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Land Pollution<br />WHAT IT IS<br />It is the contamination and degradation of Earth’s surface, caused by human activities and their misuse of land resources. Land pollution occurs when waste is not disposed properly. <br />CAUSES<br /><ul><li>Urban and Rural wastes
Industrial (ex: mining waste)</li></li></ul><li>EFFECTS<br />Exterminates wild life<br />Acid rain kills plants and trees<br />Vegetation is destroyed<br />Disrupts the balance of nature<br />SOLUTIONS<br />Adequate garbage disposal<br />Recycling of garbage<br />Avoid over packaged products<br />Using less pesticides and herbicides<br />Encourage organic farming<br />Efficient use of resources<br />
Water Pollution<br />WHAT IS IT?<br />Water pollution is the contamination of Earth’s waters caused by sewage, sludge, garbage, and toxic pollutants dumped into the water .<br /> <br />CAUSES<br />Sewage, sludge, garbage, and even toxic pollutants are all dumped into the water and governments do not really care.<br />No efforts are made to disinfect or to remove harmful pollutants.<br />Chemicals dumped by industries and governments.<br />Oil has been dumped into water between 1 and 10 billion tons of oil every year.<br />
Pollution disrupts the natural food chain as well
Human can get diseases such as hepatitis by eating seafood that has been poisoned.</li></ul>SOLUTIONS<br />Clean Water Act<br />Non-governmental projects<br />Dispose you trash in a proper manner<br />Do no throw products into your toilet or sink<br />Do not litter into streams, lakes, rivers, or seas<br />Turning tap off when you do not need the water running. <br />
Air Pollution<br />WHAT IS IT?<br /><ul><li>Is the exposure of Carbon Monoxide in the air.
Air Pollution includes smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and “holes” in the ozone layer.
We usually breath the ocean. But because of its contamination and the smoke that surrounds us polluted the fresh air we used to breathe long time ago.</li></ul>http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=60981<br />CAUSES<br /><ul><li>We are the ones who cause it.
25%-62% is greater than outdoors percentages of pollution.
In indoors what causes pollution is the cooking, paints, furniture, smoking, vapors, drying, for example drying your hair. These are things that normally are being used.</li></li></ul><li>EFFECTS<br /><ul><li>Greenhouse effect- This is the building up of carbon dioxide in the air which causes the ozone layer to break and to get thinner because of all the chemicals that are surrounding it.
Ozone depletion- the stratosphere layer is being damaged. This causes to make holes and let the radiation go through it penetrating the Earth.</li></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/Air-pollution.JPG<br />SOLUTION<br />Instead of driving just a few blocks, walk or use your bicycle.<br /><ul><li> Stop smoking. First of all it damages you and it can harm your lungs, and second of all it damages the people around you.</li></ul>myportfolio.usc.edu/enowak/air-pollution.jpg <br />
Noise Pollution<br />WHAT IS IT?<br />Noise pollution is unpleasant human, animal or machine-created sounds that disrupt the normal functioning of human or animal life. Noise is a sound without a rhythm and only annoys us.<br />CAUSES<br />The source of most outdoor noise in the world is transportation, including motor noise, and airplane noise.<br />Other sources of indoor and outdoor noise pollution are car alarms, emergency sirens, factories, construction work, barking dogs, house appliances, power tools, audio entertainment systems, and noisy people.<br />
EFFECTS<br />Noise causes health and/or behavioral effects. Noise pollution can cause annoyance, aggression, hypertension, lots of stress, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep problems, and other harmful effects. Furthermore, stress and hypertension are some of the main causes to lots of health problems, whereas tinnitus can lead to forgetfulness, severe depression and sometimes, panic attacks.<br />Too much noise could help cardiovascular diseases to develop. Exposure to somewhat high levels of noise during several hours a day causes an increase in stress, which rises your blood pressure.<br />SOLUTIONS<br />Try not to make too much noise when out in <br /> the street. <br />If possible, use a less noisy car.<br />Switch your electrical appliances to ones that <br />are more quiet.<br />Don’t put your stereo on too loud.<br />
Visual Pollution<br />WHAT IS IT?<br />Is a term given for unattractive man made or any other thing that people don’t feel comfortable looking at. <br />This type of pollution is said to be aesthetic, referring to the impact it has on us by not letting us enjoy the view.<br />Visual pollution limits the ability to view distant objects. The Term Visual pollution is used meaning that things man made cover the good visibility of natural objects. <br />CAUSES<br />Can be cause by man, and as well by natural causes. But it is mostly caused by man. <br />Bill boards announcing stuff, public advertisements everywhere in the city, stop lights, telephone and utility posts, graffiti, litter, etc.<br />NATURAL CAUSES<br />Weeds, Algae ,Grass growing where it shouldn’t<br />EFFECTS<br />Tourists might not find this very attractive <br />
Solutions<br />Reducing billboards <br />Stop graffiti <br />No littering <br />Cleaning up, starting with places we visit.<br />Education. Showing kids to place trash in the right spot, showing them that graffiti is bat etc…<br />
Light Pollution<br />WHAT IS IT?<br />Is also known as photo pollution, or luminous pollution.<br />It is the excessive artificial light.<br />Light pollution destroys the views of natural stuff.<br />Light energy refers to energy consumption<br />More light than what we actually need.<br />CAUSES<br />People using excessive lights <br />Lights on all night <br />Billboard with neon lights<br />
EFFECTS<br />Billions of dollars are wasted every year in the U.S<br />Wasted energy because of too much use<br />Light pollution consumes lots of valuable natural resources<br />SOLUTIONS<br />We can help by putting lights showing to the ground instead of to the air.<br />By having lights on only when needed<br />Try to reduce the wattage <br />
We can save the world<br />The Earth suffers..<br />The 25% of animals in the earth no longer exist<br />As we pollute the water, Fish are dying.<br />The earth is dying.. <br />We are dying <br />You and I are murderers <br />Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but Footprints<br />We will not understand the worth of water ‘till the water is dry<br /> <br />The earth is dying..<br />STOP POLLUTING<br /> <br />