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China's Air Pollution Conundrum - ... The fact that China’s citizens constantly breathe these dangerous substances is daunting and alarming. The majority have no control of the situation, and are victims that are in need of rescue. Out of the 560 million citizens living in China’s cities, only 1% breathe air that the European Union considers safe (Huang). This is simply unacceptable. Beijing takes daily measurements of PM 2.5, dangerous particles in the air smaller than 2.5 micrometers that penetrate gas exchange regions in the lungs....   [tags: Economic Growth, China, Air Pollution, Rural]
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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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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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Air Pollution and Health Disparities - ... Air pollution deaths are most commonly found in patients who suffer heart disease, and strokes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), studies have demonstrated a consistent risk for heart disease and stroke in relation to both short- and long-term exposure to particulate matter (2012). For example, scientist found that exposure to the particulate matter (PM) from car emission over time can cause cardiovascular problems and in some cases even mortality The scientist in this study found that when someone is exposed to poor air conditions their blood platelets become activated, the cells in the blood that normally reduce bleeding from a wound, but in this case there is not a wo...   [tags: clean air, environment]
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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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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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Regulating Air Pollution - 1. Introduction 2. Background study 3. Proposed research 4. Project plan and time management 5. CPM diagram 6. References 7. Appendix INTRODUCTION: Air pollution is presently a large concern all over the planet. According to NOAA (National Oceanic’s and Atmospheric Agency) 50,000 deaths happening only in United States of America every year with respiratory diseases caused due to air pollution and estimates that it costs around $150billion per annum in order to regulate air pollution [1]....   [tags: air filter, electret, filtration]
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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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We Must Stop Air Pollution Now - There are about seven billion people in the world. Most of these people own cars and live in large cities. Beijing, China, is known for having the most polluted air in the world. China has about 400,000 factories working everyday creating air pollution. Pollution is becoming a big problem in the world. Pollution affects everything from the plants we grow to the ozone layer of the earth. Some of the air pollution is so bad in places around the world that breathing the air is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day....   [tags: environment, polluted air]
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Severe Air Pollution in China - ... Since China is so large the more clean energy we use, the less air pollution being put out. This not only effects China, but the whole world because they’re pollution is contributing to global warming as other global issues. With continued improvements China plans to have 13% clean energy by 2017 (Barbara Finamore). This is a huge step towards reducing air pollution to a safe level. This is very hopeful and could possibly lead to a world slowly moving towards green energy and significant reduction in air pollution (I do not believe that we will ever be completely independent of fossil fuels.)....   [tags: environment, population, atmosphere]
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Air Pollution and Acid Rain - Air Pollution is not a new topic. It is a problem that we have noticed since the industrial revolution, when trees, houses and cars were covered in soot from the factories. People demanded change then, just as they are demanding it now. With all the talk of acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion it seems hopeless, but it isn't. Everyone can make a difference. After reading this you will understand the causes, effects and possible solutions to the problems of acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 1295 words
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Air Pollution in Birmingham, Alabama - Air pollution continues to be a significant problem in the city of Birmingham, as it has been for decades. No one enjoys walking the streets of Birmingham only to taste or smell the smoke and particulates in the air, not to mention the damaging effects to one’s health. Fortunately, improvements have been made; forty years ago, residents of Birmingham could not even see the skyline due to the immense amounts of particulates in the air, but now the skyline is visible on a daily basis. The noticeable improvement indicates the progress that has been made over the years, but there is still plenty of room for much needed improvement....   [tags: Environment]
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Air Pollution in Japan - Abstract This assignment presents one of the major environmental issues in Japan, air pollution. The major causes and impacts of Japan air pollution will be addressed and highlighted in details; air pollution have its significant health implication on humans, as well as the environment, the effects and damages may extend beyond any measure of tolerance. Numerous sustainable solutions were proposed by the government or the individuals. This assignment discussed these different solution along with it implications....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 3040 words
