Environmental Issues

How Coal Can Harm a Human

The discovery of coal and mining had a huge impact on the environment and society as a whole. Many see that mining coal positively impacts communities and some disagree. There are numerous pros and cons on the issue and it is something that is a big topic for debate, when discussing about efficient energy sources. Mining coal is the operation of extracting coal from the ground, burning it and using it as an energy source. Coal mining has been used for hundreds of thousands of years around the w…


Youth for Environment in Schools Organization

Introduction Green is the color of life. It symbolizes nature, health, growth, harmony and freshness. It is the most restful color for the human eye. It is the hue of youth. And every year, the Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) is painting the town green – a continuing strong interest in protecting and preserving the planet’s resources. It is manifestation that students in schools have always been mobilized and maintains a renewed youth participation and actio…


Coca-Cola and Public Accusations

Coca cola is being criticized for being one of the main contributors to plastic pollution in the world. Plastic pollution is one of the most serious environmental issues that is affecting both the environment and people health. According to the Environmental Health News (Environmental Health News, Plastic Threatens our Health from Before Production to Long After it’s Thrown Away: Report) “Two-thirds of all plastic ever produced remains in the environment”. The gravity of pl…


Should Plastic Bags Be Banned

Everyday people around the world use different types of plastic bags in their lives. They may use it for carrying groceries, to using it to for their lunch and even putting their dirty garments in them. Yes, plastic bags are convenient, but researchers say they are causing serious problems to the ecosystem. Some people believe that plastic bags should not be banned because it will cause other environmental issues and it will be an inconvenience to people’s daily life. People may not al…


Bioreactors as Part of Modern Life

A bioreactor is defined as any product that supports an active ecosystem. On the other hand, a bioreactor is a boat in which a chemical process involves an organism or an active substance taken from a living organism. Bioreaction is simply the use of bacteria to waste pollutants from a contaminated air source. Virtually any substance, with the help of bacteria, will decompose and give proper space some microbes decompose organic compounds and some decompose inorganic compounds like nitr…


The Future Generation Should Be Educated about the Dangers of Plastic Pollution

The world is in danger. If the future generation is not properly educated about the pollution of plastic in the oceans, the earth as we know it may become one with a greater extinction count, an extremely polluted atmosphere, and ground covered in plastic garbage. By introducing plastic into the ocean, we are introducing the chemicals in that plastic into the human bodies. By providing the future generation with the knowledge of what pollution causes, this can help the world find a way to decre…


An Analysis of the Dramatic Effect of Gas Pollution on the Environment

Our planet can be considered globally as a living organism in which each single part interacts with the others in an extremely delicate way. Human activities, which often alter this equilibrium, lead to a homeostatic reaction that tends to re-establish the loss (or missing) equilibrium by eliminating all the perturbant elements. Actually, Earth's atmosphere has never been unchangeable: its composition, temperature and auto-depuration ability have continuously fluctuated since the planet'…


The Negative Effects of Using Biofuels

Abstract Biofuels have recently started an uprising. There are many cons and pros to it. Biofuels are not expensive to produce, however importing them would be far more expensive than natural gas. In order to produce biofuels, countries would need to reduce the amount of space allowed for food crops. In a world where there’s already in a shortage of food, there is certainly no need for less food crops. Countries can always deforest their land to produce fertile land where needed, howev…


The Dangers Posed by Landfills Today

Landfills in today's society are our cheapest solution to ridding the land of everyday waste. Although, this is a convenient alternative to waste solution, it does provide substantial dangers to our environment and health. One of the greatest dangers we face today is the groundwater pollution from lacheates. While they are supposed to protect humans from harmful toxins, but these protective barriers only delay the inevitable due to natural deterioration. The problem with landfills lache…


A Review of the Waste Management Scandal in 1998

In big businesses there are many ways that money can be laundered and accounts can be fraudulated. One of the most famous financial scandals occurred in 1998 by a large company, Waste Management. Waste Management is is an “American waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Founded in 1971, the company is headquartered in the First City Tower in Houston, Texas." It is the largest waste management company in the U.S. A big part of WM…


An Overview of the Pollution Problem in the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

When asked where the most polluted place in the united states is many people even educated people answer would be Houston, Texas with Los Angeles, California a close second. Although Houston is the most polluted city and yes Los Angeles is a close second. There is a place the size of the state of New Jersey that is worse than the pollution problem in those two cities. This area is known as the "Dead Zone" it is located at the mouth of the Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zo…


