Oil Spills – Causes, Effects, and Solution

marine oil spills kill biodiversity

INTRODUCTION Oil Spills: The accidental leakage/release of oil into the surrounding environment is known as oil spills. It is a form of environmental pollution. The release of petroleum hydrocarbons into the environment has environmental consequences. Oil spills occur in marine ecosystems such as oceans, coastlines, estuaries, etc. However, the incidents of oil spills happen on […]

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The Problems and Effects of Plastic Debris in Rivers and Seas of South Asia

plastic pollution is affecting rivers and seas of south Asia

World Bank is financing a regional project named Free Rivers and Seas for South Asia. The regional project initiative aims to promote the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme. Plastic pollution is causing the degradation of marine ecological systems as well as rivers. Lack of strategies regarding plastic waste management is a huge gap in dealing […]

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The Impacts of Microplastic Pollution on the Environment

microplastic endangering marine life

Introduction Microplastic: Microplastics are smaller particles of any kind of plastic. The European Chemicals Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have defined microplastic as smaller plastic particles ranging in size up to 5mm. These smaller particles make their way into the natural ecosystem through various sources. Types of Microplastic: There are two types of […]

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Marine Pollution – Its Risky Effects on Marine Life & Humans

marine pollution and its dangerous effects on human and marine life

Introduction Marine: This term includes anything related to sea or ocean. Marine Water: Marine water is salty water consisting of 97% of Earth’s water. Marine Pollution Marine pollution is defined as land pollutants being washed into the ocean. Land pollutants include the varied composition of trash, garbage, and chemicals being released into the ocean by […]

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Coast of Pakistan and its Environmental Issues

hingol one of coastal areas of Pakistan Baluchistan

Introduction Coast:  This term is also famous as seashore or coastline. The coast is the borderline between dry land area and water bodies. More specifically where the land area joins sea, ocean, Lake, etc is the coastline. The coastlines are covering an area of 620,000 kilometers on Earth. Coastal Ecosystem: Coastal ecosystem encompasses coral reefs, […]

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