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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 within Peru - Air Pollution within Peru Introduction Pollutants and toxic wastes have been one of the major contributors to air pollution and other toxic smog. More recently, Peru has seen higher levels of air pollution than it has even seen before. These extremely high levels have been mainly due to the high emissions from automobiles that contain many harmful gases; to people and the environment. Despite many efforts that are being taken to improve the state in which Peru’s environment is currently in, not much change has actually been seen....   [tags: Pollutants. Toxic Waste]
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Air Pollution - “There are about 2 million premature deaths caused each year due to air pollution in cities across the world” (Air Pollution). Every day the average person inhales about 20,000 liters of contaminated air, Such as carbon dioxide and smog (Brimblecombe). These pollutants are released throughout the world’s atmosphere in concentrations that are high enough to cause health problems, which leads to one of the main problems today, and that would be air pollution (Socha). The main cause of air pollution is all of the toxic chemicals that are being released into the air such as cars emitting carbon, to the methane that comes from gas that is emitted by livestock such as cows (Air Pollution)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution - Pollution has been a growing problem all around the world. One of the biggest types of pollutants is air pollution. Even though the United States isn’t the biggest air polluter, it influences other countries by what it does and is still one of the biggest polluters in the world. Most of the pollution is from factories, mobile sources like cars and planes, and natural sources. The United States government needs to figure out something to stop the amount of air pollution it creates. Air pollution happens when gases, dust, fumes, or odor get into the air in harmful amounts....   [tags: environment, pollutants]
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Air Pollution - ... However, most environmental laws are to be violated for the sake of expansion, like the Philippines Clean Air Act, since building a city needs space. Thus, city expansions reclaims nature and expels wild life .Moreover, reclaiming nature is the negating factor of building a city because trees, the natural filter of air, is occupied by business and houses. Cities as of today have fewer trees to clean the air and animals to balance the ecosystem. To add up, the city loses nature in an urban setting, which is bad for the citizens because no force can convert and lessen the production of air pollution, therefore, contaminating the air quality and affecting public health....   [tags: industrialization, laws, planting trees]
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Air Pollution - All living things use air and it must be clean to maintain life on earth. When air pollution becomes the subject, what do you think about. Smog, acid rain, and other forms of outdoor pollution are the common things people think about. Air pollution can also exist indoors as in closed ventilated areas that we surround. This makes the air that we breathe indoors inescapable and the pollution exist both indoor and outdoor. For example, hair spray usage indoor is polluting the air inside because of the emissions of toxic chemicals used to create the product are present within a spray of it....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution - Air pollution can be described as any contaminate of the atmosphere that disturbs the natural composition and chemistry of the air. This can be in the form of particulate matter such as dust, or excessive gases like carbon dioxide or other vapors. These pollutants can occur naturally, or are the product of human activities. The air that we breathe is filled with substances that are hazardous to our health. Some contaminates can be noticed because of an odor, where some cannot because they are odorless....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]
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Air Pollution: Industrialization - Imagine waking up one morning after going to bed as healthy as horse, with no eye sight accompanied by a burning sensation, excruciating pain in your lungs that makes it difficult for you to breathe and with no idea what has caused this effect. This was the feeling experienced by over 200, 000 people in Bhopal, India on Dec 3rd, 1984. A pesticide plant run by Union Carbide Corporation, an American company, experienced a gas leak from tanks containing Methyl Isocyanate (MIC). Methyl Isocyanate reacted with water producing toxic gases that spread out towards human settlements causing devastating effects....   [tags: Disasters, Technology, Science]
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Air Pollution in Auckland, New Zealand - ... This is major cause of air pollution that is very difficult to manage. Beside above all usage of chemicals for crop dusting, fumigating homes, household cleaning products or painting supplies, insect killers contribute to air pollution without knowing the effect of these chemicals. These chemicals or gases not only pollute the air at home or offers but uses fall ill with no or little ventilation if breathe these gases. In addition the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil at both power plants and in the home, is also a major source of air pollution....   [tags: pacific ocean, unhealthy gases, smoking]
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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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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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India: Removal of Toluene from the Air - ... The fiber can be extracted from green coconut husks consisting of lignocellulosic (higher concentrations of lignin), a natural polymer. However coir has its most suitable applications in the field of geotextiles, where slow biodegradability is required due to its resilience and high elongation property. Hence the removal of lignin or latex from the coir is very much essential for maintaining their stability in the biofilter. So, it was done by sun drying method. The dried coir was mechanically or manually hammered to remove the latex fig.1....   [tags: developing country, air pollution]
