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Nuclear Pollution

Nuclear Pollution | Meaning, Causes, Effects & Prevention

Radioactive compounds are either distributed across the food chain when released into the atmosphere or are accumulated in living organisms. Other than radioisotopes that normally occur, human activity produces large quantities like the construction of nuclear power plants, the manufacturing of nuclear weapons, and atomic bomb testing. Any adverse impact caused by radioactive contaminants or …

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Revisiting the need of “Planning for Environment” in India

India is the 5th largest economy in the world as per World ranking, surpassing countries like United Kingdom and France, with a GDP exponentially increasing every year.1 While GDP marks the economic development of the country, showing India’s progress in the capital driven market, how does one look at the detrimental effects of such growth …

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Role of Externalities in Environment Planning Example

Importance of Externalities in Environmental Planning | Example & Meaning

Will you prefer to live in a house near a beautiful lake facing it and with greenery around or a canal of sewer water? This is how externalities affect any entity and hence the decisions. What are externalities? Externalities are unintentional side effects of an activity affecting people other than those directly involved in the …

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Light Pollution Sky

Light Pollution – The Dark Side of the Light, a focus on diminishing Urban Night Skies

Most of Earth’s toxic pollution comes from manmade inventions. Likewise, the invention of electric lightbulb, which is believed to be one of the greatest human inventions, has created a new problem called Light pollution. Artificial light at night has revolutionized the way we live and work outdoors, but it has come at a price. Light …

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Qualitative and quantitative parameters in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Qualitative and Quantitative Parameters in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Introduction To assess or evaluate any subject various parameters are taken into consideration. The parameters can be segregated into two broad categories quantitative parameters and qualitative parameters. Quantitative parameters basically account for the amount/quantity for the concerned subject i.e., how many? Whereas Qualitative parameters are descriptive and are not constrained to some fixed answer or …

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Environmental Laws & Protection Acts in India

Environmental Laws & Protection Acts in India – Emergence, Present Situation and Way Forward

India has a long history and list of environmental laws and protection acts. The first environmental law to be enacted in India dates back to 1865 when under the British Raj, Indian Forest Act was legislated which later got amended in 1878 and then 1927. Instead of protecting the forest, this Act led to the …

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