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In the year following that incident, China's State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) announced a five-year plan to address the widespread water pollution issues, committing a budget of 125 billion dollars to that national effort (Pacific Environment, 2006). In 2006 alone, the SEPA responded to 161 emergency environmental pollution incidents, almost two-thirds of which pertained to water pollution (China Daily, 2008).
Solving the Water Pollution Problem in China:

According to Ke Zhang (2006), a senior journalist with China Business Network Daily, Chinese environmental authorities report that "one water pollution incident takes place every two to three days, on average." Most experts agree that the key to addressing the water pollution problem in China lies in increasing law enforcement efforts and penalties for offending entities. Toward that end, the government has initiated a country- wide database designed to identify all pollution sources attributable to violations of environmental regulations (Pacific Environment, 2006).

In June 2008,….

The trouble is not only in the city of Tianjin but wastewater pollution in China is also found in the east central part of China which is three hundred miles west of Shanghai, lies the Chao Lake and is one of China's five largest freshwater lakes. The major resource of drinkable water supply comes from the Chao Lake. It is also used for an economic as well as an entertaining resource. From here the water is used for profitable and spare time fishing and as a basis for damping up the water. In several years, the quick improvement of industrial and metropolitan regions plus transformation in agricultural performance has caused harm to the lake. Even though, the instant action of industrial waste water has restricted contamination by placing heavy metals for not permitting the toxic or dangerous substances to get inside the lake. It has become congested with nourishments.….

water pollution in Lake Huron
Lake Huron is one of the great lakes that face the challenge of pollution in Ameica. Pollution in the lake prompted the binational partnership aimed at safeguarding areas of concern that have high quality habitats. According to the environmental protection agency, the partnership undertakes remedial action plans aimed at combating the threat fish, wildlife and public health that emanate from water pollution (EPA, 2012). Being a fresh water lake, Huron has diverse species of fish and other wildlife. Nonpoint source, point source and other causes of contamination of water in Lake Huron are serious environmental hazards that need immediate restoration. Pollution of the lake affects the country's economy and public health in entirety. Besides ecosystem conservation, addressing the causes and effects of water pollution of at lake Huron helps to boost economic growth and improve public.

The major cause of pollution in Lake Huron

Point source pollution….

Abstract Public policies are governmental actions implemented to help address issues facing the public or communities. San Francisco is currently facing water pollution brought by homeless population, which has increased in the city in the recent past. Rational-comprehensive approach for policy analysis is utilized to examine this public problem and help in constructing policy alternatives to address it. As part of the policy analysis process, homeless population, taxpaying public, city officials and the Environmental Protection Agency are identified as stakeholders involved in this public problem. Social context and governance context are discussed as the contexts for public policy formulation to address the water pollution issue in San Francisco. The reason for government involvement is moral/ethical reason while government management is the appropriate instrument and regulatory policy the appropriate policy typology. Using Political Systems Theory, the three policy alternatives to address this problem are environmental policy, increased funding for expansion of sewage….

Legislative Approach Controlling Water Pollution Industrial Sources: Comparison of Trinidad Tobago European Union (EU) and the United States
The objective of this study is to compare legislative controls of water pollution by industrial sources in Trinidad and Tobago as compared to those in the United States.

Trinidad and Tobago

Environmental degradation in Trinidad and Tobago is reported to have "historical roots that are not too dissimilar from those in the reset of the world largely attributed toe economic growth and the development and growth of human population." (Emergency Management Association, 2005) This environmental degradation in Trinidad has been due to heavy industrial development and in Trinidad due to tourism development. Trinidad and Tobago both experience "much of the full range of environmental problems, from widespread pollution of its waterways and near shore waters to air pollution, chemical spills, illegal dumping, deforestation, fisheries and wildlife depletion.' (Emergency Management Association, 2005)

The Environmental Management Act No.….

Water Pollution
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Nitrate, Aluminum, And Lead in Drinking ater
Three mayor harmful chemicals that affect water's natural condition are nitrate, aluminum, and lead. In recent years, public fears over the contamination of drinking water by these and other contaminants have grown. Certainly, the public is right to be concerned about the possible health effects of aluminum, nitrate, and lead. Aluminum has long been linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, bone diseases and anemia. Nitrates are known to have gastric effects, neurological implications, as well as other effects on human health. Lead is well documented to play a role in intellectual retardation, and also impacts abdominal pain, and has other health effects. Aluminum, nitrate, and lead in the human water supply pose significant threats to public health.

