable (e.g., water, food) and non-renewable (e.g., oil) resources and the more people there are, the less there is to go around. Its simple arithmetic: the more people, the less of anything per person....   [tags: carbon footprint, environment, population] 547 words
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Causes and Effects of Water Pollution - ... As stated by Vyas et al. (1982) this is mainly due to unstoppable human activities that brings the rapid flow of minerals from the unknown to the aquatic area of the watershed. Shrotriya (1984) mentioned that once the elastic limit of the water reservation have crossed, the unwanted pressure caused by the effluent may affecting the ecological system thus make it impossible to recover to its original state. Poolution in water body also can caused the water pollution. Single sources of water pollution are diversified and the sequence of the water quality will not associated to single type of pollutant found....   [tags: environmental issues] 1280 words
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International Pollution is a Global Problem - ... There are many other things we could do like some of the small things such as, recycling, and installing energy efficient lighting to some of the big things like getting a solar panel for your house or buying a hybrid car. According to “Rosenbaum” though installing thing such as a bamboo flooring and solar panel arrays can be time consuming and and costly, there are multiple ways we can change our homes that are good for us and our environment (2). Many of the things that we could change within our lives could impact our environment greatly in a positive way....   [tags: atmosphere, emissions, carbon footprint]
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Pollution and Its Effects on the Planet - ... Extinction of animal and plant species.Severe floods that ruin crops each year the world's poorest areas. The groups most vulnerable to contamination are: children, pregnant women, people with respiratory problems, the elderly with chronic diseases and animals. Another sector of the population with a high risk of the effects caused by air pollution are those who work outdoors or in places where it is most exposed to emissions of pollutants such as vehicular traffic filled streets or industries....   [tags: environmental issues] 524 words
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The Effects of Ocean Pollution on the Environment - Our oceans take a large beating every day by the extremely large amount of pollution humans produce. Our society easily dumps their waste into the oceans to dispose of the excessive amount of garbage, sewage, and chemicals, but this small and simple solution is creating an even bigger problem. The way humans dispose of their wastes is causing the death of our beloved marine life. Not only are we killing off our animals, our food source, and our resources, we are also minimizing our usable water....   [tags: severe dumping]
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The Problems that Pollution Brought in China - ... In fact the U.S gets one extra day of fog due to china's pollution(Wong). The government is also trying to get involved with the problem and to find ways to fix it . The provincial, municipal and federal governments are working to improve air quality, and address climate change, through legislation, policies, new programs and specific actions(bcairquality.ca). Many say that cleaning up china's air pollution can take years even decades. There are many solution to the problem for example if they take down their heavy industry the air can be fixed(Desliver)....   [tags: factory, smoke, carbon monoxide]
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The Concerning Issue of Air Pollution - ... China wants about 60 percent of the population to be living in cities by 2020, as of right now they are at 54 percent of their goal. The World Bank and World Health Organization said the greatest threats to human health are burning noxious fuels from coal, wood, and animal waste. (Jacobs and Johnson, 2014) China’s largest reason for air pollution is the use of coal, because two-thirds of the country uses it for energy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed their studies from last year that people who lived in northern China lived a average of five years fewer than those who lived in the south....   [tags: science, health, environment] 563 words
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The Consequences of Air Pollution - Introduction The environmental issue that I’ve chosen is air pollution. Air Pollution is a huge environmental issue not only in the United States but all over the world. I picked this issue because of the affect that it has on our entire world. This is a highly important issue that people should be aware of because of the huge effect it has on practically everyone. In my essay I will address what air pollution is and how it starts, I will talk about which cities have high pollution verses cities with low pollution, what’s being done to change, and the affect it has on humans, animals, and our earth....   [tags: environmental issues]
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Taking a Look at Air Pollution - ... Specifically the environmental effects due to the industrialization of society, the introduction of motorize vehicles, the explosion of the population, and the conversion, reservation, and the use of energy and its byproducts. The total cost of a global conservation is not practical today without any rewards or enforcements for people and businesses. Many companies may be put out of business due to the cost to convert, businesses which rely on the low price of their current operation which can create pollution for the environment....   [tags: environmental issues, damaging effects] 1240 words
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Pollution Free is the Way to Be - ... Polluted water can also cause disease in humans. Many examples of water pollution diseases are: Waterborne, Water washed, Water based, and water related insect vectors. Waterborne disease is caused when drinking water that contains infection viruses or bacteria which can come from humans and animals. Every twenty seconds, a child dies due to waterborne illnesses. Water washed disease is caused by lack of clean water while washing yourself. This can not only affect the skin, but also the eyes and cause eye infection....   [tags: unclean water, environmental problems]
