Lemna species are the most resistant to toxicants, yet can be killed by high concentrations of heavy metals. What was taken from this study was that certain pollutants can cause a decrease in growth of duckweed to the extent where the plant dies. What I deduced is that none of these pollutants are any of the pollutants that I will be testing, meaning that the pollutants that I will be testing are dangerous towards the growth of duckweed. Professor Oron has a doctorate in sciences relating to soil and water meaning that he has extensive knowledge on the subject, making his research valid and a good source to
Mycofoam main ingredient is mycelium. Mycelium is a natural hydrophobic fungus that can repel water. To prove Mycofoam will be the best alternative as a packaging material, Mycofoam and Styrofoam have a very similar characteristic. It is introduced to the industry that benefits the environment. A huge positive impact to help the society that has high living standard and hazard-free environment nevertheless, allowed Mother Nature to be free from pollution.
Maybe it’s just sensible people, but humans usually worry about human health issues before worrying about wildlife health. Although quite outrageous, they bring a compelling point: because of production waste, antidepressant chemicals are leaking into aquatic environment and causing unnatural and inappropriate behaviors in fish ("Findings in the Area of Aquatic Research"). Manufacturers and antidepressant companies should realize this and take initiative to recycle and reuse waste products instead of disposing them. With the rise of prescriptions, this is great, because antidepressants can become cheaper and more environmentally safe. The unabsorbed chemicals that pass through our body and exit with our urine can also contaminate waters through septic systems.
These cost of these invasions are best documented in the fynbos ecosystem due to its high value and detailed research (Wilgen et al. 2001). Invasions into the Fynbos ecosystem have been estimated to reduce its value by more than US$11.75 billion (Wilgen et al. 2001). Additionally, forest hydrology have estimated alien invasive
Adjustments to the change will have to take place. For this there is a need for further research and observation of the changes. Climate change, increasing drought frequency and intensity, and high demand of water are increasing scarcity in certain countries. High agricultural consumption, increased salinity and underdeveloped conservation technologies compound the pressures on the nation’s water supply. Ultimately, climate change is likely to have a negative impact on countries and make them increasingly difficult to meet urban and agricultural water needs.
Especially, as for the leftover food, the portion of leftover food out of total wastes has been continuously increased from time to time. Increases in commercial feed cost for to improve animal growth performance and meat production to use local available feeds and reprocess waste food into animal feed (Cho et al., 2004a). Recycling leftover foods into animal feed has become one of the most important processes to balance the cost of commercial feed And Currently, magnitude amounts of waste materials generated from household and industries have become one of the main factors to cause environmental pollution. According to Kim et al. (2011), one of the methods to change leftover foods was to enhance soil fertilizer.
The most prudent benefit consists of being environmentally friendly and efficacious. Biomimicry is the most environmentally friendly system because it takes species that are adapted to a given issue, observes the specifics adaptation(s) they have developed in order to compensate to the problem, then scientists mimic the adaptation(s) to the best possible synthetic substance that copies the adaptation in order to further increase effectiveness in our products and/or deal with our problems. As it mentioned, the adaptations of gecko’s vanderwall sticking ability and improved surgical techniques based on parasitic worms. Other examples of this include how wind turbines have been improved through the incorporation of whale fins. This idea was based on the agility of whales underwater given their body size.
The population of the residential areas is usually big and a reduction in the demand for water will help to conserve more water. When there is a reduction in the demand of water, industries will change energy sources to renewable energy which will not only help in the reduction of water consumption but also in the reduction of carbon emissions (Pashardes, Swanson, & Xepapadeas, 2002). When the prices of commodities go up, the demand for the commodity decreases. This strategy has been employed by the water agencies and supported by the local authorities. Since my local area is a water-scarce state, the implementation of such a policy will be key in dealing with the water scarcity in all seasons and reduce vulnerability to drought.
3. Literature review 3.1 Environmental Management In most cases environmental management discussions has been centered on industries such as chemicals, petrochemical, and mining. Recently managers have come to realize that a large proportion and increasing amount of environmental risk stems from nearly on every company’s supply chain. When a company makes supply chain decisions such as which supplier to buy from, whether to implement vendor managed inventory or what method of distribution to use, they implicitly accepts the waste stream generated because of the decision (Handfield et al, 2003). Increasingly companies have realized that environmental management is a key strategic issue awith the potential for a lasting impact on organizational performance.