Ecology

Understanding Bioenergy and Its Future Perspectives

Introduction The term of Bioenergy could seem like very typical or difficult to understand in the first sight but it is a fact that Bioenergy exists since the time civilization came into being and is with the whole society since that time. Bioenergy is the most important and huge part...

Consumers Views on Green Consumerism

Executive Summary Environmentally friendly behaviors comprise the efforts of an individual to reduce the negative impacts, which might cause harm to both physical and natural environment. This can only be achieved by decreasing the amount of resources used and the energy used in production. In addition to that, individuals can...

Indoor Air Quality in Offices in Abu Dhabi

Effect of climatic conditions on Indoor air quality Climatic conditions have an adverse effect on indoor air quality, and hence the health of the individuals under consideration. When a certain location possesses extremely hot summers, then this condition is likely to increase the indoor temperature as well (Muhamad et al.,...

Maritime Risk Assessment. Environmental Management

Maritime risk assessment and management has now gained greater concern in view of the need to ensure safety of vessels, people onboard vessels and the environment. Organizations such as the International Maritime Organization have been established and vested with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of offshore operators against any...

Comparative Study of Ecological Developments From a Domestic to an Urban Level Projects

Introduction General Analysis Research about Ecological Issues Human society is inconsistent in interaction with its environs through the daily activities it engages in. In the process, there is a distortion in the naturalness of the environment where these interactions occur. The bracing of the environment, preservation of its organs, ensuring...

Green Space as an Urban Environment of Sydney

Introduction The importance of an ecosystem as a component of sustainable development cannot be overstated. An ecosystem comprises both the living and non-living organisms in an area. These include animals, plants, buildings, and water among others. No specific size can be used to describe an ecosystem. In the recent past,...

Design and Development of Greener Vehicle Ventilation System

Abstract The issue of global warming and associated risks has been the cause for much debate in recent years. Despite the grave danger posed by this looming climatic disaster many countries are hard pressed to increase pressure within their borders in relation to suggested regulatory legislation. The issue of compliance...

Methodologies in Wastewater Minimization

Abstract Wastewater is an environmental problem. Managing it is one of the many challenges engineers of refineries and oil complexes have to cope with. However, once it is resolved and adequate measures and activities have been instituted, it can help in the form of savings for the company and the...

Elements of a Green City: Case Study of Masdar City

Abstract This study focuses on the use of green energy technologies in today’s cities. The benefits of green energy will be studied in depth and an understanding of how green energy is produced will be acquired. The study will carry out a case study oon Masdar city, a planned city...

Comparison of Microbiological Water Quality Standards for Swimming Beaches

Abstract Water quality is a contentious issue in Hong Kong. Hong Kong island is densely populated and heavily commercialized. The water use and the need to flush waste water or sewage from the populated areas of the population cause the pollution of the local waters, the same water that is...

Waste to Energy

Introduction The management of resources, which are freshly extracted from the nature and those that are discarded influence the present environmental conditions and the future availability of natural resources largely (Kollikkathara, Feng, & Stern, 2009). However, the traditional importance that has been given on the exploitation of natural resources to...

Implementing Environmental Sustainability in Dubai

Introduction Malloy (2013) defines environmental sustainability as the ability to use natural resources to meet current needs in a way that makes it possible for the future generation to meet their needs. The concept of sustainability has become very relevant in the United Arab Emirates as the country moves towards...

The Sand Storms: Remote Sensing and Meteorological Variables

Introduction Globally, sand storms cause serious environmental, health, and economic problems (Rivas-Perea & Rosiles, 2012). However, when they occur, their effects are more serious in urban areas because of the high concentration of people and economic establishments in these areas. Environmentalists register serious concerns regarding sand storms because of their...

The Hospitality Industry: Sustainable Development

Introduction The society that we are living in is dynamic in the sense that its values, practices, beliefs, and morals change with time to reflect the current norms and practices. These changes are essential especially in keeping up with the developments that are taking place at the level of an...

The United Arab Emirates: Security Crisis Management

Abstract The need for a crisis management program for the United Arab Emirates is critical because of the potential threat presented by Iran’s widely dispersed nuclear facilities. Threat from a nuclear emergency because of the nuclear facilities justifies the need to initiate a security crisis risk management program based on...

