Pollution free environment is a dream that becomes a reality only in the video footages of Natgeo – we would love to have clean, fresh air to breathe, fruits and vegetables that taste as they should taste, peace and happiness in every home devoid of anger, irritation or misery. We would love to listen to the chirping of the birds and see the butterflies as they flit from one flower to another. We yearn for Utopia. Our leaders keep promising to lead us into that dreamland but, we end up in hospitals and nursing homes with cough, cold, asthma and other similar diseases that are the legacies of pollution.
Some TV channels show the levels of pollution in leading cities – the concern ends there. The information comes at the end of the news and does not mean much to the viewer who is more interested in the program that follows. Those lucky few who are blessed with wealth try to lose themselves in the pollution free environment of foreign shores. They are usually accompanied by those whose primary duty is to ensure that he enjoys his holiday. But, escape is no easy – he continues to worry whether his last investment is giving results. In order to boast of a pollution free environment, we have to analyze the reasons, identify nd isolate them and take corrective action. The largest culprit is the automobiles that spew fumes. Plenty of measures have been laid out to arrest such pollution but ensuring their implementation is difficult. A solution could be to encourage the use of bicycles or solar powered or electrical vehicles till tele-transportation Star Wars style becomes a reality. Organizations could consider introducing incentive schemes to promote projects of this nature – it will revive the tramways. Employees who declare that they commute to work by metro rail or by the tram would be eligible for bonus marks at the time of the annual erformance review. Strict action would be taken against people throwing garbage in front of their houses and on roads. energy of the future in many of today’s many scientific theories, many scientists believe that Global warming is increasing and we must do something before we all die. Al Gore says “The serious debate over the climate crisis has now moved on to the question of how we can craft emergency solutions in order to avoid this catastrophic damage” (Global Warming Is an Immediate Crisis 292); the reason, Co2 emissions caused by fossil fuels. Many people believe enewable energy is the way of the future. I believe renewable energy is the future too; but not because of global warming but, because Oil is causing more problems than “global warming” but political and economic problems. Oil is a fossil fuel and there is only so much of it left. With high fuel prices the energy companies make billions while the average Joe has a hard time filling up has vehicle with $3. 78 gas. Oil has also caused political problems especially in the Middle East. Don’t get me wrong though oil is the most reliable source of energy out there.
Almost everything runs on Oil and America depends on it so much. I personally think we should still use oil while making a steady transition to a nation run on renewable energy. When and if the nation is fully run on renewable energy, oil will still be useful; it could become a major export commodity for lesser developed countries. Oil will always be used till it is used up. Renewable energy is the plan for the future, with recent discoveries and technology breakthroughs we have a bright future in head of us. Talk about brightness, photovoltaic cells capture the suns light.
The concept of solar energy has (using photovoltaic cells) has been around since the 1960’s. Solar energy first powered the satellites orbiting earth; now we have solar energy powering thousands of homes. Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular; production of photovoltaic cells has doubled every two years since 2002, increasing by 48 percent each year. This makes it the world’s fastest-growing… Environmental Pollution The environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million eople in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, rapid industrialization, urbanization, and land degradation are all worsening problems. Overexploitation of the country’s resources be it land or water and the industrialization process has resulted environmental degradation of resources. Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humanity and other life forms on our planet today. With India’s population at 1. billion people and counting, plus internal economic migration to urban areas from the countryside, the country’s cities are bursting at the seams. Housing shortages, electricity and water cuts, traffic congestion, pollution and a lack of basic services are the reality for millions. The demographers are predicting that India will add three to four hundred million new people to its population over the next 40 years solid watemgmt Latest rule has clearly identified the working procedures and the responsibilities of different authorities to execute and monitor solid waste management activities. But ajority of municipality in India has not yet implemented this rule with an excuse of short of funds. Municipal authority could able to dispose only about 50 percent of solid wastes generated daily by spending more than 50 percent of their budget amount following pollution prone dumping or burning techniques. The present ‘Treatment at the end of pipe’ approach is to be changed by ‘Treatment at source’ approach. Citizens, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Community Welfare Associations (CWAs), Municipal Authorities and Pollution Control Boards have to join hand together to solve the solid waste management problem.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem i. e. physical systems or living organisms.  Pollution can take the form of chemical substances, or energy, such as noise, heat, or light. Pollutants, the elements of pollution, can be foreign substances or energies, or naturally occurring; when naturally occurring, they are considered contaminants when they exceed natural levels. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. The Blacksmith Institute issues annually a list of the world’s worst polluted laces. In the 2007 issues the ten top nominees are located in Azerbaijan, China, India, Peru, Russia, Ukraine and Zambia. What is Pollution Pollution is the release of harmful environmental contaminants, or the substances so released. Generally the process needs to result from human activity to be regarded as pollution. Even relatively benign products of human activity are liable to be regarded as pollution, if they precipitate negative effects later on. The nitrogen oxides produced by industry are often referred to as pollution, for example, although the substances hemselves are not harmful. In fact, it is solar energy (sunlight) that converts these compounds to smog. Pollution can take two major forms: local pollution and global pollution. In the past, only local pollution was thought to be a problem. For example, coal burning produces smoke, which in sufficient concentrations can be a health hazard. One slogan, taught in schools, was “The solution to pollution is dilution. ” The theory was that sufficiently diluted pollution could cause no damage. In recent decades, awareness has been rising that some forms of pollution pose a global problem.
