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Environmental Problem in Mongolia Essay

875 WordsMay 27th, 20134 Pages

1. ENVIRONMENT 2.1 What are the important environmental problems in Mongolia today? 2.2 What are the biggest changes in the environment in Mongolia? 2.3 How can we solve some of the environmental problems in UB?

1.1 What are the important environmental problems in Mongolia today?
The environment is everything around us. It is the air, water, land, climates and so on. A clean, well balanced environment has far reaching effects over all life forms and mankind. However, Mongolians can’t keep the environmental balance in recent times. Thus, it is causing serious negative effects such as air and water pollution, deforestation, desertification and land degradation. I think that the worst problems now affecting Mongolia…show more content…

People wash dusty car and dirty clothes in the rivers and lakes.
Only fifteen years ago, the total forest area of Mongolia was 10 percent of the total land area. Nevertheless, recently our country lost approximately 2 percent of the forests and now the total forest area is less than 8 percent of the total land area. So, Mongolia has been recorded as a country with small forest resource. Loss and degradation of forests cause incorrect policies and poor enforcement, increasing domestic demand for fuel wood and timber. In addition, more than half of the country is considered a fire –risk zone, and 98.5 percent of forests are classified as high fire risk areas.
In summary, environmental problems should be handled by local authorities as well as individuals. Unfortunately, we suffer from the environmental problems.

1.3 How can we solve some of the environmental problems in UB?
People say that Mongolia was called ‘A land of blue sky’ in 1970s. Nowadays, air pollution is one of the facing issues to our country, especially the capital city. Ger district, traffic jam, and old vehicle smoke are the main factors to pollute air. Air pollution in UB is increasing year after year. Luckily, I think there are several possible solutions to reduce the air pollution in UB.
First of all, the city needs to carry out projects directed to build housing units and apartments in ger district areas and to connect the areas with the central heating systems in order to reduce the

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Environmental Problems of Mumbai

6899 WordsAug 8th, 201228 Pages

Environmental Problems of Mumbai

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Owi Kale St. Xavier’s College

Environmental Problems of Mumbai

Mumbai- the name conjures up images of high skyscrapers, wide roads, the sea-kissed Marine Drive, a land of opportunity and enterprise. A city full of paradoxes, Mumbai is a microcosm of India in many ways. If one were to ask a set of people to describe the present Mumbai, we would get a wide variety of answers ranging from the financial capital of India to the next target of militant groups. For me, I see a city at a crossroad, deciding which direction to take. One minor part of her is decisively pulling her towards the path marked 'Destruction through development' while a major part of her wants to take the path of 'Sustainable…show more content…

Creation of infrastructure is an important and totally justifiable end in a city like Mumbai which is aiming to gain an international look. However, unplanned urban development without respecting the course of nature will always backfire in the form of a disaster like 26/7. In a coastal city, wetlands, wastelands, saltpan lands and mangroves function as buffer zones against tidal movement. Each of these have been systematically destroyed which has resulted in deterioration of land. In case of mangroves, land has been reclaimed in the name of slum rehabilitation and garbage dumps. Sadly enough, on these pretexts, valuable mangroves are destroyed to make way for high rises. Another fact which is not understood is that marshy land is not meant for extensive construction and concretization of such land reduces its water absorption capacity. This makes natural regeneration of underground aquifiers almost impossible. Secondly, construction debris and garbage is also dumped in mangrove swamps in a bid to reclaim land. Mangroves have been classified as a Coastal Regulation Zone-I (CRZ), which means that construction cannot take place without the express permission of the CRZ Authority. This makes all construction activity in mangrove areas a violation of CRZ rules. The Bandra-Worli sea-link and the SewriNhava-Sheva sea link are examples of large-scale projects that shall considerably affect mangroves in those areas. The Bandra-Worli sea-link

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