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Severe Air Pollution in China - After many years of ignoring the air pollution, smog ridden China has finally begun to take this issue more seriously. They are the worst country in the world when it comes to air pollution due to their huge population and large demand of manufactured goods (AFOP). This however is no excuse for what they do to the environment.This is a very important issue because of how much environmental damage can be prevented as well as setting an example of pollution reduction across the world. They must take this issue very seriously because air quality has gotten to the point where people are getting sick and dying there (The News Tribune, 2014)....   [tags: environment, population, atmosphere]
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The Effects of Water Pollution on the Environment - ... Studies have recently shown that layers of waste that cover surfaces of water will reduce the rate of evaporation by 40% to 70%. The lack of evaporation will result in the limitation of freshwater resources. Mountain streams will begin to disappear as evaporation slows, eliminating one of our most important water resources. The lack of precipitation will als cause droughts Industry and homes use up 30% of our water resources, while farming and agriculture takes up the rest. Not only does water pollution affect the process of the water cycle, but it also affects its product....   [tags: make them wet, industrial waste] 970 words
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The Effects of Pollution of Marine Life - Research from the University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography said that species in the ocean consume a projected 12,000 to 24,000 tons of plastic every year in the Pacific Ocean (Nall, 2014). Pollution of recyclable materials in the oceans is one of the leading causes of why some marine species are nearing extinction. Many authors of articles and books analyzing this topic tend to agree that pollution of our oceans is a problem. The future of this problem is where their ideas tend to differ....   [tags: environmental issues]
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The Environmental Effects of Air Pollution - Air pollution remains as one of the most immense problems that modern society faces as of today. Dating back since the era of the Industrial Revolution, the usage of factories and heavy labor has introduced many unwelcome gases and substances to the atmosphere and many of today’s industries continue to worsen the situation of air pollution. Many people who were introduced to the Industrial Revolution cared less about pollution and as science began to expand, the awareness of air pollution has grown havoc towards today....   [tags: problems, acid, rain, ozone, climate] 538 words
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Sources of Pollution and Their Effect - ... Confirming that this issue was much larger than expected. This started the long battle against air pollution where city officials appointed commissions to study the issue in order to find why the smog is occurring, how it is effecting the 2 climate and our health, and how can we solve the problem. Over the years studies have discovered the causes of air pollution in urban areas. There are two types of pollutants. One being the primary pollutant. These are directly discharged into the environment and the pollutants have not gone though any chemical reactions....   [tags: climate change, environmental issue] 1092 words
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Causes and Effects of Water Pollution - There are many causes for water pollution. The main one is plastics. The reason for that is that plastics take four hundred and fifty years to decompose in the water. Also many companies use plastic and people throw it in the waterways. Because water can float and be carried by the wind, it can cause harm to unsuspecting creatures hundreds of feet from where it was originally dumped. Such waste includes bags, bottles, cups, straws, cup lids, utensils, six pack holders, cling wrap, fishing line, bait bags, and floats....   [tags: cause and effect paper, environment] 626 words
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The Oil Industry and Air Pollution - Ever since 1908, when Henry Ford manufactured a car that was affordable to most families, the need for oil has been growing more and more every year as humans want more and more products that use oil or are made from it. People and their need for oil far exceeds the need to fill up their car. It stretches out to vast amount of products that people use every day. Including plastics bags when they go shopping, the shampoo they use to clean their hair, the toys their kids play with and the insulation used to keep their houses warm....   [tags: environment, gas production, greenhouse]
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The Negative Effects of Marine Pollution - ... Just California itself removed about 1.3 million pounds of debri in 2011 (Thank You Ocean). There are very sensitive habits in the ocean that are at risk because of all the things that are going inside the ocean. Oil spills are a big are a big part of marine pollution, 36 percent of the spills come from drains. Fertilizers come from farms and lawns. The extra nutrients that get into the water cause eutrophication that causes marine life to suffocate to death. Garbage that goes in the ocean includes: plastic, bags, glass bottles, packing materials, cigarette butts, etc....   [tags: waste, noise, animals]
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The Truth of Air Pollution - ... This is where the soil is an essential part of the water. This cannot be accomplished if both the soil and water are both acidic. The environment has led water and soil to a ripple effect which is not good for us and the environment. The ripple effect is a never ending problem. This ripple effect is not good because both the soil and water are affected negatively by acid rain. When the soil absorbs acidic precipitate it begins to lose nutrients which could lead us to a food shortage. To sum up, the environment has suffered tremendously from air pollution....   [tags: environmental, health issues]
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Sources of Air Pollution in Sidney - ... According to the NSW Government’s 2009 State of The Environment Report, vehicle ownership growth now outstrips the population growth as each household is now estimated to own 1.49 cars and take 16.3 million car trips totalling 132 million kilometres daily. Hence a combination of both economic incentives and government command and control policies may be explored to address targets of reducing vehicle pollution levels and to reduce the total number of vehicles on Sydney roads in general. Economic incentives for consumers such as subsidies would be beneficial in increasing the number of hybrid car sales in Australia and, in the near future, also electric vehicles as they become available i...   [tags: motor vehicle emissions] 790 words
