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ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS | CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS

These are problems caused by nature and man within our surroundings. Environmental problems are of two types:- Natural environmental problems Man-made environmental problems   NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS Drought:- This refers to absence of rainfall over of period of time in a particular place. It has a great effect of plant’s life, animal life and human beings at large. Earth Quake:- This is a sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface as a result of a great release of energy in earth crust. Earthquake causes damage to  buildings and other infrastructures. Erosion:- It refers to the washing away or removal of the earth surface (Soil) through consistent flowing of water. Flooding:- This is a situation where a large value of water settles on dry land meant  for human transportation. Volcanic Eruption:- This is the eruption of lava, ashes and gases from the opening (cracks) in a hill or mountain. Global warming:-… Read More »ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS | CAUSES, EFFECTS AND SOLUTIONS

Social Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

Environmental problem is the numerous and different challenges (problems) that threatens the lives of the people in their environment. Example of such pollution and natural hazards like storms and earthquakes. It could be caused by man or nature which poses a serious danger or risk to lives or properties of people in their environment. Environmental problems are consequences of human intervention in his environment. Variety of environmental problems now affect our entire world.   TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM Natural: This happens naturally and most of the time unexpectedly e.g. flood Man-made: This occurs due to daily activities of human beings e.g. air pollution.   CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM These could be natural or man-made.   NATURAL CAUSES Erosion: This is the washing away of the top layers of the soil by following water. Earthquake: It is the physical displacement of materials in the earth crust which leads to a sudden… Read More »ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

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