لماذا السيارات الصديقة للبيئة مهمة؟

يعد قطاع النقل أكبر مصدر لانبعاثات غازات الدفيئة في العديد من البلدان، يرجع السبب الأكبر إلى السيارة التقليدية، حيث تمثل المركبات أكثر من نصف الانبعاثات من قطاع النقل. السيارة النموذجية ينبعث منها غاز ثاني أكسيد الكربون والعديد من المواد الكيميائية الضارة الأخرى التي تضر بالبيئة وصحة الإنسان. وهذا يجعل من قيادة السيارة المناسبة ضرورة ملحّة الآن أكثر من أي وقت مضى. تعد قيادة سيارة صديقة للبيئة وسيلة رائعة لمساعدة صحة الإنسان والبيئة. حيث تطلق السيارات الخضراء مواد كيميائية أقل ضرراً في الهواء، حيث أنه تنبعث منها مركبات كربونية منخفضة عند التشغيل. الفقرة التالة تساعد في معرفة الأسباب المختلفة التي تجعل السيارات الصديقة … Continue reading

Industrial Odor Control Management: 4 Effective Techniques

Industrial odors significantly impact communities, necessitating thoughtful environmental management. In sectors like manufacturing, food processing, and waste management, facilities must mitigate smells that affect quality of life and raise health and environmental concerns. To address odor issues, industries employ varying complementary techniques balancing productivity and environmental responsibility. Overall, effectively confronting unwanted smells requires understanding how traditional and innovative solutions support communities situated near industrial plants. Each strategy plays an important role in minimizing odors’ nuisance and threats, enabling industries to operate responsibly alongside their neighbors. Effective Techniques For Industrial Odor Control The core of industrial odor management lies in the … Continue reading

Why Cities in the Middle East Need More Trees?

In 2016, The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest environmental NGOs in the United States, released a report entitled “Planting Healthy Air” that examines the role planting trees in urban areas plays in reducing pollution and extreme heat. As the report indicates, the population of city dwellers globally is increasing, as is the number of deaths associated with exposure to pollution and intense heat waves. The authors of the report argue that urban forestation projects are one of the most cost effective means to reduce particulate matter in the air and cool temperatures in the world’s largest cities. Urban forestation … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide and its Recycling

Carbon Monoxide is a chemical compound made up of 2 elements which are carbon and oxygen. The proportion of each element is equal which means for every 1 part of carbon, it has an equal part of oxygen. Carbon Monoxide is formed through a lot of processes. One of the most common processes is through the burning of wood or coal or other substances that occur naturally. Vehicles and exhausts also contribute to the creation of this chemical compound through combustion engines, which means every day, there are a lot of people contributing to the creation of carbon monoxide. However, … Continue reading

آثار التغير المناخي على الصحة العامة

تسبّبت الأنشطة الصناعية الحديثة خلال السنوات الأخيرة من القرن الماضي في إطلاق  وتكدّس الغازات الدفيئة في الطبقة السفلى من الغلاف الجوي وبالتالي حجز الحرارة والتأثير على مناخ الأرض, فمنذ عام 1975 وكل عقد يسجل درجات حرارة أعلى من العقد الذي يسبقه, حيث قدر معدل إرتفاع درجات الحرارة العالمي بـ 0.15-0.20 سْ للعقد الواحد, ولقد صرحت الأمم المتحدة أن العقد الماضي قد سجل معدل درجات حرارة هي الأشد في التاريخ. وبطبيعة الحال، كان للدول العربية نصيباً من هذا الإرتفاع، حيث شهدت عدة دول في المنطقة موجات حارة غير مسبوقة. تشكل التغيرات المناخية تهديداُ على صحة سكان الأرض عامة, ولكن يعتبرسكان الدول … Continue reading

Polluted by Noise: When Silence is an Oasis

The roar of a car engine coming to life. Howling dogs and screeching cats. Airplanes are flying above. Karaoke blasting through the air at the worst possible time; in the middle of the night. The hustle and bustle of construction throughout the day. These are all relatively familiar, everyday sounds and occurrences. But do you know that they all constitute noise pollution? Maybe you’re wondering if noise pollution is even a real thing, and we’d like you to know that it most definitely is. It’s an invisible danger that is always present, all around us. There’s a reason informative websites … Continue reading

