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Environmental Impacts of Travel

Travel has negative effects on the local environment, including air pollution, noise, land use, and water pollution. These effects have implications for human health and well-being. The emission of greenhouse gases by some transport modes also contributes to climate change, with possible impacts on the long-term sustainability of the planet. Technological progress has mitigated some of the environmental effects of travel, but the improvements have been offset by the continuous growth in travel demand. There is a need for governments to adopt policies to reduce car and air travel and promote modes of transportation with lower environmental impact.

Local Air Pollution

The transportation sector is one of the major sources of local air pollution because it relies on the burning of fossil fuels. Road traffic is ...

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