Shortage of clean water is a serious problem in the world nowadays. Particularly, shortage of clean water has developed remarkably in both popularity and in complicatedness due to many causes, which come from both citizens and governments. This issue causes a lot of effects not only on people's life but also on environment. However, many effective solutions have been taken to put an end to this problem. This paper, based on secondary research, discusses three questions about the reasons of...
Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. It is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. The main environmental problems facing Mauritius are water pollution, soil erosion, and preservation of its wildlife. The sources of water pollution are sewage and agricultural chemicals. Mauritius cities...
The River Thames is a river flowing through southern England and several other towns and cities including Oxford, Reading and Windsor. It is the second longest river in the United Kingdom and the longest river entirely in England. The Thames, from Middle English Temese, is derived from the Roman Celtic name for the river. Since the early 20th century, some historians suggest the name Isis, after the Egyptian goddess of that name; it was called the Thames from Latin. The river gives its name to...
It has been widely known that changes of the land surface from vegetation area to urban area can substantially affect the surrounding meteorological condition. Meteorological model was used to assess meteorological condition for air quality modeling and forecasting. One of the inputs for the meteorological and air quality model is land use and land cover of the terrain. In this study, we examined the sensitivity of land use and land cover on the predicted meteorological conditions. A...
Many of us know "Climate Change" as "Global Warming". However, the scientific community prefers to use the term Climate Change instead of Global Warming. Truth is global warming is not the only impact climate change is causing, another impact I'd like to mention is: Biodiversity and ecosystem loss. Biodiversity is well known as diversity of life and ecosystems are where the species live, for example: desserts, rainforest and coral reefs. With climate change this has become...
In this new era, technology is improving fast and economic is growing rapidly due to the luxurious lifestyle of human nowadays. We can have as much energy as we want by producing efficiently and continuously. But the negative impact that these energy produce is more than positive impact because of resources that we need to use and waste product that were produce from the process of producing energy such as nuclear energy and coal energy. On the other hand, the rapid growth of industry from...
Due to industrial revolution for rapid development for human, many harmful chemicals are released in air and water either without any treatment or with improper treatment. The human activities such as burning fossil fuels and spraying the toxic chemicals on crops cause increasing damage on environment; changing the ratio of carbon dioxide to oxygen in the atmosphere resulting in severe greenhouse effect. There is a need to provide the biotechnological tools to cure the adverse effects of...
Water shortage has emerged as a worldwide problem in the last century. Day by day it is being enhanced at different kinds of regions in every part of the world. However, each country faces water shortage by various ways (economic, health, development ), so water shortage can mean different things to different countries. But what are the common problems that countries should deal with? Firstly, we need to know what exactly water shortage is. Water shortage is when there is not enough water to...
"The Use of Benthic Fauna to determine the Impact of Oil Exploration and Drilling in the Southern North Sea" Rapid population growth and uncontrolled development has brought about an exponential requirement for energy resources leading to increased oil exploration and production in the waters of the North Sea. This development has led to major pollution impacts on the marine biotic communities drawing so much attention. There are over 200 offshore installations in the North Sea at...
After being handed Chemistry as my profile paper subject, I was stuck with the many possible titles for this report. And then I just searched through my room hoping I would stumble upon something chemical, and luck shone on me as I found a bottle of glue, I then Googled it and used Wikipedia to further expand the criteria. I ended up finding the word "Adhesives", which literally means something that sticks. I then furthered my research and was sure this was a good title to work on....