1. INTRODUCTION1.1 Disaster: "Disasters don't just happen. They are the result of a chain of events, locked together in moment in time."Disaster is defined as an emergency situation causing wide spread destruction which far exceeds our ability to recover. Disaster is a very common occurrence to the human society. Though its form may be diverse, it has been a challenge for society across castes, creeds, communities and countries. Disasters mainly divided into two most important...
At present time there are many environmental pressures that companies face in their daily work. These pressures have to bear the straight costs of the company, even if the costs can sometimes be concealed. Some of the businesses are facing some subject matters such as customer's requirements, legislation, supply chain demands, social values, competitors, diminish costs, develop environmental performance, suppliers Environmental management is an ongoing procedure of, implementation, evaluation,...
This literary review aimed to discover if the UK consumer should be worried about the level of pesticide residues in their food, the health effects (adverse or otherwise) and if they are unfavourable to the extent that consumers should stop buying foods which contain pesticide residues. Information for this literary review was obtained by extensive research into the subject of pesticide residues with the use of journals, articles, books and internet sources such as the Pesticide Residue...
The Air Force has established through the years a world class environmental, safety and occupational health (ESOH) programs. These separate programs have evolved over the year to give the Air Force an excellent track record in complying with laws and regulations. The Air Force moved to elevate these programs to a level of excellence by implementing a management program called the Air Force Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management System (ESOHMS). The ESOHMS is a quality...
Strahler (1965) stated that, "Physical geography is the study and unification of a number of earth sciences which give general insight into the nature of man's physical environment. Physical geography is not in its self a distinct branch of science, but simply brings together various parts of natural science with a view to including the environmental influences that vary from place to place over the earth's surface. In so doing it becomes a distinctive discipline." Physical...
Introduction Solid waste management is actually becoming an alarming concern for local governments and private companies providing waste management services. The methods used impact directly three main aspects, that is, our health, economy and environment [1].Therefore, the importance of sustainable solutions particularly in developing countries where the population rate and the infrastructure are rapidly increasing rises from the generation at source to the final disposal of solid waste. The...
The climate has changed massively during the twentieth century. The recent statistics from the NOAA'S Office showed that the temperature of the earth has risen up about 1.00.4℃ since the late 19th century (IPCC,2001), These striking statistics showed people that human beings should attach importance to climate change. Generally, the research illustrated that in most region of the world the temperature is warming up, except the Antarctic ozone which is cooling down every...
Africa is a very large continent with extremely wide range of soils (Bationo et al., 2006). The soils range from shallow with meager life-sustaining capacities to deeply weathered profiles that recycle and support large biomass. In many parts of Africa, inappropriate land use, poor management and lack of inputs have led to soil erosion, salinization and loss of vegetation resulting in a decline of agricultural productivity (Bationo et al., 2006). In Africa and particularly Southern Africa, the...
Global warming is the temperature rising of the earth, and it happens because of the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is when carbon dioxide and other gases like "methane" is trap in the atmosphere. Global warming has created many threats to our environments and even the health of human. Global warming causes the climate to change; therefore, it increases the risk of natural disasters. There are also other issues relating to global warming, like deforestation and air...
During the rise of Western Europe in the 18th century, the dominant theme of that era was Industrial Revolution. It was an era that revolutionised Western economies, socio-economic thoughts and contributed to the creation of the term economies of scale in the Western hemisphere. The 'green' theme now appears increasingly in every segment of most economies in the world giving rise to a Green Culture which has led to serious questions on our current lifestyle and the need for direct and indirect...