How do humans impact the environment? The environmental impact of humans is an important concept to learn and understand in today’s world so that we can be aware of what we do and possibly suggest alternatives and solutions to issues. There are various ways we impact our environment such as disposal methods and linear economy. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is thought to be around 1m sq km (386,000 sq miles), with the periphery spanning am further 3.5m sq km (1,351,000 sq miles) (Milman). Linear economy is when raw materials are used to make a product, and after its use any waste is thrown away (Waterstaat).
The finding of the study supports existing argument that Lagos state is losing the quality of environmental goods like water, land and air to pollution arising from industrial activities on daily basis. However, the study recommends that to find a balance between industrialization and environmental sustainability there is upmost need for conservation and rationing of environmental resources which can best be achieved through implementation of friendly environment-corporate policy for industries and manufacturing companies in Lagos State. Keywords: Industrialization, Environment, Pollution, People, Development Word Count: 144 INTRODUCTION Development is imbued with people’s imageries and vision of a better
This report will discuss the problems caused by environmental pollution and solutions to reduce that problem. It will also describe challenges facing the environment pollution and the ways to accept the challenges. The methodology of this report is quantitative. Each and everything will be discussed in this way. Environmental pollution Environmental pollution is undesired elements in the environment which can create problems for a healthy life.
CAPS Phase: Intermediate Knowledge Strand: Environmental Education GRADE: 4 LEARNING AREA: Life Skills TOPIC: Pollution Lesson Theme: Air pollution LESSON AIMS: • Will know the impact pollution has on the environment • Be able to explain what pollution is • List examples of pollution • List sources of pollution • Understand that pollution is harmful to all living things • Be able to list the various types of pollution • Know the causes of pollution • Know that our community has an unhealthy pollution problem • Give ways in which we can all contribute to minimize pollution Learners must be able to: • know and understand the importance of the environment • list the different types of pollution • describe the effect of air pollution • understand the negative impacts of human activities on the Environment and suggest how these can be minimized or prevented • do research on the importance of the Environment and write a report CONTENT: • Learners are taken outside the classroom and walk around the school to observe what is in that environment e.g. Trees, grass, flowers, birds or insects around. • Discuss what pollution could harm that area. Also explain what will happen if any one of life cycles in the area die. How will the environment be affected by it?
Impact, Reflection, and Action In recent days, certainly, the term environmental consciousness is one of the most utilized in various degrees in our society. It being in a conference of international leaders or a local neighborhood meeting, the matter of being environmentally and ecologically conscient became a mandatory measure. In a general sense, being conscious towards environmental issues is described as the ability to comprehend the environment one habits in, the actions and relationship among it, and the impacts the caused in a short or long term. Such consciousness is only felt as complete once the perception that such actions are much greater than a local, it impacts the planet and the environment in question. In order to diminish human environmental impact, we need to rethink our actions and its possible consequences.
Abstract: The relation of environment and law is just as a relation that a man and nature share and sometimes over depend on each other. Therefore there is an urgent need of environmental law and policy with regard to both normative and positive dimensions. It begins with an examination of the central problem in environmental regulation like pollution levels in metro cities and what will the repercussions be if not regulated. This paper will discuss about the rising environmental concern of India and how with the help of laws and policies different programmes and initiatives are being taken to curb pollution. Also there is a detailed analysis of the recent policy in the NCR to tackle severe air pollution.
1.1 Causes of Environmental Pollution Let us take a look at the causes of environmental pollution: 1.1.1. Residences Residential areas provide their fair share of pollution. To be able to build infrastructure, natural environment has to be demolished in one way or another. Wildlife and plants are driven away and replaced by infrastructure developments. As all this requires the work of industries, construction itself is also a main ingredient of contamination of the environment.
(Sustainable Development Goals) Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns According to the Agenda 21 of the 'Earth Summit 1992 ', the main causes of environmental degradation are the unsustainable consumption and production patterns. Thus, there is a demand to change lifestyle and unsustainable consumption patterns which are the most effective approach in solving many environmental issues. Changing unsustainable consumption patterns in GCC countries considered one of the most highly important targets since the GCC countries overuse oil products and extravagance in water and energy consumption. Achieving sustainable consumption in the GCC countries, requires a collaboration among private, public sectors, and civil society. The most effective ways in changing the unsustainable behavior is raising awareness regarding the importance of sustainable consumption through conducting lectures, research, and development.
Environment is where we live, breath, eat, drink and survive. The pollution in the environment is the most serious problem in the modern society. The pollution occurs due to various activities of biological species. Industrial effluents and domestic sewage which contain toxic substances beyond permissible limits are directly discharged into water bodies cause water pollution. Further, emission from industrial plants, fuel combustion in motor vehicles, homes and buildings and thermal plants contains numerous chemicals that drift in the atmosphere causing air pollution.
However, in order to meet the growing challenges, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has embarked upon a number of new initiatives such as – • CPCB launched Air Quality Index which is a tool for effective communication of air quality status to people. Presently, AQI of 30 cities is disseminated on CPCB website. • CPCB has prepared segmental action plan for restoration of water quality of River Ganga. The rejuvenation plan aims to stop the discharge of untreated sewage and waste water from 118 towns along river Ganga. • CPCB has initiated online monitoring of industrial emissions/ discharges which is a significant step towards self-regulation in 17 categories of highly polluting industries apart from industries discharging their effluent into river Ganga or its tributaries.