Air pollution

How Trees Prevent Air Pollution

Many cities are notorious for their dangerously high levels of air pollution and the resulting health issues, such as asthma and emphysema. Summer heat and vehicle emissions are just a few of the contributing factors that increase air pollution levels. However, healthy trees planted effectively along roads, buildings and in parking lots can decrease overall […]

Water and Air Pollution

Pollution is everywhere we look. In everyday activity, humans produce unhealthy pollutants without even a thought. This has been going on for centuries; even as early as the 11th century, people turned to burning coal instead of wood and in the 13th century, England’s King Edward l tried to impose stiff penalties for polluting the […]

Effects of Air Pollution in Children

Air pollution is the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more contaminants such as dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke, or vapor in quantities and of characteristics and duration such as to be injurious to human, plant, animal life, or to property(wikipedia). The presence of pollutants in the outdoor air contributes to numerous […]

Air Pollution

Air pollution occurs when harmful substances are released into the air, causing sickness or even death among humans and other living things. Classified into outdoor and indoor air pollution, it is generally caused by human activities. Some sources of outdoor air pollution are motor vehicles, industrial plants, and thermal power plants which release “particulate matter” […]

Air Pollution and Global Warming

Air pollution causes global warming through the greenhouse effect, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The greenhouse effect occurs when greenhouse gases trap and heat energy from the sun and prevent it from escaping Earth’s atmosphere and entering space. ” (EPA, 2012) Atmospheric pollutions are caused by gasses and solid particulates released into […]

Effects of indoor air pollution on health

Indoor pollution entails the pollutants that are found indoors. It is also termed as contamination of indoor air. It may be caused by mildew, mold, formald, tobacco smoke, animal dust and hairs, etc. These pollutants can be found at home and in the offices. If one has breathing problems, it is necessary to try as […]

Air Pollution in Hong Kong

In recent years, air pollution has become one of the top concerns of Hong Kong’s, which led to the rise of various environmentally friendly campaigns such as Action Blue Sky and Clean Air Charter brought forth by the government. However, it is still not uncommon to find the internationally well-known Victoria Harbour being veiled in […]

Environmental Impact of Aviation

Aviation contributes approximately 2 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, a figure which is projected to grow through 2050. Although fuel efficiency has improved by nearly 16 percent since the 1990s, future technologies—including better flight patterns, more-efficient engines, and alternative fuels—have promise for further emissions reductions. The profitability challenges of the early twenty-first century, however, […]

Haze: Air Pollution and Current Visibility Problems

Haze often occurs when dust and smoke particles accumulate in relatively dry air. When weather conditions block the dispersal of smoke and other pollutants they concentrate and form a usually low-hanging shroud that impairs visibility and may become a respiratory health threat. Industrial pollution can result in dense haze, which is known as smog. Since […]

Atmospheric Issues

The atmospheric issue that I chose to discuss was air pollution and the major effects that it has on our environment. The earth is constantly being polluted by all types of gases that are continuously being released into the atmosphere. Not all gases are harmful; actually there are numerous amounts of gases that are released […]

Air Pollution

Knowing how to utilize the knowledge I learn about controlling indoor air pollution, will help me begin to make my home a healthier place to live. The process of correcting problems first comes from obtaining knowledge of that particular problem, I chose to write this paper on indoor air pollution because often times when people […]

Trees: Water Pollution and Natural Air Filter

Trees clean the air. Tree foliage works as a natural air filter of particulate matter such as dust, micro sized metals and pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulfur dioxides. Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Combined with the cooling effect of trees, these processes can have a significant impact on […]

Developed nations should bear the bulk of the financial burden in reducing global atmospheric pollution levels

The problem of environmental pollution is increasingly becoming a major issue of contention across the globe. According to many, developed nations are to be blamed for the problem due to their high levels of industrial productions and their related environmentally harmful byproducts (Environmental Health Perspective). Such are more pronounced in the issue of global warming, […]

Having a car

Having a car has become an essential part of many people’s life. It offers flexibility to their life and work, and also provides ready access to a variety of services and leisure options. However, a range of problems have been identified and need to be addressed. The problems associated with frequent car use are becoming […]

Ozone Depletion/Montreal Protocol/Illegal Trade In CFCs

Scientists and environmentalists are spending sleepless nights try to solve global warming problems that have been caused by the problem of global warming which is brought about as a result of ozone depletion. Depletion of ozone is brought about by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons chemicals that are produced by man. The effect of ozone depletion […]

Air pollution

Nowadays, our community has many environmental problems, but the obviously problem is air pollution. People around the world, especially in the cities, see air pollution as an important problem because cause it makes many big effects such as worsens earth’s atmosphere and harms living creatures. Air pollution is created by both natural actions and humans […]

Increase in petrol price

As we are all aware reducing the amount of fuel consumption has turned into a controversial discussion for the past 2 decades. I personally am of the belief that increasing petrol cost is not the only solution to resolve the traffic issues and inevitably, governors should choose alternative parameters to decrease the potential causes of […]

Clean air act

The State shall pursue a policy of balancing development and environmental protection. To achieve this end, the framework for sustainable development shall be pursued. As such, it shall be the policy of the State to: Formulate a holistic national program of air pollution that shall be implemented by the government through proper delegation and effective […]

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