Strategies for Sustainable Integrated Oil Disaster Management in West Africa

Introduction Background Information According to Coppola (2011, p. 252), disasters are situations or occurrences that devastate the local capabilities. In this context, disasters appeal for national or worldwide help. Disasters are categorized into two major classes; natural and non-natural disasters. Contextually, natural disasters are comprised of hydro-meteorological and Geophysical disasters....

Victorian Desalination Project

The State initiated Victorian Desalination Project under its water management strategy referred to as Our Water Our Future in June 2007 to support Melbourne’s water supply. This was a reaction to rapid population growth, a decrease in water reserves, and climate change noted from 2007 Winter-Spring rain and floods of...

Institutional arrangements of Oil Spill Pollution in the Niger Delta: The Niger Delta Implementation Deficit

Introduction Background to study In a bid to ensure that natural resources enhance economic development and facilitate environmental sustainability, nations must design and implement institutional frameworks to streamline and ensure sustainability. Governance constitutes one of the essential institutional frameworks that facilitate functional operations coupled with the sustainability of national development...

Oil Spill Management in Niger Delta Institutional Arrangements

Introduction Environmental degradation in Nigeria and regions along Niger Delta has persisted for many years due to oil spillage (Eweje 2006, p. 30). In this regard, an examination of governance of oil spillage in Niger Delta raises critical issues in regard to policy and legislative framework associated with oil exploration...

Jeddah Floods and Adaptation Strategies in the City of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Today, the issue of both natural and man-made disasters has become a considerable problem that requires attention. For example, economic development results in overuse of the natural resources and the increase of the average global temperature, which causes serious climate change and induces disastrous events in the areas where they...

Regulatory Implementation Deficit in the Niger Delta

Introduction Covering about 12000 m2, the Niger Delta constitutes slightly above 8 % of the land surface of Nigeria. The region also has a highly diverse ecosystem. It is made of four major ecological domains. These include a number of natural vegetation types like swamps and rainforests. There has been...

The Implementation Deficit in the Niger Delta

Introduction: Environment and development in the Niger Delta “The Niger Delta has an enormously rich natural endowment in the form of land, water, forests, and fauna. These assets, however, have been subjected to extreme degradation due to oil prospecting. For many people, this loss has been a direct route into...

Natural Disasters Prevention: A Tabletop Exercise

Week 5 Tabletop Abstract Disasters lead to disruptions in society, which can result in long-term and short-term impacts. Two types of disasters have been discussed in this paper, which are hurricanes and sinkholes. A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that occurs in areas where physical and chemical events...

South Carolina Disaster Management Plan

Running head: Hazard Mitigation Plan Introduction Adequate planning is key to managing and responding to disasters and emergencies (South Carolina Emergency Division, 2013). Every state is expected to develop ways of mitigating risks. Governments should introduce reforms that would help its people to respond to disasters when they occur. Many...

The Evolution of the Theoretical Framework on Climate Change Adaptation

Introduction The current paper pertains to the topic of adaptation to the changes in climate; more specifically, it addresses the problem of the evolution of the conceptual framework which was utilized in order to describe the issues related to climatic transformation. Therefore, the main concepts which served as a core...

Melbourne Public Hospital: Green Supply Chain in Australian Hospitals

Aims This research study aims to discuss the connection between green supply chain management and ISO 14001 and 9001 as well as to explain the procedures necessary for developing and implementing effective greening processes that comply with the abovementioned standards. These are critical issues for Australian public hospitals, which have...

Solutions to the Environmental Crisis in Vietnam

Introduction As the population of individuals from different parts of the globe increases radically, it is more apparent that there is need to devise systems of protecting the environment. Failure to protect the environment might lead to a severe environmental crisis that will result in the disappearance of the globe...

Man Vs Nature: Dujiangyan Irrigation System Case Study

Statement of the case Few people even in the contemporary modern world enjoying the benefits of technology and scientific innovations have been able to surpass achievements by Shu’s Governor Li Bing. People of Shu State had suffered for many years from flooding along the Minjiang River. Minjiang is one of...

Comparison of Conceptual and UAE Improved Framework

Introduction The Incident Command System (ICS) is a coordinated approach applied in the direction, management, and synchronization of emergency reactions. Therefore, this system provides a common chain of command that responders from various agencies use to be effective during emergency responses (Jensen & Thompson 2016). A previous review showed that...

