How Can Wastewater Be Treated ?

Since the spring of 2000, when the small agricultural community of Walkerton in Canada had found in its water supply the unwelcomed presence of E.coli which caused the death of seven citizens, consumers and Canadian governmental agencies have started to show greater interest and concern with regards to the quality of water supplied by municipal… Continue reading How Can Wastewater Be Treated ?

What is Acid Rain and What Effects Does it Have?

The words acid rain regroup all kinds of acidic precipitation, like snow and dew, and also dry deposit. The acidity comes from evaporated pollutants emitted in the atmosphere by industrial activities, such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Carbon dioxide isn’t the greatest cause of it.

What are the Consequences of Deforestation on the Natural Water Patterns?

This problem applies specifically to deforestation. Since forests have a climate of their own, cutting vast areas of trees will have an impact on water patterns. How can it have such an impact? Forests acts as an enormous reservoir of water, which attracts humidity and creates rain clouds. Rain clouds are formed when the water… Continue reading What are the Consequences of Deforestation on the Natural Water Patterns?

What Are the Different Types of Water Contaminations?

One of the first real steps regulating the environment goes back to 1868 with the Fishing Act. The law called for a fine for whoever would contaminate the water with chemical waste. Today, water contamination is still a very big problem. We only hear about it when a big industrial ship such as the Exxon… Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Water Contaminations?

What are the problems related to the rise of the sea level?

A water issue that we can easily point out today is the rise of the sea level. It is mainly cause by two phenomena: global warming and ozone depletion. As the ocean temperature gets warmer, the water expanded. Also, both phenomena have direct effects on the vast land of ice lying on the two poles.… Continue reading What are the problems related to the rise of the sea level?