• JANUARY 11, 2018

    7 Most Common Environmental Problems that We are Facing Today

    Most of the environmental problems that we are facing these days are all man-made. Nowadays we are too occupied with our daily life routines that sometimes we affect the environment without knowing. However, people need to be aware of what kinds of environmental problems our planet is facing. We must do our best efforts in helping to deal with the environmental problems that we have. The greatest way to start with that is by becoming aware of the environmental issues that we have today.

    Here, We’re Going to put a Light on Some of the Major Environmental Problems that our Planet is Facing Today:

    Garbage problem

    This is a very common problem. Many people do not have proper knowledge in regard to the waste disposal, and thus they end up overlooking their garbage. This is evidenced by lots of waste material in improper areas. The best way to resolve this problem is by educating the people on garbage segregation.

    Pollution

    Pollution of soil, water and air need millions of years to regain. The major cause of pollutants are industry and motor vehicle exhaust. Whereas plastic, metals, and nitrates are also accountable for pollution. Water pollution is normally generated by the oil spill, acid rain, urban runoff. Air pollution is generated by different gases discharged by industries. Soil pollution is majorly caused by industrial waste that seizes soil from basic nutrients.

    Global Warming

    Climate changes are the consequence of human practices. Global warming leads to increasing temperatures of the earth’ surface and oceans. As a matter of fact, it induces melting of polar ice caps, an increase in sea levels and also the cause of floods, extreme snow or desertification.

    Farming

    Farming is one of another significant source of environmental problems. Experimental techniques like generative engineering, use of compounds, and pesticides in crops are some of the factors. Moreover, the meat industry has also caused various environmental threats and issues. In order to deal with these issues, it is important to create consciousness among all people around the globe.

    Loss of Biodiversity

    These days human activity is leading to the extinction of various species and destruction of biodiversity. Ecosystems are in danger when any of the species group is decimating. The balance of pollination is essential to the survival of the eco-system and human activity endangers the same.

    Ozone Layer Depletion

    The ozone layer is a layer of protection that preserves us from the sun’s damaging rays. Moreover,  chemicals that are being in many household and cosmetic products are leading to the contribution in degradation of the ozone layer. As a result, we can get expose to the direct heat of the sun.

    Acid Rain

    Acid rain happens because of the presence of some pollutants in the atmosphere. The major cause of acid rain is the oxidization of fossil combustibles and volcanoes. Acid rain is one of the environmental problem that can affect human health, aquatic species and wildlife to a very large extent.

    By increasing awareness in your community and families about these problems, you can contribute to a environment.

     

    • JANUARY 11, 2018

    Top 10 Environmental Quotes

    1. Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
    2. The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.
    3. We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
    4. If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. We think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. We definitely want to contribute to that.
    5. Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
    6. The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
    7. Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
    8. Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.
    9. The future will either be green or not at all.
    10. Take a course in good water and air, and in the external youth of Nature, you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
  • DID YOU KNOW…

    Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.

  • E-Recycling

  • Fact

    A large number of what is labeled as "e-waste" is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery.