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Author: Margaret Haerens
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale Cengage Learning, ©2011.
Series: Global viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on air pollution, discussing such topics as the political and economic effects of air pollution policy, health effects of air quality, and different strategies for reducing air pollution around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Haerens
ISBN: 9780737751857 0737751851 9780737751864 073775186X
OCLC Number: 663953665
Description: 230 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The global air quality outlook : an overview / United Nations Environment Programme --
European air quality is improving by reducing emissions / European Environment Agency (EEA) --
China struggles to improve air quality / Andreas Lorenz --
United Arab Emirates evaluates air quality / Khaleej Times --
Singapore assesses air quality / Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources --
Iraq's pressing environmental problems / Hayder Najm --
Ukraine cuts CO2 emissions, but citizens see little difference / Kyiv Post --
Global assessment of the issue of indoor air pollution / World Health Organization (WHO) --
United Kingdom is concerned about deaths caused by air pollution / Nina Lakhani --
India recognizes the growing problem of indoor air pollution / Aruna Chandaraju --
Central and Southern Asia deal with a growing number of asthma sufferers / Medical News Today --
Canadian statistics on health problems caused by air pollution are problematic / Ross McKitrick --
Mexico City residents suffer from a loss of smell from chronic air pollution / Mica Rosenberg --
China is suspicious of western environmental motives / Yu Zheng --
Iceland's erupting volcano reflects political and economic strife / Alda Sigmundsdóttir --
China's explosive growth leads to environmental challenges / Jonathan Watts and Randeep Ramesh --
Kuwait formulates a plan to alleviate air pollution problems / Nawara Fattahova --
Europe worries that cleaner air accelerates climate change / Volker Mrasek --
Hong Kong and Taiwanese air pollution is exacerbated by Chinese sandstorms / staff writers, Hong Kong, Agence France-Presse --
India uses giant air purifiers to alleviate air pollution / Pratap Chakravarty --
Global scientists propose biochar as a cleaner energy source / Chris Goodall --
Scotland is in danger of becoming a haven for polluters / Jenny Fyall --
South Africa is finding a solution to burning tire pollution / Vuyo Mabandla and Taylor Ervin --
Israel passes a clean air law / Adam Teva V'Din --
Canada pioneers the use of carbon capture and storage systems / Stephen Harper --
London formulates clean air strategy / Greater London Authority --
South Africa makes fuel from rubbish / Emily Miller --
Egypt debates policies to eliminate its "black cloud" of pollution / Hoda Baraka.
Series Title: Global viewpoints.
Responsibility: Margaret Haerens, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on air pollution, discussing such topics as the political and economic effects of air pollution policy, health effects of air quality, and different strategies for reducing air pollution around the world.
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