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Air Pollution in Northern Utah - To be able to look at the distribution of air pollution from factories and incinerators and its effect on human populations, we must understand the justice of air pollution and how it is a multifaceted topic that can change over time. There has to be a party that is being adversely affected by air pollution. They have to be in a position where, do to various social, and economic issues, are being pushed into being adversely effected. There also needs to be a responsibility by the polluters for air pollution....   [tags: incinerators, environmental issues]
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The Devestating Causes of Water Pollution - ... Many power plants dump their waste into rivers and other bodies of water without understanding the effects that it causes on the surrounding water supply (Skariyachan, et al). Some waste that comes from these industries is referred to as heavy or heavy water, this is because it contains high concentrations of metals that shouldn’t be in the water at those amounts (Kihampa). The metals/ elements include cadmium, lead, copper, zinc and chromium which have been found at much higher quotas than they should be at (Kihampa)....   [tags: urbanization, industrialization, agriculture] 1652 words
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The Negative Effects of Marine Pollution - ... Which will make its way to our seas. If we do not take matters into our own hands it will be too late. Does marine pollution end up costing us. Yes, National Geographic has found that “common man made pollutants that reach the ocean (that included, pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, detergent, oil, sewage, plastics, and other solids) are being consumed by our marine animals and the organism that live beyond the surface of our seas.’’ This ends up costing us because we as human beings eat the fish which ends up costing us in the long run because of the fact it affects us....   [tags: environmental issues/concerns]
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Pollution of Water Sources in Malaysia - ... Figure 2: Rubbish strewn away along the riverbanks. Industries discharge a variety of pollutants such as heavy metals, organic toxins, nutrients, oils, and solids. These pollutants will lead to health hazards to both humans and aquatic fauna. Consumption of fish, cockles, or prawn that have accumulated heavy metal pollutants results in disturbed reproduction rates and lifetime. Herbicide and pesticide contamination may lead to death or chronic long-term illness in human being as well as impair the fertility and development of both humans and aquatic life (Azwad, n.d.)....   [tags: effects on human health and the environment]
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Water Pollution: Plastic in the Ocean - Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include irreversible effects to the oceans ecosystem. People often underestimate the importance of the ocean. They don’t realize how much damage pollution has caused to the ocean and the thousand of creatures that inhabit it. Earth is a huge place, but resources are actually very limited and will not last forever; unless there is a balance. We must protect the resources we have in order for them to last into the next generation....   [tags: environment, biodegration, debri]
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The Fight Against Pollution in China - Polluting companies around China might be forgiven for feeling under pressure: they have good reason to be after China announced the latest measures to fight environmental damage. On February 11, news came out that in 2013 China's environmental watchdog blocked 32 projects – the combined value of which amounted to 118.4 billion yuan ($19.5 billion) - on the ground that they had broken rules protecting the environment. Zhai Qing, the vice-environment minister, portrayed a grim future for industrial polluters....   [tags: Environment, Government] 642 words
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Pollution in the Great Lakes - Overview Pollution in the Great Lakes is a major problem. It affects both Canada and the U.S. and has been a problem for over 50 years. Both the Canadian and American governments have taken action against this, but the problem hasn’t gone away yet. This report will talk about pollution, and its toll on the Great Lakes. It will also talk about what we can do to slow down, and hopefully stop pollution in these lakes. Environmental Issues There are many issues that have to deal with pollution. Everything from algae to the supply of water we need to survive is affected by pollution....   [tags: environment, cleaning]
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Industrial Pollution of the Periyar River - ... Different plausible solutions are being looked at like signing down online petitions that are addressed to the State Government of Kerala. These petitions are opened worldwide with also give a description to the nature of the problem.2 Recently, a 24x7 air and water pollution system was created by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board around the Eloor Industrial Area. This system has been put up to monitor the change in water quality and color in the river around that area.3 Taking this into the legal dimensions, the backwater problem that Periyar is facing right now can be easily be considered under India’s Environment Protection Act (1986)....   [tags: environmental, social issues]
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Overview of Air Pollution Regulations - The economic impact of current approaches to controlling air pollution is emissions taxes and most effective are marginal abatement. These are penalties that in percentage to the quantity an industry release into an air shed, local landfill, or waterway. The most effective control approaches are implemented into a regulatory policy with execution time limit and mechanisms for enforcement. There are differences in control measures that mandate through altered levels of régime of provincial (city, county), national, regional and state....   [tags: Environmental Policy, clean air]
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