Found 37 Questions for Environment

Difference Between Data Warehouse and Data Mart

Updated on 25-Mar-2021 06:13:27
In this post, we will understand the difference between data warehouse and data mart.Data WarehouseIt is a large repository of data that is collected from different organizations within a corporation.It helps make a strategic decision.The main objective is to provide an integrated environment and coherent image of the business.The designing process is tough.It may or may not be used in a dimensional model.It can feed dimensional models.It includes large areas of the corporation, hence it takes a long time to process it.Data MartIt is a subtype of data warehouse.It is designed to meet the requirement of a specific user group.It ... Read More

Why are the Himalayas highly prone to landslides?

Ananya K
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Landslides are generally mass movement of soil or rocks along the slopes of mountains. They are quite common in hilly regions due to less stability of rocks, solid, debris etc. Since, Himalayas are the young fold mountains or V-shaped valley, caused by the collision of Indo-Australian plate with the Eurasian plate, also are highly prone to landslides which leads heavy loss of both life & property.There are some natural as well as anthropogenic causes behind landslides. Let’s check out a few of them:Natural CausesEarthquakes: Earthquakes are often in Himalaya region which causes loosening of soils that further leads to landslides.Rainfall: ... Read More

Why is Greenland called as island and not a continent?

Vandana Rao
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Greenland is actually a huge island on the North American plate in the pink color. It’s surely got a load of ice on it, much of which shapes as a part of the Arctic polar ice cap, but there is a land below Greenland. Tagging Greenland is actually an ice sheet implicit that it’s drifting on water as an unarranged part of the much larger.Scientists call those islands continents which has a completely different tectonic plate. The continental outer layer also has to be firm. Unlikeness of the flora and fauna of the location is also taken into deliberation while ... Read More

Can evening time be quite soothing?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The sun sets in the West to give a signal to the moon to envelop the earth to bring night in its chariot of stars. But from the time, the sunbeams were not directly overhead to the time the sun radiates its crimson reverend beams, we enjoy the evening glory. Women love shopping, children love to play, adults love to eat street food in the evening, and so on. This is what we experience in the evening on a superficial level.On A Spiritual NoteBut on a deeper spiritual level, just like the Nine Muses mentioned in the Bible which are ... Read More

What is plastic pollution and its effect on the environment?

Tejas Charukula
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Plastic pollution is the most hazardous and most impactful pollution on earth. Unnecessary piling up of the plastic waste in the Earth's environment is adversely affecting the wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. Plastic pollution has its effects on land, water, and air along with plants and animals.The implication for animalsMany times we litter the earth with plastic without knowing the dangers that it can cause to other animals and creatures that also co-exist with us on the same planet. Many animals mistake the plastic that we throw away as food and they eat it. In many cases, it has been ... Read More

Why is the Mount Everest considered the most insurmountable peaks in the world?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Mount Everest, straddling the borders between Nepal and Tibet, is an extremely fascinating yet unfriendly place, “Seemingly insurmountable" is the phrase that Ann Mallory used to describe when she had a view of its visage that confronted her on a hot afternoon in June.Why Insurmountable?Temperatures at the top of this peak are around 36 degrees C below zero in the winter and can even go lower than that.Temperatures only rise to approximately 18 below zero degrees during the hottest of the summer.Monsoon storms make the conditions worse and nearly the worst. They have entrapped many climbers too.The peak becomes slippery ... Read More

Why is cobra snake extremely dangerous?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Snakes are one of the most dangerous reptiles on the planet and Cobras, belonging to the family of Elapids are extremely menacing. Take “The Northern Philippine Cobra ” into consideration which can spread its venom up to three meters with precision. Commonly, rice farmers become their prey. The harmfulness of these creatures along with their deadly and horrific view makes them extremely dangerous.Another typical cobra that can even extend to 18 meters in length is the King Cobra. This infernal serpent is the world’s longest venomous snake and is extremely terrific in its visage. This statistics itself is frightening. The ... Read More

Is rainfall related to forests?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Researchers from the Centre for Water Research at The University of Western Australia analyzed rainfall and land clearing data. They found that widespread deforestation was a major cause of the decline in rainfall pattern. This is not a case only in Australia, the same happens in India and other countries and continents too.Relation Between Rainfall and ForestsMore trees mean more rainfall. This is because of the large-scale conversion of tropical rainforest to pasture-land, which creates a warmer and a much drier climate. This is indirectly the global warming and greenhouse effect that we all know.MechanismThe mechanism is the same that ... Read More

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?

Rani RPS
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
I love Indoor plants. If I have to change my home without worrying about money or mess, I would prefer to get a handful of indoor plants. I can have plants in my living room, dining area, windows, balconies and even in bathrooms.Even in the bedroom, we can have some air-purifying plants, which convert CO2 into 02 at night. I think plants are the best decoration for any house.I love to have plants all over my house!!

Which is the most polluted city in India now?

Diler Singh
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Pollution Control Board has recently announced Gurgaon or Gurugram as the most polluted city in the country. The board lately tested the quality of the air in 62 cities and found the air quality index 321 in Gurugram on Sunday (5th Aug 2018) which is considered the worst from the environment point of view. The board also pointed out the air quality in Delhi and marked it as ‘Bad’.