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Environment And Ecology

Environment And Ecology

Published by uLektz

Course Code:NAS105


University: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh


Categories:Humanities & Science

Format : ico_bookePUB3 (DRM Protected)

Type :eBook


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Description :Environment And Ecology of NAS105 covers the latest syllabus prescribed by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh for regulation 2013. Author: uLektz, Published by uLektz Learning Solutions Private Limited.

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Unit-I: Nature of Environment

1.1 Introduction to Environmental Science: Definition and scope and need for public awareness

1.2 Ecosystems Concept : Structure and functions , restoration of damaged ecosystems

1.3 Biodiversity: Definition, description at national and global level, threats and conservation Natural Resources

1.4 Renewable and non-renewable and their equitable use for sustainability

1.5 Material cycles – carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycle

1.6 Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Sources – fossil fuel-based, hydroelectric, wind, -nuclear and solar energy, biomass, biodiesel, hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

Unit-II: Impact of Human Activity on Environment

2.1 Human Population and Environment – Population growth, population explosion and migration

2.2 Impact of farming, housing, mining, transportation and industrial growth

2.3 Social Issues Related to Environment– Sustainable development, urban problems (related to water and energy conservation and waste management)resettlement and rehabilitation, Environmental ethics

Unit-III: Environmental Changes and Human Health

3.1 Environmental Pollution–Definition, causes and effects, control measures for water, air, soil, marine, land, noise, thermal pollution,

3.2 Climate change– Greenhouse effect and global warming, acid rain, ozone layer formation and depletion

3.3 Impact on human health – water and air borne diseases

3.4 Diseases induced by residual impurities in drinking water (fluoride and arsenic);

3.5 Toxic wastes and carcinogens;

3.6 Nuclear hazards

Unit- IV: Environmental Protection through Assessment and Education

4.1 Indicators and Impact Assessment – Bio-indicators

4.2 Natural disasters and disaster management

4.3 Impact assessment through inventorying and monitoring

4.4 Environmental Protection– Role of individuals, organizations and government in pollution control Laws

4.5 Conventions and Treaties–National legislation, issues in the enforcement of environmental legislation, initiatives by non- governmental organizations

4.6 Global efforts in environmental protection

4.7 Environmental education–women and value education.