Philadelphia is the city of Brotherly love, the city of history and art, the city of traditions. Philadelphia is very diverse in terms of population, culture and architecture. The city has a very rich heritage. In history, Philadelphia was established in 1682 as a trading post. The city is surrounded by the Schuylkill River, Vine Street Expressway and the Central Canal. Seventh Street and Market Street are the major streets covering the downtown. The city is famous for its art museums and historical landmarks. The city is a melting pot of culture, ethnicity and traditions.
It’s probably the most beautiful nature of any big city in US. It’s cold and rainy most of the time, but the trees and clouds are to die for. I grew up in the suburbs and the only time I saw the true colors of a sunrise or sunset was when I visited the city. There’s lots of free things to do, such as going to the top of the liberty bell or the liberty skate. It’s also the first place in the US where the right to vote was given to women. A lot of museums, nice restaurants, and some good colleges in the area. Biggest negative is the sports teams, they’re all bad and they tend to break your heart at least once a year.
Pollution is a major issue today. According to the World Health Organization, more than 60% of the world’s population live in areas that do not meet WHO’s air quality guidelines. The main causes of pollution are: vehicular pollution traffic jams, factories, power plants, improper garbage disposal, building constructions, forest fire, forest cutting, using wood as fuel and many more. Air pollution is the most common and widespread form of pollution. This problem arises when air is polluted by smoke, dust particles, chemical and burning of fossil fuels. Water pollution is caused by the direct and indirect discharge of waste water into water bodies. The waste water may be of the overflow from sewers and drains. Sewerage disposal is one of the reasons for water pollution. Moreover, chemical run-off into water bodies is another reason for water pollution. It encompasses a wide range of products and chemical substances including pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, detergent, heavy metals, insecticides, waste from households, industrial wastes etc.
Land pollution is the most basic kind of pollution and it’s still present even after all these years. It’s probably because there are millions of landfills across the world, some that have been there for decades. Landfills are not only dangerous to the environment, they are also bad for the health of the locals.
Sea has some of the worst air pollution in the world. Pollutants from industrial plants, incinerators and diesel vehicles are a constant source of pollution in the area. The high levels of pollution are due to high traffic congestion and the large number of old vehicles on the road. A study conducted by the American Lung Association revealed that Philadelphia is the fourth most polluted city in the United States. Poor air quality has also led to high levels of asthma and other respiratory problems in the city.
The city of Philadelphia has experienced a significant increase in pollution blackouts as of late. This has led to many motions and proposed bills that would limit force and size of the protests. The city government is in favor of this motion and has explained that this is the only way they can maintain public order. However, some people have argued that limiting these movements will infringe on citizens’ rights to protest. However, it is important to note that the protest is causing major disruption to the public and that the city needs to find a way to stop this.