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1-10 of 52 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Environmental Health

Atmospheric Pollution

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Pollutants released into the atmosphere cause many disturbances to the natural balance of atmospheric systems. The atmosphere is the earth’s life support system and needs to be treated carefully.

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biodynamic Agriculture

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Biodynamic agriculture is a worldwide movement that uses an approach to sustainable agriculture based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner as enumerated in a series of eight lectures given to farmers in Europe in 1924.

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Biodiversity prospecting, sometimes shortened to 'bioprospecting', is the exploration of biodiversity for commercially valuable genetic resources and biochemicals. It describes a search for resources, and the collection of resources with the int

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Blue-green Algae -Cyanobacteria

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Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are a group of diverse gram-negative prokaryotes and are one of the earth’s most ancient life-forms.

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Contaminated Land

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One by-product of industrial society is an increase in contaminated land resulting from releases of chemicals, illegal dumping, seepages and disposal of off-specification products in the ground.

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Dissolved Oxygen Content

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Dissolved oxygen content (DOC) is an important means of measuring the 'health' of a stretch of river or quantity of water by checking the concentration of oxygen. The healthier the water body is, the higher the dissolved oxygen content will be.

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'E-Waste' describes all electronic and electrical waste, including computers, televisions, hi-fi's, mobile phones, game consoles, etc. and appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, microwave cookers, toasters, washing machines etc.

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This describes any major catastrophe that results in a major decline or drop in biodiversity or environmental quality. An ecocatastrophe can be both natural and man-made.

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Ecological Footprint

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An ’ecological footprint’ is a description of the ecological impact a company or group of people have on the earth. The bigger the footprint the worse the impact.

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