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The primary sources of thermal pollution are deforestation, waste heat generated from electric power plants and run-off stemming from hot paved surfaces. The foremost cause of thermal pollution derives from the use of wa... More »

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 »

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 »

Water pollution can occur via several mechanisms, but the most common causes are dumping industrial waste and sewage into bodies of water, along with the use of toxic substances in agriculture that runs off into rivers. ... More »

Land Although landfills are legal, the use of land to dispose of waste that can take decades or may never degrade is still land pollution. This also includes illegal garbage dumps, such as litter along roadways, beaches ... More »

Some of the ways to stop pollution include recycling, better disposal of waste, reforestation, telecommuting, the use of renewable energy, creating awareness and enacting tough laws against pollution. These are among the... More »