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41-48 of 48 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Human Health

Sustainable Development ~ Maintaining Profits or Sustaining People & Planet

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Sustainable development is widely advocated as the way to deal with the issues that fill the pages of this publication. The concept is, however, hard to apply in practice, and easy to manipulate.

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Transboundary or Transfrontier Pollution

( Article Type: Explanation )

This is pollution that is generated in one country and is carried via air or water to another country where it causes damage, illness or nuisance.

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Ultraviolet Light

( Article Type: Explanation )

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is between visible light and X-rays on the spectrum (4 x 10-7 to 5 x 10-9). The UV spectrum is further divided by wavelengths into A, B and C bands.

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Urban Agriculture

( Article Type: Explanation )

Cities and towns are not the places where one would usually think that agriculture should be undertaken, but urban agriculture can be a valuable contribution to the development of sustainable cities.

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Urban Greening

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Urban greening describes the varied initiatives that are being undertaken within the urban areas to ‘green’ and soften the urban landscape and make it more ‘people friendly’.

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VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)

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VOCs are primarily the lighter ‘fractions’ of oil or hydrocarbons, that is, the parts that evaporates easily because they have a low boiling point.

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Water and Water Pollution

( Article Type: Overview )

Water is a fugitive natural resource, changing between solid, liquid and gaseous forms that are linked via the hydrological cycle (see Figure 1) that move freely in time and space. Planet Earth is the only known place where water occurs in liquid for

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Water Conflict

( Article Type: Explanation )

Fresh water is an important natural resource for the survival and economic development of humankind. It is also a scarce resource.

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