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Pollution is the process of giving out contaminants such as smoke and carbon dioxide, and too much of a certain product such as light, heat and sound that both cause harm to the environment.
Asked in Food & Cooking, Pollution, Nuclear Weapons
What could be good to eat after nuclear fallout?
According to "A Fighting Chance" you could survive off plants such as grains, beans, and legumes after nuclear fallout. Also canned foods would be alright as they are protected from radiation for the most part. As for animals that you might consider eating, they will be affected by a combination of gamma radiation inside and out, as well as the intake of irradiated food or lack of food to eat altogether. Their organs would be so saturated in radiation that you would develop...
How can air pollution be minimized?
More people using public transportation since that would make there be less cars on the road, reducing our carbon monoxide emissions. Also, more people could take a caravan (drive with others) to work for the same reason. Other ways to reduce: 1. Reduce the use of cars --- Your car is a significant source of air pollution, so switching to a more gas-efficient vehicle will be a big help. Taking public transport to work rather than driving will reduces the number of carbon...
What are the predicted results of global warming?
The United Nations Inter-Governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), 2007: Summary for Policymakers suggests that: Continued greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would cause further warming and induce many changes in the global climate system during the 21st century, with warming expected to be greatest over land and at most high northern latitudes, Snow cover is projected to contract. Widespread increases in thaw depth are projected over most permafrost regions. Sea ice is projected to shrink in both the Arctic and...
What are some bad things about plastic?
"One bad thing about plastic is its bad for the enviroment. You should use reuse able things that isn't plastic. Most wastes biodegrade (compost) but plastics do not." Plastic is not inherently "bad for the environment", it depends entirely on how you manage your plastics waste. If you carelessly go around throwing plastic bags and empty plastic containers onto the ground, then of course it's a problem. If you collect and recycle them then there isn't a problem. Synthetic plastics in the environment...
Asked in Global Warming, Pollution
What are green house gases?
A greenhouse gas is an atmospheric gas that absorbs and retains energy from infrared radiation. Greenhouse gases must have at least three atoms, to vibrate and turn the radiation into heat. Energy from the sun heats the earth's surface and atmosphere, which drives the earth's weather and climate. The earth's surface radiates some of this solar energy back into space. Certain atmospheric gases are called greenhouse gases (GHGs) because they help trap some of the outgoing energy, retaining heat somewhat like the glass...
What is tripping pipe on an oil rig?
The term "tripping the well" got it's start most likely as a reference to the "round trip" made by the drill bit. The first leg of the trip is coming out of the hole, by lifting the entire drill string and unscrewing the upper most drill pipe called a joint, the newly removed drill pipe is laid beside the rig and the drill string is lifted again, etc. until all drill pipe is out of the hole. After service work is...
How has technology affected car pollution?
It has radically reduced the emmissions given off from automobiles. Too bad the big vehicles aren't as closely scrutinized yet. It is absolutly amazing. From a seminar recently, I understand that leaving the fuel cap off will release more hydrocarbons than from the exhaust out the tail pipe. With the addition of flex fuel, electric, propane, hydrogen, bio-diesel, and Hybrid cars the outlook is better. I have found that since the advent of OBDII the number of problems that can occur is astronomicle. I...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Pollution, Air Pollution
What environmental problems do pigs cause?
pigs amongst many farmed animals give off methane gas in there feces (manure) and methane is extremely good at trapping heat,it lets heat in from the sun but does not let it out. the pigs manure contains toxic compounds that seep into the water table witch is then in our tap water. how ever the manure is a good fertilizer and is full of phosphates and minerals that are good for vegetation. If you have ever visited a pig sty or a...
Asked in Pollution, Water Pollution
How does pollution affect the habitat?
Popuation effects the habitat because car fuel for example if too many people use cars often it can effect the animals and plants which they eat. Some animals habitats are in cold countries like the North Pole and when we use are heating and turn it up to high all the smoke travels around the world and sometimes gets so hot it can melt the snow. That is why we should all do are bit for the enviroment. Thankz hope this answered your...
Asked in Pollution
What will happen if you pollute water?
Obviously, pollution is harmful towards living things. One example of pollution is oil spill. The oil floats on water and the fish that are coming up to the surface of the water to get air will suffocate. So, if the marine life dies just because of oil spill, most of the animals in the sea will be extinct. Just imagine eating fish and chips with just the chips. The pollution in the water MAY also affect the air around it, suffocating...
Are Decca Radar Lobes radiation safe?
There is continuing debates about "Non-Ionising Radiation" and the safety issues; although more particularly for cell phones and urban emitters rather then DECCA RADAR and DECCA Navigation emitters (note DECCA is the Chinese work for RADAR, comes from the British company that pioneered DECCA navigation). Non-Ionising Radiation is the kind of Radiation that does not strip Ions from bio-chemical bonds unlike other more harmful radiations like Gamma, Nuclear Radiation. RF radiation waves are Non-Ionising, however specific frequencies can be more readily absorb by...
Does incense cause health problems?
Occasional low level exposure to incense smoke has not been shown to cause medical problems for most people. Many find that the sweet fragrance coming out of the burning incense relaxes the body and clears the mind. For this reason, it has been customary to light incense in temples, churches and mosques from time immemorial. For some people, such as those with asthma, the smoke can be irritating and trigger an attack. Studies have shown that long term frequent exposure to incense is associated...
Asked in Pollution, Mining, Air Pollution
How does mining nickel ore cause pollution?
The machines companies use to mine the ore create polutive gases. There is likely a better answer and this one should not be taken seriously but it is an idea that spawns from your question and it can be researched and proven. ...
Asked in Science, Pollution, Air Pollution
How does acid rains affect things on earth?
Acid rain is very harmful to the environment. Acid rain damages everything over a period of time because it makes the living things in the environment die. Acid rain affects the life in the water as well as the life on land. It is almost worse in water than on land because the fish that are in the water need the water to breathe. When the water gets polluted, then the fish get sick and end up dying. All rainwater contains some...
Are oxo-biodegradable plastics harmful?
Plastics in general are harmful to the environment because they are here for 500-1000 years, and if left to be in the sun and oxygen, will fragment into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then mistaken by wildlife as food, and ultimately humankind eats this wildlife to complete a full, unhealthy circle. With plastic fragmentation being the enemy, OXO-degradable plastics are not eliminating the problem, but rather adding to it by accelerating this process. Also, OXO-degradable plastics add heavy metals and salts into...
Asked in Pollution, Mining, Air Pollution
What is acid mine drainage caused by?
Sulfide ore still in the mine reacting with ground water and air from the tunnel/shaft/pit producing sulfuric acid. [e.g. 2 ZnS + 2 H2O + 3 O2 --> 2 Zn + 2 H2SO4] This acid mixes into the ground water and either drains from or accumulates in the mine. When it accumulates in the mine it can enter the aquifer, contaminating wells and springs supplied by the aquifer. ...
Asked in Pollution, Air Pollution
How does air pollution affect precipitation?
Particles in the air can serve as nuclei of condensation hence favoring precipitation. Differently sized particles rest at different altitudes, according to vertical pressure gradient. For this reason the term 'air pollution' is not accurate enough for it does not specify the kind of polluting particles. For a particle to be able to act as nucleus of condensation it has to be of considerable size: dust. Often the main pollutants being monitored (but that cannot serve as nuclei of condesation since they only are...