Ocean Pollution

Condom Sense: Condoms and the Environment

So you are smart enough to practice safe sex (preventing both pregnancy and STDs) by properly using a condom. But what do you do with the condom when you are done with it? Here are some hints on environmentally-friendly condom disposal. Firstly, don’t flush your condoms, ever! Flushing condoms is not the way to deal with them. Condoms can clog ...

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How Light Pollution Can Affect the Environment

We have all heard of water pollution and air pollution. Furthermore, most people would not argue the fact that they are indeed a problem. However, light may be the only source of pollution that is overlooked by the average consumer. That may be because the average person does not think “light” when the word pollution comes up in the news ...

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Mediterranean Sea Is The Most Polluted Sea In The World

Mediterranean sea is the most polluted sea in the world, written Spanish newspaper "El Pais" on Monday, referring to the leading scientists and nature defending organizations. "The waters of Mediterranean sea are polluted with petrochemicals and other waists, especially in the area next to the huge port cities. It becomes dangerous for human health" – is quoting a powerful Spanish ...

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Cell Phone Pollution

Most people do not realize it, but cell phones are becoming a huge contribution to pollution on our planet right now. The average American gets a new mobile phone at least once every 18 to 24 months. That averages out to 34 phones during a lifetime if you purchased your first phone starting at the age of 18, staggeringly there ...

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What is the Best Way to Clean Polluted Water?

When we talk about our water, we always ask: "What is the best way to clean polluted water?" The ideal answer is by controlling the pollution source. What does that mean? Nature has the ability to purify itself, however, this ability will not work if we put more waste into it than it can actually sustain. Let say river water. ...

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Our Polluted Oceans – 6 Million Pounds, 7.2 Million Pieces of Trash

Last Thursday the Ocean Conservancy released its annual report on trash in our oceans. This report includes brand new data from the 2007 International Coastal Cleanup, which billed itself as the "most comprehensive snapshot of the harmful impacts of marine debris." According to Laura Capps, senior vice president at the Ocean Conservancy, "Our ocean is sick, and the plain truth ...

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Water Pollution – How Unsafe is Our Water?

The rate by which our water sources are getting polluted has caused environmentalists to call for more rigorous control measures on water safety monitoring as well public filtration processes. Current proposals in Congress are inclineed on transferring the responsibility of ensuring safe and quality water from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to local governments regardless of whether they are illiquid ...

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Industrial Water Pollution

Invariably when we hear the word 'pollution', we always think of plastics, fertilizers or oil spills. While these pollutants do cause a significant amount of pollution, we should not forget that our industries also dump a substantial amount of toxic chemicals and other pollutants into the soil, air and water. Most of the Earth's surface is covered with water, and ...

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Water Pollution in Thailand – Size of the Problem

Thailand is one of the fast growing countries in Asia nowdays. Economic experts confirm that the rates of Thai economic growth are quite impressive. However, the development of industry comes at another cost; pollution. Water pollution is increasingly recognized as a threat to the civilization that Thailand witnesses. It has always been agreed that the degree of water pollution is ...

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Water Pollution -A Health Hazard- Just Be Careful!

Human beings, birds, animals, fish and other under water creatures need oxygen. Aerobic need clean water, with oxygen dissolved in it. We all are aware of this. The individual, community, the nation and the whole world can help minimize water pollution. The water pollution destroys the dissolved oxygen in the water. The aesthetic quality of lakes and rivers is reduced. ...

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