The world's oceans and rivers have never been under more pressure from pollution. This handy list of information sources points you to books, articles, and websites that tell you what the problems are, how they're caused, and how we can attempt to solve them. There are thousands of web pages about pollution and this is not a complete list. But it'll give you a good start in finding out about most of the issues involved.
Have you read this Introduction to water pollution page? If not, you might like to start there.
Want to know about air pollution? Try our companion page on Finding out about air pollution.
Looking for pictures? We have a whole page of pollution photos.
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