Water and the Environment

Point and Nonpoint Pollution

Both point and nonpoint pollution have a major impact on America’s waterways. Point pollution is that which comes from a single major source such as a factory. This type of pollution is regulated by the EPA through the Clean Water Act. However, politicians and administrators have criticized the […]

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Water and the Environment

Coal Pollutants and Water

The United States has been mining coal for hundreds of years. Today, 45 percent of our electricity still comes from coal-fired plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The seemingly inexhaustible supply of this carbon-based fuel comes at a heavy environmental cost. […]

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Water and the Environment

Stainless Steel Pollution

The production of stainless steel, like many industrial processes, creates dangerous water pollution. Steel pollution in water can decrease water quality for human consumption, kill native plants and animals, and make water sources unusable for agriculture. There are many factors one must consider […]

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The Global Water Crisis

Water Pollution from Landfills

Our fresh water supplies are vital to survival, but every year pollution from landfills makes a portion of the fresh water supplies in the world unusable. Landfill conditions, where trash cannot degrade easily, increase the amount of pollution that enters fresh water streams, […]

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