Air pollution stems from the addition of unnatural compounds and toxins through indirect and direct mechanisms. Direct sources of air pollution include electricity, fuels and transportation, while indirect sources are go... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Air pollution has several harmful effects on both the environment and human health. A common example of the negative effects of air pollution on the environment is in the form of acid rain. Many upper respiratory disease... More »

Air pollution can be reduced both inside and outside the home by avoiding the use of chemicals or not allowing a car to idle. Air pollution is caused by the deposits of harmful gases into the atmosphere that include carb... More »

Human waste contaminates the soil, air and water with toxins, chemicals and disease-causing bacterial agents. Human waste, including both organic and synthetic waste substances, can quickly threaten the surrounding envir... More »

Industrial pollution is the contamination of the environment by businesses, particularly plants and factories, that dump waste products into the air and water. Industrial waste is one of the largest contributors to the g... More »

Nuclear power offers the same or better electricity generation capabilities as coal but without the dangerous air pollution coal generation produces. Nuclear power also has advantages in terms of energy density, as a sin... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Most air pollution caused by human activities is the result, whether directly or indirectly, of burning fuels in a furnace or engine. Examples of fuels burned that produce air pollution are coal, natural gas, oil and gas... More »