IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Environmental Issues-Environmental Pollution and Degradation Study Material (Page 15 of 15)

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Types of Pollution

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Types of Pollution

Air Pollution

Air pollution means the degradation in the quality of air due to the presence of any undesirable element in undesirable quantity in solid, liquid, or gaseous form. The causes can be both natural and artificial. Volcanic eruption is one of the examples for natural causes whereas the human causes are innumerable.

Sources

The major source is the power generation and burning of fuels in different circumstances:

Air Pollution Sources

Effects

  • Effects on Human Health: The air…

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Desertification: Definition, Problem, and Prevention

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In 1949 Auguste Aubreville used the term ‘desertification’ to describe his observations of areal expansion in the Saharan desert. In 1977 the United Nations Organization held a conference to discuss the problems caused by desertification and its remedies.

Desertification Defined

“Although desertification can include the encroachment of sand dunes on land, it doesn՚t refer to the advance of deserts. Rather, it is the persistent degradation of dryland ecosystems by human activities — including unsustainable farming, mining, overgrazing and clearcutting of land — and by climate change” – UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) .

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