Environment

Environmental pollution: causes, effects, and the remedies. Environmental pollution is not a new phenomenon, yet it remains the world’s greatest problem facing humanity, and the leading environmental causes of morbidity and mortality. Man’s activities through urbanization, industrialization, mining, and exploration are at the forefront of global environmental pollution. Both developed and developing nations share this burden together, though awareness and stricter laws in developed countries have contributed to a larger extent in protecting their environment. Despite the global attention towards pollution, the impact is still being felt due to its severe long-term consequences. This chapter examines the types of pollution—air, water, and soil; the causes and effects of pollution; and proffers solutions in combating pollution for sustainable environment and health.

New Zealand scraps plan to tax livestock burps, farts

Just under half of New Zealand's emissions come from agriculture, with cattle the main culprits. New Zealand's center-right government said…

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The collected water was very transparent but was found to contain up to one percent domestic sewage. While this level…

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Turning pine needles into energy to reduce wildfire risks

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The increasing frequency of environmental fires is a serious issue around the world and one that…

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