News tagged with polluters

What causes air pollution?

By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is "out of place". In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Environment
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Nitrogen is a neglected threat to biodiversity

Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Environment
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When environmental oversight takes a back seat

The mining industry accounts for 12 percent of the Peruvian economy and 60 percent of Peru's total exports. The government of Peru faces significant pressure to encourage growth and investment in this sector, especially in ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Environment
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Preventing 'oceans of plastic soup'

Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste washes off land into the ocean each year. Bottle caps, toothbrushes, tiny plastic fragments, filaments, pellets, film and resin float about in the water columns.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Environment
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