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Pollution Facts | Types of Pollution - LiveScience.com

Pollution Facts | Types of Pollution - LiveScience.com | Exploring Science | Scoop.it

Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into a natural environment, usually by humans.The article gives some idea as to what types of pollution are out there, plus some startling facts...for example:

- Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.
- Forty percent of America’s rivers and 46 percent of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
- According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 6,400 people die every year in Mexico City and more than 1 million suffer from permanent breathing problems because of air pollution.
- The Mississippi River drains the lands of nearly 40 percent of the continental United Sates. It also carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year, resulting in a dead zone each summer about the size of New Jersey.
- Pollution in China can change weather patterns in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the United States, where it stops clouds from producing rain and snow.


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Mars Curiosity Rover Beams Song to Earth - Bell Gardens Sun

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Bell Gardens SunMars Curiosity Rover Beams Song to EarthBell Gardens SunMars Curiosity Rover Beams Song to Earth. By Elizabeth Hsing-Huei Chou, EGP Staff Writer.
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Pollution Facts | Types of Pollution - LiveScience.com

Pollution Facts | Types of Pollution - LiveScience.com | Exploring Science | Scoop.it

Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into a natural environment, usually by humans.The article gives some idea as to what types of pollution are out there, plus some startling facts...for example:

- Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.
- Forty percent of America’s rivers and 46 percent of America’s lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
- According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 6,400 people die every year in Mexico City and more than 1 million suffer from permanent breathing problems because of air pollution.
- The Mississippi River drains the lands of nearly 40 percent of the continental United Sates. It also carries an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of nitrogen pollution into the Gulf of Mexico each year, resulting in a dead zone each summer about the size of New Jersey.
- Pollution in China can change weather patterns in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the United States, where it stops clouds from producing rain and snow.


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This Is the Coolest Solar Energy Generator You've Ever Seen

This Is the Coolest Solar Energy Generator You've Ever Seen | Exploring Science | Scoop.it
Solar panels are a great way to generate sustainable electricity. They're not as great at looking pretty. This spherical-lens solar energy generator designed by André Broessel, on the other hand, is strikingly sleek.
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Kung Fu Science

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A multimedia website exploring the science of kung fu.

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Subsea World News - NOAA Researchers Inspect Ocean Floor with New Instrument (USA)

Subsea World News - NOAA Researchers Inspect Ocean Floor with New Instrument (USA) | Exploring Science | Scoop.it
NOAA researchers are getting a comprehensive view of the ocean floor using a new instrument, and have confirmed that there are high numbers of young sea scallops off of Delaware Bay.

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Made-in-Ontario Clean Wind Power Creating Jobs

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Ontario's clean energy economy is bringing more renewable energy online while creating good jobs for families across the province.

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Why our groundwater aquifers are heading towards bankruptcy

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In the absence of leadership from governments, local communities must take matters into their own hands, says Brian Richter...

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5 Tips For a Bountiful, Water-Saving Vegetable Garden in a Time of Drought

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If droughts are here to stay, it's time to start planning gardens that can handle the heat. Find out what water-saving vegetables to plant and how to plant them here.

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Wheelchair technology in the Paralympics ... and its spin-offs

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Equipment such as wheelchairs or prosthesis is fundamental in allowing some people with disabilities to carry out the tasks of daily living.

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School Technology Policies Are More Important Than Ever In The iPad-Enabled Classroom

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One of the challenges of 21st century education is determining the appropriate ways to use technology in the classroom. That’s a challenge that each school or district needs to confront in its own way. One thing that is universal, however...


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Brayden Matthews's comment, August 19, 2012 10:08 PM
er mer gerd sooo true
Blake Ashton's comment, August 19, 2012 10:09 PM
at least someone understands MER GERD !
Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, December 13, 2012 4:13 PM

With more technology grants and Federal support in suplying shcools with technology, schools need to be ready to face the challenges that come with it.