Nuclear power's role in environmental protection | Nuclear techniques for environmental protection Nuclear power can be an effective tool in reducing stress on the environment. Environmental concerns are high on today's political agenda. People's awareness of the planet's precarious health has been reinforced by scientific warnings that quick, vigorous, and sustained action must be taken if we are to preserve the world in which we live. Public perception and anxiety about acid rain, ozone layer
Throughout the world, conflicts over environmental issues abound. As technology progresses and our world continues to become more interconnected, an understanding of the worldâs environmental crises is important and necessary for the well-being of both humankind and the environment. This paper addresses and comments on the issues presented in the following books: Ecology of an African Rain Forest by Thomas T. Struhsaker, Green Guerillas edited by Helen Collinson, NIMBY Politics in Japan by S.Hayden
History of the Origins of Environmental Ethics The inspiration for environmental ethics was the first Earth Day in 1970 when environmentalists started urging philosophers who were involved with environmental groups to do something about environmental ethics. An intellectual climate had developed in the last few years of the 1960s in large part because of the publication of two papers in Science: Lynn White's "The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis" (March 1967) and Garett Hardin's "The Tragedy
never-ending wars, starvation, poverty, and disease. We are also concerned about the negative consequences for humanity and for all creation resulting from the degradation of some basic natural resources such as water, air and land, brought about by an economic and technological progress which does not recognize and take into account its limits. Almighty God envisioned a world of beauty and harmony, and He created it, making every part an expression of His freedom, wisdom and love (cf. Gen 1:1-25).
marsh, and meadow. But now, in scarcely a century, an equilibrium that endured for thousands of years is rapidly being lost due to environmental degredation and resource values are steadily deteriorating because of human activities. While there is an appearent lose of wildlife and environment that exists in The Lake Tahoe Basin, there is also an insurgance of environmental conservation that has become increasingly powerful in the attempt at stopping these adverse affects on the environment from happening
Environmental Justice: Some Ecofeminist Worries About A Distributive Model ABSTRACT: Environmental philosophers, policy-makers and community activists who discuss environmental justice do so almost exclusively in terms of mainstream Western distributive models of social justice. Whether the issue is treatment of animals, human health or property, wilderness and species preservation, pollution or environmental degradation, the prevailing and largely unchallenged view is that the issues of environmental
Firm may choose to maintain internal knowledge if the firm is very competitive and at strong position in the industry which internal knowledge is sufficient (Denford, 2013). Explorative and exploitative learning is a complementary concept for optimizing resources and makes the key processes efficient and effective (Guidice, Heames, & Wang, 2009). The crucial issue related to explorative and exploitative learning capabilities is to gain new knowledge through its internal or external sources such
naturalist, mentioned “Hidden in the glorious wildness like un-mined gold”. However, nowadays this wise saying can be converted to “Hidden in the glorious wildness like un-recycled gold”. Gold producing requires huge amounts of money and causes environmental pollution since the efficiency to extract pure gold from mined one is extremely low and unjust exploitation of labor occurs during the mining process. To prevent these problems, the business of recycling gold was founded and it is rising recently
Consequences of Environmental Regulations Pollution can be defined many ways. The dictionary defines the act of polluting as: “to make unhealthily impure.” But what exactly does the word “unhealthy” imply? Take, for example, a paper mill. Trees are cut down to make paper. In the act of making paper, the mill dumps byproducts into the water of a nearby lake; and spews smoke into the air. The act of cutting down trees is unhealthy to the animals that use the forest as their habitat.
pesticide use in the US has doubled.4 As an environmentalist (or a "radical" environmentalist, as I am often labeled by members of the mainstream environmental movement), I feel it is my duty as a protector of the Earth's well-being to write this editorial as a means of bringing into the American consciousness a variety of frightening environmental issues. Though some of you may be aware of these problems, I know many are not, and thus may be shocked to learn about the degradation of our Earth