Essays Tagged: "Environmental degradation"

The EPA - Can It / Will it Save Our Environment?

factsPollution of our environment is an issue that concerns each andevery one of us. 'The threat of environmental degradation now loomsgreater than the threat of nuclear war.' Patrick Henry said, 'I k ... s 'a study of home.'' It meansdiscovering what damage man has done, then finding ways to fix it.The EnvironmentalProtection Agency is trying to fix our home, the planet Earth.Destruction of forests, l ...

(2 pages) 106 0 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Show how the ways the author constructed one of the core texts helped you to understand the main ideas of the Blade Runner.

pocalyptic futures. Scott wants the audience to understand the nature of being human, the threat of environmental degradation, the nature of social stratification, the triumph of morality, illusion an ... ographs to verify them. Photographs are essential in proving ones and memories and past experiences.Environmental degradation is another theme Blade Runner: The Director's Cut. Throughout the film we ...

(10 pages) 111 0 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Environment and economic growth go hand in hand in Denmark.

Growth which entails heavy costs to society inthe form of environmental degradation is notsustainable.The challenge for the future is tocreate systems which m ... an important part toplay.'Just as a policy to achieve growth musttake account of the environment, soenvironmental policy must pay due regardto growth,' says Stefan Nyström at theSwedish Environme ... y, which canboast growth of 8% a year.On the one hand, there are companiesworking specifically with environmentaltechnologies - what could be called'pure' environmental technology compa-nies - and, on ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The main cause of environmental degradation is the size of the human population.

Fast population growth and global environmental transformation is two subjects that have received considerable public thought over the ... ands on air, water, and land environments, because they offer essential assets and act as sinks for environmental pollutants.Concern with environmental change has come to forefront primarily since 197 ... rn with environmental change has come to forefront primarily since 1970, with discernible levels of environmental degradation fuelling public concern with the scope of contemporary environmental trans ...

(8 pages) 377 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Women and poverty

t and structural adjustment program. In addition, all types of conflict, displacement of people and environmental degradation have undermined the capacity of Governments to meet the basic needs of the ... n. Equitable social development that recognizes empowering the poor, particularly women, to utilize environmental resources sustainability is a necessary foundation for sustainable development.The suc ...

(7 pages) 238 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Critically Discuss the Relationship Between the Economic and Environmental Changes with Respect to Industry in Poland since 1989.

The legacy of environmental degradation in Eastern Europe under Soviet rule has been well documented in recent yea ... tes and Poland in particular, known as the "Dirty man of Europe," has not escaped criticism for its environmental negligence. There are certainly some spectacular examples of disregard for the environ ... esignated ecological disaster areas." This checklist only scratches the surface of some of Poland's environmental problems but it is none the less alarming.A half-decade into the transition to market ...

(5 pages) 72 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Chemistry Social Relevance: Proposed smoking bans in South Australia.

elated illnesses in the past 50 years. Apart from the harm every smoker does to their own body, the Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) their cigarette produces also harms the non-smokers around them. A ... hich is the smoke the smoker inhales while drawing on a cigarette and sidestream smoke (also called Environmental Tobacco Smoke), which is created as the cigarette smoulders while not being inhaled. T ...

(9 pages) 53 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Living In The Environment Principles, Connections, and Solutions : Miller 12th Edition Chapter 2 Outline

Chapter 2: Environmental History: An Overview2-1 Cultural Changes and the EnvironmentMain Changes- Agric ... her populations), mostly because of increased food supplies and longer life spans. Increased environmental impact because of resource use, pollution, and environmental degradation.Hunter-gather ... lization Revolution Helps us understand the Earth better. Allows us to respond to the environmental problems more effectively and rapidly. Develop computer models to make maps of ...

(4 pages) 69 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Environmental Implications of Political and Economic Reform in Communist China

or their natural environment. However, recent economic reform isn't solely to blame for the massive environmental degradation which China is experiencing. A long history of political negligence and di ... ables (social, economic, and political) which will be of key importance for impeding the process of environmental degradation.To date, the environmental dilemmas facing China are not simply of regiona ...

