There has been a great concern on earth’s ailing condition especially when effects of man’s inadvertent progression in the world of science and technology created a network of environmental problems. Thus the word ‘pollution’ comes to mind. In this essay, I would be looking at environmental pollution particularly, land and noise pollution, how are they evolved and what can be done to curb the problem from aggravating.
I think it is very important for people to realize that different types of pollution such as water, air and soil are not inconsequential of one other. In fact, each of the parts of an environment – air, water, soil – depends upon the others and the flora and fauna within the environment. The relationships among all living and non-living things in an environment make up an ecological system, known as the ecosystem. All the ecosystems of the earth are interdependent. Thus, pollution that seems to affect only one part of the environment may also affect other parts.
I would now look at the first of the two types of pollution that I would be concentrating on for this essay - land pollution. Land pollution is the degradation of the Earth's land through human misuse of the soil. Human influences such as poor agricultural practices, the digging up of important resources, industrial waste dumping and careless disposal of trash continue to pollute the land rapidly. There are two significant factors in land pollution - soil pollution and solid waste.
Soil pollution is the destruction of the earth's thin layer of healthy, productive soil, where much of our food is grown. Healthy soil depends on bacteria, fungi and small animals to break down wastes in the soil and release nutrients. These nutrients are essential for plant growth. Fertilizers and pesticides can limit the ability of soil organisms to process wastes.