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How do batteries affect the environment?

They require more energy than they can provide, and affect the environment throughout their whole lifetime... Here is why batteries are so bad for the environment.

07/25/2019 6:33 AM

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  • John B.
    03/18/2020 02:44

    return to now ani and pamela malhotra

  • John B.
    03/18/2020 02:44

    Couple Spends 25 Years Planting a Rainforest, Hundreds of Endangered Animal Species ReturnJANUARY 4, 2019 AT 5:56 PM This husband and wife transformed barren farmland into a tropical paradise, bringing back rain, rivers and endangered animals including elephants, tigers and leopards Save Animals Initiative Sanctuary. Planting trees brought rainfall, streams and rivers back to the land. Images via YouTube.Since 1991, Pamela and Anil Malhotra have bought up over 300 acres of dead, dry, deserted farmland in Southern India, and transformed it into an oasis. They did so simply by planting trees and inviting wildlife back onto the land.Before it became a desert, thanks to centuries of intensive farming, Southern India was a lush tropical rainforest.But when the trees were cleared to make way for crops, the rain stopped falling, and the rivers and aquifers dried up. Recognizing the link between deforestation and drought, the couple got to work planting native trees and letting the land rewild. In rainforest areas, the forest itself produces over 50% of the rainfall, Pamela says in the video below: The rainforests capture moist air coming in from the ocean and help produce rain in the plains thousands of kilometers away, she explains. “So the forest is helping create above above-ground and below-ground water sources,” she says. Thanks to agriculture, the Malhotra’s home district of Kodagu went from 86 percent forest cover in the 1970s to less than 16 percent today. “This is having disastrous effects on rainfall patterns and water supplies, not just in our district, but throughout the southern peninsula of India,” Pamela says. “Streams and rivers originate from forests,” her husband Anil adds. That’s why so many have ried up or drastically reduced in size, he says — “deforestation.” “Without forests there is no fresh water.” In addition to trees, the Malhotra’s quickly realized they also needed animals, big animals, to keep the forest alive and growing. “There are 30 species of trees that are fully dependent on elephants for propagation because their seeds are so big only elephants can swallow them down and pass them whole,” Pamela said. “

So, without the elephants you don’t have these trees.” “If we can piece back together the migration corridor of elephants, and other great landscape animals, we’re protecting forests for all the other animals too,” she adds. Their “personal” rainforest — called the Save Animals Initiative Sanctuary — is home to over 200 endangered species including the river otter, civet cat, giant Malabar squirrel, various types of deer, monkey, and snake (including the Indian King Cobra), dhole (Indian wild dog), fox, jackal, leopard, the Asian elephant, and even the Royal Bengal Tiger. “They come here because they are safe,” Pamela says. “They know they’ve got plenty of water. They can bring their infants here without any problems from humans.” The sanctuary includes 700-year-old trees, each of which serves as a micro ecosystem for at least 50 other species of plants and animals. The land is a living laboratory that proves “Mother Nature will regenerate herself if given half a chance,” Pamela says.

  • Miglena G.
    03/11/2020 19:47

    I use rechargeable batteries from a long time ago and I recycle them since I know myself! There are places in almost every supermarket for that... It's pretty easy to get them there!

  • Elle S.
    03/11/2020 14:38

    I use rechargeable batteries.

  • Jonathan M.
    03/11/2020 13:23

    Does that include electric car batteries?

  • Ne R.
    03/10/2020 22:14

    very helpfull in everday life yet harmful to d invironment.

  • John Q.
    03/10/2020 20:09

    Just imagine, always having to find a power outlet to plug your camera or phone into, or having a remote control connected to your tv...

  • Cathy K.
    03/10/2020 19:41

    And I don’t see any protesters!

  • Shivashankar B.
    07/31/2019 06:35

    I think some of us should think of manufacturing the old spring wound watches, time pieces and clocks again. This will reduce the use of batteries to an extent and also provide that antique look.

  • Martin W.
    07/30/2019 12:17

    So what is the real world alternative?

  • Hassan N.
    07/27/2019 20:33

    Idk what this world wants anymore should we live our lives happily or should we all Cry we’re alive and one day about to die.

  • Ruben S.
    07/27/2019 08:19

    We need to ban single use batteries right now. We should all use rechargeable batteries for the moment until technology arrives with something better.

  • Sergey .
    07/26/2019 16:25

    У нас в Бишкеке пункт приёма батареек находится на ул. Московская 154

  • Mlenga M.
    07/26/2019 15:33

    Now I learn that no invention is only happiness. We have plastic as the biggest problem now also batteries.

  • Gordon E.
    07/26/2019 08:34

    Everyone has to have a engineer & a good bloody electrician & set a windmill with direct power boosts homes, vehicles & accessories or actually batteries are bad ideas. Just imagine a Mercedes, Bentley, BMW etc having the latest windmills won't be surprised if it will be set in their wheels??? Wow I taught out of the box... Sorry peeps if I got on the wrong side.. Cheers now 😎👍

  • Abu L.
    07/26/2019 06:58

    What is the alternative?

  • Enes B.
    07/25/2019 08:11

    Ok that is so sad. I almost use the most less amount of batteries in my whole life. I think twice before I throw them out. But still every equipment I work with, works with these AA and AAAA batteries. So it looks like the whole system is not ready to change this right now.

  • Tin K.
    07/25/2019 07:40

    So... no solar sys is green

  • Maria T.
    07/25/2019 07:12

    alternative please? i've literally stopped buying anything requiring batteries.

  • Paul H.
    07/25/2019 06:44

    I put used batteries into a 2l Coca-Cola bottle, and leave it there. Anyone has any idea how to deal with it? Reall.

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