Award Date

2006

Degree Type

Dissertation

Department

Environmental Science

Advisor 1

David M. Hassenzahl, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies University of Nevada Las Vegas

Advisor 2

Helen R. Neill, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies University of Nevada Las Vegas

Number of Pages

19

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is come to a conclusion on whether or not air pollution and income levels are connected. There is an ongoing pollution problem in Las Vegas. The question that will be attempted to answer in this is paper is: Is there a difference in the amount of air pollution in affluent parts of the Las Vegas Valley and the less affluent parts of the valley? Information and data regarding air pollution is gathered from the Clark County website and other literature. Information on income levels is gathered from journals and literature pertinent to the subject and from the U.S. Census website. My hypothesis is that there will be a correlation between air pollution and income level. I think that the higher the income the less air pollutants there will be in the area.

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences

Language

English


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