Category Archives: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Why environmental pollution increases despite the usage of pollution prevention & clean-up measures

Wherever there is environmental clean-up, it’s expected that there should be an effective, complete or total clean-up of pollution or pollutants. On the contrary, prevention pollution and clean-up measures have increased environmental pollution as highlighted a bit further in this article. But first, what are the effects of pollutants on environment? Pollutants discharged into the environment have 3 types of

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How to reduce/eradicate environmental problems caused by mismanagement of common & shareable resources

Mismanagement of resources and environmental pollution is common in places where a lot of people use common and shareable resources together. Today’s post defines private, common and shareable resources or properties, and provides recommendable solutions that could reduce or prevent environmental problems and degradation caused by unsustainable use of resources and mismanagement of common & shareable resources—at local and global level.

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Point sources vs non-point sources of pollution; how non-point sources of pollution can be controlled

This article defines point source (PS) pollution and non-point source (NPS) pollution, and acknowledges that while point and non-point sources of pollution can’t be completely prevented in homes and environments, the negative impact of non-point sources (which are more environmentally degrading than point sources) of pollution can be reduced/eradicated. The article ends by recommending the use of more point sources of disposal over non-point source disposal, and states how non-point sources of pollution can be controlled.

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Life lessons we can learn from environmental sustainability

(Image Credit: Shutterstock.) This article briefly defines the meaning of sustainability and ends with a list of points that could motivate people to live more sustainably; The lesson for everybody is an old one: protect your capital (time/talent) and live on the income your time and talent generate. If you deplete or waste your capital (time/talent) and don’t invest any available income, you would likely live an unsustainable lifestyle.

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Why non-renewable resources are not as non-renewable as you think

(Image Credit: Pixabay.) This article explains the meaning of the word “non-renewable” from laypeople’s and dictionaries’ perspectives, and the term “non-renewable resources” from an environmental science point of view. Next, it states the difference between the definitions given for renewable, and non-renewable resources, and highlights the parts of each that don’t seem to be precise.

It goes further to state 3 lessons learnt from definitions in existing literature, and ends by making 5 recommendations; one recommendation states that experts who borrow words from English language should use them in the original form they’ve been used in English language, so that people who don’t have a scientific background would readily understand and be carried along without much effort and confusion. Another recommendation states more appropriate terms that could be used in place of the word “renewable resources”, and the term “non-renewable resources”.

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