• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polluting Adapted or tending to pollute; causing defilement or pollution.
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  • Dan Quayle
    “It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”
  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Hate pollutes the mind.”
  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.”
  • Rene Dubos
    Rene Dubos
    “The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”


In literature:

The water all goes to pollute the nearest river.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
Her lover polluted her soul as well as her beauty: he found her another lover when he was tired of her.
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Sodom was, in fact, one mass of pollution.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I" by Francis Augustus Cox
How many ostentatious charities may be traced to this polluted source!
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
Later, means were found of preventing any pollution whatever of the water by industrial refuse.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
He worships every handsome woman, who will allow herself to be polluted by his incense.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
Nothing else mattered; not the inescapable pollution of the rivers, not the weariness and hunger and many distresses of the way.
"John Wesley, Jr." by Dan B. Brummitt
By fever, from polluted air incurred, Ravage was made, for which no knell was heard.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" by (Edited by William Knight)
Then through thy fields shall scarlet reptiles stray, And rapine and pollution mark their way.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
I bequeath to GOD, a soul polluted with many sins, but I hope purified by JESUS CHRIST.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Boswell

In poetry:

And how can I trust them
who pollute the sky
with heavens
the below with hells
"Humanity" by Gregory Corso
From the graves of Poland,
From Germania's plains,
From the death-pollution
Of imperial chains.
"Invocation" by Mathilde Blind
Thou must from ev'ry fav'rite vice depart,
Thou from all guilt must purify thy heart,
And keep thy soul from all pollution clear,
Ere thou in Christ canst ever have a share.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Any lifetime that is spent without seeing the master
Is either death in disguise or a deep sleep.
The water that pollutes you is poison;
The poison that purifies you is water.
"Any Lifetime" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
No more the milk of cows
Shall pollute my private house
Than the milk of the wild mares of the Barbarian
I will stick to port and sherry,
For they are so very, very,
So very, very, very, Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
For all Adam's sons, since the world first was fram'd
By sin are polluted, and needs must be damn'd:
To death and to hell, let them do what they can,
If by Christ not preserv'd, they must go ev'ry man.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

NOAA studies Mothball Fleet pollution.
Can federal judges allow people struggling with the losses of global warming to sue polluters directly.
Clayton, NY, Feb 27, 2012 — On Friday, we reported that New York state is pushing Federal officials to toughen proposed new standards for ballast water pollution on freighters using the St Lawrence Seaway.
A man picks up trash in a landfill on the outskirts of Bangalore that was closed after complaints about pollution.
Once considered a polluted wasteland, Boston Harbor is sloughing off its infamous past by offering quality fishing for striped bass, bluefish, cod and flounder.
PGE's coal-fired Boardman plant gets approval to close in 2020, with fewer pollution controls.
BEDFORD — Doug Castetter and Shannan Batchelor of Noise Pollution D.J.
The hot weather is here, and that means it's more important than ever to use a serious cleanser to wash off the makeup, sweat, sunscreen and pollution or you will most certainly get clogged pores.
In France, evidence is not concealed and lawyers are not allowed to use artful lies to pollute the truth.
The good news about the Cuyahoga River, which became a symbol of urban pollution when it caught fire two decades ago, is that the river is no longer flammable.
Environmental advocates criticize the practice as wasteful and polluting, but state regulations are weak and federal ones are nonexistent.
'Green' Power Plants Generate Pollution Violations.
Company Boral Roofing has introduced a line of roof tiles that it says have pollution-busting properties.
Santee Cooper, environmentalists battle over pollution at Conway's Grainger plant.
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed a proposal to set tougher air quality standards for "soot," a small-particle pollutant that is emitted from a wide range of sources, from vehicles to factories.

In science:

The continuous convolution model starts to apply once the polluted mass fraction is larger than 0.1-0.2.
The Pollution of Pristine Material in Compressible Turbulence
However our complete attention is to enhance the quality of services, to increase the bandwidth and to reduce the cost of the resource along with reduction of RF pollution and power consumption.
Survey of Latest Wireless Cellular Technologies for Enhancement of Spectral Density at Reduced Cost
The first term on the right hand side of Eq. (16) is used to reduce the differences between Kavg and T , and the next two terms minimise the effects of cross-talk from Γ1 and pollution from unknown near-surface effects.
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
This study brings the number of metal-polluted, helium and hydrogen atmosphere white dwarfs surveyed with IRAC to 53 and 38 respectively.
Constraints on the Lifetimes of Disks Resulting from Tidally Destroyed Rocky Planetary Bodies
It also nearly doubles the number of metal-polluted helium-rich white dwarfs found to have closely orbiting dust by Spitzer.
Constraints on the Lifetimes of Disks Resulting from Tidally Destroyed Rocky Planetary Bodies