By Anubha Kaushik
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Are studied. (f) Meteorology – Temperature extremes, wind speed and direction, dew point, atmospheric stability, rainfall, storms etc. are recorded. (g) Ecology – The flora, fauna, endangered species, successional stage etc. are enlisted. For a particular project, some of the parameters may be important while for others, some other parameters could be important. (iv) Impact identification: It includes the details of project characters and baseline environmental characteristics to ensure the identification of full range of environmental impacts.
They have touched the greatest heights of scientific and technological development, but at what cost? The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat have all been badly polluted. Our natural resources are just dwindling due to over exploitation. If growth continues in the same way, very soon we will be facing a “doom’s day”—as suggested by Meadows and co-workers in their world famous academic report “The Limits to Growth”. This is unsustainable development which will lead to a collapse of the inter-related systems of this earth.
The former method is more destructive, dangerous and expensive including risks of occupational hazards and accidents. , copper, iron, gravel, limestone, sandstone, marble, granite). (b) Dredging in which chained buckets and draglines are used which scrap up the minerals from under-water mineral deposits. , phosphate rocks). Ecological Impacts · Deforestation and devegetation · Loss of flora and fauna · Ecosystem degradation Positive Socioeconomic Impacts · Employment · Infrastructure facilities · Economic gains Physical Impacts · Land subsidence · Underground fires · Landscape destruction · Soil erosion Negative Socioeconomic Impacts · Encroachment and evacuation · Resettlement & Rehabilitation issues Impacts of Mining Activities Environmental Pollution · Air pollution · Water pollution · Soil pollution · Noise pollution Occupational Health Impacts · Health hazards due to long term exposure to hazardous chemicals · Accidents Fig.
Basics Of Environment And Ecology by Anubha Kaushik