Environmental Pollution and Making a Difference

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Environment is inseparable part of our life. We are depended on it and we have to adjust to survive on Earth. But do people pay enough attention to keep it in a good condition? Are we conscious how huge role it plays in our lives? One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing grave and irreparable damage to the earth. Environmental pollution consists of five basic types of pollution, namely, air, water, soil, noise and light. Air pollution is by far the most harmful form of pollution in our environment. Air pollution is cause by the injurious smoke emitted by cars, buses, trucks, trains, and factories, namely sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Water pollution caused industrial waste products released into lakes, rivers, and other water bodies, has made marine life no longer hospitable. Humans pollute water with large-scale disposal of garbage, flowers, ashes, and other household waste. Noise pollution include aircraft noise, noise of cars, buses, and trucks, vehicle horns, loudspeakers, and industry noise, as well as high-intensity sonar effects which are extremely harmful for the environment. Soil pollution, which can also be called soil contamination, is a result of acid rain, polluted water, fertilizers etc., which leads to bad crops. Light Pollution includes light trespass, over-illumination, and astronomical interference. But how can we improve our Earth? A lot of people may say that we cannot do anything. That is not true. We can make a difference; we have to save our planet! What is more, it is our duty. “One person alone cannot save the planet’s biodiversity, but each individual’s effort to encourage nature’s wealth must not be underestimated.” By becoming aware and doing the right action, we choose to be part of the solution. What comes to mind now to serve as reminders include the following? 1. Adopt the 3Rs of solid waste management:...
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