Atmospheric pollution, or air pollution, is the introduction of harmful particulates, biological molecules or chemical molecules into the Earth’s atmosphere. Air pollution can lead to disease and death in humans. It can ... More »

Six types of environmental pollution include land pollution, water pollution, air pollution, thermal pollution, light pollution and noise pollution. These forms of pollution affect the environment in different ways and w... More »

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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 »

One of the greatest and most dangerous effects of pollution on the ozone layer is that it creates holes in the atmosphere, which allow powerful ultraviolet rays from the sun to reach the Earth’s surface. Many varieties o... More »

Water pollution is caused by chemical and industrial waste, agricultural waste, trash, mining activities, waste and sewage water, accidental oil leakage, marine dumping and energy use. Many kinds of human activities caus... More »

Some common causes of air pollution are second-hand tobacco smoke, agricultural fertilizer application, fuel combustion from transportation, and industrial processes such as mining, fuel refinery and chemical manufacturi... More »

Acid rain is the by-product of a chemical reaction that starts when nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide gases are released into the atmosphere, where they react with oxygen, water and other chemicals to form acidic polluta... More »