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It is our duty to save earth

Our planet is indeed wanting for breath right now, our harmful pollutions is indeed choking her slowly and continues to stripped her with her ozone layer. I think it is about time to give our timely response to this alarming state of the only planet we live in, by doing our own share of protecting her with doing simple things that will surely stir big difference. For if not, we might be harming ourselves in the years ahead as well, for nature has its own

Here are some practical and small ways that could help our planet get a sigh of relief. Collective small efforts by those who are genuinely concerned with earth's welfare will inevitably help her by great leap and bounds.

NEVER allow your children to free colorful balloons in the air. Teach your children not to release these balloons. For balloons that escaped the grasps of your children that will get into oceans and seas will be mistaken as yummy jellyfish by sea turtles. Sea turtles take a lot of years to mature and unfortunately some of them got killed by eating balloon or plastic bags. Sea turtles are part of the delicate cycle and if their population is affected other species of marine creatures are also under threat.
THE THREE RS Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Make it a habit to reduce the things we need or we consume. Purchase only things that we only need and eat only what you can.

Let us do our share not to be part of the problem or should I say part of the garbage problem. Reuse all the things that can still be repaired/fixed or those things that are still okay. Recycle things to conserve our resources, collect old newspapers, books, magazines, used papers, bottles (plastic and glass), and any other things that you could sell in junkyards. There is money in garbage and at the same time were doing our part in recycling process.
Be kind to trees. As much as possible use forests products and timber very well with optimum efficiency. You may use the back of coupons, use pencils until it become as small as possible, and dont play with matches. Try to be involved in tree planting in your local conservation program. Try consuming paper..!!

4. Broken scientific apparatus like thermometer, barometers, manometers and other things that have mercury on it should be disposed properly. Avoid throwing this in rivers for mercury is toxic and poisonous and could lead to the loss of purity of H2O.

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The nature will always find ways to fight back to protect herself from destructive human activities, let us not wait for that to come... And we should come forward on our own to set things back to normal..

Saving an endangered animal is great deed indeed. Itd help in the conservation of the environmentand would eventually save the earth..!!

TYPES OF POLLUTION
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The major types of pollution are as follows:

Air pollution: the release of chemicals and


particulates into the atmosphere. Common gaseous pollutants include carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and nitrogen oxides produced by industry and motor vehicles. Photochemical ozone and smog are created as nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons react to sunlight. Particulate matter, or fine dust is characterized by their micrometre size PM10 to PM2.5.

Light pollution: includes light trespass,


over-illumination and astronomical interference.

Noise pollution: which encompasses

roadway noise, aircraft noise, industrial noise as well as high-intensity sonar.

Soil contamination: It occurs when

chemicals are released intentionally, by spill or underground leakage. Among the most significant soil contaminants are hydrocarbons, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides and chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Radioactive contamination:

resulting from 20th century activities in atomic physics, such as nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons research, manufacture and deployment. (See alpha emitters and actinides in the environment.)

Thermal pollution:It is a temperature


change in natural water bodies caused by human influence, such as use of water as coolant in a power plant.

Visual pollution:It can refer to the

presence of overhead power lines, motorway billboards, scarred landforms (as from strip mining), open storage of trash or municipal solid waste.

Water pollution:It occurs by the discharge

of wastewater from commercial and industrial waste (intentionally or through spills) into surface waters; discharges of untreated domestic sewage, and chemical contaminants, such as chlorine, from treated sewage; release of waste and contaminants into surface runoff flowing to surface waters (including urban runoff and agricultural runoff, which may contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides); waste disposal and leaching into groundwater; eutrophication and littering.

Pollutants:
A pollutant is a waste material that pollutes air, water or soil. Three factors determine the severity of a pollutant: its chemical nature, the concentration and the persistence.

Sources and causes


Air pollution produced by ships may alter clouds, affecting global temperatures. Air pollution comes from both natural and man made sources. Though globally man made pollutants from combustion, construction, mining, agriculture and warfare are increasingly significant in the air pollution equation.

Environment
Pollution has been found to be present widely in the environment. There are a number of effects of this: Biomagnifications describes situations where toxins (such as heavy metals) may pass through tropic levels, becoming exponentially more concentrated in the process.

ocean acidification, the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans as CO2 becomes dissolved. The emission of greenhouse gases leads to global warming which affects ecosystems in many ways.

Carbon dioxide emissions cause

Invasive species can out compete

native species and reduce biodiversity. Invasive plants can contribute debris and bimolecular (allelopathy) that can alter soil and chemical compositions of an environment, often reducing native species competitiveness.

Nitrogen oxides are removed from the air by rain and fertilize land which can change the species composition of ecosystems. Smog and haze can reduce the amount of sunlight received by plants to carry out

photosynthesis and leads to the

production of troposphere ozone which damages plants. Soil can become infertile and unsuitable for plants. This will affect other organisms in the food web.

Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides

can cause acid rain which lowers the pH value of soil.