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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

Nations meet in Geneva to make mercury history. - Signatories to the first global treaty to rein in mercury pollution are gathered in Geneva this week to discuss how to seek further progress.
How did that get there? Plastic chunks on Arctic ice show how far pollution has spread. - Discovery by UK scientists prompts fear that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean - with huge effects on wildlife.

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