Friday, October 19, 2007

Environmental Problems (Fluency Ex. 1)

There are some serious environmental problems in Saudi Arabia. Pollution is one of the main problems in Saudi Arabia, especially in two cities, Riyadh and Yanbo, where the factories are. Saudi Arabia is not a green land based on the weather; I can say it is a yellow country where you can see a huge desert without trees or grass, because the weather there is really hot, and sometimes I feel like I am boiling under the sun. Moreover, in the summer we have like a sandstorm, which covers the grass and the green lands. In the last five years I have started to notice that the exhaust from cars is rising up, which makes the streets uncomfortable to drive or to walk in. One more important problem in Riyadh, which is the capital of Saudi Arabia, is the stuck streets or the rush hours, and unfortunately it continues from 7 am until 10 pm. The government in Saudi Arabia is trying to grow trees and palms, in order increase the green lands, and digging in the lands to get water from a deep point. And there are many people who try to buy lands around the cities and grow huge trees and palms to avoid the sandstorms or at least to decrease the consequences. Also, many programs on television are asking the government to build underground train transportation or to affect the buses transportation to face the matter of using the cars too much.