A Research on the Chemical and Waste Management in the United Kingdom

Background  There's a worldwide problem, in which waste is polluting our environment. As humans produce new chemicals, biotic factors are affected in it. According to the Basel convention of the UNEP, "Wastes' are substances or objects, which are disposed of or are intended to be disposed of or are required to be disposed of by the provisions of national law." Reporting waste is really difficult and inaccurate since many countries have different definitions of waste. I…


The Issue of the Numbered Days of Humanity on Earth According to Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth

Humanity has come a long way since Man first roamed our beautiful planet we call Earth. In the last 1000 years, mankind has seen extreme growth in population, wealth, consumption and intelligence. Looking on a grand scale, almost everything we have in our world today was designed and built within the last 100 years. During less than one percent of our time on Earth, we have travelled to space, landed on the moon, created technologies that allow us to view things all over the world in a matter o…


The Harm of Chemicals Against Humans

Chemicals are used around the world in order to aid crop growth and eliminate bug infestations. The pesticides are used to eliminate disease carrying insects such as mosquitos, ticks, rats and mice. Farmers tend to use pesticides more often in order to keep their crops alive and undamaged by these disease carriers. Agriculture is a large part of most societies and without it, large amounts of food supplies will diminish. These pesticides are used in order to maintain the agricultural growth whi…


The Environmental Effects of Mining

There are many luxuries in our lives: cars, jewelry, phones, etc. It’s a long process to take raw materials and make them into such items. They start off as minerals and ores that have been mined throughout the world. At a quick glance, mining may appear to be harmless and very beneficial. However, there are hidden factors that people are not aware of that are causing harm to not only the economy, but to the environment. The price of the damage caused to the environment is not factored in…


An Analysis of the Global Tradable Pollution Permits

According to the basic theory of microeconomics, mutually beneficial trades are possible with the presence of marginal abatement costs differences. In terms of the trades of pollution permits, the level of pollution remains the same as when it is regulated by law; but the amount spent on pollution control is lower. Thus, we say that the practice of tradable pollution permits increases efficiency. In this essay, we are going to discuss if the international greenhouse gas permits are a good m…


An Analysis of the Social, Environmental, and Economic Challenges in the Development of Cold Environments

Using named examples explain the ways in which development of cold environments presents social, environmental and economic challenges. (25)  One named example of development in cold environment presenting challenges is in Nepal, Annapurna. Annapurna is 10th highest peak in the world and so this draws in an average of 25,000 trekkers every year and brings in $1.6 billion to Nepal's economy, however the increase in tourist numbers also creates social, environmental and economic chall…


Plastic Waste as one of the Major Contaminants of the Seas Around the World

The seemingly vast and endless resources of the ocean are under threat. Human beings take and take from this great resource and then turn around and make it even less usable due to the pollution we create. There are many different ways in which we contaminate the seas, but one of the problems is the solid wastes that fill the ocean. The majority of this waste is plastic debris that does not fully break down. Since its creation plastic has become increasingly prominent in everyday life and incre…


An Analysis of the Solutions for Reducing China's Pollution

China being the most polluted country in the world, is not a surprising news. However, the pollution issue is becoming worse than ever. According to BBC news, on Monday, December 7, 2015 Beijing government “has upgraded its alert for air pollution from orange to red, the most serious level” (“Beijing”). This is the first red alert of Chinese history after China’s several efforts to fight against pollution since 2013. Currently China’s pollution rate is 22 tim…


The Harmful Consequences of Improper Disposal of Old Computers and the Efforts against It

Working in the electronics retail space for over half a decade, I can attest to how fast computers get updated and replaced. Commonly you can have several new models shortly release after the previous one which is mind blowing. Recently I asked myself what happens to older computers once they are deemed obsolete by their owner. After doing some digging, it turns out most of those old computers are just being thrown away and that in itself has become a major environmental issue. My goal in this …


The Negative Impact of Plastic Straws on Environmental and Personal Health

Imagine waking up every morning surrounded by trash. This is what life is like for the fish of the sea because of the rapid rate we use and dispose of single-use plastic items, more specifically, plastic straws. While we throw plastic straws away without second thought, they end up in the ocean where they invade the home of innocent marine life and can be deadly as many fish may confuse them for their next meal. Plastic straws are a part of our daily lives, they are easy to use and just as easy…


