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1-10 of 35 for the Category : Waste & Pollution and the Subcategory : Air Pollution

Alternative Fuels

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The cement industry worldwide is a major consumer of thermal energy for the kilns used in the manufacture of cement. With the increasing demand on fossil fuels, the dwindling natural reserves, and the subsequent rising energy prices, the cement indus

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Atmospheric Pollution

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Pollutants released into the atmosphere cause many disturbances to the natural balance of atmospheric systems. The atmosphere is the earth’s life support system and needs to be treated carefully.

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Carbon Dioxide

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Carbon dioxide is a gas that occurs naturally in the air and is produced when animals breathe, vegetation rots and when material containing carbon is burnt or broken down. Carbon dioxide is a key component in photosynthesis, which is the major base s

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Carbon disclosure project (The)

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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.

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Carbon Monoxide

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Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas produced by incomplete combustion, mainly from motor vehicles and cigarettes. It is found naturally in the atmosphere in minute quantities.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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Catalytic Converters

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Certain metals have the property to act as catalysts. This is a characteristic, that enables them to promote, speed up or make more efficient, certain chemical reactions without being permanently changed themselves.

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Dilution in the context of environmental management describes a strategy to deal with pollution. Certain liquid effluents are, for example, disposed of down sewers by being heavily diluted with clean or relatively clean water.

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The concept of Eco-Logic refers to the logic and perspective that we gain once one we fully recognise and acknowledge the fact that we humans are not separate from the rest of nature - and that we are completely dependent on the Earth's eco-system

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Eco-taxes are taxes, duties and fees, which are levied by governments to encourage companies and individuals to be more aware of environmental protection requirements and reduce their levels of pollution.

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