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09/26/2013: U.S. EPA awards Hawaii $1.1 million to control polluted water runoff

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I found this intersting because not everthing that goes in the water and polletes it is something we didn't throw away. The weather on islands can effect things because the rainwater can wash things away.

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EPA says US falls short of goals for reducing pollution to shrink dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

EPA says US falls short of goals for reducing pollution to shrink dead zone in Gulf of Mexico | Pollution in North America | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS — The U
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people already are trying to protect the envirmont, and it's falling short of their goals. I think this is the start of a healthly envirment. I also think if they work as a team they can complete goals and go byond that.

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The Midway pollution disaster, A MUST SEE 4 MINUTES. !

Our HomePage http://www.facebook.com/faroeparadisee?ref=stream These photographs of albatross chicks were made in September 2009 on Midway Atoll, a tiny stre...
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I see in this video a live community and animals living then I saw death from pollution. This is the start of somthing big and this is the first step, were animals suffer for our mistakes and next it could be us dying this HORRIBLE death or we could start to recover from our mistakes.

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Sabin DeJoode's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:13 AM

Pollution and littering have become so bad. Animals have eventually ended up eating garbage which can and will kill them. So many lives are being affected because of the pollution that has been happening in North America

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Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the US, study ...

Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the US, study ... | Pollution in North America | Scoop.it
Researchers from MIT's Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have come out with some sobering new data on air pollution's impact on Americans' health.
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air pollution can cause early deaths and it is caused many by burning fossil fuels.If we cut back on coal burning plants in the west coast area it could cut a lot of pollution. I also think if people car-pool, car pollution could go down.

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Vanessa Chapman's comment, September 27, 2013 3:24 PM
I think your right car-pooling would help. We don't realize now that if pollution continues to rise more deaths will occur. We need to come up with new cleaner ways to operate. We need to find a way to create more electric ran cars rather than gas and oil.
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U.S.: Toxic Waters: Polluted Harbors - nytimes.com/video

Aging sewer systems and urban storm runoff are two of the worst sources of water pollution in the United States. In Newport, R.I., residents live with regula...
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As we make rules to stop pollution, but it still happens. I found that sewage systems in some locations run close to lakes and streams we could swim in. I also think if sewage systems were a little farther away for clean drinking water it could elminate some pollution in water.

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America's Fast Food Recycling and Problem - Blended Family Blog

America's Fast Food Recycling and Problem - Blended Family Blog | Pollution in North America | Scoop.it
Blended Family Blog disclosing the upcoming problem and threat to US environment, Fast Food Recycling, resulting in garbage, plus workshop how to solve it.
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I now know that if you eat just one meal at a fast food resturant you throw away around 20 pounds of paper and plastic. I also found that one american every year eats fasts food that could feed an entire nation.

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Trent Schippers's comment, October 2, 2013 1:11 PM
It's a really big eye opener to see how much waste is actually involved when eating fast food.
Aletta Verhey's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:16 PM

As everybody already knows, America is known for lots of Fast Food. But what not many people know is that we have a huge recycling problem that goes along with fast food. Only less than 35% of fast food waste is taken to recycling facilities. If you purchase one sandwhich and one coffee for only one year, that is nearly 20 pounds of extra paper waste. Numerous studies have shown that not much of this waste not only goes to the recycling places, but alongside the roads that we drive on. Fast food waste is the primary contributor to urban litter in the US. 

Sabin DeJoode's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:16 AM

All of the cups, and bags and everything that fast food places give you for your to go orders is ridiculous. Most of what they give you usually ends up thrown out the window also. You always see McDonalds things around town because everyone litters and that pollutes out country.

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EPA outlines first steps to limit US coal plant pollution - The Guardian

EPA outlines first steps to limit US coal plant pollution - The Guardian | Pollution in North America | Scoop.it
The Guardian EPA outlines first steps to limit US coal plant pollution The Guardian The new rules on natural gas and coal plants, announced by the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, will for the first time limit...
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We can take steps to have a cleaner environment. If coal plant cut back on the amount of coal we could save plants and animals so they live longer. We as people could live longer also and live ten years longer.

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1 Percent of America's Power Plants Emit 33 Percent of Energy ...

1 Percent of America's Power Plants Emit 33 Percent of Energy ... | Pollution in North America | Scoop.it
Less than 1 percent of US power plants produce nearly a third of the energy industry's carbon emissions, according to a new report released Tuesday. "If the 50 most-polluting U.S. power plants were an independent nation," ...
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In the near future we could be the number leader in pollution from power plants, but we can change from fossil fuels to wind or solar power and it would lower pollution levels
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Sabin DeJoode's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:18 AM

Pollution levels are ridiculously high. Power plants will produce alot of air pollution. If somehow it would be possible to reduce air pollution and use wind power.