Pollution

  • Changes called for EPA's Stormwater management program

    The National Research Council (NRC) committee recommends that EPA adopt a watershed-based permitting system that would encompass all discharges -- including stormwater and wastewater -- that impact waterways in a particular drainage basin, rather...
    By Edna June 27, 2011 

  • Learn about the Effects of Acid Rain on Plants and Trees

    Studies of wood cores provided evidence of acid rain effects on plants & trees,dating as far back as the 1950s.The findings did not come as a surprise since large amounts of acid depositions were attributed to machine inventions fueled via coal burning...
    By ciel s cantoria May 30, 2011 

  • An Introduction to Primary, Secondary, and Advanced Wastewater Treatment Methods

    Wastewater treatment plants may use primary, secondary, and/or tertiary (advanced) treatment. Primary wastewater treatment is sedimentation. Secondary treatment is typically biological oxidation to remove biochemical oxygen demand. Advanced...
    By Harlan Bengtson May 24, 2011 


  • How Carbon Credits Can Protect Our Environment

    In terms of how humans affect our environment global climate change is the biggest issue that must be addressed. Carbon credits are one way to deal with this. How do carbon credits work and can they be as effective as the acid rain program in the United...
    By Don Shepard May 20, 2011 

  • Facts About Land Pollution and the Damages It Causes

    How much do you know about land pollution? The facts include China’s polluted farmlands and how they compare to America’s land contamination problems as well as polluted sites known as brownfields, those included in the U.S. National Priorities...
    By ciel s cantoria May 15, 2011 

  • Facts About Soil: What It is Made of and How It Forms

    Soil is made of four basic components: sand, silt, clay, and humus. Learn where they come from and where they are found in the horizons of a soil profile.
    By Kayar April 2, 2011 


  • Effects of Water Pollution on Humans and Marine Life

    There are various consequences of water pollution, from disruption of aquatic ecosystems to adverse effects on humans and marine organisms. While the main causes of water pollution can be categorized into point and nonpoint sources of pollution, the effects...
    By Anurag Ghosh January 21, 2011 

  • Electric Commuter Trains: The Present and the Future

    Electric commuter trains have been around for a long time becoming a popular means of transport worldwide. This is mainly because of their efficiency, high speed, low maintenance and lack of emissions into the atmosphere. They are most used by passengers...
    By Willie Scott January 19, 2011 

  • How To Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Emissions

    Greenhouse gasses are produced from domestic and industry sources. There have been several initiatives to mitigate the domestic emissions, the most recent one being the Home Energy Survey. Power plants, the worst polluter, emit CO2 which could...
    By Willie Scott December 10, 2010 

  • What Products Can Be Recycled?

    This articles discusses what products can be recycled. It also discusses how to recycle these items.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen December 6, 2010 
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