Caption: Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy’s W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station Wednesday, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas. The plant, which operates natural gas and coal-fired units, is one of the largest power plants in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for the first time, the latest in a string of new regulations that has Republicans bent on reining in the federal body. The new rules will have the greatest impact on Texas, home to more coal-fired power plants than any other state.
Related to Susan Sontag’s On Photography: When Sontag states, “Photographs will offer indisputable evidence that the trip was made, that the program was carried out, that fun was had” (9). This can be related to the photo because the EPA wants the audience to know that they are creating new regulations that will monitor more about the coal coming from the power plants. Also when Sontag says, “The omnipresence of cameras persuasively suggests that time consists if interesting events, events worth photographing” (11). Shows that at any opportunity someone is going to take a photo because it is interesting to them. For the EPA it has to do with anything that that protects/tries to make better the environment.
Car Polluting Street with SmokeOriginal caption: Jay Skipper (in car) starts up his automobile and smokes up the area on this Los Angeles street. Louis J. Fuller, air pollution officer of Los Angeles, stated February 23rd that we are losing the smog battle. Fuller also stated that about 85 per cent of the smog comes from automobiles.
The computer model calculates the annual costs to society from the deleterious effects of urban air pollution over the century. The following graph shows that either hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles or battery EVs would be required to eliminate most urban air pollution costs.
Song Youzhou, chairman of Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment Co. Ltd. looks at his invention, the “Elevated High-Speed Bus” in a scale model on display at an office showroom in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. The Elevated High-Speed Bus travels on rails and straddles two lanes of traffic, allowing cars to drive underneath its passenger compartment integrated environmental friendly, energy saving, comprehensively solving the problems of urban traffic jam, air pollution in current transportation, according to the company.
Title: Pittsburgh, A Labyrinthian Walk
Photographer: W. Eugene Smith
I thought this picture really showed how the city used to be and all the pollution that overtakes the photo, it is hard to see the buildings.
This photo shows the effects of air pollution on one city, it is a complete difference from the one on the left being hard to see the buildings to clear blue skies on the right.
Caption: Smoke and steam spewing out of smoke stacksI really like this photograph because of the angle it is taken at and also the big clouds of stem coming from the smoke stacks against the clear blue sky. I think it protrays exactly how much pollution can come from these smoke stacks and a lot of it can really effect one’s health. Overall, I think that the purpose of this photograph was to capture the smoke stacks but at a different angle, that creates much more of an impact.