Transportation and how it affects the Environment

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Research paper with a thesis. 4-5 pages, APA format. Subject: Transportation and how it affects the Environment

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Prof Danny
School: Rice University



Transportation and how it impacts the environment
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Transportation involves the shipment of goods or passengers from one location to
another. There are different forms of transportation, and each of them causes some significant
effects on the environment as much as they convey crucial socioeconomic benefits to the
society. The different forms of transport cause varied effects to the environment. There has
been rapid growth in the environmental externalities caused by the increase in the development
of the transport vessels and equipment. Transportation has had an impact on the environment
that falls into three categories. These categories include direct impact, indirect impacts, and
cumulative impacts. Direct impacts refer to the transport developments or activities that cause
immediate consequence to the environment (Rodrigue, 2014). Such activities are detrimental
to the state of the environment and need to be monitored closely so as to prevent them from
occurring. Examples of these impacts include carbon monoxide and noise emissions which
cause direct harmful emission to the environment. The indirect impacts refer to those transport
activities in which direct relationships with the effect they have caused to the environment
cannot directly be invoked. The relationship of the activity and the effect it has caused to the
environment is often hard to establish. For instance, the incomplete combustion of engine fuel
is often linked to health problems such as the respiratory problems....

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