(10 pages) 113 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Different Shades of Green; Environmental Degradation Under Communism and the Road to Recovery

ational standing, but also and more importantly, the environment. The sudden realization of how bad environmental degradation had spread throughout specific regions mimicked the US's environmental rea ... ady been done? What actions would Eastern European governments have to take to rectify the years of environmental neglect? And furthermore, who would be the key players in shaping European environment ...

(13 pages) 61 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Risk Assessment Report for Resorts

cies. With that in mind, we will now look at the findings.The potential crisis areas can include:1. Environmental degradationNatural Hazards (earthquakes, flooding, landslides, hurricanes)Technologica ... nd effects of the crisis, the subsequent steps have to be taken with respect to the above issues.1. Environmental degradationAn emergency plan will be mapped out, and it will include the necessary act ...

(5 pages) 235 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Introducing Better Waste Management into Africa

pid rate of uncontrolled and unplanned urbanization in the developing nations of Africa has brought environmental degradation. Indeed, on of the most pressing concerns of urbanization in the developin ...

(5 pages) 74 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Environmental Crisis

The environmental crisis has become one of today's major concerns and issues. Conservationists argue tha ... ry harm to the environment before it is too late.Conservationists argue that if we do nothing about environmental crisis, we will be doomed. We can still do something to circumvent the harm we're doin ... done would have been much less.In developing countries, massive deforestation is a leading cause of environmental degradation. The forest is an enormously valuable resource and the loss, or degradatio ...

(2 pages) 69 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Is the environment an international security issue?

songs of birds. It caused such great interest that Carson was widely acknowledged as the mother of environmentalism as a political ideology.Despite the fact that politics of global environmentalism i ... he fact that politics of global environmentalism is a fairly new aspect of International Relations, environmental problems are not new. People began to understand their role in environmental degradati ...

(10 pages) 110 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Anticipation And Prevention

cientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation"�. (Rio Declaration Principle 15 from Earth Summit, 1992.) A long-s ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


s are unpredictable and may increase if the forecasted effects of global warming materialize. Also, environmental degradation is increasing while water allocations are decreasing.Society will not be s ... ome more frequent if the forecasted effects of global warming materialize.b) The ability to control environmental degradation is becoming increasingly difficult.c) The impact of problems with allocati ...

(8 pages) 9 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Population Preassure.

t? Evidence and common sense indicate that uncontrolled population explosion will result in further environmental degradation and domestic strife. These questions and challenges have been put at the t ... eact to the implications of ever-growing populations, there will most probably be serious economic, environmental, social, and political consequences.In exploring how population growth affects the pro ...

(7 pages) 78 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Africa and Urbanization

e associated problems of unemployment, poverty, inadequate health, poor sanitation, urban slums and environmental degradation pose a formidable challenge in many developing countries, (1) some of the ... e considering the accompanying urban challenges such as unemployment, slum development, poverty and environmental degradation, especially in the developing countries, (1) like Africa. Worldwide, espec ...

(4 pages) 81 1 4.7 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Social and Environmental Ramifications of Modern Farming Practices and Changing Trends towards Sustainable Farming Practices

�PAGE � �PAGE �1� Social and Environmental Ramifications of Modern Farming PracticesandChanging Trends towards Sustainable Farmin ... human species nourish itself need to be changed to save the finite resources of earth and to avoid environmental degradation. Taking environmental perspectives and food security factors in to conside ... as deep drainage, large-scale irrigation, heavy pesticide use and multiple cropping are leading to environmental and ecosystem degradation. "Doubling in global food demand projected for the next 50 y ...

(10 pages) 63 0 4.2 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Should there be limits to growth in order to prevent environmental degradation? Why or why not?

rofessor's warnings to open society's eyes to the threats to sustainability, resource depletion and environmental damage were initially ridiculed. The efforts to show how policies could lead toward ei ... th.Limits to Growth: Unfair and Ineffective; Governments UncooperativeOne of the major issues about environmental degradation would be deforestation. Because forests are vital to many things which con ...

(7 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies