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    Pollution is a serious threat. Water pollution, air pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, soil pollution, and the production of soy and beef dangers forests, raises health issues, and kills the environment.

    Water pollutions in oceans can be caused by containers that fall off ships, trash that washes off city streets into rivers and then seas, and waste from landfills. Pesticide and fertilizer can wash into the ocean through streams and can kill beneficial insects and fish or fertilizer can boost algae growth and take away oxygen from water. Yet 1.1 million people don't have clean water and 2.4 million don't have adequate sanitation. Always pick up your trash and maybe even other people's trash- even if you hold someone responsible- you still help the environment.

    Burning fossil fuels into the air releases a bad amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing climate change. Particulate matter also escapes. When smoking outdoors, it releases emissions that can contribute to smog and acid rain. The solution to this is= don't smoke at all! Smoking indoors is unsafe to other humans, so don't even start. If every person never smoked again the acid rain and smog would go down by a lot!

    Noise pollution harms the environment. In the Arctic, the sound of oil and gas explorations make it difficult for whales to breed.

    Light pollution disrupts circadian rhythms for animals and humans and may cause cancer. Light pollution also can impact sea turtles. Adult and hatchling sea turtles are drawn toward lights along the beach, thinking they are heading toward the moon. If people near wildlife actually turned overground lights off at night, it would help!

    When algae eutrophicates it can start harmful 'red tides' and 'brown tides' that kill marine life. That's not to say all algae is bad, because it positively isn't. Green algae produce 60-70% of the oxygen we breathe, while the rest is trees. But when dinoflagellites make a red tide, it blocks out sunlight and depletes oxygen levels, and some actively secrete poisons into the water, all of these killing fish. Algal blooms can release toxins into the air that are harmful to humans. Most algal blooms are related to fertilizers creeping into the body of water and make algae overgrow, the definition of eutrophication, which is another reason farmers should better handle pesticides and fertilizer. (Anyone wanna make a petition on that?)

    When water in the atmosphere mixes with certain chemicals—particularly sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emitted during the burning of fossil fuels—mild acidic compounds are formed. This acid rain can leach toxic aluminum from the soil, which at low levels can stress fish in lakes and streams or, at higher concentrations, kill them outright. Acid rain also weakens trees in forests and contributes to air pollution that can harm humans.

    Beef production has a considerable effect on climate change due to emissions of greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide. Research shows that ruminant livestock account for between 7% and 18% of global methane emissions from human-related activities.

    As the global cattle industry has expanded, the beef slaughter and leather industries have grown vigorously. When it is not properly treated, waste from slaughterhouses and tanneries—rich in organic matter, heavy metals and caustic solutions—is highly polluting without appropriate treatment. Most of these techniques are brutal and should be stopped, for their pollution and inhumanity.

    WWF advocates for reducing pollution and creates campaigns to make 'sustainable living' areas. You can help by: Adults) Buy WWF BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa credit card. Bank of America will contribute $100 to WWF for each account opened. Both) 'adopt' an animal for varied costs and getting certificates, stuffed animals, etc.
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