Category: Environmental Issues

Uranium mining Environmental Issues

August 17, 2019 – 06:04 pm

BOX 6.5 Ecological Effects Possible from Chemical Spills The following chemicals used in uranium processing have the potential to affect ecological health if significant quantities are spilled: Sulfuric acid. Sulfuric...
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Environmental Issues with oil

August 12, 2019 – 05:04 pm

Products from oil (petroleum products) help us do many things. We use them to fuel our airplanes, cars, and trucks, to heat our homes, and to make products like medicines and plastics. Even though petroleum products...

Environmental Issues in New Jersey

August 7, 2019 – 03:57 pm

Environmental regulations have a large impact on the cost of doing business in New Jersey. As such, state policy must balance the need for important regulations to protect the environment with the economic benefits...

Cambodia Environmental Issues

August 2, 2019 – 03:40 pm

Cambodia s environmental issues fall into two primary categories: the management or mismanagement of natural resources and problems with pollution and sanitation in its growing urban areas. Deforestation Cambodia...

Addressing Environmental Issues

July 28, 2019 – 03:26 pm

The following open letter is intended for my environmentally conscious friends on the political left as well as my many conservative neighbors who don’t subscribe to global warming, i.e., climate change, predictions...

Environmental Issues in Sri Lanka

July 23, 2019 – 03:26 pm

There can be no economy when there is no efficiency -Benjamin Disraeli-Letters This column dedicated to the notion of fulfilling the aspirations of Sri Lankan society turns its spotlight on the protection of the...

Urbanization, Environmental Issues

July 13, 2019 – 01:09 pm

It is clear that the world is becoming more and more urban. It has been predicted that by the year 2050, 70% of the human population on Earth will live in cities¹. There are many environmental problems that are...

Temperate Forest Environmental Issues

June 28, 2019 – 01:00 pm

People often marvel at the radiant beauty of deciduous trees that glow with vibrant fall colors. Deciduous forests in temperate climates consist of maples, elms oaks, and other trees that lose their leaves when...

Chinese Environmental Issues

June 23, 2019 – 12:50 pm

China s sustainability issues are largely linked to the industrial processes that are supporting the country s economic development model. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images The sustainability issues facing China...

Environmental Issues in the Sahara Desert

May 24, 2019 – 12:16 pm

Environmental degradation has taken place in the Sahara region over the past centuries. 5 year old cave paintings have been found along the Libyan border from the Tassili des Ajjer Mountains in Algeria through Niger...

Environmental Issues questions

May 14, 2019 – 11:56 am

TIMES-SHAMROCK FILE The former Marjol Battery recycling plant in Throop was a previously contaminated industrial site. Northeastern Pennsylvania’s industrial and mining heritage left its marks, but although some...

Caterpillar Environmental Issues

April 24, 2019 – 11:33 am

This week I spoke with Tim Lindsey, Global Director of Sustainable Development at Caterpillar We discussed his career path, the culture of sustainability at Caterpillar, the company’s relationship with customers...

Environmental Issues in Thailand

April 19, 2019 – 11:32 am

Environmental problems faced by Thailand include: 1) land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; 2) droughts and water shortages; 3) air pollution from vehicle emissions; 4)...

Environmental Issues Current Events

April 9, 2019 – 11:27 am

The Glasgow Goes Green Festival returned for its second year on Wednesday. Approximately 350 visitors enjoyed the free, celebratory showcase of workshops about environmental sustainability at SWG3 TV Studio in Glasgow...

What does Environmental Issues mean?

April 4, 2019 – 11:23 am

Making a product uses resources, such as raw materials and energy. This has an impact on the environment. There are a number of things that a designer might think about to reduce environmental impact: The material...

Environmental Issues Posters

March 25, 2019 – 11:20 am

How Can You Reduce Your Waste to Save Our Space? We invite your students to participate in the annual Environmental Pathways statewide poster and poetry/prose exhibit. The theme of the 2017 event is How Can You...

