Found 42 Articles for Environment

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’.

What is Greenhouse Effect?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The greenhouse effect can be understood as the process of heat retention in the earth’s atmosphere, caused by greenhouse gases more than the required level. This effect is causing greater damage to the earth’s atmosphere and hence affecting the lives on earth. The greenhouse gases when produced more than the required level, cause the greenhouse effect.What Is Actually Going On?When the solar energy reaches the earth’s atmosphere, some of this is reflected back to space while some of it is absorbed by the Earth’s surface. This part of the heat energy that is absorbed by land, water bodies etc. on ... Read More

From a business perspective, what can be done with used plastic bottles?

Pinki Rao
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There are millions of users worldwide who use plastic bottles/bags every day. There is a recommendation by the government and other private organizations to stop plastic usage as it is destroying the mother nature. So, what needs to be done? A plethora of companies are there in the recycling business. These companies collect waste plastic bottles and recycle them for other uses and make new products out of them. One of the most common types of plastic materials used for recycling is polyethene terephthalate ("PET") from beverages and water bottles. The developing awareness of plastic recycling has led to an ... Read More

What is the difference between humans and other species on earth?

Pinki Rao
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Animals are free from the cages and fitters of religion, caste, color, gender, etc. While we humans are still exchanging blows over such trivial matters.They are animals but have more empathy than us.On the contrary, we humans have become worse than animals.They kill to feed their families while we kill our fellow beings out of envy, greed, or sometimes without any reason.On one way, we have become demi-gods and to achieve it we are no more, what GOD created us as. While animals have brilliantly kept their innate characteristics unimpaired.Many ‘intellectuals’ claims that we humans are superior because we have ... Read More

What is the difference between the country and a continent?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
There are seven continents in the world such as Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe. But there are a total of 195 countries in the world. These countries are all parts of these continents. Hence a country is a part of a continent on this earth.A ContinentIt is a general definition that a Continent is a very large land mass that is separated from other continents in the world by oceans. But, that is not precise. These continents are separated only by geographical boundaries that limit these land masses to a certain area. Rather, the continents ... Read More

What is the difference between an island and the continent?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Though Australia gives you a feel that continent and Island could be the same, there are not. An Island is a continental-land that is surrounded by water on all its sides. There are different names depending upon the size of this land and the water body surrounds it. A continent is a large land mass that has specified geographical boundaries and separated by oceans.IslandAn Island is a large piece of sub-continental land which is surrounded by water on all sides. Very small islands formed on emerged lands or atolls are called Islets or Skerries. An island formed in a river ... Read More
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