One of the most important parts of dealing with plastics for both health and environmental purposes, is familiarizing ourselves with the different types. Do you know the difference between the number 3 and number 7 types of plastic? Did you know that BPA, the highly toxic chemical found in plastic, is linked to obesity, cancer, and
Some people use copper utensils for cooking. Copper has a natural presence in the human body along with many other minerals, metals and irons. Some are essential to the body, but they must be in perfect balance or they can be harmful. Many people are unsure as to when it is safe to use copper
Paddy Cum Fish Culture Coastal saline soil extends from the main sea coast to a few or even 50 km at places interior to the main land. The ground water table under these soils is generally present at a shallow depth and contains high amount of soluble salts. These salts accumulate on the surface of
The Importance of Bees in Agriculture Bees are one of the most helpful little creatures on our planet, although more commonly seen as a nuisance. All over the Globe, “Close to 200 crop species…rely to some degree on pollination services provided by this one species—collectively, these crops make up approximately 1/3 of the world’s diet,
India’s record rice and wheat harvests may not be enough to ensure food security in the world’s second-most populous nation because about 10% of the crop is lost to pests or rots in inadequate warehouses. In peril: About 30% of the country’s total farm produce is stored in the open, leading to wastage and distress
1. Nile River, North-East Africa – 6,650 km (4,132 miles). Its water resources are shared by eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.In particular, the Nile is the primary water resource and life artery for Egypt and Sudan 2. Amazon River, South America –
Tobacco kills more than 70,000,00 people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Around 80% of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
Oceans are the largest water bodies on the planet Earth. Over the last few decades, surplus human activities have severely affected the marine life on the Earth’s oceans. Ocean pollution, also known as marine pollution, is the spreading of harmful substances such as oil, plastic, industrial and agricultural waste and chemical particles into the ocean.