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Ways to reduce thermal pollution include using less electricity, limiting the amount of heated water discharged into the same body of water, transferring heat from water to the atmosphere with cooling towers and recyclin... More »

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Thermal pollution primarily arises from waste energy generated from power plants, although it also comes from shoreline erosion, deforestation and runoff from paved surfaces. Thermal pollution refers to an artificial cha... More »

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Thermal pollution can be prevented by reducing mechanical friction in rotating parts used in the oceans or on land, avoiding using more energy than needed and by maximizing the efficiency of heat engines to reduce heat l... More »

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