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Light Pollution: What is Light Pollution and Why it is Bad

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Light pollution is not good and what is light pollution (LP) you may ask? It is not like what we normally associate with pollution, like smoke stacks filling up the air with plumes of dirty, chemical laden billowing pillars of smoke. We also commonly associate it with dirty water, as in oil covered waterways, garbage …

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Pollution by Cars is Harming Our Environment More Than You Think

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Pollution by Cars is Harming Our Environment More Than You Think Pollution by cars is a major issue for most of modern-day societies. The pollution in air is comprised of many environmental attributes. It contains carbon monoxide, nitrates, sulfur dioxide, ozone, lead, secondhand tobacco smoke and particulate matter. Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution, …

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EPA Postpones Toxic Pollution Regulations

EPA Toxic Pollution Regulations Postponed

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA for short has decided to indefinitely delay regulations to reduce the amount of toxic pollution from both boilers and incinerators. This move comes in response to a request from industry groups, which claim it would be too expensive. What price do we put on human lives these days, or …

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Most Polluted Cities in America List 2011

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The most polluted cities in America list for 2011 called the State of the Air 2011and it shows that overall air quality has improved in many places, but there are still over 154 million people, or over half of the citizens of America still are affected by dangerous pollution levels. This unhealthy air puts these …

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Combating Noise Pollution

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Combating Noise Pollution Man is a social animal; he needs comfort in every sense. People are not able to enjoy their lives completely because of the depletion in the environment and this happens because of the hostility between man and environment. Due to the advancement of science and technology, the problem of noise in recent …

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Indoor Air Pollutiuon Facts: What is Indoor Air Pollution and How to Reduce it

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Indoor air pollution facts, what is indoor air pollution we ask? We typically don’t think our homes have air quality problems, as we cannot see it for the most part. It isn’t like we have billowing plumes of smoke coming out of our vents or floorboards, at least not in the sense like those which …

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Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution A Problem For Everyone

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Air is the life line for all beings on this planet, and air pollution our nemesis. Air supplies us with the vital oxygen which is essential for nearly all life forms on this planet to live. Air is 99.9% nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and inert gases. Detrimental human activities can release harmful substances into the …

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Water Pollution and Control Act History And Future

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The Federal Water Pollution and Control Act (Clean Water Act) was originally made into law June 30, 1948 as statute (Ch. 758; P,L. 845), which authorized the U.S. Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, in cooperation with other Federal, state and local entities to prepare comprehensive programs with the intention of either reducing or …

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Earth Light Pollution An Explanation

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Earth light pollution an explanation, so when you think of pollution, the humble light bulb probably doesn’t come to mind. Instead, you might envision smoke stacks belching clouds of smoke, or a sky heavy with smog. Keep those smoke stacks in mind, though – they do have something to do with light pollution. Humankind’s electrical …

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How to Reduce Water Pollution In and Around Your Home

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How to reduce water pollution in and around your home, and you should be aware that pollution in our waterways is a significant environmental problem. As rain water runs downward, it takes toxic chemicals with it, washing them into creeks, streams, and rivers. You can take steps to reduce this kind of pollution by becoming …

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