Today, domestic water supplies across the world vary enormously in quality. In Great Britain, tap water (which comes from groundwater, reservoirs, and rivers) is treated, and….

Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan:
One of the major sources of pollutants is contaminated storm water since storm drains carry runoff from urban centers, streets, and industrial sites to open spaces in rivers. The main factor contributing factor to the problem of contaminated storm water is industrial operations. This is primarily because industrial operations are the source of oily wastes, heavy metals, and other substances. The other likely sources of pollutants include shipping, production, and storage operations that are exposed to storm water.

Since industrial operations are most likely to contribute to contaminated storm water, the federal and state governments have enacted storm water regulations that currently require various kinds of industrial facilities to develop and establish necessary measures to prevent storm water pollution. As compared to other pollution problems, storm water pollution cannot be addressed by a single set of rules that are applicable to every industrial facility. This is because….

Groundwater Pollution Issues
How does America's groundwater become polluted and what are the sources of pollution that goes into the groundwater? How important is unpolluted groundwater to the sustainability of communities? Also, what are the solutions for this pollution of the groundwater? These issues and others will be reviewed in this paper.

Groundwater Facts

According to illiam M. Alley, writing in the peer-reviewed journal Environment, groundwater exists "…almost everywhere beneath the land surface" and it plays a "crucial role in sustaining streamflow between precipitation events" and in particular during "protracted dry periods" (Alley, 2006, p. 16). Alley explains that about 85 billion gallons of groundwater are "withdrawn daily," and upwards of ninety percent of that water is used for "…irrigation, public supply (deliveries to homes businesses, industry) and self-supplied industrial use" (Alley, 16). Of those 85 billion gallons withdrawn from groundwater sources daily, nearly two-thirds is used for irrigation, Alley explains. Also, groundwater….

Drainage Ponds
The author of this report has been asked to assess and react to a given scenario. The scenario in question relates to a drainage pool at a manufacturing facility. In this hypothetical scenario, there is a pond that is used as a catch point if there are any spills. Any superficial spills are carried to this pond. As needed, the pond is drained into a nearby stream so as to keep the pond at the proper level. It should be noted that these discharges and the pollution therein is managed and regulated by the state. Unfortunately, there is a very large chemical spill at the plant and there is a threat that the spill will reach the pond and then eventually the groundwater. The author is charged with assessing the damage due to the spillage, offer what remedial measures can be used to address the problem and how to….

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Abstract
Pollution is one of the leading harms facing the world today along with climate change, global warming, natural resource depletion, poor disposal of waste. Presently, plastics are used in covering various items because of their flexibility and durability. However, environmental concerns have always arisen because of improper discarding or recycling with some of them reaching water bodies such as oceans and becoming sources of pollution. Plastics are known to have an indestructible morphology that brings harm to the ecosystems. Moreover, they contain toxins that affect marine life thereby attracting the attention and the need for research. The following study focuses on plastic pollution in the ocean with a focus on the scientific perspectives, the negative effects such as loss of nutritional value for marine creatures, physical damages, the transport of alien species, and exposure to pathogens, and possible mitigation strategies.
Plastic pollution in the ocean
Introduction
The twenty-first century….

How Pollution Negatively Affects Our HealthPollution is an important issue today because it impacts both the health of the planet and the health of human beings around the planet. In fact, whenever the planet is harmed by pollution, humans are harmed as well because people depend upon the environment for sustenance. Pollution is therefore a major social and environmental issue that has negative effects on both the environment and human health. There are many different types of pollution, such as air pollution, water pollution, and noise pollution. All of these types of pollution can have negative consequences for the people, and include consequences such as damage to ecosystems, climate change, and poisoning. Pollution can cause respiratory problems, cancer, and other health issues for people, depending on the type of pollution (Turner et al., 2020). Even noise pollution can harm peoples mental health and have both short and long-term effects on….