A Proposal to Address the Soil Pollution Problems at the Site Owned by Dutchess Bleachery

Across the world, there are regions where industrial activity either took place or is still happening. Before there was knowledge of soil pollution, many companies released contaminants into the ground around their location. The land in these areas becomes unsafe to use for growing crops on and often drink water nearby. These regions are classified as brownfields by the EPA, whose goal it is to remediate the polluted lands. There are a number of remediation processes currently practiced by the …


The Use of Bioplastics and Its Benefits to Our Environment

Every day in our daily lives, almost every artificial product including food wraps and toys are made of plastics, which are considered as the most versatile materials in the world. However, these disposable plastics are severely detrimental to the natural environment, regarding their involvement of hazardous chemical substances in plastic fabrications for stabilizing or colorant purposes. These plastics take centuries to decay in nature because the inter molecular bonds prevent the plastics to …


Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Analysis

1) Introduction The Kalamazoo River oil spill was the worst oil spill in Michigan's history. Well over800,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled from an Enbridge pipeline in a creek upriver, andsubsequently flowed downriver, causing devastating effects to the surrounding areas and theriver's ecosystem itself. It is clear that Enbridge dropped the ball, and that the entire situationwas avoidable.The spill received a quick response from governmental agencies. The MichiganDepartment of E…


An Analysis of the Issues of Acid Rain

In recent years, a great amount of attention has been focused on environmental issues. Nightly we are informed of yet another creature in danger of extinction. Still, despite this increased awareness, the problem remains. One facet of this overwhelming dilemma is the problem of acid rain. Pollution has caused acid rain, which is destroying the ecosystem. Acid rain refers to all types of precipitation -rain, snow, sleet, hail and fog that have a pH of less than 5.6. Pollution caused acid rain is…


Gold Mining in the Amazon Tropical Rainforest Region

Tropical rainforests have more kinds of trees, insects, animals, and other types of vegetation than any other forests in the world. Aside from being the single largest generators of oxygen, they offer an innumerable amount of foods, shelter, and other raw materials that we use everyday. Some rainforest trees like mahoganies, teaks, rosewoods and okoumes provide valuable timber, while other rainforest products are nuts, fruits, rubber and rattans (Foster). In accordance with the growth of hum…


Industrial Livestock Farms in Replacing the Traditional Family Size Farms

A. Introduction During the last twenty years, industrial livestock farms have been replacing the traditional family size farms that once raised most of the nation's swine. The number of livestock animals produced in the United States has grown modestly in the past two decades, but the number of farms raising them has slunk dramatically because large producer now dominate the market. The large increase in industry farming has led to large quantities of manure. B. Problem Definition …


Importance of the Issues of Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol in Australia

While the issues of global warming and the Kyoto Protocol are notexclusively Asia-Pacific topics, this essay will discuss the importanceof Australials role, along with the United States, in undermining thistreaty. To a lesser degree, the roles of India and China will alsobe examined. Particular emphasis will also be placed on the economic,environmental and political aspects involved in the topic. Statisticaldata will also be offered to support this analysis.The Framework Convention on Climate C…


An Analysis of the Impact of Seasons on Human Life

SEASONS Some people drink hot cocoa during snow days to warm up. Others eat ice cream at aFourth of July beach party. Both summer and winter are commonly compared to extremeopposites such as hot and cold, yet they still share some similarities. There are people who enjoyboth seasons equally, while others move down to Florida for the Christmas season. Regardless,while the bigger differences are usually seen in people's clothing and the illnesses that occur dueto the temperatures, a common…


An Analysis of the History of Wind Energy in Australia

INTRODUCTION The world has never been short of wind. For thousands of years it has turned windmills, flown kites, cooled houses and filled sails. Now, technological advances are breathing new life into our use of wind power as a clean, renewable, cost-effective means of generating electricity. HISTORY OF WIND ENERGY TO DATE Over the last few decades, wind power has rarely been used as means of generating electricity. In 1996, the worldwide capacity of wind turbines was approximately 6 …


