The Truth About Chernobyl

The explosion of Unit Number 4 at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station, which took place 34 years ago, has come to symbolize many things: scientific hubris, the danger of the atom, and even the failure of communism.

Industrial Pollution And Third World

As developing nations struggle with population growth, poverty, famines, and wars, their residents are discovering the environmental effects of these problems, in the form of increasing air, water, and land pollution.

Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Land Pollution and Humanity

Pollution refers to the presence of environmental contaminants in quantities large enough to cause damage, deterioration, or toxicity. Such contaminants are known as pollutants. While some forms of pollution have natural causes, the term is used almost exclusively to refer to pollution caused by human activity.

Marine Pollution Is Detrimental

Marine pollution is the detrimental alteration of a portion of an ocean or ocean coastline. Pollution is often a threat to any organism living in or depending upon the ocean. Human impact on coastal and open ocean habitats comes in many forms: nutrient loading from agricultural runoff and sewage discharges, toxic chemical inputs from industry and agriculture, petroleum spills, and inert solid wastes.

Why We Are Creating Oceans of Plastic in the Ocean

The team calculated how much plastic makes its way into the ocean each year by looking at World Bank reports, finding out how much garbage one person produces per day in 192 coastal countries, and how much of that garbage is plastic.

Do We Need to live with climate change?

The advance of global warming, highlighted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report this week, not only demands that the private sector accelerate efforts to cut carbon emissions.