By environment we mean the air, the sea, and the land which surround us.
This environment should be kept clean so as to make our life better. Man
Pollutes the environment and destroys it.
Cars and factories send out harmful gases in to the atmosphere.
Moreover, the burning of fossil fuels- coal and oil- in factories increases
the amount of co2 which causes dangerous pollution of the air we breathe.
land pollution causes great harm to people, animals and plants. Rubbish pollutes the environment. In the countryside many plants die mostly due to the use of
Pesticides. Using these pesticides year after year causes the crops to become
harmful to man. These poisonous substances get into the human food and may
cause fatal diseases such as cancer.
Pollution of seas and rivers is an important problem as man needs pure water
For drinking. Fish,animals and plants in rivers and seas are also harmed by
This type of pollution. Detergents, poisonous waste products of factories and
Pesticides as well as weed- killers cause this type of pollution. Sewage is an-
other source. One of the most serious causes of pollution of seas is oil which
comes from tankers. When it escapes into the sea it forms large slicks, killing
sea animals and birds. These slicks may also spread out onto beaches and
spoil them .
Noise is another form of pollution.It is something most of us experience every
day. Noise is defined as unpleasant or unwanted sound. It could be caused by
radios,Tvs,cars,lorries,planes or road works.
It affects us in the city or in the countryside, in the classroom, at home and
at work. Noise breaks up activity,disturbs sleep, interferes with work and can
hinder learning at school. The recent rise in noise levels is due to the growth
of population in big cities, the increase in the number of vehicles and planes
and the spread of machines used in almost every activity.
Noise increases stress which can lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases
and damage to hearing.
How to protect the environment from pollution???
Cars are great polluters, so they should
all be fitted with converters which remove
many of the harmful gases from the exhaust of
the car.The less we use our cars,the less pollution
they cause.There is no need to use our cars for
short journeys. And why not walk or use
Research is needed to develop alternative
sources of energy. Possibilities are solar
power, wind power and sea-wave power.
power station that burn coal or oil to pr-
oduce electricity send a lot of co2 into the
atmosphere. The less electricity we use, The
The less electricity power station have to pr-
oduce. Do we need all those lights on? Do we
need all those ACs on? Why not have a shower
instead of a bath to save the extra electr
- icity needed?
Glass bottles, waste paper and $$$$l cans
Can be recycled. Making new paper from waste
Paper and cardboard not only saves trees but
also saves energy.
"Friends of the Earth"
(FoE) is one of the environment pressure groups in "Friends of the Earth"
the UK. It was established in 1971. Its aim is to persuade people at every
level that only by protecting the earth can we protect ourselves against pollu
-tion.If you would like to join the "Friends of the Earth",here is the address.
, 26 - 28 Underwood Street ,London N17JQ. Friends of the Earth
In February 1990, a group of students in Rashidiya Secondary school for boys
in Ajman wrote letters to (FoE) asking for information about air , water land
and noise pollution. The students received a number of booklets and leaflets.
In one of the leaflets they read the following:
What can we do???
* Find out as much information as you can about pollution
near where you live.
* Look at your local sources of water.
* Watch factories and chimneys to see if they produce smoke of fumes.
*Keep an eye on your local newspapers for articles about pollution.
*Write letters of complaint if you see any bad examples of pollution in
*Tell as many people as possible about pollution .
*Report to the police numbers of cars or lorries which you see making
lots of smoke.
Translation of pollution, Yousif Alsabaee, 2000/2001
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