pollution


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Synonyms for pollution

undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities

the state of being polluted

the act of contaminating or polluting

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It is all poverty and pollution and wretched self-complacency
Well, then, it must be that you think they are both weak and prone to err, and the slightest error, the merest shadow of pollution, will ruin the one, while the character of the other will be strengthened and embellished - his education properly finished by a little practical acquaintance with forbidden things.
This piece of pollution, picked up from the water-side, to be made much of for an hour, and then tossed back to her original place
When they had done this they washed their hands and feet and went back into the house, for all was now over; and Ulysses said to the dear old nurse Euryclea, "Bring me sulphur, which cleanses all pollution, and fetch fire also that I may burn it, and purify the cloisters.
Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls deified among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.
servants of corruption' who, 'after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, are again entangled therein and overcome'--whose latter end is worse than their beginning?
The findings raise new questions about whether Environmental Protection Agency pollution limits are tough enough.
Thick clouds of air pollution over southern Asia and increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere worldwide have restricted rice harvests in India for the past 2 decades, a new analysis suggests.
Multi unit residential real estate owners rarely consider their business' need to consider pollution as an area of concern to them or mistakenly believe that their standard insurance program covers environmental claims.
Questions about pollution exclusions and "trigger of coverage" issues are potentially fertile ground for future coverage disputes.
The Marine Environment section, accessible through the menu at the top of the IMO homepage, provides an overview of how the IMO works to regulate and prevent marine pollution by ships, with links to in-depth information on the applicable international treaties.
Understanding Environmental Pollution is rich in general information about most forms of pollution at the household, local, and global level.
Zhang Lijun, a top Chinese environmental official, warns that pollution levels in China could more than quadruple within 15 years if the country does not curb its energy consumption and automobile use.
In terms of its sheer human toll, the worst pollutant today is fine particle pollution, sometimes described shorthand as "soot.
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution, by Devra Lee Davis, New York: Basic Books, 336 pages, $26