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11-20 of 52 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Environmental Health

Economics of the Environment

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The biggest threat to the realisation of the sustainable development ideal is not in determining and understanding how Economics and Ecology as individual systems function, but how they operate as a single embedded system.

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Energy

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Energy is one of the most fundamental requirements of modern society. We rely heavily on energy, not only for our individual domestic and business needs, but for the country’s economic development.

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Environmental Auditing

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Environmental auditing is a process used mainly in commerce and industry to measure how well environmental policies, programmes and plans are being implemented in practice.

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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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Environmental Due Diligence

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An environmental due diligence exercise or audit is carried out to identify the extent and nature of environmental risk involved when companies are bought and sold.

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Environmental Health

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Environmental health describes those factors of human health that are determined or affected by environmental influences.

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Environmental Law and Liability

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South African law regards the environment as a public trust to be conserved and protected for the benefit of all. Consequently if the environment is harmed, the law makes provision for holding a range of people responsible through imposing crimin

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Environmental Refugees

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The most compelling feature of so-called environmental refugees is indeed the obscure distinction of an estimated 20-25 million people worldwide forced to abandon their lands through an intricate host of causes involving flooding, drought, soil los

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Eutrophication

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Eutrophication is a process whereby high levels of nutrients such as phosphates and nitrates result in excessive and abnormal growth in plants.

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Exxon Valdez Disaster

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On 24 March 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez went off course in a 16 kilometre-wide channel in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and hit submerged rocks on a reef. The disaster has become a significant and valuable case study to illustrate a number of

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