Water PollutionWater pollution is contamination of a body of water, whether a stream, a lake, a river, an ocean, or groundwater supply. This type of contamination is the result of human activity, such as toxic chemicals released by a factory into the water body, or agricultural run-off. The contamination can be harmful to both plant and animal life. It can have numerous knock-on effects as well that do damage to the ecology and to human life.Point source pollution is a type of pollution that originates from a single, identifiable source or place. An example would be discharge from a sewage treatment plant that finds its way into groundwater or into a river; or an oil spill in an ocean would be another example.Non-point source pollution is a type of pollution that comes from a lot of different places rather just one single point. It is caused by rainfall or snowmelt….

Water Awareness and Education for Sustainable Watershed Management
Today, the human society continuously deals with the issue of limited resources, as compared to an extensively growing amount of needs. Among these limited resources, water is vital, not only because mankind cannot survive without it, but also because it is essential to producing so many other secondary items, including food and clothing. At the same time, water and watersheds are an essential part of the environment, home to numerous species of animals and plants. Conservationism and environmental protection has a definite impact on the existence and evolution of mankind as well.

With that in mind, this project proposal will focus on identifying a set of solutions that the inhabitants in the Medina River Watershed (exar & Medina County TX) can use to address water pollution in this area, as well as the means by which water conservation can be consolidated and promoted as….

Water in the Middle East
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While on one hand, the Nile gets the highest discharge from rainfall on the highlands of Ethiopia and upland plateau of East Africa, located well outside the Middle East region; on the other hand, discharge points of the other two rivers, Euphrates and Tigris, are positioned well within the Middle East region, prevailing mostly in Turkey, Syria along with Iraq. In other areas, recurrent river systems are restricted to the more northern upland areas of Iran and Turkey, in common with the coastline of Levant (Peter eaumont, Gerald H. lake, J. And Malcolm Wagstaff, 1988).
The conflict in the Future

It is widely believed by many experts that those who control the waters in the Middle East; control the Middle East; and those who control the Middle East; control the oil supply of the world (David M. Hummel, 1995). From the above mentioned facts it is clear that the water resources….

The Leblanc alkali production processes were especially pernicious, but they followed along the lines of previous industrial processes. In other words, the first British environmental legislation was a response not so much to a qualitative change in industrial processes and their environmental impact but more to a quantitative increase in sources of pollution that had up to that point been (if only barely) tolerable.
Legislation Arising From Public Anger

At the center of the first British environmental legislation was the Leblanc process, an industrial process that produced of soda ash (which is chemically sodium carbonate) that came into use in the first decades of the 19th century. Named after its inventor, Nicolas Leblanc, it replaced an older process in which soda ash had been produced from wood ash. However, as the availability of wood ash declined (because of deforestation, a process that was occuring both in Great Britain and across Europe….

To start this essay, we would begin by identifying ways that business could impact the environment.  Next, we would want to identify the businesses we wanted to highlight in the essay, focusing on their specific environmental impact.  We would want to select at least two businesses with different reputations for their environmental impact.  Companies that are known for having good environmental initiatives include Disney, Johnson and Johnson, Nike, eBay, Fisher Investments, Hewlett-Packard, Starbucks, and Ford Motor Company.  Companies have a bad reputation in terms of their impact on the environment include AES, PPL, ConAgra Foods, Coca Cola,....

Oil and gas well development using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a somewhat controversial way to get petroleum products out of the ground.  It has greatly increased the amount of accessible petroleum products that people can get from the ground, but comes with environmental concerns.  The two major environmental concerns seem to the increased potential for groundwater pollution and the increase in the likelihood of earthquakes in the area where the fracking is occurring.  Because these concerns are so well-known, we would address them in any research we did about hydraulic fracturing. 

Research Topics on Hydraulic Fracturing

  1. What fluids work....

Title: The Impact of Heavy Rain: Examining the Environmental, Social, and Economic Consequences

I. Introduction
a. Definition of heavy rain and its increasing frequency
b. Thesis statement: Heavy rain has profound environmental, social, and economic consequences, demanding attention and action.

II. Environmental Consequences of Heavy Rain
a. Flooding:
- Causes and characteristics of flooding during heavy rain
- Environmental impacts, including habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity
- Socioeconomic effects, such as damage to infrastructure and displacement of communities
b. Soil Erosion:
- Causes and extent of soil erosion due to heavy rain
- Environmental impacts, including loss of fertile topsoil and....

