Ripples in the pond
Our planet Earth is the most beautiful in the solar system. It has unimaginable diversity of life and the most spectacular habitats like oceans, rivers, cloud forests, tropical forests, grasslands, wetlands… But, human activity is harming the planet by producing pollutants.
“Pollution” means any substance that negatively impacts the environment or organisms that live within the affected environment. The five major types of pollution are: air, water, soil, light, and noise.
One of the main reasons for air pollution is the burning of fossil fuels. This causes smog, which is a thick layer that hangs like a cloud over most cities and industrial zones. Air pollution causes asthma, lung cancer, chronic bronchitis and other lung ailments. Nitrogen and sulphur oxide in the air precipitate acid rain which harms forests and water bodies and thus affecting animals, birds and aquatic life.