A variety of environmental problems now affect our entire world. As globalization continues and the earth's natural processes transform local problems into international issues, few societies are being left untouched by major environmental problems.
Some of the largest problems now affecting the world are Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Global Warming, Hazardous Waste, Ozone Depletion, Smog, Water Pollution, Overpopulation, and Rain Forest Destruction
The term acid rain refers to what scientists call acid deposition. It is caused by airborne acidic pollutants and has highly destructive results.
Acid Rain – Causes
The primary causes of acid rain are sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. These chemicals are released by certain industrial processes.
Acid Rain – Effects
Scientists today are convinced that acid rain is severe in many areas, and that it is having an adverse effect on the environments of those locations.
Acid Rain – Solutions
Various ways to limit acid rain have been invented, and some are now being used.
Every time we breathe, we risk inhaling dangerous chemicals that have found their way into the air.
Air Pollution – Causes
There are many different chemical substances that contribute to air pollution. These chemicals come from a variety of sources.
Air Pollution – Effects
Every year, the health of countless people is ruined or endangered by air pollution.
Air Pollution – Solutions
Governments, scientists and environmentalists are using or testing a variety of methods aimed at reducing pollution.
Global warming is called the greenhouse effect because the gases that are gathering above the earth make the planet comparable to a greenhouse.
Global Warming – Causes
Global warming has a variety of causes, from overpopulation to emission of gases.
Global Warming – Effects
To know just what the effects of global warming will be in the...