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Identify a major local, national, or global environmental problem, and describe the role that population growth plays in this problem.

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The major local, national, or global environmental problem and also, the role of population growth in these problems.

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Air pollution is the major environmental problem at local level. The various causes of air pollution are combustion of fossil fuels and release of toxic gases by factories. The population growth results in increased number of vehicles on the roads. The pollutants released by vehicles are the major sources of air pollution.

Water pollution is the major environmental problem at national level. The primary cause of water pollution is the discharge of industrial wastes directly into water without any treatment. The industrial wastes contain various harmful pollutants that results in water pollution...

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