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2013-02-13T13:07:29+02:00


Pollution has become a major issue over the years It has caused death, disease, and many health problems It is a major concern of our world today and not much is being done to prevent it If not all, a lot of pollution is caused by humans There are different types like industrial, agricultural, etc Many people are realizing now the threat that pollution poses to humans

There are three main types of pollution They are land, air, and water pollution

Land pollution deals with dumps or other harmful substances Strip mining, digging, and irrigation are types of land pollution also They aren’t as harmful to us but they scar and hurt the land Landfills are a major source of pollution Most are infested with disease or with animals carrying disease Many contain harmful chemicals that seep into the land or gasses that cause explosions or fires Solid and hazardous wastes are found in landfills and dumps Solid wastes are the most visible form of land pollution Every year, humans dispose of billions of tons of solid wastes Most of our disposal methods cause harm to the environment Hazardous wastes are substances released into the environment that can cause death or harm to people and their surroundings These wastes are very hard to dispose of and usually contaminate the environment quickly

Air pollution is a severe problemThe major sources of water pollution are organic pollution, agricultural pollution, runoff, toxic waste, and thermal pollution Organic pollution is becoming more and more pressing on the environment, because of the growing population of the world It’s a simple concept, the more people there are in one area, the more waste they will produce For example, in a city there are so many people that the sewage plants and the environment can’t take care of all of the waste and function in its usual manner The sewage plants do their best, but the secondary discharge that gets into the water supply causes great problems The excess waste acts as a fertilizer or food source for algae and the growth rate is uncontrollable Everyone has been in a lake where there is a lot of dead algae on the shore and the water is clouded with algae This situation is known as eutrophication, where algae growth is out of control and the water becomes oxygen depleted There are natural cycles of eutrophication in the spring and fall, but the body of water can deal with those amounts When excess waste is added to the water the body of water can no longer control the growth of the algae and the water soon becomes algae ridden and oxygen depleted The water becomes oxygen depleted, because the dead algae goes to the bottom and uses the oxygen in the deeper water to decompose, but if there is too much dead algae all the oxygen is depleted Oxygen from the surface doesn’t reach the bottom, because the warmer water is less dense than the deeper cooler water, therefor the warmer water floats on the colder water and they never mix, much like oil and water Soon the dead algae piles upon itself and makes the lake shallower, until it totally fills in and dries up



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2013-02-13T14:45:26+02:00

Pollution has become a major issue over the years It has caused death, disease, and many health problems It is a major concern of our world today and not much is being done to prevent it If not all, a lot of pollution is caused by humans There are different types like industrial, agricultural, etc Many people are realizing now the threat that pollution poses to humans

There are three main types of pollution They are land, air, and water pollution

Land pollution deals with dumps or other harmful substances Strip mining, digging, and irrigation are types of land pollution also They aren’t as harmful to us but they scar and hurt the land Landfills are a major source of pollution Most are infested with disease or with animals carrying disease Many contain harmful chemicals that seep into the land or gasses that cause explosions or fires Solid and hazardous wastes are found in landfills and dumps Solid wastes are the most visible form of land pollution Every year, humans dispose of billions of tons of solid wastes Most of our disposal methods cause harm to the environment Hazardous wastes are substances released into the environment that can cause death or harm to people and their surroundings These wastes are very hard to dispose of and usually contaminate the environment quickly

Air pollution is a severe problemThe major sources of water pollution are organic pollution, agricultural pollution, runoff, toxic waste, and thermal pollution Organic pollution is becoming more and more pressing on the environment, because of the growing population of the world It’s a simple concept, the more people there are in one area, the more waste they will produce For example, in a city there are so many people that the sewage plants and the environment can’t take care of all of the waste and function in its usual manner The sewage plants do their best, but the secondary discharge that gets into the water supply causes great problems The excess waste acts as a fertilizer or food source for algae and the growth rate is uncontrollable Everyone has been in a lake where there is a lot of dead algae on the shore and the water is clouded with algae This situation is known as eutrophication, where algae growth is out of control and the water becomes oxygen depleted There are natural cycles of eutrophication in the spring and fall, but the body of water can deal with those amounts When excess waste is added to the water the body of water can no longer control the growth of the algae and the water soon becomes algae ridden and oxygen depleted The water becomes oxygen depleted, because the dead algae goes to the bottom and uses the oxygen in the deeper water to decompose, but if there is too much dead algae all the oxygen is depleted Oxygen from the surface doesn’t reach the bottom, because the warmer water is less dense than the deeper cooler water, therefor the warmer water floats on the colder water and they never mix, much like oil and water Soon the dead algae piles upon itself and makes the lake shallower, until it totally fills in and dries up

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