🌳 Essays on Environment

Water Pollution and Associated Health Risks

The deterioration of the environmental situation all over the globe is inseparably linked with the pollution of the atmosphere, soil, and water with agricultural, industrial, and domestic human activities. Since the abstraction of water for drinking purposes is made from underground and open water sources, it becomes evident that all...

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Environmental Issues and Plastic Industries

Introduction There is rapid growth in environmental problems all over the world, which could be attributed to a rapid increase in population growth, putting a lot of strain on the environment as well as natural resources. Several domains contribute to environmental degradation, some of which include; industrial pollution, deforestation, land...

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Water Pollution in China

China is on the verge of experiencing water crisis. Bao et al. argue, “The country’s per capita water supply is significantly lower than the global average, but its demand for water is astronomical” (103). In China, agriculture and industry require a lot of water and contribute to water pollution. For...

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Water Resource Problem and Its Causes

Introduction In the 21st century, humanity is likely to experience an array of crises associated with the shortage of various resources. Aside from different economic shortages, such as dwindling oil and gas reserves, one of the few unspoken topics remains the issue of water supply. As it stands, almost 25%...

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Global Warming Policies and Options

Introduction Global warming signifies the continued heating of the surface of the earth and the entire environment, which encompasses ice caps and oceans to mention a few. The global increase in atmospheric temperature has been evidently discerned in recent times. Consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency, the average temperature of...

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Waste Handling and Control as Fundamental Phenomena

Waste handling and control is a fundamental phenomenon in the world today. Besides contributing to a safe living environment, it safeguards the human population against exposure to health related hazards. Waste handling and control encompasses a wide range of activities. They include; collection, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal. These processes...

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Sustainability and Waste Management

Main Components of the EPA’s Prescribed Waste Regulations and Role The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is guided by several components, namely classifications for reuse, classifications for contaminated soil, classifications for disposal (EPA Victoria para. 1). The role of the first component in ensuring wastes are properly managed entails classifications that...

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Solar Panels and Their Advantages

Abstract This paper presents the outcome of the research that was conducted with the view of establishing a recommendation report for a company or a building owner to install solar panels. The paper examines the benefits of solar energy over other forms of energy. This paper discusses the methodology that...

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Global Warming: A Real Danger or a Hoax?

Introduction Global warming and climate change are among the most discussed environmental issues in recent decades. Usually, these global changes in the environment are treated as consequences of human activity (McMichael, A.J., 2013). On the one hand, harmful human activity is evident. Greenhouse effect as a results of human-produced gases...

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Gulf Oil Spill: Facts, Causes, Response, Effects

Introduction Oil spills are generally common in world history, due to accidents, which occur beyond human control or as a result of errors and ignorance. Oil companies are expected to have machineries aimed at preventing such occurrences or strategies from mitigating the negative effects of oil spills, from avoiding excess...

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Cost of Plastic Recycling in US

Abstract Cost of recycling can vary depending on location of dumping facility and collection facility. Additionally, cost of cleaning plastic wastes can drive the cost of recycling. This paper looks into cost effectiveness of recycling plastics as compared to manufacturing new plastic products. In addition, the paper looks into situations...

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Air Pollution and Mortality Rates

Introduction Nowadays, air pollution becomes more serious as a result of people’s intervention in nature. In the process of evolution, humanity adapted the surrounding world to itself without thinking about possible problems in the future. The forests are regularly cut down, the consumption of non-renewable raw materials is increasing, and...

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Mitigating Climate Change Through Trade Schemes

Introduction The literature review of this paper is regarding avoiding the climate change process with the help of trading schemes. These trading schemes are unlike the past methods that worked on command and control policy. Instead of that, the present schemes propose trading activities even in control of emissions by...

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Climate Change Causes: Position and Strategies

Introduction Today, more than ever before, the reality of climate change and its harmful effects to Mother Nature has finally dawned on civilizations across the world. It is now official that climate change is a major environmental predicament facing the world (Davidson, 2006; Stern, 2007). According to the authors, the...

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Energy Sources: Types and Development

Describe the major differences between renewable energy sources, fossil fuels, and nuclear power with regards to general comparable energy densities/power output, carbon footprint, and adequacy as energy sources for today’s economy. A renewable energy source is that energy source that comes from natural resources. This source of energy does not...

