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 »

Pollution has many causes, including excessive fuel burning, industrial wastes, pesticides, oil spills and unwanted chemicals being absorbed into the soil. The primary kinds of pollution are air, water and soil pollution... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration divides the causes of water pollution into two categories: point source pollution and non-point source pollution. Point source pollution comes from a single, identifiab... More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

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 » Science Environmental Science Pollution

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 »

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 »

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 »