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Environmental and Industrial Pollution in Latin America - ... In January of 2013, hundreds of people took to the streets in the town of Ventanas, Chile to march “For a Decent Life,” demanding that no more coal fired power plants are built in the area. “Ventanas was declared a ‘pollution saturated zone’ in 1993, yet companies have continued building new plants there. Three thermoelectric plants and one copper refinery are currently operating in Ventanas. Citizens in the Huasco River Valley are suffering from the environmental damage and consequent health impacts caused by the area’s industrial development” (Maxwell)....   [tags: urban society, air pollution]
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Causes and Effects of Air Pollution - ... Aerotropolis discusses the potential for airports to become hubs for potential new cities. Though ambitious, this idea faces many hurdles as residents and offices alike are affected by noise. Los Angeles International Airport, which has almost reached its limits of expansion, had to spend hundreds of millions solely on “litigation costs from expanding its runways.” Eventually, it was deemed more cost effective to purchase nearby homes outright and demolish them (Kasarda and Linday29). The common misconception is that one will adapt and get used to it....   [tags: carbon emission, aviation, combustion]
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The Devastating Effects of Air Pollution - Pollutants in the air are a serious environmental issue today. We, as an industrial society, have become far too familiar with terms like smog, radon, lead, asbestos, ozone, and carbon monoxide. We have also seen on the news, read in the newspaper, or experienced in our own lives some of the harmful consequences that result from these pollutants -- perhaps as allergies or congestion from exposure to smog or more dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning. Regulations have been established in an attempt to minimize these harmful air pollutants....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Essay] 2227 words
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The Problem of Air Pollution - The Problem of Air Pollution Air pollution is the biggest problem in the world. The definition of air pollution is "The presence in the atmosphere of one ormore contaminants as is injurious, or tends to be injurious, to human health or welfare, animal or plantlife." Acid rain and smog are the two major effects of air pollution. The main source of air pollution comes from industry, which causes a lot of problems for plants, animals, and human beings. Thermal power plants, refineries, petro chemicals and mines release dangerous pollutants into the air; for instance, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxedes and lead....   [tags: Papers] 377 words
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Problems Caused By Air Pollution - Problems Caused By Air Pollution Some people think that air pollution is not harming the earth or the people, but it is doing worse, by killing the earth and getting people sick. "Air pollutants," according to Gay, "are known to cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and other serious illnesses" (12). Air pollution not only threatens the health and life of humans but also causes damage to the environment (Gay 13). First, air pollution causes a great deal of health problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Electric Cars and Air Pollution - The goal of electric vehicles is to reduce air emissions associated with typical internal combustion vehicles (ICVs), thereby decreasing the emission of environmentally damaging products such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Since electric vehicles run on electricity generated from batteries and do not emit air pollutants, these vehicles are termed zero emission vehicles (ZEV). CARB mandated that ZEVs be 2% of the total automotive sales by 1998 and 10% by 2003. The push for ZEVs raises serious concerns about the environmental impacts of ZEVs due to their production and use....   [tags: Environment Environmental Technology Essays]
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Understanding and Preventing Air Pollution - Understanding and Preventing Air Pollution Air pollution is a major problem affecting the entire world. In the United States some progress has been made in reducing air pollution through the Clean Air Acts passed by the Congress. Still there is a lot to be done. To prevent air pollution it is important to understand how the air is being polluted, how it impacts on the ecosystem and what we can do about it. Earth is surrounded by layers of gases known as atmosphere. The layer closest to the earth is called the troposphere....   [tags: Papers] 1760 words
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Methods to Reduce Air Pollution - Methods to Reduce Air Pollution Air pollution is nothing new. Ever since the discovery of fire, less-than-desirable substances have been vented into the air. One of the first air-pollution regulations dates back to the fourteenth century, when King Edward I banned the burning of sea coal in lime kilns. U.S. air-pollution regulations have their roots in British Common Law. But regardless of those efforts, air pollution continues to be a serious local and world-wide problem. Pollution is the pressure within the air of one or more substances that are harmful to human health, welfare, animal or plant life, or property....   [tags: Papers] 1891 words
