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Pollution

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, ...

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Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737747461
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Series: Issues That Concern You Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Pollution Levels are Deadly Stephen Leahy 9

2 Pollution Levels Have Decreased Dramatically Jennifer Zambone Angela Logomasini 15

3 Existing Coal Technology Causes Serious Air Pollution Jonathan G. Dorn 21

4 The United States Should Not Rely on the Promise of Clean Coal Jeff Biggers 27

5 The EPA's Endangerment Ruling on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Necessary Sierra Club 32

6 The EPA's Endangerment Ruling Will Hurt the Economy Alan Caruba 38

7 Solar Energy Is Valuable but Not Pollution Free Silicon Volley Toxics Coalition 43

8 Ethanol Production Increases Air Pollution Kenneth P. Green 50

9 Electronic Waste Leads to Dangerous Pollution Chris Carroll 56

10 Eating Meat Causes Pollution Kathy Freston 62

11 New Regulations are Needed to Reduce Water Pollution Craig Cox 68

12 Federal Regulations Go Too Far in Regulating Water Quality Peyton Knight 74

13 Federal Air Pollution Regulations Are Excessive Joel Schwartz 81

14 Fighting Pollution Is a Moral Responsibility Jim Ball 87

Appendix

What You Should Know About Pollution 93

What You Should Do About Pollution 98

Organizations to Contact 101

Bibliography 109

Index 112

Picture Credits 116

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