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Columbia River, Its Salmon Culture and Human Impact

History of Columbia River and salmon culture The formation of Columbia River is estimated to have started approximately between 12 and 17 million years ago (Miocene). It is roughly between 700,000 and 2million years ago that the river started taking its present course (during Pleistocene) (Hall, 2007). The river is...

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Dubai Municipal Solid Waste Management

Introduction Municipals are bestowed with the power to deal with solid waste management. Although a minimal amount of waste is burnt, the municipality is increasingly engaging in waste recycling (Roscoe, 2015). Owing to the economic and environmental challenges that Dubai’s municipal solid waste management is facing, the respective refuse management...

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Virtual Water and the Water-Energy Nexus

Today, human society has faced with the complicated challenge of growing resource scarcity. By the year 2030, the planet population will grow to over 8.5 billion people placing significant limitations on the availability of such crucial for the global economic resources as water, energy, and food (Wang 78). This is...

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The Cost Effectiveness of Recycling Plastic

Do you believe that recycling of plastic number two is more cost effective as compared to manufacturing of new products? Plastics are significant in people’s lives. Plastics are utilized to make various products such as toys, which are used daily in homes. Moreover, application of products made from plastic increase...

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Sources of Energy: Classification and Aspects

Energy consumption is an important condition for the existence of the society. Different energy resources are necessary for the fulfillment of human needs and escalating life standards. The demand for energy will only grow in the future. Thus, countries may face an energy crisis because the amounts of widely used...

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Solar Energy in the Modern World

Introduction Energy is a significant requirement for the propulsion of society towards the achievement of desirable change. The overreliance on nonrenewable energy sources such as crude oil has caused pollution, hence the need for renewable sources that are less hazardous to the environment. Solar is one of the sources of...

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Global Warming Causes and Mitigations

Natural versus Anthropogenic Climate Changes It is difficult to determine whether the observed climate changes are caused by natural factors or human activity because climatic changes can be caused by human factors or take place naturally. Similarities between natural and anthropogenic climate changes include the release of greenhouse gases in...

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Waste Diversion Programs in Ontario in 1996-2010

Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine and evaluate various waste diversion programmes in Ontario during the period 1996 to 2010. Waste diversion is a very important component in modern solid waste management and the key objective is to minimize the amount of landfill disposal. A review of...

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Saudi Arabia Oil Industry

Background Saudi Arabia is categorized as the world’s most important oil producer accounting to almost 13 per cent of total world oil production (U.S. Library Congress 1). As the domestic market and consumption of oil has recently come to dominate the oil policy of the country, what remains as concrete...

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Investment into Alternative Energy

Introduction Alternative energy can be defined as that coming from any alternative, non-traditional source, which allows using the term “non-fossil-fuel energy” for it as well (York 2012). Traditional fossil energy has nurtured the fast development of our economy, technology, and society, and the breakthrough of the past century was largely...

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Chemicals as the Worst Pollutants on the Earth

Pollution is a problem that has affected the world for a long time. Although most people may fail to understand the long-term effects of pollution like global warming, its short-term effects are easy to discern. Such effects include diseases or death of both human beings and animals (Houghton, 2010, p.1)....

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Wind Energy: Is It Viable or Not?

Although wind power does have some drawbacks, both minor and more serious ones, I firmly believe that this energy source is viable, and the majority of its disadvantages can be eliminated. Wind power is a green energy source, which probably goes first on the list of its advantages. This method...

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Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action

Executive Summary The subject of the study is the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). As additional sources of information, scientific and peer-reviewed articles were used, as well as images and information from the official website of LARC. The purpose of this collaborative is to reduce...

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Integrated Sustainable Water Resource Management Plan

Introduction The completed chapters have revealed that water is a natural resource that human beings and governments should use efficiently and sustainably. It is a critical driver of social and economic development in every part of the world. Water is also one of the resources that maintain the integrity of...

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Environmental Risks: Opposing Views

Introduction Three articles provided points for discussion, focusing on environmental risks and the opposing views of the three authors. The identified risks are industries and manufacturing plants, agriculture activities and the use of fertilizers and insecticides, solid waste from households, hazardous waste in landfills, gas emission from transportation, migration, and...