Habitat Marine Ecology and the Study of Interactions of Marine Organisms

Habitat marine ecology, by definition, is to be explained as the study of interactions of marine organisms with each other and with their environment. In this case, the marine organisms must face biotic and a biotic conditions within environments that include salt marshes, coral reefs, and kelp forests. Each environment contains marine organisms that handle certain biotic and a biotic conditions differently and will adapt to them in different ways. The Flax Pond salt marsh is not only home t…


Greenpeace Argument That Americans Lack a Heart When It Comes to Environmental Issues

Should current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump be elected as president, he fully intends to withdraw America from the Paris Agreement it entered last December, and is promoting “extraction and use of the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels”. In an open letter to the public, 375 scientists warned the US on the dangers of climate change and what Trump invariably plans to do to combat climate change: nothing. If anything, he plans on exacerbating the problem. But should the…


The Environment Is Going To Hell

This is the litany: Our resources are running out. The air is bad, the waterworse. The planet's specis are dying off-more exactly, we're killing them -atthe staggering rate of 100,000 per year, a figure that works out to almost 2000species per weak, 300 per day, 10 per hour, another dead species every 6 minutes.We're trashing the planet, washing away the topsoil, paving over our farmlands,systematically deforesting our wildernesses, decimating the biota, andultimately killing our…


Failures of the Hypothesis and Theories Used in Conservation of the Environment

Nature is an incredibly complex, evolving system, and we usually are not certain how several phenomena take place. Those who say they are certain are demonstrating their personal belief, not the state of their knowledge. Our record in the past, for example managing national parks, is humiliating. Also efforts at forest-fire suppression are a well-intentioned disaster from which our forests will probably never recover. Boreal forests actually depend on forest fires for spreading seeds and cleans…


An Analysis of the Environmentalists Which Began Making ASensational Claim

In the late 1960s and early 1970s some environmentalists began making a sensational claim. The worlds ever increasing population, they claimed, would soon outstrip the planets limited resources leading to an environmental disaster. In these doom and gloom scenarios, a massive worldwide famine was just around the corner. The number of people would keep increasing while the amount of food available would stay the same or even decline. The result, the experts argued, was famine by the early 1980s …


The Greenhouse Effect

Our world is suffering, and it is suffering from something people call the "Greenhouse" effect. The greenhouse effect is caused by humans overpollution of the earth. If we do not stop this soon the earth will "die".We have caused this over many years of over industrialization in thisgrowing world. We think that bigger is better, so we make vehicles bigger andbetter, and we make pretty much everything else bigger as well. So we makelarger factories to build these larger thing…


An Argument Against Pollution

Civilization has brought people many advantages but its products also pollute and damage our mother nature. Most of the biggest environmental problems are often found in large cities and in industrial areas. One of the largest problems that are now affecting the world is air pollution. It is a major environment problems that is threatens the health of human beings and other living things all over the world. Air pollution is any visible or invisible contamination substance found in the air. T…


An Argument Against Pollution in the United States

Today many Americans face a lot of economical and environmental challenges. There is pollution in the air, water, and even lying on the ground all around them. Oil and gasoline products derived from petroleum are skyrocketing in price. Brownouts and blackouts are occurring in heavy power usage areas in the United States. What do these problems all have in common; a common solution: Fuel cell technology. A fuel cell is as defined by Webster is an electrochemical generator that produces direct cu…


An Argument Against Pollution in America

Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution not only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is all among us but we continue to live in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine the problems and solutions for this issue. Automobiles are undeniable the g…


The Concept of Recycling in the United States and the Environmental Problems in the Future

Comparing to other countries around the world like Japan, recycling in the United States of America is not that popular. Even though people do recycle in the United States, it is not done often as other countries. Recycling in the United States of America is not a social norm due to the fact that it is not promoted enough through out our life.  Recycling is taught at a very young age but as we grow older, it is not engraved into our society of how important it is to recycle. This topic …


The Necessity of Having a Consistent International Environmental Law Regarding Cruise Ship Pollution

Sustainable Culture: We Need Consistent Cruise Ship Pollution Laws In essence, cruise ships are floating small towns. They carry thousands of passengers on ships that often stand thirteen decks tall. While researching the background of cruise ship industry in U.S. and Canada, I found that cruise ship industry is a big contributor of the economies of many American and Canadian port cities. For example, each time a ship docks at Seattle, it pumps $1.7 million into the local economy, $2 mill…


