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An environment is a collection of all the animals and
plants in a specific area of land or water. Examples
of environments are wetlands, deserts, grasslands,
forests, and oceans. Scientists also refer to
environments as ecosystems. Many people use
the two terms interchangeably, for example,
“desert environment” or “desert ecosystem.” Each
environment has its own characteristics such as
climate, soil or water make-up, and plant and
animal life. Sometimes people just talk about “the
environment.” They might say, “We need to help
protect the environment.” What they mean is
everything on Earth — the whole Earth
Sewage water from
factories and homes
Smoke from cars
Air pollution occurs when gases, dust
particles, fumes (or smoke) or odour are
introduced into the atmosphere in a way
that makes it harmful to humans, animals
and plant. This is because the air becomes
dirty (contaminated or unclean).
Water pollution is the contamination of water
bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and
groundwater), very often by human activities.
Water pollution occurs when pollutants are
discharged directly or indirectly into water
bodies without adequate treatment to remove
Land pollution is the deterioration
(destruction) of the earth’s land surfaces,
often directly or indirectly as a result of
man’s activities and their misuse of land
It occurs when waste is not disposed off
properly, or can occur when humans throw
chemicals unto the soil in the form of
pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers during
Sound is essential to our daily lives, but noise
is not. Noise is generally used as an unwanted
sound, or sound which produces unpleasant
effects and discomfort on the ears Sound
becomes unwanted when it either interferes
with normal activities such as sleeping,
conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s
quality of life. Not all noise can be called noise
pollution. If it does not happen reqularly, it may
be termed as 'Nuisance'.
The hole in the ozone layer
is getting bigger.
So more UV rays are making
the globe warmer.
If we cut trees there will be
Dirty water makes us ill