'The Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone's needs, but not for everyone's greed.' Mahatma Gandhi, Every business operates within a society. It uses the resources of the society and depends on the society for its functioning. In other words, we have enjoyed many blessings of the environment and placing impacts on it at the same time. The environment, however, has the ability to restore itself, and therefore as long as people's impacts stay within this ability, the ecosystem remains in...
Continual economic growth and a general improvement in the standard of living are the main reasons for the sharp rise in electricity consumption in Mauritius in recent years. These have call for the upgrading of the transmission system and also substantial investments in the energy infrastructure for power generation from oil, coal and bagasse. Energy Governing Bodies In Mauritius, energy policy is design and implemented by the Ministry of Public Utilities (MPU). It is accountable for the power...
Crude Oil is a naturally occurring liquid found in the Earth's crust, and is a source of numerous petrochemicals, lubricants and combustible fuels. Since it serves us in many ways in our daily lives, it is a necessity and there is an increasing demand of petroleum products all over the world. Unfortunately petroleum is not found in abundance in all parts of the world and so it is transported massively to other major oil consuming countries. Accidental oil spills occur as a result of this...
This report reviews air quality data for the town of Huddersfield with reference to the United Kingdom National Air Quality Strategy (UKNAQS). Air quality measuring instruments were identified for each of the pollutants. Statistical analysis was employed to show different trends and relationships in both pollutant concentrations and various meteorological conditions. Hourly and daily trends showed the effect of transport and industrial activities on pollutant concentration. The analysis pointed...
Water constitutes over 70% of the Earths surface and is a very important resource for all people and the environment. If water gets polluted it cant be the elixr of life anymore to aquatic and to the wild life that depend on it. Rivers and streams polluted with chemical contaminants account as one of the most crucial environmental problems. Water pollution is basically a human fallacy.This used water is called "wastewater". Growing population and rapid industrialisation has increased...
Recent research data has shown that the rate of environmental pollution has increased drastically mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels because present are very dependent on energy from fossil fuels. Hence, fuel cell is being introduced to overcome such problems. Thus, this report will investigate the reasons hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell technology is used as an alternative to carbon based fuels in cars. Hydrogen-water cycle is involved in the production of hydrogen where hydrogen acts as the...
The following report is a critical in-depth analysis of Green or Sustainable design. Green architecture is an approach to building that reduces harmful effects on the environment and to human health. The green designer tries to preserve the natural habitat of earth by using earth friendly building materials and construction techniques. There are many factors considered by designers when designing "green". The report primarily focuses on how green design can live alongside or even...
As the world continues to evolve, technology has become a major driving force behind the economic performance of any given country. Technology cannot develop without energy because energy is the force that powers technology. With constant increase in population, the demand for electricity is bludgeoning every day. The nonrenewable sources of energy such as fossil fuel are depleting and will soon be inexistent if the same rate of exploitation continues. To prevent this nonrenewable from...
The apparent changes in established weather patterns, particularly the increase in extreme weather events, is one of the major concerns arising from global climate change. Already, numerous significant natural hazard events, including severe flooding, droughts and excessive heat, appear to have increased in frequency and magnitude in a number of locations, impacting heavily on human populations in these areas. One of the main meteorological areas of concern is the alterations in the hydrologic...
Sustainable living is about a lifestyle that reduces an individual's or society's use of global natural resources (Ainoa et al. 2009). For sustainable living, we should conduct our lives in ways that are consistent with the core principles of sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and biological cycles (CELL, 2010?). Such a living style requires that we make serious attempts to reduce our carbon footprint by...