An Analysis of the Worldviews of the Environmental Problems in the Modern Society and the Principles of Knowledge

An Environmentally Sound Mind in an Environmentally Sound Body Our environment worldview plays a key role in how we treat the earth that sustains us and how we treat ourselves. Knowledge is power especially when it comes to matter dealing with how our knowledge of our surroundings plays a significant factor in how we go about our daily lives. Our knowledge thus translates into awareness; an awareness of the environmental degradation that continues to occur in the world and how we might curb …


Saving and Protecting the Fauna through Conservation Projects from Overexploitation Which Leads to Extinction

Who Cares? It's Just an Animal: The Importance of Saving Our Fauna Pizza is the saddest polar bear in the world. Pizza is confined in a tiny aquarium located at Grandview Mall in Guangzhou, China. His only interaction is with the flashing lights and obsessive eyes of tourists. His walls are painted with a dark shade of blue in an attempt to make his small cage look like his real home, the Arctic. Pizza does not know what sunlight or fresh air feels like. Unfortunately, being in such solitu…


Industrial Developments On The Boreal Forest Of Canada

Many industrial developments are causing an increased pressure on the boreal forest of Canada. However, industrial development is an important source of jobs and income for many communities in the nation (Wells). According to the Boreal Songbirds website, the footprint of natural resource extraction industries of the boreal forest already expands over 180 million acres. It is said that this large footprint is caused directly from forestry, hydropower, mining industries, and oil and gas extra…


Ecological Management Proposal for Maine

Management Proposal for Maine Freshwater Ecosystems are defined as having less than 1% salt concentration. Lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands make up almost one-tenth of Maine's surface area. There are more than 6,000 lakes and ponds and over 31, 000 miles of rivers and streams, making it of utmost importance to ecologists interested in preserving the fragile balance. Two specific freshwater ecosystems, Sebago Lake and Moosehead Lake will be discussed throughout the paper. Sebago Lake, l…


Topic of the Issues of Pollution in the America

Polluting America Do you ever wonder what you are inhaling into your lungs? Are you concerned? When you drive past large chemical plants, do you see the large amounts of smoke continuously being released into the air? Did you realize that the pollution released is probably more than legally released? Many people do not consider the danger we are in. We are breathing chemicals into our lungs that harm our bodies and organs. Many industrial plants release excess amounts of these pollutants, an…


An Analysis of the Relation between Acid Rains and the Decline in the Red Spruce Population in Vermont and Northeastern Forests

Acid Rain. It is a term that has been imbedded in us for many decades and yet still it is an issue today. It is a term that was coined in 1872 by Dr. Robert Angus Smith, an English chemist. (Mello 21). He noticed that the air in the cities contained many different contaminates including sulfuric acid, which he believed to be the cause of corroding metals and certain types of damage to plants. His colleagues ignored his studies and findings and it wasnt until 100 years later that scientists star…


Potential Management of Environmental Microbiology and Ground Water Quality on Minimizing Detrimental Environmental Issues

Little potential exists for contamination of ground water and air from fertilizers and pesticides applied to turf in a golf course environment if management practices that minimize detrimental environmental impacts are used. Fertilizers and pesticides applied to turf on golf course greens and fairways do not contaminate ground water or air if management practices that minimize detrimental environmental impacts are used, according to the results of a simulation study conducted by Marylynn Yat…


Economic Issues and the Determinable Factors for the Hydrologic Vulnerability

Pollution and economics has always had a delicate balance within society. If the economy is falling, environmental regulations seem to loosen as they hold an inverse relationship with one another. However, the article argues that the inverse relationship these 2 subjects share is not inverse at all, but in fact directly related to one another. The author uses the term "Hydrologic vulnerability” as a term to define geographic conditions which affect physical, social, and economic cond…


Different Causes of Deforestation and Measures to Deal with the Problem

Causes for Deforestation The Rainforests are being destroyed, daily at alarming rates. The deforestation is caused by three main factors: Commercial Logging, Non-commercial Farming Operations and Commercial Agricultural Development, there are also many minor factors, but the biggest of these is Cocaine production. Many sources pinpoint commercial logging as the primary culprit in tropical rainforest destruction. Logging damages the rainforest directly through the removal of commercially val…


