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Pollution means any contamination of air, soil, water and environment. Even loud noise and sound are part of pollution. Pollution can be categorized into land, water and air pollution. Harmful gases and tiny particles (like carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide) are polluting the air. The smoke released from burning fuel from factories and cars, are the major sources of air pollution. Air pollution is one of the major causes of that funny cough, asthma and burning eyes that you develop.
Ozone holeIn addition to this, our water gets polluted because of the dirty water from our house, that drains through the pipes into the rivers and oceans dirtying the water. At last, plastic and dirt causes land pollution. We need to prevent all kinds of pollution to protect the environment. Besides ourselves, many animal species are the victims of pollutions.

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Garbage is trown on street every day. We don't always recycle or re-use our stuff. Also because of this, land is polluted every day.
Water quality is declining because of water pollution.
Air pollution is caused by cars and factories as well.

News about pollution

Environmental Health News

Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant pile. - It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users just want to ride and dump.
China, Japan, Vietnam: Air pollution map reveals countries at risk of ‘airpocalypse.' - A study from Greenpeace International and Harvard University has discovered coal-fired power plants built in these countries are slowly killing people and creating an “airpocalypse."

Which do you consider the biggest pollution problem?
Land pollution
Air pollution
Water pollution
All kinds of pollution