Water is humankind's most basic necessity. Approximately one in eight people are without access to clean, safe drinking water (JMP 2008:56). The water crisis of the global South--Buenos Aires, Jakarta and Cebu in particular--is a complex, locally defined and contentious issue; debates about whether water is a public human right or a privately owned consumer commodity are taking priority in development discourse on the international stage. Inherent to this issue is a historic power relationship...
The irreversible loss of the earth's diverse biological resources is given major importance today. The living resources are primarily threatened by habitat degradation and loss, habitat fragmentation, overexploitation, and species invasions (Groom & Carroll, 2006; Mittermeier & Bowles, 1993) which most experts believed we are now confronting the sixth major extinction in history. The different natural resources or biodiversity, as defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, is...
GM food is a controversial issue and needs balanced debate, and we have the right to be fully informed not only the good points but also the potential risks. We should not simply reply on biotechnology companies' words nor should we scared by the saying of Frankenstein food. You are encouraged to understand the view points from both sides, and make sensible decision.  Supporter claims that it can solve the problem of food shortage and malnutrition, whilst the opposing voices concern about...
Climate change imposed cyclic properties depicted by the rivers and streams across England and Wales over the last 30 years. Variation in river temperature across the geographical regions was statistically significant by Kruskal-Wallis tests [(Trent (P < 0.01), Thames (P < 0.01), and Severn (P < 0.01)]. The non-uniformity of temperature resulted in the impossibility of generating a model for predicting the future river thermal regimes across England and Wales. This calls for...
There are various sources of energy. We use heat energy obtained by the burning fuels like wood, coal, kerosene or cooking gas for cooking our food .The energy fuels like petrol and diesel is used to run car, buses, trucks and train. Diesel is also used to provide energy to run the pump for irrigation in agriculture. Electrical energy is used for lighting the bulbs, tubes and to run radio, television, household appliances, electric trains etc. Solar energy is also used for cooking the...
Human mankind has put together great projects on this globe of earth, may it be construction projects, IT related, management based or regarding any other field, men has excelled at every point and notion. To classify any set of activities as project, one should first know what constitutes a Project. Project is a number of activities targeted to achieve a certain goal, with the help of limited resources, in a pre decided time frame (Kerzner, 1998) Many critics and experts have commented upon...
Hydrogen is small and simple. Compound of one proton a one electron it is the most common atomic form in the universe from the Big Band to present. It accounts 90 of the atoms in the universe, two-thirds of the atoms in water, and a pretty good amount of the atoms in living organism and fossil fuels. Highly electronegative, they are impatient waiting to bond, releasing a large amount of energy when they do. On Earth, unattached hydrogen is quite uncommon. It must be liberated by breaking...
The Westwood Community Plan officially began by the 27-member Westwood Community Plan Advisory Committee and the Planning Committee Staff appointed and formed by City Councilman Edmund D. Edelman in March of 1969. The early stages of the committees plan development involved field studies of the area, gathering of elated source material, preliminary identification of issues and problems and establishment of tentative objectives. The next phase for the committee was to comprise the background for...
It has been already proved that the resources of Mother Nature have been exploited only to meet the greed of Mankind rather than the need. As a result of which, it (Mother Nature) has been drastically brought to current climatic conditions. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) noted in its Fourth Assessment Report (FAR), eleven of the preceding twelve years were recorded as the hottest years since 1850. The temperature is all set to go up with an addition of 800...
The primary purpose of agriculture is to meet the demand for agricultural products, chiefly food, and raw materials for fiber manufacture. Before the rise of agriculture, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle sustain only about 4 million people globally1 but with invent of modern agriculture it now feeds 6,000 million people. Moreover , Global cereal production has almost doubled in the past 40 years mainly from the increased yields resulting from greater inputs of fertilizer, water and pesticides, new...