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Cars and global warming

Transportation is one of the largest sources of US global warming emissions—but cleaner vehicles can help. Global warming endangers our health, jeopardizes our national security, and threatens other basic human needs. Some impacts—such as record high temperatures, rising seas, and severe flooding and droughts—are already increasingly common. Our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming.…
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Oil: Crude and Petroleum Products Explained

How does oil affect the environment? Crude oil is used to make the petroleum products we use to fuel airplanes, cars, and trucks; to heat homes; and to make products such as medicines and plastics. Although petroleum products make life easier, finding, producing, and moving crude oil may have negative effects on the environment. Technological…
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What Is The Environmental Impact Of The Mining Industry?

Water pollution, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and pollution, and formation of sink holes are among the worst effects of the mining industry on the environment. Mining is the extraction of minerals and other geological materials of economic value from deposits on the earth. Mining has the potential to have severely adverse effects on the…
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Tracing the process of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

Nitrogen is an essential element for both the life on land and in the oceans. Moreover, it affects the climate of Earth. However, many factors in the nitrogen cycle are not yet known or sufficiently understood. Marine chemists have now for the first time been able to measure a direct indicator of a key process…
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Arctic warming contributes to drought

According to new research, changes similar to those after the ice age 10,000 years ago could be in store today because a warming Arctic weakens the temperature difference between the tropics and the poles. This, in turn, results in less precipitation, weaker cyclones and weaker mid-latitude westerly wind flow — a recipe for prolonged drought.…
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Environmental Problems

Our environment is constantly changing. There is no denying that. However, as our environment changes, so does the need to become increasingly aware of the problems that surround it. With a massive influx of natural disasters, warming and cooling periods, different types of weather patterns and much more, people need to be aware of what…
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