Environment

Environmental pollution: causes, effects, and the remedies. Environmental pollution is not a new phenomenon, yet it remains the world’s greatest problem facing humanity, and the leading environmental causes of morbidity and mortality. Man’s activities through urbanization, industrialization, mining, and exploration are at the forefront of global environmental pollution. Both developed and developing nations share this burden together, though awareness and stricter laws in developed countries have contributed to a larger extent in protecting their environment. Despite the global attention towards pollution, the impact is still being felt due to its severe long-term consequences. This chapter examines the types of pollution—air, water, and soil; the causes and effects of pollution; and proffers solutions in combating pollution for sustainable environment and health.

Demystifying the complex nature of Arctic clouds

The C-130 used in the CAESAR field campaign warms up just before liftoff. Credit: University of Miami With dancing ribbons…

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Study identifies early warning signals for the end of the African humid period

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The transition from the African humid period (AHP) to dry conditions in North Africa is the…

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Landfill study shows flawed detection methods, higher methane emissions in Illinois, other states

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's method of detecting methane leaks at landfills is flawed, and emissions…

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The oil and gas industry has been lying about global warming for decades—accountability is long overdue

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The science is clear: the planet is warming…

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Rapid urbanization in Africa transforms local food systems and threatens biodiversity, says study

Conceptual representation of the direct and indirect displacement effects of urban expansion…

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First use of weather forecasts to show human impact on extreme weather is ‘transformational,’ scientists say

An example of a next generation, high resolution and local climate model…

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Whatever happened to LA’s plan to end its reliance on landfills?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The smoldering, stinking mess at the Chiquita Canyon…

Projection says 0% chance Lake Mead falls below 1K feet before 2028

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Lake Mead's five-year outlook is slightly better after…

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Researchers show the link between trawls and climate change in the North Sea

Study area. (a) Model domain and bathymetry with open boundaries and study…

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Study shows among over-40-year-olds, parents worry just as much as non-parents

Perceived threat from the climate crisis by position in the family generation…

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A risky path to meeting climate targets for Stockholm

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Swedish capital Stockholm aims to capture more…

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Videos show ‘nature run’ of greenhouse gases over a year

The nature runs presented here are based on meteorological initial conditions from…

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