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Cuts in air pollution in US cities over recent decades have added an average of five months of life to their inhabitants, research suggests. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in. 1 Light coloured ice reflects back the Sun’s energy efficiently. 2 Exposed land is darker coloured and absorbs more energy. 3 As the ice melts, more land is exposed. This absorbs more heat, melting more ice. 4 The altitude of the melting ice is reduced so it becomes harder for new ice to form. The global environment is rapidly reaching a tipping point, much like our global economy “ The global environment is rapidly reaching a tipping point, much like our global economy ” Barrack Obama. Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. Reagan, Ronald
The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is a term that encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. The phrase built environment refers to the man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places.
“The heart of the earth” (the Amazon in brazil)
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. ~Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life , 1923 There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. ~Robert Orben It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times , 25 February 1990 Modern technology Owes ecology An apology. ~Alan M. Eddison We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is a term that encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on earth or some region thereof.
Transportation mainly automobiles, trucks, buses Burning in stationary sources, including residential, commercial, and industrial heating and cooling
the environment Environment may refer to: Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places. Natural environment, all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth Environment (biophysical), the physical and biological factors along with their chemical interactions that affect an organism. Environments (series) A series of LPs, cassettes and CDs depicting natural sounds Environmental art Environmental determinism Environmental policy Environmental psychology Environmental quality Environmental science, the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment Social environment, the culture that an individual lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and include all variables that comprise the Earth's biosphere. In other contexts environment may also be used to refer to the immediate external surroundings, to a milieu or to the environs within a system or topic, for instance computer science. The biophysical environment can be divided into two categories: the natural environment and the built environment, with some overlap between the two. Following the industrial revolution, the built environment has become an increasingly significant part of the Earth's environment. Environments is a series of LPs, cassettes, 8-Track cartridges and CDs created by producer and sound recordist Irving S. Teibel for Syntonic Research Inc. between 1970 and 1979. The series ignited a worldwide interest in field recordings which resulted in literally thousands of imitations being released during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Arguably Irv Teibel's recordings founded the whole field of Phonography, and they were considered definitive enough to have excerpts included on the Voyager Gold Record. The Environments series also presented some of the longest album-sides ever released