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?
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
Introduction: The unrelenting dilemma of thermal pollution has become a major question today. Human race is progressing each day, but at the same time we cannot deny the fact that we have disturbed the cycle of nature. No one else, but we have made our planet ‘earth’ suffer from some dangerous problems. Thermal pollution is one such problem that needs an answer today! Let us … [Read more...] about Thermal Pollution: Meaning, Causes, Effects, Preventive and Control Measures
Introduction Pollution of every kind is harmful to nature. Oil pollution in particular is a kind of water pollution, and a dangerous one at that. Oil does not dissolve in water and hence oil usually floats on the surface of water. Thus, oil pollution due to any cause greatly affects the quality of natural water bodies and is classified under pollution. Definition and … [Read more...] about Oil Pollution: Meaning, Causes, Effects, Preventive and Control Measures