Friday, 25 February 2011

Environmental Science

Definition of Environmental Science
Environmental science is the scientific study of the ways in which biological, physical and chemical components of the environment interact and the relations between them. Environmental science and ecology are overlapped but different science disciplines. Ecology is the study of the interactions of living organisms with their environments, including relationship with other organisms. Environmental science is multidisciplinary in nature and provides a broad area of study of environmental systems integrating both biological and physical concepts with an interdisciplinary approach.

Definition of Environmental Technology
Environmental technology is the application of environmental science and sustainable development for the purpose of environmental conservation by curbing negative impacts of human-environment interaction and protecting the natural environment. The concept of sustainable development is a means to avoid conflict between economic development and environmental protection. Environmental technology employs economically viable and eco-friendly technologies to apply sustainable development as a solution to environmental issues by finding ways to save and protect the environment and inflict minimal harm to natural resources. Environmental technology (EnviroTech) is also called green technology (GreenTech) and clean technology (CleanTech).

Topics on Environmental Science and Technology with news and articles
Below listed topics include environmental science articles with comprehensive information on environment and ecology, addressing different aspects of broad ecological issues. The topics also include recent environmental science news covering research and current events in environmental science and technology.

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Career Opportunities in Environmental Science
This article tells you about some of the great career opportunities in environmental science that can tell you why environmental science is the best career option.

Ecologist Job Description
The ecologist job description entails understanding the ecosystem and the relations between living organisms like humans, animals, plants and their surroundings.

Levels of Organization in Ecology
Being well-versed with the different levels of organization in ecology is a basic requirement when it comes to environmental studies. In this writeup, we will stress on the different levels of ecological organization, and help you get a better understanding of this very aspect of environmental science.

Secondary Succession
In the following article, we will discuss about secondary succession - which is one of the two types of ecological succession that ensure continuity of life on the planet. Continue reading, for more information on secondary succession, along with some examples of the same.

Primary and Secondary Succession
The following writeup will throw some light on primary and secondary succession difference, in a bid to help you understand the broad concept that ecological succession is. Continue reading, for more information on one of the lesser known attributes of our ecosystem.

What is Environmental Science
What is environmental science? If you're looking for the answer to that question, this article should be of some help. Take a look.

What Is Ecological Succession
If you want to know what is ecological succession, then go no further. This article will tell you all about it in detail and will also talk about the various stages of ecological succession. Read on...

Energy Pyramid
The following article will throw some light on the concept of energy pyramid aka ecological pyramid in order to eliminate the various myths prevailing about the same. Continue reading for more information about energy pyramid for kids and adults alike.

Autotrophs and Heterotrophs
What are autotrophs and heterotrophs? How are they classified? What is the difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs? Scroll down to know more in relation to autotroph vs heterotroph...

Ecosystem Activities
It is generally believed that Earth is the only planet where life exists. Life on earth is sustained due to the ecosystem. Read on to know more about the ecosystem and ecosystem activities...

Biomass Pyramid Vs Energy Pyramid
Are you debating with your friend on biomass pyramid vs energy pyramid? Then, read this article which is written on the same lines...

Different Types of Natural Resources
Natural resources are simply the resources that human beings use for their protection, shelter, comfort, etc. Earth is abundant in natural resources, but they should be used judiciously...

What Causes Thunder
Thunder always follows a flash of lightning. What causes thunder? Read on to know more.

Ecology Issues
Ecology is defined as the environment and its association with the living organisms. What are the various ecology issues we need to deal with? Read on to find out.

Environmental Science
If you want to know more about the branch of study called Environmental Science, here is an article for you.

Traveling Green: Easy Tips for Environmentally Conscious Travel
You don’t have to go to a jungle to rescue orangutans to travel "green," but you can easily leave less of an environmental footprint behind when traveling.

Defining "sustainable"
"Sustainable," quite simply, is the positive result of conducting economic, social or environmental activities in such a way that current needs are met without compromising the well-being of future generations.

