Nuclear energy

 

In general, scientists’ views on nuclear energy are quite controversial. On the one hand, it is one of the most effective ways of getting energy. What is more, it has a lot of potential. On the other hand, there are some examples that prove the opposite. For instance, Chernobyl catastrophe that resulted in polluting a huge inhabited area. Radiation got spread all over the territory which made the place impossible to live. What is more, it affected people who got sick after the explosion.

One of the main reasons why a lot of scientists are interested in nuclear energy is that it offers a way of getting clean energy. As a result, it will be an alternative to fossil fuel dependence. Statistic data show that 443 nuclear power reactors have been operating in 47 countries all over the world in 2011. Probably, this number has not changed much since that time. What is significant to keep in mind that nuclear energy has both advantages and disadvantages. That is why, this controversy still exists. Feel free to learn more about nuclear energy as well as about its pros and cons at …

 

 

Marine pollution

 

Marine pollution is as important as air or soil pollution. What is more, all that is connected in terms of what effect it has on our planet. One of the reasons why marine pollution is so dangerous is that various species that live in the water usually die because of polluted water. Their natural habitat is no longer suitable for living. Apart from that, a lot of trash gets dumped in the lake, sea or ocean. Species consider it to be food and get poisoned. That is also one of the reasons why they extinct.

Marine pollution is not one of the issues that are widely talked about. Yet, it seems like it’s time to change something about that. Marine pollution is as important as air and soil pollution. As soon as you start researching this issue, you will come to the conclusion that there are lots of ways in which you can help. What is more, lots of organizations help to stop the process of marine pollution and they definitely need assistance with that. Do not hesitate to familiarize yourself with useful information on the issue in question at …

Landfills

 

A landfill is a site for waste disposal which means that all that litter is going to be buried there. It is considered to be the oldest form of dealing with waste materials. It is the most common place of garbage disposal. What is more, there are countries where it remains to be the only place to put all waste materials.

Usually we do not think about what happens to trash right after we throw it in the garbage can. What is more, a lot of people do not even bother to sort it. The point is that some of this trash can be easily recycled which gives it a second life, so to say. Apart from, recycling means using less original resources which helps to cut off fewer trees or produce less plastic.

In the United States of America each person generates 2.1 kilograms of trash per day which is a lot. It is 251 million tons per year. Yet, not so many wonder what happens to all that garbage. We tend not to think about trash as soon as it leaves our house. However, we should. Find out more about landfills and waste disposal at …

Greenhouse effect

 

The importance of greenhouse effect lies in the fact that it helps to keep the Earth warm. The key aspect to understand is that greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere. Otherwise, it would be a really cold place to live.

Sunlight is that form of energy that the Earth gets from the sun. It absorbs some of it which results in heating up. The Earth also gives off energy which is realized in the form of infrared radiation. In such a way, it helps the Earth to cool down. However, not all of this radiation goes into outer space. Some of it is absorbed by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As a result, the atmosphere gets warmer.

What is significant to remember is that the greenhouse effect makes it possible to live life in the way we know it. However, the natural process of greenhouse effect gets intensified by the burning of fossils and deforestation which results in global warming. The issue has become a worldwide problem these days. In case you want to learn more about the essence of greenhouse effect as well as the consequences of its intensification, do not hesitate to visit …

Global warming

 

Even though the issue of global warming has been at the forefront for many years, this aspect is still of huge importance. The thing is that we do not see the effect of global warming on our planet. What it important to remember is that we need to act before it is too late.

Global warming means glacier melting. As a result, a lot of species have no place to live. What is more, the annual temperature grows every year which is going to have some drastic results in the near future. The sooner we start doing something, the more we can preserve.

A lot of us do not comprehend the whole issue as it seems to be invisible. The main aspect to take into consideration is that some day it is going to be too late to do or change something. That is the reason why we should start doing something now. For instance, we can use bicycles instead of cars, engage into various activities that will stimulate business owners to use green technologies and simply try not to litter as well as recycle.  Learn more about the horrific effects of global warming at …

Endangered species

 

Among all other environmental issues that are at the forefront these days, the problem of endangered species is quite important as well. Species get endangered because of the fact that they simply have no place to live which is the result of deforestation. What is more, our climate and atmosphere change quite often which makes it impossible for them to survive.