Definition, Effects, Causes and Methods of Prevention of Acid Rain

What is acid rain? Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Although natural sources of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides do exist, more than 90% of the sulphur and 95% of the nitrogen emissions occurring in eastern North America come from human origin. These primary air pollutants come from the use of coal in the production of electricity, from base-metal smelting, and from fuel combustion in vehicles. Once released into the atmosphere, they can be converted ch…


An Analysis of the Dangers of Ozone Depletion

What is the Ozone Hype Anyway? "The ozone is a pale bluish form of oxygen gas with an odor like chlorine, formed by an electrical discharge in the air" (Webster 185). The first time that I thought about this research narrative was the first time that I read the syllabus for class. My immediate reaction was that I could not believe that we were actually going to write a tenpage narrative. I was never expected to write a paper of this length before and I was unsure if I were going t…


Current Waste Management System in Honduras

What is the state of waste management? Are there any specialized waste management concerns (ie. nuclear waste, e-waste)? Are there any environmental or human health concerns associated with waste management? How are they being addressed? What proportion of waste is recycled? What policy provisions, if any, are in place to help curb waste (taxation, etc.)? Honduras is currently in a mediocre state when it comes to the efficient and important issue of waste management. The country has many …


Characteristics of Acid Rains, an Environmental Topic

Do you ever look outside on a rainy night and think to yourself why are we destroying our own habitat. Of course you dont. You are more rapped up in the beauty of a calm and serene shower with the wind blowing and a gentle howl of the breeze trickling through the trees. Why would you think of something bad? Well, maybe you should start thinking of rain as a bad thing. Maybe not rain, but what is in the rain. Not enough attention is being put toward the well being of the Earth. There are defi…


An Analysis of the Causes of Acid Rain and Its Impact on Water, Rocks and Soil

Acid Rain is caused by pollution containing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and ozone ( SO, NOx, and O) is released into the air. These chemicals are absorbed into clouds and results in Acid Presipitation (Acid Rain, Acid Snow, Acid Hail, Acid Sleet). When the chemicals arent absorbed into clouds, they can drift for miles and fall to the ground, resulting in Acid Deposition, or dry deposition. When Acid Rain falls into water it is mixed in with the normal water and causes the pH of the entir…


An Analysis of the Causes, Effects and Prevention of Acid Rain

Acid rain is a type of precipitation with high acidity caused by the polluted atmosphere. It comes down in different types of precipitation such as: rain, snow. hail, or sleet. Acid rain is gradually wearing down our environment, affecting countries in almost every continent. One of the main causes of acid rain is sulphur dioxide. Natural sources which gives out these gases are volcanoes, sea spray, rotting vegetation and plankton. However, the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil c…


How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw The World Map

Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises will Redraw The World Map by: Cleo Paskal is a really interesting book. The book is divided is to 4 parts mostly looking at environmental change and the economy, Permafrost in northern communities, Partnership between countries overseas from Canada, and raising sea levels. The first part of the book focuses in on how environmental change is drilling holes in the ship of state. In the first part of the book Cleo uses hurricane …


An Analysis of the Acid Rain Gases in the Atmosphere

Acid rain looks, feels, and tastes just like clean rain. There are no direct effects of acid rain on humans. The harm to people from acid rain is not direct. Walking in acid rain, or even swimming in an acid lake, is no more dangerous than walking or swimming in clean water. However, the pollutants that are the basis acid rain also damage human health. These gases interact in the atmosphere to form fine sulfate and nitrate particles that can travel long distances by winds and inhaled deep into …


The Issue of Carbon Emissions in the United States

As in life, when protecting our environment and trying to maintain the standards of living that we have become accustomed to in this day and age, there will always be tradeoffs. In order to effectively lower our carbon dioxide emissions thus slowing global warming and ultimatelyreversing the affects everyone will need to put their personal comfort aside and makes somesacrifices. The sad thing is that in today's society people can be so short sighted that they scoff at the idea of giving up…


An Analysis of Pollution Problems in North America

Pollution Since the beginning of the 20th century, environmentalists have been warning the world about polluting the earth and its consequences. While many countries have seriously attempted to reduce their pollution emission, others instead seem to be more concern about economic growth and production output. Therefore, pollution has been increasing since then. However, pollution must be reduced, otherwise life on earth will soon extinguish. Air pollution is one of the biggest pollution problem…