Historical Environmental Issues

March 20, 2019 – 11:12 am

In order for us to fully understand the Planet imperative of sustainability, it can be helpful to consider a historical context for the environmental issues that have shaped our world. Elkington has delineated the...

Environmental Issues in Indiana

March 5, 2019 – 11:00 am

Statement from John McNichols, Indiana Transportation Museum Board Chair “The pronouncement by the City of Noblesville and the Noblesville Parks Department about alleged environmental issues at the Indiana Transportation...

Environmental health housing Issues

February 28, 2019 – 10:56 am

Healthy housing - Experts call for international guidelines International guidance on healthy housing should be developed to help prevent a wide range of diseases and unintentional injuries that can be effectively...

Colorado River Environmental Issues

February 18, 2019 – 10:50 am

The river itself is apportioned to the previously mentioned seven states and Mexico as shown in Chart 1: CHART 1 (US Department of the Interior Reclamation Bureau, 1971 - 2005 [USDIRB]) The use of the Colorado River...

Environmental Issues in Uganda

February 8, 2019 – 10:48 am

Farmers in Kibaale district set forests ablaze to clear land for agricuture. This is mainly rampant during the dry season. © WWF-UCO/ Hellena Nambogwe Finding a balance Whether meeting sustenance needs means clearing...

Sustainable development Environmental Issues

February 3, 2019 – 10:43 am

One of the principal outcomes of Rio+20 was the call to produce a set of universally applicable sustainable development goals (SDGs) that balance the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable...

Environmental Issues in International Business

January 9, 2019 – 10:35 am

Environmental issues have been engaging increasing discussion in the international business horizon. As in the case of some other social issues in the fore, the environmental issues raised are mostly which disadvantage...

Environmental Issues in Greece

December 30, 2018 – 10:30 am

Main themes and sectors addressed in the national State of Environment report The national state of the environment report (SoER) for the period 2008-2011 was published in 2014 by the National Centre for Sustainable...

Environmental Issues of Africa

December 25, 2018 – 10:29 am

Greenpeace joined other organisations in marking World Environment Day on Wednesday. (SABC) What does World Environment Day mean to the Greenpeace? For us, every day is World Environment Day (WED). As Greenpeace...

Environmental Issues in Egypt

December 20, 2018 – 10:23 am

Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years. Uneven water distribution, misuse of water resources and inefficient irrigation techniques are some of the major factors playing havoc with water...

Overpopulation Environmental Issue

December 15, 2018 – 10:08 am

Overpopulation is an undesirable condition where the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of Earth. Overpopulation is caused by number of factors. Reduced mortality rate, better medical...

Environmental impact of nuclear power

December 10, 2018 – 10:08 am

Steam coming out of nuclear power plant cooling towers is just hot water. Dry storage cask Some canisters are designed to be placed vertically in robust above-ground concrete or steel structures. Nuclear power reactors...

California Environmental Issues

November 10, 2018 – 09:59 am

Earth Day, celebrated Friday, April 22, across the globe, reminds us of the fragile state of our planet. From land contaminated with toxic chemicals to bad air spewed into the atmosphere, most of us have been affected...

Environmental Issues Overpopulation

November 5, 2018 – 09:58 am

It would be difficult to drive down any popular street in this country without seeing some new development. Whether it is a new subdivision of McMansions, or a new strip mall, it seems just about every farmer’s...

Environmental Issues Biodiversity

September 21, 2018 – 09:20 am

In this Project Learning Tree high school module, students learn that decisions about growth and development, energy use and water quality, and even human health, all rest to some extent on perspectives about biodiversity...

Marine Environmental Issues

September 15, 2018 – 04:26 am

U.S. Embassy Bangkok announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting proposals to organize a conference that examines current marine environmental issues in the seas of Southeast Asia that...

