Meaning of Thermal Pollution Thermal pollution can be defined as the degradation of the quality of water due to a process that causes any change from the ambient temperature. Any sudden change (increase or decrease) in the temperature of a water body, which is caused by human activities, is termed as thermal pollution. When the quality of a natural water body degrades due to … [Read more...] about Major Causes of Thermal Pollution
Persistent organic pollutants are organic materials that contaminate the environment, without biodegrading. Persistent organic pollutants are sometimes simply called POPs. Persistent organic pollutants are types of pollution that are not biodegradable. That means that they do not break down in the environment. They 'persist'. Such pollutants are very difficult to get rid of. … [Read more...] about What are Persistent Organic Pollutants?
Biodiversity is a term that is commonly used when referring to mother earth and all its inhabitants. Bio, in its simplest form, means life. That's why biology is usually defined as the study of living things. Diversity comes from the adjective 'diverse', meaning variety. Biodiversity, therefore, describes the diversified nature of all life-forms on the planet. It's used to … [Read more...] about Biodiversity: Meaning, Impact, Importance, and Protective Measures
Introduction: Land is a very important resource. For one, it's a factor of production and secondly, it's the very surface that we live on. It's difficult to imagine planet earth without land. We must, therefore, conserve this important resource. That's why soil, which is the main component of land, is usually referred to as earth. Like many things that exist within an … [Read more...] about Land Pollution: Meaning, Causes, Effects, Solution
What is Water Pollution? According to wikipedia, "Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater), usually as a result of human activities." Natural water bodies like lakes, rivers, oceans, etc., get contaminated to give rise to water pollution. When pollutants are emptied into water bodies without proper … [Read more...] about Water Pollution: Major Types of Water Pollution