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Pollution

Author: Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores topics relating to environmental pollution by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 9780737752311 9780737752328 0737752319 0737752327
OCLC Number: 663953736
Description: 262 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Air pollution continues to be a serious problem / American Lung Association --
Air pollution is not a serious problem / Joel Schwartz --
Electronic waste is a serious problem / Kurk Marko -Producer responsibility can limit the impact of electronic waste / Beverly Thorpe --
Plastic debris is polluting the world's oceans / Richard Grant --
The quantity and impact of plastic debris in the world's oceans is unknown / Carl Bialik --
Pharmaceuticals may be poisoning America's drinking water / Patricia Frank --
Clean coal technologies can reduce carbon dioxide emissions / Robert S. Giglio --
Clean coal technology will not reduce air pollution / Jeff Biggers --
Plug-in electric vehicles will reduce air pollution / Siena Kaplan, Brad Heavner, and Rob Sargent --
Plug-in electric vehicles will increase air pollution / James R. Healey --
Biofuels have the potential to reduce polluting greenhouse gas emissions / World Policy Institute --
Ethanol increases pollution / Sasha Lilley --
Nuclear power will reduce air pollution / Nuclear Energy Institute --
Nuclear power will hinder efforts to reduce air pollution / Travis Madsen, Tony Dutzik, Bernadette Del Chiaro, and Rob Sargent --
Consumer-purchased carbon offsets will reduce carbon emissions / Robert H. Frank --
Consumer-purchased carbon offsets do not always reduce carbon emissions / Doug Struck --
Recycling innovation will reduce e-waste pollution / Valerie Thomas --
Green urban stormwater infrastructure can reduce waterway pollution / Nancy Stoner --
Increased federal oversight of offshore oil drilling is necessary to prevent pollution / Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) --
Offshore oil drilling technologies are too challenging to regulate / Kenneth Rogoff --
Federally mandated cap-and-trade policies will reduce air pollution / John Podesta --
Federally mandated cap-and-trade policies will not reduce air pollution / Kenneth Green --
The US government should subsidize liquid fuel production from coal / John N. Ward --
The US government should not subsidize liquid fuel production from coal / David G. Hawkins.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.

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This volume explores topics relating to environmental pollution by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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