Russia Environmental Issues

September 25, 2016 – 01:07 pm

Climate issues in Russia Russia produces a significant portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and is therefore an important country in the international climate negotiations. The Kyotoprotocol did not come...

Chaparral Environmental Issues

August 29, 2016 – 03:17 pm

Overview Five regions of the world are defined by a climate with dry summers, and relatively wet winters that receive averages of 15-40 inches of rain per year. These regions are known as a Mediterranean climate...

Environmental Issues Related to Chemistry

June 7, 2017 – 12:53 pm

Note to journalists: Please report that this research is being presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 — Turning biomass and carbon dioxide into fuels far cleaner than...

United Kingdom Environmental Issues

June 16, 2017 – 09:13 am

Environment - current issues: continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled...

Panama Environmental Issues

May 15, 2014 – 08:16 am

However, in the 20th century Panama began to take positive steps in the opposite direction. The country began to create protected areas (including parks and wildlife refuges), write environmental laws, and establish...

Environmental Issues in Illinois

April 29, 2017 – 11:15 am

EPA is coordinating with representatives from the City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Agency for Toxic Substances...

Environmental Issues Caused by mining

February 13, 2017 – 01:12 pm

Modern mining operations actively strive to mitigate potential environmental consequences of extracting metals, and such operations are strictly regulated in the United States. The key to effective mitigation lies...

Environmental Issues in the Niger Delta

March 23, 2015 – 03:27 pm

It s David versus Goliath in the oil-rich Niger Delta. On one side are Royal Dutch Shell - the fourth largest company in the world - and ENI, Italy s biggest industrial enterprise. On the other side are the local...

Megacities Environmental Issues

February 14, 2014 – 08:00 am

Megacities are hotspots for emissions that have serious implications for air pollution and climate change, as well as for vital resources such as water and soil quality. These impacts are felt not just locally...

Current Environmental Issues News

March 22, 2014 – 11:44 am

Tabletop role-playing games are about making strategic movements within an imagined environment, where small game pieces signify players and points that can be moved across a space to different outcomes. Think the...

African Savanna Environmental Issues

June 4, 2017 – 01:51 pm

Like most biomes on Earth, the savanna ecosystem survives on a delicate balance among environmental factors and various species, including humans. Severe drought can rob these grasslands of their life-giving water...

Amazon Rainforest Environmental Issues

June 21, 2016 – 09:45 am

Rates of deforestation vary from one Amazon country to another, mostly because the factors that drive this process also vary across the region. In Brazil for instance, most clearing is carried out in large and middle-sized...

Environmental Issues essay Topics

January 8, 2016 – 04:23 pm

JAPAN Japan and Earthquakes Japan and Earthquakes Introduction Japan is one of the countries around the globe that are most affected by natural disasters. Two of the most expensive disasters in terms of loss, occurred...

Environmental Issues Topics

September 16, 2015 – 04:18 pm

Environmental Justice (EJ) research seeks to document and address the disproportionate environmental health and risk burdens associated with multiple dimensions of social inequality. Although its initial focus was...

Brainstorming Environmental Issues

May 5, 2017 – 03:42 pm

Hayley wanted to do something about energy efficiency – Pete suggested they drill down very specifically to something like a blog purely about issues around energy saving lightbulbs. Natalie has recently learned...

Definition of Environmental Issues

September 10, 2016 – 12:17 pm

To define environmental sustainability we must first define sustainability. Sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. To define what environmental sustainability is we turn to the...

Managing Environmental Impacts

January 25, 2015 – 11:28 am

China’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) has been increasing dramatically. During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, global foreign direct investment (FDI) decreased by 40%, whereas China’s OFDI increased by...

Venice Environmental Issues

October 28, 2016 – 09:49 am

Venice is one of the world’s urban treasures and one of its most unique cities. Built on little more than a large sand bar in the middle of a coastal lagoon, the city’s centuries-old stone palaces, churches, residences...

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