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When You Reach 100 years old, will there still be Pollution?

April 28th, 2009

Definitely, and many people will still be much around in 100 years time. There are some kinds of pollutions which cannot be avoided because they are part of human life and as long as there are living things in this planet, they will always be there. Every time there is something to produce to become a finished product, there are always wastes that are left that cause pollution.

Some wastes are produced as a result of making things that we need for a modern and comfortable life ‘though they create toxic waste that is not favorable for human life and add up to pollution. People during the early part of the industrial revolution did not manage the waste properly because there was an abundant room for throwing wastes and this was the easiest thing to do that would not bother anybody.

However recently, we have realized the bad effects of those accumulated wastes that caused health deterioration due to unsanitary use of the environment and wanton disposal of wastes. Today, we are now more careful on how wastes are being handled and disposed of to prevent further deterioration of the environment and widespread pollution.

Since it is no longer allowed to dump trash in the ocean and that no more countries are allowing their areas of jurisdiction to be used as dumping sites, new ideas are coming out to solve the problem on waste disposal.

Some manufacturers are now utilizing lesser amount of packaging materials and in many areas, wastes are now being recycled into new goods. There is a strict implementation now on proper disposal of empty plastic bottles and cans of softdrinks in open spaces. As a result, concerned individuals are gathering these wastes as many as they can and sell them to junk yards or recycling stations.

A special kind of waste which is radioactive and destructive to human beings but does not break into pieces for thousands of years to cause destruction and pollution is now being studied by scientists where to dump in order to isolate it from people and environment.

Water can also be affected by pollution but not all the water on earth is polluted. In other countries, people dig wells into the ground where they depend on for their drinking water. This water has remained unpolluted by human activities except for intentional tainting to cause pollution and use of unsanitary tools to fetch water from the well.

There are concerns also that the harmful effects of pesticides in the rural areas may penetrate through sandy soils towards the well and eventually contaminate the water. Another concern has been brought out that wells can go dry because of too much utilization of water in irrigation systems. But this problem can be solved by the abundance of water during rainy season.

Therefore, to prevent diseases that are caused by drinking contaminated water, people must build water treatment systems. But in poor countries where the cost of attaining one is prohibitive, the risk of contamination from bacteria and agricultural or industrial waste remains a problem. In such cases, water can be purified by filtering, boiling or through the use of chemical treatment in order to be potable thus avoiding pollution.

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10 Proven Effective Ways of Preserving the Environment

April 19th, 2009

Preserving the environment can happen anywhere; at home, at work or while enjoying outdoor activities. If you are thinking on where to start best in preserving the environment project, choose your home as top priority as this is the place where you can save a lot of money and at the same time preserving the environment.

Is it necessary to involve the kids in preserving the earth? Involving your kids in this kind of project is favorable because they can learn a lot from their parents about the importance of saving the environment than anywhere else. Certainly, kids want to participate in this kind of activity if they are given the chance.

There are many ways in preserving the environment and we don’t really need modern equipment to do it because in using them, they just add up to the long term bad effects towards the earth. If you want to teach your kids on how to take care of the environment, you need to learn some important ways in preserving the environment that you can pass on to your kids.

Since children usually do not want something to be enforced on them, try to make it appear as fun and excitement as means of preserving the environment. When you start the project at home with the kids, you have to practice some basic principles which will help in attaining a good start.

Then, what are these simple ways in preserving the environment? Always close the tap while brushing your teeth. Don’t forget to turn the lights off after you finish using the room. Practice putting all cans, paper products and plastic containers into the recycling container instead of the trash can.

Begin recycling materials such as plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, clothing and other recyclables. Avoid standing too long in front of the refrigerator while the door is kept open to look for stuff available. We can adopt modern technology in preserving the environment such as ways adaptable for “Green Living” or in simple terms, conserving the earth.

A good example of this is regulating carbon emission from vehicles and some home equipment. Anything that people do involves energy consumption like eating, watering the garden, heating homes and driving cars. Anything people purchase requires manufacturing and shipping that consume energy and produce wastes. Therefore, it’s best to consume less and be sensitive on all your decisions in everyday life that heighten the total human impact on the earth.

Reduce global population by having fewer children. The intense pressure on the use of the earth’s resources is increased by the rising human population which is unfavorable for the earth.

Prefer to have a smaller or hybrid car that consumes less energy. You can support international agreements geared towards limitation of greenhouse gases by reducing your own energy consumption.

Harness your life by purchasing organic food directly from the growers as a way to support small farms and promote biodiversity. This way, you avoid the harmful effects of pesticides spawn on the agricultural products that you buy which is also damaging to the environment of the earth.

Save on the use of water inside and outside your home, especially in the garden. Remember that availability of potable water is becoming an enormous global crisis so in this way, you help in preserving the resources of the earth.

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