Air pollution

air pollution

air pollution n.
Contamination of air by smoke and harmful gases, mainly oxides of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.
Contemporary Examples

If you can photograph your air pollution – you have a serious problem.
When You Can See the Pollution David Frum January 22, 2013

That is a lot of air pollution, noise, and yet more kicking up of dust.
New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban Jay Michaelson December 19, 2014

Environmentalists warn that public awareness and frustration about air pollution is growing, as are the risks to Chinese health.
China’s Chernobyl Cleans Up Its Act The Telegraph October 24, 2012

air pollution gets worse during drought; in California the problem is soot, and in Texas it was ozone.
America’s Axis of Drought Kate Galbraith March 3, 2014

This means they must cope with air pollution, low levels of oxygen, and high levels of methane and carbon dioxide.
A New Mining Nightmare Constantino Diaz-Duran November 18, 2010

One of the things that surprised me in our study is the important role of air pollution.
Electric Vehicles May Be the Green Car of the Future, But Hybrids Are the Green Car of the Present Megan McArdle January 23, 2013

Historical Examples

I have sent you Clear Skies legislation that mandates a 70 percent cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

I have sent you Clear Skies legislation that mandates a 70-percent cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years.
State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush George W. Bush

The addition of harmful chemicals to the atmosphere. The most serious air pollution results from the burning of fossil fuels, expecially in internal-combustion engines.


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