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    Acid Rain Effects

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    wet and dry depositon that contain high amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids (see Figure 1). These gases come from electric generation, factories, forest fires, burning fossil fuels and acid rain forms when these gases react with water, oxygen and air. Wet deposition happens when acid chemicals fall to the ground in a rain or snow for although dry deposition happens when acid chemicals fall to th ground in a dust or smoke form. The strength of an acid rain is determined by measuring its pH,…

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    The Cause and Effect of Land and Air Pollution What is pollution? Well pollution is a term we hear a lot and that we are accustomed to but what does is it really mean. (Conserve Energy) We hear about pollution a lot but could you tell me what it is if I asked you? Well I know that pollution is the introduction of a harmful substance to the environment. Pollution is the most reused word used to describe the destruction of the natural air we breathe in and the water we drink and land we live on.…

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    formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, humanity's relationship and dependence on the earth for survival has existed since the beginning of time. Ancient civilizations, such as Rome, Babylon, and Greece, dealt with the problem of air pollution. “Excessive deforestation continued in England in the 1500s, forcing the English to switch to coal.” The United States dealt with problems of waste disposal and water pollution (Proquest Staff 1). In all of these cases, people came…

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    hat is a chemical spill? A chemical spill is an uncontrolled, accidental release of a chemical into the environment. What is remediation of chemical spills? The removal of unwanted, hazardous contaminants from an area. There are many methods by which this can be accomplished. Sodium Hydroxide can be fatal to aquatic animals. It is responsible for more than half a million fish in British Columbia in 2005. Phosgene can be released as a gas from household paint removers when exposed to heat. If…

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    Van Gogh Starry Night

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    The famous painting "Starry Night" painted by Van Gogh is one of the most well known painting in the world. It is a bold depiction of the stars in the sky from Van Goghs room. This could have not been possible without the darkness, which is the reason Paul Bogard included this in his essay. Paul believes that darkness is very important to the American future population. He believes that everyone should have the same experience he had as a child and witness the beauty of the night sky. He…

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    of what a running shoe was. An individual now needed to have a pair of Nike shoes for their daily jog because the basic running shoes did not compare (Philip H. Knight, 2008). Another elite athlete was Michael Jordan whom the Air Jordan line was created because of. The Air Jordan line was Nike’s largest contributions which made $100 million in the first year, this line helped Nike evolve into what they are today (Philip H. Knight,…

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    the area are unable to maintain good living conditions, and is why it should not be used to supply minerals. This is because it will pollute the air in the surrounding area, and the area will become excessively loud. To begin, pollution can worsen living conditions. For instance, according to theworldcounts.com, it mentions that “breathing polluted air puts you at a higher risk for asthma and other respiratory diseases.” From the given text, it clearly tells us that pollution has many negative…

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    Mixture Contamination

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    Mixed contamination of PAHs and metals occur ubiquitously in the environment, but their combined toxicity to humans and other organisms are not fully addressed. The data from epidemiological, animal and in vitro studies indicated the nature of interaction between PAHs and metals varies from synergism to additivity or antagonism. In this chapter, the combined toxicity of PAHs and metals on toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic endpoints, and possible mechanism of actions were discussed. In addition,…

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    causing health problems in humans because of air pollution and global warming. As the air gets dirtier, water becomes more contaminated and food more tainted, it causes people to become sicker. Global warming has caused diseases to spread by ticks and mosquitoes, which can cause longer allergy seasons and more wave deaths. Also, the warming can cause more asthma because of heat, allergens, and air pollution (Borenstein). Meanwhile, global warming and air pollution have…

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    The goals of this report are to explore how The Oregon BlueGreen Alliance can work to support the creation of quality green jobs as a co-benefit for low income communities in differing contexts and stages of local climate action planning. This section of the report outlines the research design and objectives. Interviews and climate plans were evaluated from several cities, three case studies were selected as the primary sites of inquiry to gain a detailed understanding of how climate plans are…

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