First of all let's know what the green house actually means. In simple language we can describe green house as a covered surface which traps the heat radiations, as we have seen in botany gardens. Similar phenomenon exists for earth; it also behaves as a green house. Before the rays from sun reach the earth's surface, they are checked by the earth's atmosphere. UV rays are barred by ozone in atmosphere and the filtered radiations reaches earth's surface. When the rays strike the earth's surface...
An oceanic phytoplanktonbloom in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina. Encouraging such blooms with iron fertilization could lock up carbon on the seabed. Biosequestration or carbon sequestration through biological processes affects the global carbon cycle. Examples include major climatic fluctuations, such as the Azolla event, which created the current Arctic climate. Such processes created fossil fuels, as well as clathrate or limestone. By manipulating such processes,...
R3 Fund is mutual funds that are invested in environmental conscience firm which adopted the R3 philosophy - Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. The main objective of the R3 fund is to seek capital growth and income, maximize and achieve long term total return when invested in a diversified portfolio (Green Century Funds, 2010). Definitely the fund itself will carry the risk when invested in the stock market. But the risk is being minimized through the stringent environmental and social criteria for...
Introduction Nations all over the world are interested in using different types of renewable energy systems in order to meet the growing demand of energy. Indiana State has a wide variety of renewable energy resources. Tremendous efforts have been spent in the State of Indiana to improve the people awareness toward the use of such resources as wind, solar and biomass.  Solar energy has great potential to benefit Indiana resident. The sun light can be converted into electricity by using solar...
Environmental issues have profound effects on the living conditions of people worldwide. The water shortage in many parts of the world, cross-border pollution, and rising sea levels are just a few of the challenges facing our global population. What will happen to the Earth and its people, animals, plants, lands and oceans if we fail to successfully address the environmental issues we face today?Environmental Issues: PollutionPollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we...
1.0 INTRODUCTION Chapter one provides an overview of the whole study. It begins with the background to the study. It also details the purpose of the study, the problem statement, the research questions and the objectives. The research hypothesis, the significance of the study and the limitations to the study are also included in this chapter.1.1 Background to the StudyMore than half of the world's population live in areas that are classified as urban (Brook and Davila, 2001). Taking Africa as...
As discussed in the chapter above, the involvement of the local communities has to be considered crucial for the success for the efficient implementation of most of the adaptation strategies. In the past, this aspect has been many times overlooked. In this chapter will be discussed the two possible approaches that could be adopted in deciding about adaptation and development strategies. These two different approaches are linked to the different involvement of the stakeholders involved in the...
The study aims to determine the impact of wall to wall carpeting in schools on the health of asthmatic children in the Netherlands. By focusing on a population of diagnosed asthmatic and mite allergic children, the study mainly examined the concentration of Der p I - the major allergen produced by dust mites in Europe - in both living and school environment. The results of the study showed that concentration of Der p I in carpeted or non-carpeted school floors is quite low. In fact,...
The paper contributes to the development of Chobe Wildlife Project Plan, aimed at to support the local communities adjacent the protected area, and influenced and affected by the presence of the Chobe Wildlife Reserve. The project plan 2010-2014 is structured in various sections as described in the context. With respect to the first section provides the scope of the background information, and discuss the project justification. The second part of the section provides the process of developing...
Entertainment has been an important element in this world. People seek all kind of entertainment such as sports and music to spend their time either alone or with family and friends. Some people may be willing to go through a great length, spend massive amount of money or even endure some physical challenges as long as they get the amusement from the activities that they loved. However, some people might not realize that some of their activities might be harmful to the atmosphere, which in the...