Pollution refers to the act of contaminating natural resources, such as land, air, and water, usually making these resources unusable. Pollution can also be harmful to the various forms of wildlife that call the oceans, rivers, forests, and plains home. In many cases, the damage created by pollution cannot be easily repaired. Various organizations around the world exist to help regulate and prevent pollution such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States, which works to enforce environmental laws and educate the populace about the dangers of pollution.
Records show that humans have polluted their environments since the beginning of time. As ancient people began making tools and accessing natural resources such as coal, they left waste products...Read more