Fossil Fuels and Pollution: The Future of Air Quality

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Environmental protection - 285 pages
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Clean air is essential to life and good health. Several important pollutants are produced by fossil fuel combustion and emitted directly into the atmosphere, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and hydrocarbons. In addition, total suspended particulates contribute to air pollution, and nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons combine in the atmosphere to form tropospheric ozone, the major constituent of smog.

 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Energy Fossil Fuels and Global Warming
Greenhouse Gases Health and the Environment
Evolution since the Industrial Revolution
Global Warming and Pollution Buildings and Homes
Global Warming and Pollution Green Transportation
Green Technology Tomorrows Cars Today
Conclusionsthe Future of Air Quality
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Chronology
Glossary
Further Resources

Global Warming and Pollution Cities and Industry
Global Warming Agriculture Today
Fuel Technology

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About the author (2010)

Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D., has been an Earth scientist for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for nearly 30 years. BLM is one of the leading agencies in the U.S. dealing with environmental and natural resource issues. Besides job experience, she also has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Earth science applications.

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