WAYS TO KEEP BEACHES CLEAN

Here is a list of ten things you can do to reduce the amount of trash 10 Tips to Make a Difference! Stay away from plastic bags! Instead of using plastic bags to bring your snacks, use reusable bags and containers. Bring a trash bag with you to make sure you throw everything away; that way…

The Health Effects Of Global Warming

Developing Countries Are The Most Vulnerable The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the increase in global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is primarily due to fossil fuel use and, in a smaller but still significant level, to land-use change. An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary by former United States Vice-President Al Gore,…

Impacts of pesticides on our health

Pesticides are poisons and, unfortunately, they can harm more than just the “pests” at which they are targeted. They are toxic, and exposure to pesticides can cause a number of health effects. They are linked to a range of serious illnesses and diseases from respiratory problems to cancer. Exposure Exposure to pesticides can occur in…

Why should space creatures consider Earth?

Why should space creatures consider Earth? Maybe most people answer this question because of the invaluable resources But valuable resources like gold and diamond are rare and expensive on the Earth, and for space creatures who have the power to reach Earth, such resources are abundantly available in other galaxies You may say water, but…

Difference Between Industrial Smog & Photochemical Smog

In the classical sense, smog equals smoke plus fog, but for the people who live in sun-drenched basins, such as Los Angeles, the equation is a little more complicated. Classical smog is primarily the product of coal-fueled fires from factories and is also known as industrial smog. The smog common in Los Angeles comes from…

Separate trash: what, why, and how?

More and more people want to help the environment, as a result of which waste separation is becoming increasingly popular. But why is waste sorting so important? In this article you read everything about waste separation and which waste bins you use best for this. What is waste separating? When you separate your waste, this…

Cigarettes BIODEGRADABILITY

CIGARETTES Cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate, a plastic which only degrades under severe biological circumstances, such as when filters collect in sewage. In practice, cigarette butts tossed on streets and beaches do not biodegrade. Under optimal conditions, it can take at least nine months for a cigarette butt to degrade. The sun may…

Cigarette and e-cigarette waste

LAND, COASTAL AND WATER POLLUTION Cigarette and e-cigarette waste can pollute soil, beaches and waterways. Studies have also shown that cigarette and e-cigarette waste is harmful to wildlife. CIGARETTES Cigarette butts cause pollution by being carried, as runoff, to drains and from there to rivers, beaches and oceans. Preliminary studies show that organic compounds (such…

10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to get involved in the fight for cleaner, healthier air. Here are some simple, effective tips for protecting you and your family from the dangers of air pollution: Check daily air pollution forecasts in your area. The color-coded forecasts can let you know when the air is unhealthy in…

Air Pollution: Everything You Need to Know

How smog, soot, greenhouse gases, and other top air pollutants are affecting the planet—and your health. What Is Air Pollution? Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. The Clean Air Act authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to…