Browsing articles from "September, 2013"
Sep 27, 2013
Zaid

Global warming, hold your horses!

Global Warming is one of a major problem of today’s world. There are many causes of global warming like, Burning fuels from car and, coal. Gasoline and oil increases the level of Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, which greatly results in Global warming. Everyone can help reduce global warming by adapting numbers of precautions and help bring advantages to the environment.

Reducing the waste greatly contributes in the reduction of global warming. Every person should adopt the use of reusable products instead of biodegradable products that may harm the environment. Recycling also helps reduce global warming, everyone should recycle plastic, paper, cans, and glass whenever its possible. It is reported by some sources that by recycling half of your household waste, you can save almost 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

Less use of Heat and Air Conditioning can also help reduce global warming. Less and driving in a smart way also helps keeps 20 pound of carbon dioxide out of atmosphere. Use of less hot water can also help reduce global warming.

Moreover, planting a tree plays an important role in reducing Global warming because during photosynthesis, trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. A single tree will absorb almost one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime which will reduce global warming.

However, sharing knowledge of something good is a great deed. We should also tell, and encourage others about recycling and energy conservation, and should also encourage public officials to make the programs and policies that are good and brings advantages to the environment.

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Sep 22, 2013
Zaid

Protect the ozone to safe the green

Ozone Layer and Montreal Protocol

Everything in this world is somehow covered in a sheath for protection. In same way the world is protected from the harmful rays of sun by a sheath of its own the ozone layer. But the bad news here is that it is depleting at an alarming rate of 4 per cent per decade.

This decreament in the content of ozone and thinning of ozone can cause sun burns, skin diseases, skin cancer, cataract and other eye diseases, infections and reduces immunity of human bodies, decrease in growth of vegetation and plants, loss of nutritional values and danger to sea life and ecosystem. Refrigerators, air conditioners, perfumes are the substances, that are having the choloroflorocarbon, are the culprits of this awful crime.

Ozone in upper enviroment works as a protection of the world but at ground level, ozone can be unhealthy—in fact certain factors of it mix up and forms a dangerous element called “smog.” Smog formation requires three ingredients:
             1) Nitrogen oxides, which come almost from man-made)sources such as automobile exhaust and power plants and all smoke producing things.

            2) Sunlight; and

            3) Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), both naturally occurring and man-made.

The main ODS (ozone depleting substances) that has been highlighted in  the Montreal Protocol are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride and methyl bromide. However with increasing awareness,  the global consumption of ODS has been reduced by some 98% since countries has started to  take the Montreal Protocol on a serious note. And in lights of that the atmospheric concentration of the most aggressive types of ODS is reducing and the ozone layer is showing some recovery. Nevertheless, it is not expected to recover fully, even if same protocol is followed, before the second half of this century.

 

Sep 14, 2013
Zaid

Protecting wildlife

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Although whatever we do, may be or may not be insignificant but it is vital all the same. We may do just a little bit in making things right but our efforts add up to a lot! In the same manner, protecting wildlife is one of our major responsibilities and we should feel concern towards that.

There are so many ways of protecting wildlife, for instance, their habitat should be protected. Over-grazing, deforestation, farming should be avoided in order to protect their habitat. By protecting habitat, the entire species of the particular animal could be saved together. then secondly, every individual should be a part of conservation organizations, working to protect endangered animals and habitats. By recycling and reusing we can reduce our impact on the environment. We could even take pesticide-free pledge, that is, herbicides and pesticides may keep yards looking good but they are in fact hazardous pollutants that affect wildlife at many levels.

Threat of invasive species should be reduced. We can even help reduce the number of collisions by placing decals on the windows in your home or any other place. Slow down while driving if you see any animal attempting to cross from one side to the other. so when you are out and about, you should keep an eye out for wild life and slow down if you happen to see any. Get involved locally and voice your concerns. This may sound extreme but if you are really concerned then change your career and work for the noble cause of saving species.

Share your zeal and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife with others and encourage them to do the same so that we could this world a better place to live in!

Sep 2, 2013
Zaid

Go Green!

Did you know what people do in order to go green? What should you do to go green? Perhaps just wearing green clothes and having pictures taken by a friend is not the appropriate answer. Ecology has been an interesting feature for children and also for teenagers. But, there is a misconception here. People who go green or take certain steps in order to maintain the glory of the earth are somehow called ‘tree-huggers’ which would prove offensive for them.

However, coming back to our story here, let us ponder over some of the things we can do in order to go green.

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HAVE A GREEN PROM:

Just imagine this picturesque feature in your mind. Instead of showing up in expensive Paris Originals and heavy gowns, you can always show up in a dress made up of organic fibres. Also, you may suggest this idea to the head of your school so that the entire class can take part in a Green Prom.

All of your classmates can show up in a big rented bus instead of separately showing up in limousines or expensive convertibles in order to conserve energy. Car-pooling is always a good idea if you are going collectively to a party or the movies.

PLANT SAPLINGS:

Planting trees is the best way to exhibit that you are a modern day ‘tree-hugger’. Nowadays, industries have been cutting down forests and trees and promoting constructions of malls and parking lots. It is necessary for us to plant trees in order to retain the freshness of our grounds.

Sep 2, 2013
Zaid

The Greenhouse curse

The greenhouse effect is at times considered to pretty natural. However, there were times when there people who did not care about the world and did much to contribute to global warming. The greenhouse effect is a probable nuisance as they add havoc to the world. The greenhouse effect curbs most of the poisonous gases prevailing on earth. How does it do that?

The greenhouse effect is indirectly held responsible for heating up the earth. The Earth, in spite of its normal warmth and gases has been at the stake of global warming due to the greenhouse effect. You would see greenhouses scattered everywhere – either in industries or in places where the culturing of tropical flowers is considered a fun hobby.

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The usual warmth that we get is mainly from the sun, of course. The Sun showers down its beam of rays and they are minimized by the protective layer of gases that surround the earth. Alas, we are protected by the most primitive gases that mankind has occurred to be knowledgeable about.

Some of these gases are reflected back and that would have made our life easier and more promising. But, the gases produced by greenhouses have to be held responsible for spoiling the climate as they tend to re-radiate the remaining gases and spoil the nature.

These gases include CFCS and tonnes of poisonous gases such as nitrous oxide, methane and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is considered to be a deadly gas. If it reaches the blood, it can play havoc and imitate heme’s responsibilities. Methane is also a deadly gas as it can play the same feature as carbon monoxide may in the blood.