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Air Pollution and the Economy - Air Pollution and the Economy Air Pollution is the contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes or by products that can endanger human health and the health and welfare of plants and animals, or can attack materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odors. For example: air pollution can contaminate and kill many crops on a farm, it may also prevent them from ever growing on that land again. If the farms had no healthy food to sell to us then people could die from poisoning....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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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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Air Pollution in Mexico City - Air Pollution in Mexico City Mexico City adds an estimated one million new residents each year, resulting in one million new aggravates to the city’s already abominable air quality (Collins, 119). Over the span of a generation, Mexico City’s air has gone from being one of the world’s cleanest to one of the world’s most polluted, as well as the most polluted in its country. The average visibility in the city is down from almost 100 km in the 1940s to only 1.5 km today, removing the once beautiful landscape of the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes (Yip, 1)....   [tags: Environment Polluted Essays Papers]
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Air Pollution Control: Banning Private Vehicles is NOT the Solution - In this modern era, the level of pollution worldwide has been increasing consistently which in turn has brought harm to humans via many different ways. Consequently, the government must find a solution to solve this problem as speedily as possible. However, banning the ownership of private vehicles is not the only and definitely not the best way to decrease pollution. Although carbon emissions from vehicles do contribute towards a significant amount of pollution, banning the ownership of private vehicles in modern day society is unnecessary because pollution can also be caused by many other factors such as bad lifestyle choices on humanity’s part, lack of stricter or enforcement of environme...   [tags: Persuasive, Environmental Issues] 1503 words
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Affects Of Air Pollution - Polluted air in general contains one or more hazardous substances that create hazards for the health of living individuals. Pollutants within the air are measured in terms of particulate matter (PM); or the number of particles of potentially hazardous substances as a percentage of air. Outdoor air pollutants can create acid rain, which affects the environment and depletion of the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), which increases the risk of skin cancer and cataracts in human individuals....   [tags: Global Warming Climate Change] 1097 words
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Air pollution - Air pollution You can’t escape from it. Everybody has to breath, and when air isn’t clean you health is affected. Air pollution is problem of all of us. You might think that you are healthy because you eat, and do only healthy things, so you cannot be sick, or get cancer, allergies or even die. Everybody is affected by air pollution. At the first, what is air pollution. The air pollution is contamination of air by the discharge of harmful substances. We’ve got many pollutants, which cause air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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air pollution - Air Pollution “Air pollution is a serious problem in many of the worlds large cities. Heavy concentrations of air pollutants, which are often in the form of smog, settle over a city, creating a health hazard for its people. Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People produce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes are usually in the form of gases. These substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles and to heat buildings. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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Air Pollution - What is Air Pollution Air Pollution contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes that can endanger the health of human beings, plants, and animals, or that can damage materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odors. Air Pollution Statistics Every year, more than sixty-six million tons of poisonous gas is emptied into the air, twelve million tons of hydrocarbons1, six million tons of nitrogen oxides, one hundred fifty thousand tons of aldehydes2, and five hundred thousand tons of sulfur compunds....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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Air Pollution - Air pollution occurs when wastes dirty the air. People produce most of the wastes that cause air pollution. Such wastes can be in the form of gases or particles of solid or liquid substance. These substances result chiefly from burning fuel to power motor vehicles. Industrial processes and the burning of garbage also contribute to air pollution. natural pollutants include dust, soil particles and naturally occurring gases. The rapid growth of population and industry and the increased use of automobiles and airplanes, have made air pollution a serious problem....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Air Pollution - Air Pollution Among the different Civil rights and liberties Americans should be able to enjoy are the ones to breathe clean, good quality air, indoor (schools, homes, hospitals, offices, homes, sports complex, camps and churches) and outdoor, and live in areas safe from contaminated landfills, all very debated environmental policy issues. The United States Government at the federal as well as at the state and city levels is very much aware of the importance of the air pollution problem, in all of its aspects....   [tags: Atmosphere Ecology Environment]
