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12/5/06 Envs 10 Topinka Final Paper Hybrid Vehicles Decreasing Air Pollution The road to a zero-emission, energy efficient car has been covered with many ideas that never caught on. Few vehicles run on natural gas or liquefied petroleum, the two lower-emission alternatives to petroleum. Meanwhile, the number of all electric cars is even smaller. After years of work and experimentation, auto maker may have finally found the electric hybrid as the leading alternative project. People should begin switching to the use of hybrid vehicles over conventional vehicles. An important environmental issue is ways of stabilizing and diminishing air pollution. Air pollution is the presence of any chemical, physical, or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. The atmosphere is a complex, dynamic natural gaseous system that is essential to support life on planet Earth. Worldwide air pollution is responsible for large number of deaths and cases of respiratory disease. Enforced air quality standards, like the Clean Air Act in the United States, have reduced the presence of some pollutants. While major stationary sources are often identified with air pollution, the greatest source of emissions is actually automobiles. There are many available air pollution control technologies and urban planning strategies available to reduce available to reduce air pollution, but the worldwide costs of addressing the issue are high. The most immediate method of improving air quality would be the use of hybrid vehicles. It would be out of the question
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