Saudi Residents’ Perceptions of Protected Areas

Introduction Today, protected areas provide unique opportunities for people to preserve the biological, cultural, and historical value of certain areas. With the recent popularization of ecotourism all over the world, protected areas became increasingly popular with international visitors and eco-tourists. Protected areas are usually bright and eye-catching, and have a...

Environmental Sustainability in the Dubai Police Force

Abstract Environmental sustainability should be embraced by all organizations to ensure the efficient use of renewable and non-renewable resources and minimize adverse environmental impacts. This concept has received increased attention in the United Arab Emirates as the country approaches its Vision 2021 celebrations. The police department plays a vital role...

Sustainability in the Built Environment

Introduction The 21st century presents, perhaps the most overwhelming challenges to the survival of humanity and continuity of life on planet earth. In addition to problems such as terrorism and economic uncertainties, environmental challenges including pollution and unsustainable resource use have emerged as the most serious global threats to life....

Health Effects of Particulate Matter

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that particulate matter (PM) air pollution is one of the main causes of mortality. Professionals argue that it causes approximately 800,000 premature deaths annually (Jahn et al.). Such critical statistics attracted the attention of numerous prominent researchers, motivating them to study the way air...

Global Warming Causes and Solutions

Introduction Sharp population increase and high overreliance on fossil fuels are factors that are associated with the problems affecting contemporary society. Global warming is among the environmental issues that pose a great environmental challenge to many countries. Changes in climatic patterns are a big threat to some cities since they...

Illegal Toxic Waste Dumping: Different Kinds of Forces

In 2005, the authorities of Czech began to notice considerable amounts of metropolitan waste for the first time. The waste was being transported unlawfully from Germany into the Czech Republic. Even though the situation is restricted on two nations, it fits in a chronological pattern of unlawful inter-national German waste...

Desertification on Ecosystems Effects

Introduction Over the past century, mankind has been forced to recognize and appreciate the delicate balance that exists between him and the environment. During this period, there have been environmental changes, which have had detrimental effects such as desertification, floods and droughts in different regions across the world. However, Spoolman...

Molybdenum in Ground Waters in Carbonate Aquifers

Abstract The immense health problems caused by the extremes of Mo concentration in drinking water are raising a major issue of concern. This is because of the variation in Mo concentration in water. Research has shown that low and high concentrations of Mo have immense effects on the health of...

Women Involvement in Water Management

Introduction Life and living normally revolve around water within Bangladesh There is fast increase in the population, the water surface is getting depleted fast as well as the groundwater resources, regular floods and famine and deterioration of the quality of water because of pollution contamination by arsenic compounds and other...

Mitigation to Recovery After Disasters

Introduction To begin with it is necessary to mention that the sphere of emergency management is generally focused in the instant and urgent factors of disasters. These are the responses functions linked with fire protection, medical services and civil defense. The mitigation process, and the emergency management in general entails...

Soft-Path Water Management Study in Abu Dhabi

This paper will focus on describing the methodology implemented in the research to answer the study question of whether ‘soft path’ water management can be analyzed and applied for sustainable water management in Abu Dhabi. It will include an explanation of the selection of participants for the qualitative interviews, the...

Environmental Conservation. Resource Management

Introduction Many countries in the world are reporting fast fading natural forests and game reserves. This could be attributed to the increasing population of human beings that are encroaching on the forests, cutting down trees to either get land for settlement or get wood for timber and other uses. This...

The Role of Waste Management in Environment

Introduction to the Topic This dissertation is about the waste management which should be applied to the environment, organizations and all the countries present in the world in order to enhance the overall performance, environmental aspects and help them in boosting up in their growth and prosperity sectors. This chapter...

Forestry and Arts Science. The Problem of Forest Fires

Emergency Response Systems Planning The extent to which what is known about natural hazards and how to respond to natural disasters can be applied to forest fire management. Introduction The rise of many cases of wildfires occurring in forests has been of great concern to many governments of different nations....

Packaging Industry: Trends and Methods

Abstract Packaging is an integral part of almost all products and the packaging industry is now worth US$ 424 billion and growing. A wide variety of materials are used for packaging including paper, plastic, glass, aluminum and other mixed-materials. Paper and plastic happens to be the most sought after materials...

Water Shortage and Contamination in South Florida

Introduction Environmental degradation has been a priority concern for the states over the years. Undeniably, this is causing severe harm to the mankind. The frequent environmental degradation has been a matter of threat to the survival of both mankind and other living organisms. Much logically, the issue of water shortage...