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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!

  • Ismyle N.
    10/31/2019 03:41

    Human always destroying nature everyday by being daily lives.. Its shame on him. Including all educated bull shit humans. Through them in hell. Definitely human pay for all his sin .

  • Oscar R.
    10/30/2019 20:52

    Sería muy bueno que pasen ésta información en Español, ya que si no se habla bastante inglés no se le entiende bien. Y el tema es muy importante e interesante. Gracias.

  • Domingo D.
    10/30/2019 07:33

    Yes Batteries in reality. Are not that good.creating more prob than usefulnes

  • Jam S.
    10/30/2019 02:33

    We recharge our batteries to save money we didn't know batteries are harmful for the environment until know

  • Anoop K.
    10/29/2019 17:48

    Why not make all remotes to be rechargeable only. A beginning !

  • Jack's D.
    10/29/2019 17:29

    Mother fucker

  • Michael C.
    10/29/2019 05:10

    Great information but it's getting tiring to hear that it's always the consumers fault. How about not allowing the manufacturing of them if they are not rechargeable period!

  • Leroy R.
    10/29/2019 03:52

    ???????

  • Miftah
    10/29/2019 00:44

    Still waiting for anti matter battery.

  • Steve J.
    10/28/2019 14:00

    Its supply and demand. The western style of economy is one that relies on continuous demand, and a belief that there is a limitless supply of raw material and energy. That’s the issue that needs to be tackled first. Creating and fulfilling consumer demand is the cause, and resource depletion, environmental destruction, and climate change change is the effect. Sort out the cause and you may lessen the effect. Otherwise the energy intensive western lifestyle is going to end abruptly and very unpleasantly for the majority.

  • Assouan Z.
    10/28/2019 12:13

    Que faire ??????

  • Sadik A.
    10/26/2019 11:23

    All these should be blamed on muzzy mozlems. They are responsible.