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Global Warming: Causes and Consequences

Introduction Global warming is widely considered to be the most important environmental issue affecting the world in the 21st century. There is unanimous agreement among scientists that global warming is happening. Reliable evidence supports the notion that global surface temperatures have increased by about 0.6oC over the past century (Degelman,...

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Alternative Fuels and the US Nation Development

Environmental concerns have already left the terrain of potential hazards and became exact threats visible to everyone. One of the reasons of deteriorating environment is extensive use of oil in transportation which accounts for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions (Ogden, Williams and Larson 7). People have understood that their ways...

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Environment: Sustainable Development in Abu Dhabi

Introduction Background of Research It has become a great challenge for various governments to have sustainable development within urban areas. Abu Dhabi is the capital city of UAE and is one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Despite the speedy urban growth in Abu Dhabi, the difference in...

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Wastewater Treatment Using Membrane Filtration

Introduction One major application of the membrane technology involves treatment of wastewater (Baker, 2004; Bourgeous, Darby and Tchobanoglous, 2001). The practice has become popular over the recent past as new laws and developments in membrane technology continue to set new standards for practising. Specifically, the membrane bioreactor (MBR) approach for...

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Renewable Energy Sources Controversies

Wind Energy The generation of wind power energy has emerged as one of the best options in which clean energy resources can be obtained. It is imperative that most of the developed countries such as the United States and European bloc have established wind energy with the desire for clean...

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Renewable Sources of Energy: Controversies

“What do you think will happen if fossil fuels become exhausted?” Use of renewable sources of energy has gained popularity among many individuals and organizations. Some examples of renewable sources of energy include solar and wind. The emission of greenhouses and the risks associated with global warming have led to...

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Renewable Energy Sources Financing

Introduction Energy is a very important component of the human environment upon which several processes depend on. If analyzed critically and analytically, it is possible to argue that a number of life processes rely on energy; thus, energy supports life. This research focuses on the need to fund renewable sources...

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Renewable Energy Development

Introduction Renewable energy may be described as the energy that comes naturally and cannot be exhausted (Goeppert et al., 2012). Examples include wind energy, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, waves and rain. This energy may be used in place of the conventional fuels in various ways. They...

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The Global Climate Change as a Manmade Disaster

Introduction Climate has been and continues to be an important aspect of the human survival, and therefore, the condition of the atmosphere and the status of the sea are major concerns for every human (Weissbecker 9). The status of climate has always been a global focus of almost every nation...

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Global Warming: Human vs. Natural Causes

Introduction The term “global warming” refers to the increase in the world temperatures. The effects of the increasing temperatures are felt at the surface of the Earth and in the atmosphere. Global warming is attributed to greenhouse gases, which are present in the atmosphere. These gases form a blocking layer...

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Fossil Fuel Consumption and Ways of Reduction

Introduction Over the years, reliance on fossil fuel has continued to rise throughout the world. While it does provide an alternative to energy production, it also poses a serious danger to the environment we live in. Drawing from a study by Frost, fossil fuel accounts for close to 85 per...

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The Science of Global Warming and Its Effects

Introduction Many environmentalists, scientists and researchers have been concerned about the overall changes of the earth’s climate. Many people believe that the current changes in the global climate are a result of global warming. Specifically, the planet is getting warm at a dramatic rate. Clime change is essentially the long-term...

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Changing Ecosystems: Effects of Global Warming

Introduction Global warming has contributed significantly to increasing the earth’s overall temperatures. It has become a major problem in modern society. Over the years, innovations and technology have created convenience for humans, while at the same time posing a threat to global warming due to the emission of greenhouse gases....

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The Causes of Global Warming

Global warming is the rise in the earth’s exterior air and oceans’ normal temperatures since the 1950s and its anticipated continuation. Over the 20th century, the earth’s temperatures increased by 0.18 degrees Celsius. Scientists assert that the increase in the temperature was due to increase in greenhouse gases in the...

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The Real Effects of Greenhouse Gases

Introduction Studies have established that one of the greatest challenges in contemporary society is the issue of greenhouse gases. Experts have noted that the world continues to experience the effects of climate change due to increased human activity. Greenhouse gases contribute to global warming by reflecting radiation from the earth’s...

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