Tag: Environment

Anthropogenic Pollution: Sources, Types, Consequences, Prevention

The anthropogenic pollution is the introduction by humans in the environment of pollutants altering its quality causing a negative effect. This introduction of pollutants is a consequence of activities or processes triggered by humans. In most cases, anthropogenic pollution reaches a great impact due to its frequency and magnitude. This makes the natural remedial mechanisms

Megadiverse Countries: Characteristics And List

The megadiverse countries are those with high levels of biodiversity. The first time the term was used was in 1997 in an investigation by researcher Russell Mittermeier. Mittermeier estimated the number of species of different taxonomic groups to establish the list of countries with the greatest diversity in the world. Subsequently, in 2002, the first

How To Take Care Of Biodiversity: 10 Actions

It is important to seek actions for the care of biodiversity  to avoid increased pollution, agricultural intensification, the low availability of nutrients and increased CO2 emissions, which are very harmful to planet Earth. The term biodiversity is used to describe the variety and population of non-human life on the planet. Global biodiversity is in decline, as

What Are Free Goods In Economics? (with Examples)

The free goods in economy are those that satisfy human needs but have the particularity that are not owned by anyone. Its obtaining or consumption is not subject to payments. These goods are found in abundance or excess in nature and do not require a production process for their creation. The most specific examples of free

The 10 Consequences Of The Most Outstanding Earthquakes

The consequences of earthquakes When talking about earthquakes, it is understood any telluric movement that arises through the movement produced in the earth’s faults, all coming from some movement in the tectonic plates. Earthquakes can occur in most of the earth’s space, and due to the characteristics of the terrain, there are places that are

Biocultural Heritage: Characteristics And Examples

The biocultural heritage are the knowledge, beliefs and practices of indigenous and rural communities related to their natural environment. It includes the biodiversity of said environment and the use that communities make of it, as well as the landscape that is built in the process. This heritage arises in traditional communities that have a close

Percentage Of Energy In Mexico That Is Used From Coal

According to the Mexican National Electricity Sector, during 2016 16,389 Gigawatts of energy were generated from coal, which represented 6.22% of the gross generation of the interconnected electricity system during that period. Natural gas represents the largest source of energy in Mexico, with 52%, since it is the engine of combined cycle plants. It is