Efforts to improve the standard of living for humans--through the control of nature and the development of new products--have also resulted in the pollution, or contamination, of the environment. Much of the world's air, water, and land is now partially poisoned by chemica
The moment you step out of the house and are on the road you can actually see the air getting polluted. A cloud of exhaust from a truck, smoke filling the sky above a factory chimney, fly ash generated by thermal power plants, and even a cloud of dust behind a speeding car can pol
"A crooked childhood it's what the way I am,
It's got me in the state where I don't give a damn,
Somebody helped me but now they don't hear me,
I guess I be another victim of the ghetto
So I guess I gotta do what so I ain't finished
I grew up to be a streiht up menace, geah."
-"Streiht Up Mena
Lake Tahoe, an enormous expanse of clear, blue, fresh water surrounded by meadows and dense forests and rimmed by snow-capped peaks, is one of the world's great scenic and ecological wonders. Tahoe's water is world famous for its amazing clarity. Even today, one can see objects 70 feet below the sur
Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other products by the cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domestic animals. The practice of agriculture is also known as "farming".
There are many types of farming. They can be classified into many groups. The g
What is Air Pollution?
Air is the ocean we breathe. Air supplies us with oxygen which is essential for our bodies to live. Air is 99.9% nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and inert gases. Human activities can release substances into the air, some of which can cause problems for humans, plants, and an
Oxycontin: Drug of Miracle or Menace?
In December of 1995 something was introduced in the medical field that, along with turning the field around, would cause more controversy and bickering than any previous drug. OxyContin, also known as OC's, Oxy's and Hillbilly Heroin, is a potentially powerf
Pollution: A Global Threat
Pollution is an important problem surfacing across the globe that poses a threat to all living things and destroys vital elements of essential bionetworks. It is defined as the contamination of the Earth's environment by materials that interfere with human health or the n
Genetically Modified Foods: a Growing Concern?
Living in America, we sometimes forget what a huge problem malnutrition and starvation are in other parts of the world. It's estimated that over 852 million people in the world are severely food deprived. Now, imagine a world where no one goes hung
Methane levels hold steady
Levels of the greenhouse gas methane have plateaued for the first time in about 200 years, shows a report in Geophysical Research Letters. Methane is second only to carbon dioxide in contributing to our planet's warming. The gas - belched out by fossil-fue
Polluted air in general contains one or more hazardous substances that create hazards for the health of living individuals. Pollutants within the air are measured in terms of particulate matter (PM); or the number of particles of potentially hazardous substances as a percentage of air. Outdoor air p
Air and Water quality affects our health in many ways. For some of us, poor quality air is merely an irritant; for others, it contributes to a wide array of respiratory difficulties, including asthma. Some of the chemicals in the air can also lead to a higher incidence of lung cancer for
Air is the ocean we breathe. Air supplies us with oxygen which is essential for our bodies to live. Air is 99.9% nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor and inert gases. Human activities can release substances into the air, some of which can cause problems for humans, plants, and animals.
In California air pollution and overpopulation is a major problem facing our environment. In this case, our overpopulation adds to our air pollution, so it is a vicious cycle that only WE can break. This dilemma is harmful to every single living creature in our state. In this essay, I will attempt t
After reading the article clean water, it has become very apparent to me how astonishing the problem we are facing is growing. Water is continuously being contaminated throughout this planet and will continue to without proper response to this issue. Water is not only being effected for
The Consequences of Water Pollution
Annually, 90 million people add to the current population of 6.5 billion. At this rate the global population will reach approximately 8.5 billion by 2025 (http://dieoff.org/page120.htm). As the global population grows exponentially, so does the demand for natura
One of the serious negative consequences of the People's Republic of China's rapid industrial development has been increased pollution and ruin of natural resources. A 1998 World Health Organization report on air quality in 272 cities worldwide reported that that seven of the world's 10 most pollute
China is one of the world's first countries to become more developed than
any other country in Asia during the 20th Century. China used to be a very poor country
with communism leading most of their lives for survival. Most people in China were
peasants and their only way to survive was
The continuing loss of forests in Asia is a result of many elements. A combination of governmental mismanagement and corruption, economic development, and an ever-widening gap between classes continues to cause deforestation across the continent. As the significance of forests both for their natural
Air Pollution in China
When people think about air pollution, the things that come to their mind are smog, acid rain, and other forms of outdoor air pollution. Air Pollution is not a new topic. It is a problem that we have noticed since the industrial revolution, when trees, houses and cars were