Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Plastic Pollution. Should They Be Banned? loading...
Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Plastic Pollution. Should They Be Banned?
Trillions of cigarette butts are thrown into the environment every year, where they leach nicotine and heavy metals before turning into microplastic pollution.
Sperm whale found dead with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach loading...
Sperm whale found dead with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach
The animal had swallowed plastic bags, bottles, flip-flops, and 115 drinking cups.
25 places that have committed to going zero-waste loading...
25 places that have committed to going zero-waste
These places are going waste-free, and have already taken important steps in the process.
Beach clean-up study shows global scope of plastic pollution loading...
Beach clean-up study shows global scope of plastic pollution
What items retrieved from beaches tell us about trash.
'Alarming' level of microplastics found in a major U.S. river loading...
'Alarming' level of microplastics found in a major U.S. river
Scientists describe the biodiverse Tennessee River as an underwater rain forest, but plastic may put the ecosystem in jeopardy.
To honour an elephant, Indian temples are going plastic-free loading...
To honour an elephant, Indian temples are going plastic-free
Hindu temples in southern India are taking a stand against single-use plastic. Other faiths are taking notice.
About Air Pollution

Smog hanging over cities is the most familiar and obvious form of air pollution. But there are different kinds of pollution—some visible, some invisible—that contribute to global warming. Generally any substance that people introduce into the atmosphere that has damaging effects on living things and the environment is considered air pollution.

Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is the main pollutant that is warming Earth. Though living things emit carbon dioxide when they breathe, carbon dioxide is widely considered to be a pollutant when associated with cars, planes, power plants, and other human activities that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and natural gas. In the past 150 years, such activities have pumped enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to raise its levels higher than they have been for hundreds of thousands of years.

 

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