Personal Carbon Trading And Emission Trading Environmental Sciences
Until the 19th century industrial revolution, the power of carbon had fuelled the wave of economic development which has delivered the modern society's greatest accomplishments such as electric lighting, automobiles and flights. However in the latter half of the century it was noted that these advancements were not without a cost as the first clues of the effects of the society's lifestyle or advances on the environment began to be noticed. The effects of increased carbon in our environment...
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Energy Supply At Inter Village Level Environmental Sciences
A low-energy policy allows for a wide choice of life-styles and cultures. If, on the other hand, a society opts for high energy consumption, its social relations must be dictated by technocracy and will be equally degrading whether labelled capitalist or socialist. -Ivan Illich (1926-2002), Energy and Equity Le Monde,1973. Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun. -Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), 22 August...
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The Ecological Footprint Is A Progress Indicator Environmental Sciences
The paper is written on Ecological Footprint and its two subsets: Carbon Footprint and Water Footprint. These different Footprints are accounting tools which are used to measure the impact of resource consumption on the environment. The tool helps in signifying that how deep human beings have penetrated to disturb the ecological balance. Ecological Footprint is a progress indicator which is used to achieve environmental sustainability. The paper starts with a small introduction on Ecological...
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The Concern For Global Sustainability Issues Environmental Sciences
One of the urgent problems of the modern world is global warming. This problem has been analyzed by diverse research groups, and it is highly controversial: the two main views are that global warming emerged due to human actions, and that global warming is a natural tendency and does not interfere with human actions (Weart, 2011). The supporters of both hypotheses have a variety of research proving their positions, and neither of the hypotheses has been fully proved nowadays. The purpose of...
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South Africa Solar Water Heater Market Environmental Sciences
Heating household water requires more electricity than anything else in your house, so it really is a great way to reduce your reliance on electricity and your costs. We did however, run a story recently which outlined the dangers of such a rapidly growing market. Because so many people see the potential in such a rapidly growing industry, there are a lot of sub standard products out there. Be careful of which users you go for, and try and find as much as you can about the product. The...
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The Management Of Protected Areas Environmental Sciences
Abstract_This paper discusses the regional impact development in the contexts of PA's in Uganda based on the guiding specific objectives drawn from the assignment as case stud: 1)to explain the way, how the PA's regional impact development has been evaluated 2) to describe the methodology, which was employed for the valuation process 3)to assess whether evaluation techniques used fit within the concept of the course (e.g. determinant of the regional economic growth, and policy instruments 4)to...
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Critical Literature Review Of The Copenhagen Protocol Environmental Sciences
Scientists believe that the number that is the safe upper limit for CO2 is 350, measured in parts per million. It is the number that the world needs to get back quickly to avoid climate change as illustrated in figure 2.1. But ahead with the 15th conference of parties at Copenhagen, the negotiated levels of CO2 is 770 ppm which results into an increase in global temperature of 3.9°C (Climate scoreboard, 2009). The Kyoto protocol expires in 2012 and therefore there was an urgent need for a...
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The Impact Of Food Wasted Environmental Sciences
Food waste has become a serious issue in our society in the last years that affects "poor and rich countries" equally and according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) almost half of all produced food will never be consumed. (Sloan et al, 2012) By wasting food we also waste the "time and energy" that we have used to produce the food and as well our "natural resources" and the "limited available agricultural land" will be used up which could be...
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Using Sea In The Uk And India Environmental Sciences
'How the experiences and lessons from SEA for plan making process in UK can be used as guidance to the primary staged SEA in Pune, India.'IntroductionAfter the introduction of 'Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)' in 1978-79 in India basically for river valley projects, it was made mandatory in 1994 under the 'Environmental (Protection) Act 1986 by MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forest, India). MoEF is the regulatory government body which grants the 'Environmental Clearances' and is...
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Curie Point Depths Of Central Kenya Rift Environmental Sciences
The Curie point depth distribution in the central to southern Kenya Rift is investigated using aeromagnetic data and the spatial variations of these depths were mapped for the first time. We produced the analytical signal map from residual aeromagnetic data of the area, which clearly defined the tectonic provinces (Tanzanian Craton, Mozambique belt and Rift Valley) that were better resolved in the southern area. For spectral analysis, we selected radially averaged spectra within 100km x 100km...
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