Pollution

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For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and ...

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Overview

For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, the Opposing Viewpoints editorial team has adhered to its commitment to editorial objectivity. Readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. In short, Opposing Viewpoints is the best research and learning tool for exploring the issues that continually shape and define our turbulent and changing world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737752328
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 How Serious Is the Problem of Pollution?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Air Pollution Continues to Be a Serious Problem American Lung Association 23

2 Air Pollution Is Not a Serious Problem Joel Schwartz 34

3 Electronic Waste Is a Serious Problem Kurt Marko 46

4 Producer Responsibility Can Limit the Impact of Electronic Waste Beverly Thorpe 52

5 Plastic Debris Is Polluting the World's Oceans Richard Grant 61

6 The Quantity and Impact of Plastic Debris in the World's Oceans Is Unknown Carl Bialik 72

7 Pharmaceuticals May Be Poisoning America's Drinking Water Patricia Frank 78

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 86

Chapter 2 What Technologies Will Best Reduce Pollution?

Chapter Preface 88

1 Clean Coal Technologies Can Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Robert S. Giglio

2 Clean Coal Technology Will Not Reduce Air Pollution Jeff Biggers 98

3 Plug-in Electric Vehicles Will Reduce Air Pollution Siena Kaplan Brad Heavner Rob Sargent 103

4 Plug-in Electric Vehicles Will Increase Air Pollution James R. Healey 110

5 Biofuels Have the Potential to Reduce Polluting Greenhouse Gas Emissions World Policy Institute 115

6 Ethanol Increases Pollution Sasha Lilley 124

7 Nuclear Power Will Reduce Air Pollution Nuclear Energy Institute 133

8 Nuclear Power Will Hinder Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution Travis Madsen Tony Dutzik Bernadette Del Chiaro Rob Sargent 143

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 152

Chapter 3 How Can Communities Reduce Pollution?

Chapter Preface 154

1 Consumer-Purchased Carbon Offsets Will Reduce Carbon Emissions Robert H. Frank 157

2 Consumer-Purchased Carbon Offsets Do Not Always Reduce Carbon Emissions Doug Struck 161

3 Recycling Innovation Will Reduce E-Waste Pollution Valerie Thomas 172

4 Green Urban Stormwater Infrastructure Can Reduce Waterway Pollution Nancy Stoner 180

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 187

chapter 4 What Federal Policies Will Best Reduce Pollution?

Chapter Preface 189

1 Increased Federal Oversight of Offshore Oil Drilling Is Necessary to Prevent Pollution Times-Picayune 192

2 Offshore Oil Drilling Technologies Are Too Challenging to Regulate Kenneth Rogoff 198

3 Federally Mandated Cap-and-Trade Policies Will Reduce Air Pollution John Podesta 203

4 Federally Mandated Cap-and-Trade Policies Will Not Reduce Air Pollution Kenneth Green 209

5 The Us Government Should Subsidize Liquid Fuel Production from Coal John N. Ward 214

6 The Us Government Should Not Subsidize Liquid Fuel Production from Coal David G. Hawkins 222

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 231

For Further Discussion 232

Organizations to Contact 235

Bibliography of Books 244

Index 248

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