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1-10 of 18 for the Category : Marine and the Subcategory : Marine Environment


( Article Type: Explanation )

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

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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Coastal Zone Management (Integrated)

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The coast is a distinct, but limited spatial area that derives its character mainly from the direct interactions between the land and the sea. Given the enormous value of coastal resources, as well as the mounting human pressure on coastal ecosystems

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The modern-day understanding of conservation relates to the wise management of natural resources to ensure the credibility and survival of diverse species within their natural habitat. It is gradually extending to cover the industrial and commercial

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Desalination describes the process of removing dissolved salts from salt water or brackish (slightly salty) water to make it fit for consumption by humans or for use for agricultural and other human activities.

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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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El Niño

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El Niño, meaning ‘the Christ Child’ in Spanish, is the name of a warm, Pacific Ocean current that periodically flows southward along the coast of Ecuador, as opposed to the normal, cold, north- flowing current.

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Endangered & Threatened Species

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Red Data Books and Lists are IUCN (World Conservation Union), Species Survival Commission (SSC) products and were initiated in 1963 by Sir Peter Scott as a means of preventing extinction through an easily understood method of identifying, documen

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Environmental Degradation

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Over the past 45 years, just over one tenth of the earth’s vegetated soils have become so degraded that their natural functions have been damaged to the point where restoration will be very costly, if not impossible.

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A natural part of the evolutionary process is extinction, where species disappear owing to changes in their living conditions, which they are unable to survive. In recent times, however, the rate of extinction has increased dramatically as a result o

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