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ENVIRONMENT DEGRADATION AND POLLUTION

“There is something fundamentally wrong in treating the earth as if it was a business in liquidation

—Herman Daly (in Earth in the Balance)”

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types of environmental degradation and their negative effects.
  • Understand the role of industries and businesses in environmental degradation, so that the importance of preventive strategies becomes clear.
  • Appreciate the relevance of using electricity and water efficiently and the different ways of enhancing energy and water use efficiency.
  • Understand different types of pollution and their effects.
  • Showing why environmental management has become important during the recent years based on population, industrial and agricultural ...

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