For example, human activity (primarily nuclear testing) has significantly raised the levels of background radiation, which may lead to human health problems, all over the world. Awareness of both kinds of pollution, among other things, has led to the environmentalism movement, which seeks to limit the human impact on the environment. Whether something is pollution depends almost entirely on context. Blooms of algae and the resultant eutrophication of lakes and coastal ocean is considered pollution when it is fueled by nutrients from industrial, agricultural, or residential runoff. Heavy metals such s lead and mercury have a role in geochemical cycles (i. e. they occur as within ‘nature’). These metals may also be mined and, depending on their processing, may thus be released in large concentrations into an environment previously not playing host to them. Just as the influences of anthropogenic release of these metals to the environment… Environmental Pollution in India Environmental Pollution Air Pollution River water Pollution Groundwater exploitation Plastic Pollution Municipal solid waste Pollution due to Mining Pollution due to biomedical waste Pollution due to e-Waste
Delhi’s air is choking with pollutant PM 2. 5 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pollution of Indian Seas Indian satellite to monitor green house emission Environmental Pollution and chronic diseases Mahatma Ghandhi on Environmental pollution Invasive alien species Pollution trading Poverty is the biggest polluter The most polluted places in India Emissions of gaseous pollutants: satellite data Is nuclear energy a solution of global warming? Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification Reduce pollutions: suggestions Environmental Pollution: The environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The ncreasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, rapid industrialization, urbanization, and land degradation are all worsening problems. Overexploitation of the country’s resources be it land or water and the industrialization process has resulted environmental degradation of resources. Environmental pollution is one of the most serious problems facing humanity and ther life forms on our planet today. With India’s population at 1. 2 billion people and counting, plus internal economic migration to urban areas from the countryside, the country’s cities are bursting at the seams. Housing shortages, electricity and water cuts, traffic congestion, pollution and a lack of basic services are the reality for millions. The demographers are predicting that India will add three to four hundred… When will India be able to control pollution? Not till the middle of the 21st century. So be prepared to leave your children behind in a living hell.
Unless you are prepared to browbeat your politicians into action. (This article was published in The Hindu on January 23, 2000) Many journalists have been asking the question: What will India’s environment look like in the 21st century? Since India is already one of the most polluted countries in the world, an important question is: Will India ever be able to control pollution and, if so, when? Most of the Indian rivers, especially the smaller ones, are today toxic drains: Sabarmati, Bhadar, Yamuna, Damodar, Chaliyar, Betwa, Noyyal, Bhawani, to name just a few. Groundwater, oo, is becoming polluted, which is a major source of drinking water – and most of it is drunk without any treatment. But lets talk in some detail about air pollution. Air pollution in Indian cities is also growing by leaps and bounds. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has just released the air quality data for 1997 for 70 cities and what does it show? That Shillong is the only town in India where the air quality in terms of suspended particulates — the most threatening air pollutant in Indian cities – was clean round the year and there was no single day either when the air became even moderately polluted.
In all the 69 other cities, the air quality was moderately, highly or critically polluted – terms used and defined by the CPCB — round the year. In some, the air was moderately poor round the year but reached high or critical levels of pollution during certain days in the year. In 33 cities, that is, in about half of all the cities monitored, the air was critically polluted round the year and they had days when the air quality was nothing short of disastrous (see Table: Air Quality in Indian cities in 1997). Another 40 per cent of the cities had high or moderate levels of pollution round the year but had certain days when the…