This section consists of a list of articles about the Environment.
Introduction: ‘The presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more contaminants as dust fumes, gas, mist, odor smoke or vapor in quantities of characteristics and of duration such as to be injurious to humans, plant or animal life or property or which unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life and property’ could be defined […]
What is Land Pollution.? `Land pollution is the degradation of earth’s land surfaces often caused by human activities and its misuse.’ Haphazard disposal of urban and industrial wastes, exploitation of minerals, and improper use of soil by inadequate agricultural practices are a few of the contributing factors. Also, increasing urbanization, industrialization, and other demands on […]
What is Noise pollution? ‘Psychologically noise can be defined as a unwanted sound or a sound with which modern civilization cannot be reasonably put up. Any sound that is unbearable to the ear is termed as noise. Noise as a function disturbs a person his activities and mental abilities. Noise is a form of air […]
What is nuclear pollution? `Nuclear pollution is caused due to the addition, through activities of man, of ionizationing radiation to the environmental giving people an exposure to more of such radiations that they normally would experience. We are bombarded with man made radiation from X-Ray, effuluent from nuclear power plants, radioactive materials fallout from nuclear […]
What is Thermal pollution? ‘Thermal pollution may be defined as the output of heat by population and industry such as the natural temperature of water is increased. It is known that plants and animals thrive best in a particular range of temperature and that changes of the body of water will influence the types and […]
What is Water pollution? ‘Water covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, with over 97% present in the oceans and less than 1% in freshwater streams and lakes. Water pollution is a phenomenon that is characterized by detoriation of the quality of land water ( Rivers, lakes, marshes and ground water) or seawater as a result […]
What is environment? Everything outside our body is the environment. What do we see in the environment? We see living and non-living things in the environment. What are the common non-living things that we see in the environment? Soil, water and air are the common non-living things that we see in the environment. Other than […]