Causes of noise pollution
By: Elizabeth M Young
We are bombarded with sound even when we live in rural areas. From crop dusters to large farm equipment, we have plenty of sound in the country. In the urban areas, we not only have sound that is produced at unnatural decibel levels, the sound...
Causes of noise pollution
By: Mark Waybill
Noise pollution is caused by various things. In a city traffic is one of the main causes. In a crowded environment such as a railway station or a mall people can produce amounts of noise that could be construed as being polluting, or distracting. Birds...
Temperate and tropical rainforest differences
By: Rajbir Singh
Tropical Rainforest Biome The rain forest is the home to many plants, animals, and insects. About 40 percent of all birds of prey live in them and about 80 percent of the world's insects crawl around in the rainforests. The three main rainforests are...
By: James Hills
There are various aspects of climate change, very specifically the ones that are economically driven, that are well covered by the media such as fossil fuels and deforestation, but there is one factor which is absolutely critical to the world's energy balance which receives barely...
Wind turbines for home, farms, and communities
By: Anthony Jones - 547052
Wind power stimulating the US economy? During the last presidential election you may have noticed all of the wind turbine shown in the campaign ads. The current administration has made wind power a centerpiece in the strategy to create new jobs. That may be...
Forest Thinning is Essential for Keeping Forests Healthy and People Safe
By: T. Scott Randolph
This a two part question. One, is the thinning of forests essential to keeping them healthy? The other, is it essential so that the forest is safe for people? This first part of the question is the more important one, I think. Let's take a...
By: William Logan
Early research on the "greenhouse effect" started in the late 19th century with work by Joseph Fourier. The further study and subsequent understanding and description of the process has enabled scientists to understand our current climactic warming trend, and hopefully, provide enough advance notice...
Major causes of water pollution
By: Frank Kaufmann
On November 8-9, 2009, the People's Government of Wuxi Municipality and the UN Global Forum on Human Settlements co-sponsored the 5th UN Global Forum on Human Settlements. The forum, designed to broach several environmental issues such as pollution generated as a side effect of economic...
By: Mary P Ivy
Environmental Crime Explained Understanding environmental crime begins with a definition. The most recognized definition comes from Mary Clifford in her book entitled Environmental Crime, co-authored with Terry D. Edwards. They proposed the following definition of environmental crime: "an act committed with intent to harm or...
What causes brown clouds?
By: Mary P Ivy
What Causes a Brown Cloud? Brown clouds are caused by human activity. These clouds are composed of aerosol particles that may contain combinations of soot, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur. The large brown cloud frequently seen over Hong Kong is composed of these particles mixing with...

 

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