Green Technology, the Environmentally Friendly Solution
Environmental damage is a global concern, and it seems to be getting worse instead of better. But thanks to the ongoing development and promotion of green technology, we can improve and heal the planet in an environmentally sound way.

How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World. Greenpeace was founded as much by happenstance as by design. In October 1969, the United States detonated a one-megaton nuclear bomb on remote Amchitka Island, 2,400 miles northwest of Vancouver in the Aleutian Islands. The blast created a Richter 6.9 shockwave around the world.

Planting Tree Gives Healthy Environment
Trees are essential part of our mother nature. There is a close relationship between trees and human being

Why Does Thunder Follow Lightning?
Strong air currents in the cloud cause raindrops and hailstones to collide, producing electric charges. Lightning flashes in giant sparks between the charges and often leaps to the ground.

Shades of "Green" - Deciding Who is Eco-Friendly
Everyone is marketing a "Green" product. Is this just a fad or are companies really changing into eco-responsible organizations?

Clean Tech: Green Energy is the Modern Gold Rush 
Alternative power Investors are falling over themselves to put cash into the search for cleaner fuels

Airbus Maker Pledges Green Planes By 2020 
The manufacturer of the A380 super jumbo says it would produce greener planes powered by radical 'step change' technology

The Effects of Consumerism on the Environment
Consumerism is ultimately what is causing all the planet’s ecological structures to become so imbalanced that there will not be a sustainable future for all.

Environmentalism and Post-modernism as Ideas of Progress
By using a romanticized past cast as ideal, perfect, and unblemished to heal a dystopian and corrupt present, these thinkers, artists, and activists seek to bring about a utopian and revitalized future.

The Environment Is Big News—and a Big Topic of Discussion in the Classroom
Thanks to decades of dedication by teachers who have brought environmental topics into the classroom, today's students are more educated about ecology and the natural world.

Chicago Looks to the Future with Green Technology
Chicago is making green building construction an important part of the city's future.

Tourist Islands Fear Eco Damage
Two French islands in the Mediterranean will introduce stringent new restrictions on tourism this week, limiting the number of visitors and imposing a smoking ban as part of a new European effort to tackle the growing problem of ecological damage. The Ile de Porquerolles and Port-Cros,...

The Ecology of Environmentalism
The concept of "nature" is a romantic invention. It was spun by the likes of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 18th century as a confabulated utopian contrast to the dystopia of urbanization and materialism. The traces of this dewy-eyed conception of the "savage" and his unmolested, unadulterated surroundings can be found in the more malignant forms of fundamentalist environmentalism.

Tasmania Carries the Eco-fight By Banning Plastic Bags Carries Hopes of Environment
A township on the remote eastern coast of Tasmania has become one of the first in the world to ban the use of plastic bags. Coles Bay's population of 175 and its tourist shoppers will have to depend on paper or calico bags for carrying their groceries after the town's businesses agreed to...

Ecological Decline 'far Worse' Than Official Estimates 
The real level of world inequality and environmental degradation may be far worse than official estimates, according to a leaked document prepared for the world's richest countries and seen by the Guardian. It includes new estimates that the world lost almost 10% of its forests in the...

Earth Summit Will Make Ecological Crisis Worse
Next week's earth summit will not only fail to tackle the ecological crisis. It will make it worse. The German election could be the second this year to be won or lost on the environment. In New Zealand, the Labour party failed to win its anticipated overall majority, partly because of its determination to approve the planting of genetically modified crops.

Seasoned Thoughts of the Green King
Ahead of the UN Earth summit, Mark Tran finds the seminal thinker on sustainable development Alexander King pessimistic about the future of the planet.

A Mass Gathering to Save the World? 
Delegations from 174 countries which are meeting for nine days to try to cure the world's environment and development problems later this month will have to do it without the help of Britain's environment minister, Michael Meacher. The conference, seen by many as a talking shop and too...