Environmental hazards

We have already seen that Landfill is a main cause of greenhouse effect and of greenhouse gases. Let us see what landfills are, its criteria of construction, its structure, causes and effects. We shall also discuss a few facts about Landfills. What are Landfills? Landfills are waste disposal system in where the waste is burnt […]

The term ‘tsunami’ originates from Japanese and literally means harbour wave. At times it is interchangeably used with the term ‘Tidal wave’ which is considered as an error by purists. It was an unknown term till a period of time. But when we name natural disaster, it is one of the most dangerous one. Here, […]

The year 2017 was the most hurricane active year in the past decade for the US. After the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans, It was the three hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that had severe landfalls in the US. Scientists are unable to point out the exact reason why these […]

In recent past, one would have heard of Irma, Katie and Jose. Who could forget the havoc caused by Katrina in Texas! These are not women but hurricanes.  Hurricanes have been named after women since the 1950s. After some feminist uproar they are being given boys’ names too.  Let us see what a hurricane is, […]

We have seen what Global Warming is and its effects of global warming in earlier posts. Here we shall look into some of the effective solutions & measures for global warming. Global warming is a phenomenon that is inevitable. Atmospheric temperature has been on the rise. For every 2 Fahrenheit increase, many changes of variable […]

We know that our environment is being squeezed by the different pressures we give it. The natural ecosystem is being disturbed very wildly resulting in the degradation of the environment. Let us check what environmental degradation is, its causes and effects. Effects of environmental degradation focus on atmosphere, human health and nature. What is Environmental […]

Drought is one of the natural disasters that can be reverted by nature itself. Even though it is a natural disaster, it is one that can be prevented by man up to a certain extent. In this article, we will see what drought is, its types, causes and effects. Drought is a temporary situation in […]

Ocean acidification is the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, that we don’t see or feel but it’s after effects happening under the water. It is said that a minimum of quarter carbon dioxide in the atmosphere tend to get dissolved in water. Thus may be, million tons of CO2 will be dissolved in ocean […]

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal’- At the beginning of the 21st century, 600 scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, pursed through thousands of documents from various studies and scientific journals and came to this conclusion. In this section we will discuss the most commonly seen effects of global warming on weather […]

Global warming is a word that is being used widely all over the Universe. As the term suggests, it is just the warming up of the globe but the effects are too frightening. Let us know what global warming is , its causes and effects. The causes are divided into two: man-made and natural causes. […]