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How does pollution affect us?

How does pollution affect us?

People assume that because the air looks relatively clean and clear in the United States much of the time, that maybe air pollution is no longer a problem here, and that is not true. There is still a level of air pollution in this country that causes, and the estimates vary, but maybe between 100,000 …

Comparing climate and pollution policies

Comparing climate and pollution policies

How do the scientific facts about carbon and climate shape policy? Carbon accumulates. Let’s think about the policy implication. Let’s compare carbon emissions to air pollution, the other major impact of energy use. As we’ve discussed earlier, air pollution from energy use has profound worldwide consequences. It kills several million people a year and shortens …

Plastic Pollution Problems – Behind the News

Plastic Pollution Problems – Behind the News

(GASPS) Oh, it’s everywhere! Everywhere I look! What do you mean? (SOBS) Well? What was it? It was… ..plastic pollution! (CRIES) (SCREAMS SILENTLY) VOICEOVER: And now it’s so big, there’s only one thing to do… (SCREAMS) The Plastic Thing is coming! JACK: Plastic might not seem that scary. After all, it’s something most of us …

Could Injecting Carbon Into the Earth Save Our Planet?

Could Injecting Carbon Into the Earth Save Our Planet?

Iceland: the land of majestic waterfalls, black sands, sparkling glaciers, and… maybe one of the world’s wildest solutions for solving climate change? Nestled beside the majestic hills of southwestern Iceland, are a series of huge pods capable of taking CO2 that’s been snatched from the air and injecting it into underground stones, where the gas …