Industrial Air Pollution

On Pollution and its Forms- Control of Air Pollution

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the fourth part of the series. Read  part 1, part 2 , part 3 and part 5 To control air pollution, various strategies can be employed. It may be employed at the source thereby leading to a reduction of emissions at the first stage…

SMOG on Newyork city

On Pollution and its Forms- Some other air pollutants

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the third part of the series. Read part 1 , part 2  and part 4 We discussed about smog in our previous article. We continue the discussion further and discuss some other air pollutants. Aldehydes- Produced by the combustion of gasoline, diesel, fuel oil,…

SMOG on Newyork city

On Pollution and its Forms- Smog

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the second part of the series. Read Part 1 ,  Part 3  and  Part 4 We discussed Acid rain in our previous article. Let’s continue the discussion further and take up smog this time. Smoke refers to the minute carbon particles that are formed…

Causes of Air Pollution

On Pollution and its Forms

This is a continuing series of articles on pollution. This is the first part of the series. Read Part 2,  Part 3   and Part 4 The addition of any foreign material which maybe organic, inorganic, radioactive or biological or even a physical change that can adversely effect living organisms is pollution. The effect can be…

The conifer forest

Gymnosperms- Beautiful, Useful Plants

Dear kids, you must have seen gymnosperms, the plants are used widely as ornamentals and can be frequently spotted in gardens and parks. They have naked seeds. Pines and Cedars are common if you live in high altitude regions. But do you know that these groups of plants also are very important and provide a…

Sphagnum flexuosum

Sphagnum- The wonder Bryophyte

Dear kids, do you know about Sphagnum? Sphagnum, also popularly known as peat moss belongs to the group of plants known as Bryophytes. It is highly important and has many uses. Bryophytes belong to the category of lower plants along with algae and fungi.  It is in fact the only plant in the Bryophytes group…

River algae

Algae- Tiny, Useful Plants

You must have seen algae kids. Whenever you come across a body of water, take note to observe carefully the green strands swimming around. They are what we call as algae. They are lower plants and unlike the huge trees, have a simple body structure. But don’t underestimate these tiny plants as they are highly…

Cheetah

Cheetah – Do you know me?

Hi, I am a cheetah. You may know me as the fastest animal on earth. I can run pretty fast but that did not help me from escaping the clutches of human beings who liked hunting me for fun. I now live in Iran and in Africa but my brothers lived in India too earlier….