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  • adj. That causes environmental pollution; polluting

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Examples

  • In the U.S. plans for a federal mandate to cap pollutive output and allot credits for trading are all but dead, with market operators now centering efforts on a state-run plan by California.

    Carbon-Trading Pioneer Dips Toe Into Water Markets

  • Beyond dealing with such near-term risks, China also wants to boost consumption, rather than rely heavily on investments or exports, and expand services, shifting away from dependence on pollutive factories, especially amid the uncertain global outlook.

    China Sets 8% GDP Goal for 2010

  • Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

    Save The Planet Protest: James J. Lee's Demands (TEXT)

  • "Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture," he wrote in an 11-point Internet communique that authorities said was similar to demands he made Wednesday.

    James J. Lee, environmental militant, slain at Discovery building after taking hostages

  • China has ordered 2,087 companies in 18 industries that are highly pollutive and energy intensive, including steel, coal, cement and glass, to shut obsolete capacity as part of Beijing's economic restructuring efforts, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Sunday.

    China Orders Factory Closures

  • "Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture," he wrote in an 11-point Internet communique.

    Recap: Discovery hostages on Oprah

  • Have you taken even a cursory peek lately into the oversized eco nightmare that is Canada's monstrous, pollutive, disgusting hellholes of rapacious greed and pollution and destruction and sheer capitalistic joy?

    Mark Morford: Behold! Canada's Most Disgusting Export

  • But there is "a long way to go for China to clean up its highly pollutive lead industry, given that we have too many small-sized lead smelters scattered around the country that aren't easy to track and regulate."

    Lead Fears Overwrought

  • By controlling iron ore import licenses, the association also aims to prevent ore from flowing to pollutive, obsolete mills, aiding its effort to consolidate and clean up a large and fragmented industry, Luo said.

    China Seeks Solution on Iron Ore Talks

  • Please look deeper: if you look at how ARTIFICIALLY cheap the socket electricity is, with the fossil fuel industry subsidies and the pollutive, destructive externalities also not included in the pricing, the pricing should be quite different, and I'm not sure it's up to the solar industry, per se, but the vision of our representatives in government and their relationships with lobbyists.

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