Category Archives: Environment

Techniques & Strategies for Environmental Conservation

Each person is part of the international community and needs to help create a society that would protect the natural environment or restore it to its natural or original state and ensure there will be continuous harmony between human activities and natural ecosystems. The techniques, methods, or practices used to conserve the environment are many and varied. Some of them are expensive while others are inexpensive and require people to apply and become familiar with them; others are temporary, while others are permanent; still yet, others are widely useful, while others are limited to specific conditions. This article provides a list of some techniques and strategies that can be used to maintain or preserve the natural environment. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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Major Challenges Faced by Environmental Conservation

The negative impacts of environmental problems have always necessitated the call for effective implementation of environmental conservation practices which are aimed at managing, protecting, and preserving natural environments (land, air, and water) and ecosystems, or restoring degraded natural environments and ecosystems to their natural state. However, attempts to implement environmental conservation practices usually encounter stiff challenges that have made it difficult to eliminate or remediate environmental problems such as soil erosion, desertification, climate change and severe weather, increased droughts, etc. This article discusses four major challenges faced by environmental conservation. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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9 Major Causes of Environmental Problems (PDF Download Available)

In general, human activities or interferences with the environment and natural factors or processes are the two broad causes of environmental problems in the world; individually, these two broad causes (human and natural) consist of various types of activities or causes under their respective wings. This article focuses on the human cause and lists 9 major causes of environmental problems. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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10 Major Environmental Problems Caused by Mankind’s Unsustainable Ways of Living

Due to the efforts made by nature, living things have had access to water, air, fertile soil, food, energy, and many things that have enabled humans to survive and make many scientific and technological advances. Yet, there has been mounting evidence from numerous studies that, as humans have been increasing in population and consuming most natural resources, they have also severely degraded natural systems, become addicted to unsustainable ways of living, and caused a ton of environmental problems, especially in recent decades. This article lists some major environmental problems caused by mankind’s unsustainable ways of living. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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10 Features of Ecocities & Ecovillages that Inspire our World to Be More Sustainable

An ecocity (also known as a green city) is an environmentally sustainable city that applies the goals targeted by the three principles of sustainability, or lessons from nature; while an ecovillage (a.k.a. ecodistrict) is an environmentally sustainable community or settlement of people that is smaller than a city and applies the goals targeted by the three principles of sustainability. This article defines ecocities and ecovillages and discusses the features that inspire our world to become more sustainable and livable. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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Biomimicry: Examples & Benefits of Copying Nature

Biomimicry is the science and art of studying nature’s activities through experimentation or observation, in order to discover natural principles and environmentally beneficial ideas, and apply them in ways that can solve human problems and make the environment better. If we can’t be able to use man-made or artificial methods of pollution prevention and waste reduction to reduce waste as much as we possibly can, then we can, at least, be able to apply the principles of biomimicry and mimic nature’s methods of composting, recycling, or exchanging waste, so that we can reduce waste as much as possible. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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Why Environmental Justice Still Has a Considerable or Long Way to Go

The health risks posed by incinerators, landfills, hazardous waste dumps, and polluting factories located in communities, called for the need to enforce environmental justice which is a concept that embodies the belief that everyone is qualified to be protected from environmental pollution and hazards, regardless of their race, age, gender, income, country of origin, or social status. Over the past few decades, some individuals organized environmental justice movements to prevent the construction of landfills, incinerators, and other types of polluting structures near or within communities inhabited by people. This article gives a few instances to show why, despite the efforts that have been made, environmental justice still has a considerable or long way to go, especially when the Earth as a whole is still being polluted without complete restrain. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 Ways to Reduce Negative Environmental Impacts of Food Production

Over the centuries, mankind has been producing food to eat and survive, but many practices used for food production have been degrading the environment, especially in the modern age, and may severely limit food production in the future. In order to reduce the negative impacts of industrialized food production on the environment and eliminate practices that encourage such negative impacts, a number of environmental protection schemes have to be enforced or implemented in some parts of the world where natural resources need to be used more efficiently and sustainably. This article discusses certain practices that should be enforced or implemented in order to reduce or eliminate the harmful or negative impacts of food production on the environment. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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6 Harmful Environmental Impacts of Food Production

Since 1950, agricultural systems have produced outstanding increases in the world’s food production. However, evidence has shown that when food production, agriculture, and aquaculture aren’t handled or regulated properly, they cause harmful or negative impacts on the environment. This article discusses the major harmful environmental impacts of modern food production. (Featured Image Credit: Pixabay.com.)

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The Impact of Nigeria’s Border Closure on its Economy

The mandate of any nation’s customs and border control agencies is to allow licit and legal free trades, and halt illicit and illegal trades. Illicit and illegal trades involve the movement of various types of commodities and services that usually lead to the creation of numerous black markets which have been known to slowly but gradually cripple economies. Many times

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Civil Engineering Services (PDF Download Available)

1. Definition of Civil Engineering Services Civil engineering services are professional duties or works carried out by civil engineers which include: design, construction, and maintenance of the physically and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings, etc. A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering, i.e. the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining,

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Negative Environmental Impact of Using Mineral Resources

Mineral resources are naturally occurring concentrations of solid homogeneous inorganic substances that occur in nature and have precise chemical compositions. Mankind has done a great deal in developing the technical know-how to investigate, locate and extract more than a hundred minerals from the Earth’s crust. On the other hand, the mining, processing and production of items, tools and equipment from

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Nature has always had a way of controlling human populations

Records about the pre-historic and historic times indicate that through one activity or another, nature has always controlled or regulated the growth human populations by reducing them. Sometimes it has happened through floods; at other times it has happened through unknown diseases. Heat, earthquakes, tsunamis, and many other activities have also controlled and reduced human populations—maybe nature has its reasons!

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27 latest environmental job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on upcoming opportunities

This article contains information about 27 latest environmental jobs and links to a site that regularly updates its information on environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, and natural resources/conservation and protection. Note that you will always get updates on hundreds of the latest environmental jobs if you follow the information in any of the web pages related to the 4 categories of environmental jobs listed in this article. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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5 latest environmental natural resources & conservation job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest environmental natural resources & conservation job opportunities and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 latest environmental law, policy & regulation job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest environmental law, policy & regulation job opportunities and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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8 latest international environmental job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest international environmental jobs, and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 latest environmental advocacy job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information about 7 latest environmental advocacy job opportunities, and a link to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, and natural resources/conservation. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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