Category: Geography

Factors influencing population density and distribution

Geographical factors: Water: Availability of water is a huge factor. Access to sufficient or adequate reserves of water attracts people to that region or area. Relief: Rugged terrain is unfavourable for the construction of settlements. Dense populations are usually found on plains or areas that are accessible. Mountainous or forested areas are remote and aren’t […]

Consequences (benefits and problems) of different patterns of population growth

Rates and patterns of population growth vary in different countries. Countries like USA and UK classified as MEDC’s (more economically developed countries) have low growth rates, whereas LEDC’s (lesser economically developed countries) have high growth rates. This is due the difference in the overall development of these nations. Certain underdeveloped countries at stage one of […]

Benefits of sustainable development plans

Sustainability is generating better quality of life and it improves the local environmental conditions for the people locally and also the future generations. It is quite common for people to help a person in need. The normal intuition when we see a poor or needy person is to help the person and solve his problems. […]

Banes of pollution (water, air, noise, visual)

Pollution of different kinds have always followed civilisation. When human beings first started using fire air pollution started. Pollution is releasing the contaminants to the environment which cause unfavourable changes. It has the ability to take the form of chemical substances and even energy, like noise, heat, light or sound. Pollutants are constituents which produce […]

Banes of global warming

Lot is spoken about global warming and much is being done too. This is because earth becoming warm is definitely not a good sign. Before we go to the banes of global warming we need to know how the earth is getting warmer. This is because of the green house gases. These are gases, of […]

Banes of soil erosion

Soil erosion is change on the earth’s surface due to external forces like water and wind. The top soil is removed in this process and is deposited in another place. The place can be somewhere nearby or many kilometers away. This is a natural process that might cause problems but will definitely change the topography […]

How manufacturing industries may improve the quality of life and/or pose threats to the environment

Manufacturing is very important anywhere in the world because this is one activity which produces goods. Manufacturing has a long history in all the parts of the world. Most of the manufacturing activities happen in large factories and artisanal kinds of production are called craft-making rather than manufacturing. During the time of the industrial revolution […]

How agriculture may improve the quality of life and/or pose threats to the environment

Like any other thing in life there are advantages and disadvantages while doing agriculture also. Conservation agriculture is usually a victorious situation for both the farmer and the environment. Many of the people who are involved in agriculture realise the advantages of the industry quite lat. Conservation agriculture needs a new way of thinking about […]

Impact of water shortage

The main impacts of water shortage are health, education, hunger and poverty. Because of the poor quality of water people are forced to drink low quality water from the flowing streams. Most of the streams are contaminated, courtesy human beings. Because of the contamination of water there are many water-borne diseases in many parts of […]

Factors influencing the development and siting of power stations (thermal, hydro-electric and nuclear)

The main factors which influence siting of a hydro-electric power plant are many. One of the important points to be noted is precipitation. The character, amount and distribution of precipitation in different form like rain, snow decides the potentialities of power of any region. For example you cannot have water powered development in a desert, […]

Significance of fuel wood, non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), renewable energy supplies (geothermal, wind, running water, solar and bio fuels)

Fuel wood is fuel made out of charcoal, firewood, chips, pellets, sheets and sawdust. Wood has been and always been the most easily available form of fuel throughout the world and the best advantage of wood is that you do not need any tools, in case you are picking up dead wood and few tools […]

Growth of leisure facilities and tourism in relation to the main attractions of the physical and human landscape

Any travel which is done for recreation, religious activities, leisure, family, business purposes for a limited period are called tourism. It is associated with trans-national travel and is also referred as travel to another location within the same country. It is one of the most popular industries in the world and is also considered as […]