Nowadays 3079 animals and 2655 plants belong the category of endangered species worldwide. Even though a lot of counties have laws that protect species, it is still not enough. The organization that categorizes species as endangered is called the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

It is that kind of issue that requires immediate attention. Something still can be done as it is possible to save and preserve those species. The point is to take action. Even though it seems like everything is quite all right, the extinction of species is going to have a tremendous effect on our atmosphere. The key aspect here is that the impact is invisible which is why a lot of us cannot understand why it is so important. Feel free to find out more about endangered species at …

Deforestation

 

To begin with, deforestation is the removal of trees on the land that is soon going to be used for purposes that are not connected with nature preservation in any way. In other words, one is most likely to build houses or plans on that land.

The reason why this problem is so important is that forests cover 31% of the land on the planet. Thus, the produce essential oxygen that helps us breathe and animals survive. A lot of endangered species live in forests. The more trees get cut, the worse the situation gets on our planet.

Another reason why forests are so important is that they work as a carbon sink. To be more specific, trees soak up all that carbon dioxide. Otherwise, it would go into atmosphere as well as have its great influence on the ongoing climate change processes. Statistic data show that 15% of greenhouse gas emissions occur because of deforestation. Deforestation destroys homes of many species. As a result, they cannot survive in other conditions. In order to find out more about the impact of deforestation as well as those initiatives that can help preserve our planet, do not hesitate to go to …

Conservation

 

The main mission of conservation enthusiasts is to save land in as many places as possible. Our world is rapidly developing which is why there is the economic factor to take into account. Yet, the general belief is that a comprise can be found with the help of which a balance between economic and environmental goals will be established.

Obviously, it is impossible to eliminate the aspect of building on the existing land. Luckily, there are companies which are willing to compensate for their environmental impact. What is more, it is also possible to establish relationships with small green businesses. The point is to keep doing something useful in order to be able to save as much land and environmental resources as possible.

Conservation is not merely about biological resources. It is also about energy, water, habitat, soil and wildlife. A lot of work has already been done in this respect. Yet, there is still much to do. The good news is that a lot of conservation funds and organizations exists that always require people’s help. Taking part and making a difference is easy. One just needs to have desire to do it. More information on conservation is available here …

Alternative fuel/hybrid vehicles

 

To begin with, alternative fuel is derived from other resources and it means that it is not petroleum. In such a way, vehicles that use such fuel do not pollute the atmosphere.

Speaking about hybrid vehicles, here is the list of technologies that are typically used in such cars. To begin with, it is regenerative braking. The wheels slow down due to the electric motor that applies resistance to the drivetrain. Another benefit is electric motor drive which helps the engine to accelerate, pass or hill climb. What is more, smaller and more efficient engine can be used in such a way.  Automatic start and shutoff helps to shut off the engine when a vehicle stops as well as to restart it as soon as the accelerator is pressed. One of the most common examples of a hybrid car is Toyota Prius. The reason why a lot of people choose to buy a hybrid car instead of a usual one is that it helps to preserve our atmosphere. Our planet is already polluted enough which means that something has to be done about it if we want to be able to breathe fresh air in future. Learn more about alternative fuel and hybrid cars at …

Acid rain

 

Environmental issues have been neglected for many years even though all of us understand the importance of taking care of our planet. The thing is that we do not see those changes that happen these days. Air gets more and more polluted, litter is everywhere, endangered species extinct. The situation has become very serious.

Acid rain is a significant issue to take into account. In order to understand what it means, one should begin with the definition of the term. Acid rain is any form of precipitation that consists of high levels of sulfuric and nitric acids. What is important to remember is that it can occur in any form: fog, snow, rain as well as tiny parts of dry material. One of the main reasons why acid rain falls is human activity. Yet, erupting volcanoes and rotting vegetation causes acid rains as well. Another problem is the burning of fossil fuels which has a great influence on the atmosphere as well. Acid rain has a tremendous effect on wetlands, streams, lakes and all other aquatic environments. Find out more about the problem of acid rain as well as its drastic impact on the environment by going to …