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air pollution - Air Pollution The moment you step out of the house and are on the road you can actually see the air getting polluted. A cloud of exhaust from a truck, smoke filling the sky above a factory chimney, fly ash generated by thermal power plants, and even a cloud of dust behind a speeding car can pollute the air. Air pollution is aggravated because of four developments: increasing traffic, growing cities, rapid economic development, and industrialization. Natural phenomenon such as an erupting volcano or even someone smoking a cigarette can also cause air pollution....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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Air Pollution - Air Pollution Air, is the most essential element for all living organisms and yet, most humans play a big role on polluting this essential resource. Air pollution may not be as dangerous in its direct outcome as nuclear or water pollution can be, but in the long term it will have an tremendous effect on the environment and health of its organisms living in. Asthma, cancer, acid rain, and the disability to photosynthesize are only a few causes of air pollution.The atmospheric pollutants with the greatest effect onto the environment are the carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, dust particles, radioactive isotopes, and chlorofluorocarbons....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Air Pollution - When looking at air pollution, we can see that there are many types, one type is acid rain. Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels mainly in power stations and industry in countries such as Germany, United Kingdom and other economically developed countries is the major cause of acid rain. Acidic deposition or acid rain as it is commonly known occurs when emissions of sulphur dioxide (so2) and oxides of nitrogen (no) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen and oxidants to form various acidic compounds, sunlight further accelerates this process with the introduction of heat....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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Air Pollution - Air Pollution This is the contamination of the atmosphere by gaseous, liquid, or solid wastes or by-products that can endanger human health and the health and welfare of plants and animals, or can attack materials, reduce visibility, or produce undesirable odours. Among air pollutants emitted by natural sources, only the radioactive gas radon is recognised as a major health threat. A by-product of the radioactive decay of uranium minerals in certain kinds of rock, radon leaks into the basements of homes built on these rocks, creating a risk of lung cancer to residents....   [tags: Papers] 1332 words
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Automobile Air Pollution - Automobile Air Pollution Efforts to improve the standard of living for humans, through the control of nature and the development of new products have also resulted in the pollution of the environment. Much of the world's air, water, and land is now partially poisoned by pollution. Some places have become uninhabitable. This pollution exposes people all around the globe to new risks from disease. Many species of plants and animals have become endangered or are now extinct. The air pollution comes from lots of sources but the paper will be about air pollution cause by automobiles....   [tags: essays research papers] 1190 words
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Preventing Air Pollution - Preventing Air Pollution Air Pollution is a problem nation wide. The pollution hangs over our cities and is harmful and destroys living things and materials. Diesel exhaust is one of the most dangerous sources of air pollution. This type of pollution comes from on road vehicles such as large trucks and buses although factories, construction equipment and farms are big polluters too. Pollution from diesel engines contributes to about 80% of the added cancer risk from toxic air pollution nationwide....   [tags: Environment, Toxic, Ecology Essays] 1203 words
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Urban Air Pollution. - Urban Air Pollution The transportation sector is responsible for a large majority of air pollutants in our urban areas, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, which form ground-level ozone. Tens of millions of Americans live in areas not meeting at least one federal air quality standard. In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments to combat high emission levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and the creation of ground-level ozone by petroleum-based transportation fuels....   [tags: Papers] 1080 words
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Investigating Air Pollution - Investigating Air Pollution There are many different types of air pollutant. These pollutants have different effects on the environment and on our health. Some, directly because they are harmful chemicals and others because they can react together to produce harmful chemicals. Other pollutants or pollutant combinations upset the natural balance of acidity and nitrogen in the environment which can affect the diversity of species in sensitive areas. Other pollutants can contribute to changing global conditions and potentially give rise to dramatic changes in climate and sea level....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania - Air Pollution and Climate Change in Tanzania In looking at how weather and climate effect Tanzanian society, it is important to emphasize how both increased air pollution and evidence of climate change are of growing concern to Tanzania’s future. A developing nation of roughly 38 million citizens invested in an economy primarily focused on agriculture, Tanzania is at this time unable to handle the growing issues it is facing as they relate to the livelihoods of the majority of its citizens. Prolonged drought has increased the importance of the country’s rainy season, and further amplified the threat of each year’s dry months, which last for the majority of the year....   [tags: Africa Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution - Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution Professor’s comment: This student’s research paper synthesizes the results of a well-selected group of articles that explore relationships between asthma and air pollution. That laboratory science is at base a social enterprise is nicely exemplified by the focus of the studies she reviews. In drawing from the articles she reviews and in organizing her paper, the student maintains a good balance between discussing air-borne pollutants themselves and their physical effects, between analysis and implication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia - Climate Change and Air Pollution in Australia Air Pollution Fortunately for Alice Springs and much of the Northern Territory, its remote location and low population density mean that the city is not a large source of air pollution. In fact, in a report issued by the Northern Territory Minister of Infrastructure, Planning, and Environment, it is said that while doing testing for the National Environmental Protection Measure the government only tested for particulate matter in Alice Springs, instead of the whole slate of air pollutants, which would have included Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Hybrid Cars and the Reduction of Air Pollution -      The current vehicles that are powered by gasoline pollute, but as technologies improve and the human way of life changes alternatively powered vehicles enter the automotive industry. These vehicles were developed to achieve better gas mileage and to help slow the production of the gasses that cause Global Warming. The hybrid vehicle is one of the most popular alternatively powered vehicles. Hybrid electric vehicles are energy efficient cars or trucks that run on an internal combustion engine of a gas vehicle with the battery and electric motor of an electric vehicle....   [tags: Environment Ecology Automobiles Essays]
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Air Pollution and its Harmful Effects - Air Pollution and its Harmful Effects “Air Pollution, addition of harmful substances to the atmosphere resulting in damage to the environment, human health, and quality of life.” (Encarta Air Pollution) “Damage” may be quite an understatement on this topic. I believe that mass extinction might be more than damaging to the quality of life. I seem to be “jumping the gun” here but as you will see air pollution is a very deadly environmental concern. In the United States alone, air pollution has been a serious environmental and public health problem since the early part of the 1900’s....   [tags: Papers] 1964 words
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An Exploration of How to Prevent the Effects and Causes of Air Pollution - An Exploration of How to Prevent the Effects and Causes of Air Pollution Air pollution has not always been an area of individual problem but has always been a big major of global problem. In fact, air pollution is not a new issue to us. When I was in high school, I was already interested in doing research about air pollution. I began my search of my issue with the following questions in mind. What causes pollution. What are its effects. What can we do to prevent it, and get rid of it. Can we stop this nightmare altogether....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Global Environmental Issues - The environment plays a significant role in life. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing. As the human population increases, it is understood that the environment will change; scenic roads become busy interstates, livestock pastures transform into shopping centers, peaceful forests are destroyed to make room for waste....   [tags: Negative Impacts, Deforestation, Air Pollution]
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The Enviromental Challenges China is Facing - ... (2005, March)). In order to protect the environment and citizens of China, the Chinese government need to introduce new environmental protection laws, which means America may have to slow down trade with China in order to motivate a decision. From an environmental aspect there are mostly pros with this idea. If China slows down their pollution then the environment will be safer and cleaner, and there will be less emission in the atmosphere to contribute to global warming. “A report recently published by state media estimates that China's environmental pollution costs $230 billion per year, or about 3.5 per cent of the country's gross domestic product in 2010” (Cleaner China -- the Asian...   [tags: acid rain, air pollution, china's environment]
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Electrostatic Precipitator - The electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is a machine used in factories, to clean out the waste solid particle, for example ash from the exhaust gas, allowing clean exhaust gas exit through the chimney. The electrostatic precipitator functions by using first allow the exhaust gas with the waste solid particles pass through the Nozzle as shown in the diagram below. Then the exhaust gas passes through inlet gas distribution, which evenly distributes the gas as shown below in a turquoise color, and starts going through the Discharge electrodes and the collector plates, which is shown in the diagram red and blue respectively....   [tags: Preventing Air Pollution] 1219 words
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The Global Warming Controversy - The globe is being rocked by extreme weather and the hottest temperatures on record. As the average global temperature soars, there are floods, droughts, unusually cold winters, forest fires, and huge storms. Are all of these horrors being caused by human-induced global warming. The source of global warming is a very controversial topic. Some scientists think that global warming is a natural part of the Earth’s cycle because the Earth has always had natural heating and cooling cycles. Other scientists believe that global warming is caused by humans dut to the greenhouse effect....   [tags: Climate Change, Air Pollution]
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