Pollution Essay

explanatory Essay
1705 words
1705 words


Pollution is the contamination of the environment which is a serious problem that causes instability, disorder, harm and discomfort to the ecosystem and those who live in it. There are many types of pollution such as water pollution, air pollution, sound pollution, soil pollution etc. Pollution happens every single day and it has now become the way of living.
Among the many types of water pollutants such as chemical, microbiological, ground, and surface water pollutants; Oil spills are the most harmful and pollutant type. In most situations oil spills occur from people making mistakes or being careless to natural disasters such as hurricanes. Oil floats on waters such as the ocean, rivers and lakes and spreads fast across large bodies on top of the surface as a thin layer called oil slick. While it continues to spread it gets thinner, finally becoming sheen, which appears to look like a rainbow sitting on water, this can also be seen on roads and vehicles. This can be very dangerous to the animals that live in the environment, as well as people because it contaminates foods. Some species that oil spills can be very harmful to are marine birds, mammals and also can harm fish and shellfish. You possibly have seen pictures of oiled birds and sea otters that have been affected by oil spills, covered in thick coats. Oil destroys the ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water-repelling abilities of a bird's feathers; this can result in a deadly consequence.

Many birds and animals also ingest oil when they try to clean themselves, or when drinking water, which can poison them. This ultimately takes a toll on rescue workers because they have to put funds into cleaning the environment, and clean the ...

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• Purchase organic food that is produced without chemical pesticides being used.
•Dispose of hazardous materials, such as paint, motor oil, antifreeze and lawn fertilizers responsibly, never down household drains or in the gutter
Needless to say there are many things that are causing pollution, and although pollution will never cease there are many ways we can take a stand and help pollution decrease. After all this is out home and we do not want continue to shorten the years we have for healthy living. Some ways we can begin to stop pollution is beginning in our house hold, for example not littering, recycling plastics, using less energy than needed, keeping noise to a minimum, and being aware of how we effect nature. I believe if we all begin to do those small things this earth would be a healthier place to live and allow us to remain on a healthy planet longer.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that solutions to pollution must be found in order to cease the slowly forming destruction of our planet.
  • Explains that bioenergy is created from living things such as trees and plants. selected crops are grown, taking corn and soybeans for example, and harvested to create energy.
  • Explains that wind turbines transform kinetic energy by creating air into mechanical energy, then it is transformed into electricity. wind energy does not emit solid wastes, but it can also have a negative effect of noise pollution.
  • Explains that hydroelectricity is electricity created by gravitational force of falling or flowing water. many of our dams are used as hydroelectric plants, which is the most widely used renewable energy.
  • States that pollution is a serious problem that causes instability, disorder, harm and discomfort to the ecosystem and those who live in it.
  • Explains that geothermal energy is the naturally reoccurring thermal energy created by the earth's inner core. electric cars are powered by electricity rather than the use of gasoline.
  • Opines that we can reduce pollution by recycling plastics, using less energy, keeping noise to a minimum, and being aware of how we affect nature.
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