Reasons Why Fracking is Environmentally Unsound

Fracking is, “the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside” [1]. Fracking remains controversial due to its negative effect on the environment- especially in light of climate change. As such, it is necessary to explore the downsides of fracking as well as environmentally-friendly alternatives. Negative Impacts of Fracking Fracking is a very popular source of energy. However, it is unsustainable and wasteful.  This is as, “fracking uses huge amounts of water, which must be transported to the site at significant environmental cost” [1]. In addition, … Continue reading

Environmental Risks of Improper Drug Disposal

With more people leaning on prescription medication to fix their diseases and ailments, it becomes an issue when they don’t know how to properly dispose of it. During 2015-2016, it was proven that just under half of the population of America had used prescription drugs in the past 30 days. Many people tend to just forget about their prescription medication which leaves it available for children to find accidentally. However, others will casually throw away their drugs or flush them. The result of this can have an awful impact on the environment. This is why we must understand how to … Continue reading

التأثير الخفي للمواد البلاستيكية ذات الاستخدام الواحد على بيئتنا

لقد أصبحت المواد البلاستيكية (ذات الاستخدام الواحد) جزءًا لا يتجزأ من حياتنا، وذلك لأنها متوفرة ومريحة بشكل كبير، ولكن كلفتها أعلى مما نحسبه. فمثلاً الكيس البلاستيكي أو كأس القهوة الذي نتخلص منه ويبدو أنه غير ضار، له تأثير سلبي ومظلم وهو: المساهمة في التلوث البيئي. سوف نتحدث بتفاصيل اكثر في هذا المقال عن التأثير الخفي لهذه المواد البلاستيكية على بيئتنا ونسلط الضوء فيمايلي على الحلول المحتملة لتقليل النفايات البلاستيكية. إنتشار المواد البلاستيكية ذات الاستخدام الواحد لأن مادة البلاستيك خفيفة الوزن ومتينة ومتعددة الاستخدامات فلقد أصبحت جزءًا أساسيا من حياتنا الحديثة، وأصبح البلاستيك خيارًا عمليا لكثيرٍمن الادوات، وبالرغم من ذلك، فقد … Continue reading

How Does A Wastewater Treatment Plant Work?

Wastewater treatment is essential for minimizing water pollution that can disrupt delicate ecosystems, interfere with food chains, and transmit diseases. As the urban population continues to rise, this increasing population density can generate more organic waste and wastewater, which calls for proper treatment and more efficient wastewater treatment plants. A dwindling supply of clean water necessitates more cost-efficient, high-quality wastewater treatment systems. These modern treatment plants employ the latest technologies to decontaminate dirty water before funneling the water back into these ecosystems. What pollutants wastewater treatment removes? A wastewater treatment system harnesses the power of technology to facilitate wastewater treatment … Continue reading

What’s the Issue With Diamonds? 7 Insights into Diamond Mining and its Environmental Impact

To make diamond jewelry, the gems we covet need to be mined. This practice is not without its problems, especially from an environmental perspective. So with that in mind, let’s look at what consumers need to know about the mark that mining leaves on our planet, and the alternatives that are out there for anyone who wants to minimize their own carbon footprint. Unveiling the Glitter: The Diamond Mining Process Diamond mining is a process shrouded in mystery for many. It starts with prospecting, where geologists search for kimberlite pipes, which are ancient pathways of volcanic activity that have carried … Continue reading

Egypt’s Water Crisis – Recipe for Disaster

Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years. Uneven water distribution, misuse of water resources and inefficient irrigation techniques are some of the major factors playing havoc with water security in the country. Egypt has only 20 cubic meters per person of internal renewable freshwater resources, and as a result the country relies heavily on the Nile River for its main source of water. The River Nile is the backbone of Egypt’s industrial and agricultural sector and is the primary source of drinking water for the population. Rising populations and rapid economic development in the countries of … Continue reading