1. The causes and effects of air pollution in urban areas
2. The impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems
3. The role of industrial activities in water pollution
4. How deforestation contributes to environmental pollution
5. The health effects of pollution on human populations
6. The effectiveness of government policies in combating pollution
7. The role of technology in reducing pollution levels
8. The ethical implications of pollution on future generations
9. The connection between climate change and pollution
10. The importance of public awareness and education in addressing pollution issues
11. The link between pollution and wildlife extinction
12. Case studies of successful....

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Thesis

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Water Pollution in China Fresh

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Thesis

In the year following that incident, China's State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) announced a five-year plan to address the widespread water pollution issues, committing a budget of 125…

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Term Paper

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Water Pollution in Southeast Asia

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Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

The trouble is not only in the city of Tianjin but wastewater pollution in China is also found in the east central part of China which is three…

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Transportation - Environmental Issues

Water Pollution in Lake Huron Lake Huron

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Thesis

water pollution in Lake Huron Lake Huron is one of the great lakes that face the challenge of pollution in Ameica. Pollution in the lake prompted the binational partnership…

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Research Paper

Public Administration

Water Pollution by Homeless People in San Francisco

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Length: 17 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Abstract Public policies are governmental actions implemented to help address issues facing the public or communities. San Francisco is currently facing water pollution brought by homeless population, which has increased…

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Essay

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Legislative Approach Controlling Water Pollution Industrial Sources

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Legislative Approach Controlling Water Pollution Industrial Sources: Comparison of Trinidad Tobago European Union (EU) and the United States The objective of this study is to compare legislative controls of water…

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Term Paper

Urban Studies

Water Pollution

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Nitrate, Aluminum, And Lead in Drinking ater Three mayor harmful chemicals that affect water's natural condition are nitrate, aluminum, and lead. In recent years, public fears over the contamination of…

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Term Paper

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan

Words: 653
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan: One of the major sources of pollutants is contaminated storm water since storm drains carry runoff from urban centers, streets, and industrial sites to open…

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Essay

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Groundwater Pollution Issues How Does America's Groundwater

Words: 2098
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Groundwater Pollution Issues How does America's groundwater become polluted and what are the sources of pollution that goes into the groundwater? How important is unpolluted groundwater to the sustainability of…

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Essay

Family and Marriage

Preventing Groundwater Pollution When Possible

Words: 779
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Drainage Ponds The author of this report has been asked to assess and react to a given scenario. The scenario in question relates to a drainage pool at a manufacturing…

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Research Paper

Ecology

Mitigating the Effects of Plastic Dumping in Oceans

Words: 1195
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Abstract Pollution is one of the leading harms facing the world today along with climate change, global warming, natural resource depletion, poor disposal of waste. Presently,…

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Essay

Environmental Science

Effects of Noise Air and Water Pollution

Words: 1074
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

How Pollution Negatively Affects Our HealthPollution is an important issue today because it impacts both the health of the planet and the health of human beings around the planet.…

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Book Report

Environmental Science

Point Source Water Pollution Examples

Words: 604
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Book Report

Water PollutionWater pollution is contamination of a body of water, whether a stream, a lake, a river, an ocean, or groundwater supply. This type of contamination is the result…

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Business Proposal

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Water Awareness and Education for Sustainable Watershed Management

Words: 2917
Length: 11 Pages
Type: Business Proposal

Water Awareness and Education for Sustainable Watershed Management Today, the human society continuously deals with the issue of limited resources, as compared to an extensively growing amount of needs. Among…

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Term Paper

History - Israel

Water in the Middle East

Words: 22307
Length: 75 Pages
Type: Term Paper

While on one hand, the Nile gets the highest discharge from rainfall on the highlands of Ethiopia and upland plateau of East Africa, located well outside the Middle…

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Dissertation

Transportation - Environmental Issues

Water Legislation Origins of Environmental

Words: 11427
Length: 37 Pages
Type: Dissertation

The Leblanc alkali production processes were especially pernicious, but they followed along the lines of previous industrial processes. In other words, the first British environmental legislation was a…

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