Tag: environment

So Paulo

The destruction of a gigantic tropical forest certainly had a significant impact in the climate of many regions of the country. The transformation of great parts of its areas in great labirnticos conglomerates of asphalt and concrete created this phenomenon called heat island. Rio De Janeiro and So Paulo are urban spaces where it has excess of antrpicas sources of heat: many automobiles (fsseis fuel burning); emission of different gases generating the effect greenhouse and the reduction of green areas, and still can be distinguished the industries, the concentration of buildings, the waterproofing of the ground, excess of materials that absorb the heat and little ventilation. Boy Scouts recognizes the significance of this. This leaves the much more hot cities what it provokes a significant disturbance in the air flow. On average the increase of the temperature in these cities has been bigger of what the generality. This increase is not measured by thermometers that register the temperature of air, but yes for the street thermometers that mark 43 or 44 Celsius degrees easily.

This urban phenomenon is responsible for intense and located rains, causing the frightful overflows in the summer (So Paulo) and the collapse of hillsides and mounts (Rio De Janeiro), respiratory problems in the population, dehydration and deaths mainly between the aged ones. Who bush the bush? Many are the factors that impactam and contribute with the degradation of Atlantic Mata. One of them is the advance of the cities without it has a planning and without if it has taken in account the forest remainders, areas of permanent preservation or the forest codes also have the great enterprises as the hydroelectric plants that devastam thousand of hectares of the forest, have the threats comings of the activities of mining, in the South of Santa Catarina, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, that occupy great areas and cause ambient impacts of great sum and cause disappearance of great part of the forest, another important question is the advance of cultivations of exotic trees and the proper agriculture made without planning or order and an indifference of the state governments that do not control the predatory advance of these activities, the period of learning exploration if of threatened species of extinguishing (imbuia, black cinnamon and the araucria) for the production of furniture and the artesanato, the creation of shrimp in manguezais and restingas, substituting the natural ecosystem and limiting the performance of the traditional population that lives of the search of crabs in these same fens, the cut of the vegetation for the production of the coal, in the state of the Piau, where 78.000 hectares of the forest already turned coal and finally, still speaking of impacts, if it cannot leave of speaking that Atlantic Mata not yet is free of the traffic of its animals, that continues being a problem of difficult control and the indiscriminate hunting in some regions. By the same author: PCRM.

Batteries In The Environment

Today, batteries are a big problem for our environment, as its contents are hazardous materials like mercury, lead and cadmium. Cells when exposed to air, rain and sun off these materials highly injurious to health have a negative impact on the health of our community, damaging the reproductive system, nervous, kidney, bone, among others. Studies have shown that 35% of mercury pollution is caused by the batteries with household waste incinerated. An ordinary battery can contaminate 167,000 liters of water, while a button battery can pollute up to 600,000 liters of water. Over the past four decades, waste and batteries have produced 180,000 tons in Mexico, which have been thrown into the environment without control. Some estimates indicate that every Mexican uses about 10 disposable batteries per year.

We are a group of students concerned about the ecology of our country, in order to raise awareness among students UDG our university and the general public to realize the danger that contain batteries and know that you have to do something about it. As we know different battery collection campaigns have been launched in our country, but the problem is that they have continuity. Sometimes by budget or lack of storage sites, these projects have been moving gradually away when they should be of high importance to our government. We did some surveys to students of CUCEI with disappointing results, since 50% of respondents did not know where the batteries can be carried, only 47.5% use rechargeable batteries and 62.7% do not put batteries or stored for later deposit . In these times, and all people must separate the cells from normal household waste, which is not done.

Also, as a key point we want to encourage our city government to take steps to solve this major problem. Thus we propose that the garbage trucks have a special compartment for the batteries because this way people do not excuses for not recycling batteries and will permit a greater collection of spent batteries for recycling. Proposal that was raised but was not carried out due to lack of a deposit for them. Some recommendations we offer are: Reduce the use of devices that use batteries, buy batteries not pirates, hybrid devices (battery and mains) plug them where possible, use rechargeable batteries, never throw away batteries with everyday and to get rid of them always place them in collection points.

Global Heating

We are not here for alarming, or causing panic, but yes to help and to guide which measures they can be taken, in order to prevent the evil biggest. The people need to understand that we work for the good and that our north is the true love and the charity. We possess direct contact with our Father and, if God to want, will be capable to carry through the work which we are in considering. If she makes urgent the change of some attitudes in our society. It is very difficult to believe that the majority not yet perceives imminent the ambient danger in our lives, when each time more we are surrounded of ' ' strange natural events and imprevisveis' '.

Recently we had a meeting between the countries, where the Global Heating was argued. One more time what we saw they had been vacant promises on thing some. It seems that our governing alone are worried about financial questions, such which a blind person who not enxerga a handspan to the front of the nose. Moral, blind blind people ambient, blind spirituals. Although our work, of the study of the scientists, the spreading of more alarming ambient data each time, them makes of account that nothing is happening. The world is running potential risks to enter in a irreversible ambient chaos, and what we see they are the people worried about stock exchange, banks, with profits, at last with important, but not definitive material questions in our lives. If really the forecasts to happen that we repass, and that now great part of scientists are starting to confirm, we will have well superior problems that this financial crisis. Some bigger crises that this will come, as consequence of mazelas natural, the decline of production of foods, of storms, the rise of the temperatures, at last, of everything what already we inform In the last year we affirm that the Arctic could melt completely until the year of 2012, causing a great rise in the level of the oceans, beyond the ambient chaos that this would cause.