Category Archives: Environmental Science & Engineering

The impact of Nigeria’s border closure on its own economy

The mandate of any nation’s customs and border control agencies is to allow licit and legal free trades, and halt illicit and illegal trades. Illicit and illegal trades involve the movement of various types of commodities and services that usually lead to the creation of numerous black markets which have been known to slowly but gradually cripple economies. Many times

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Civil Engineering Services (PDF Download Available)

1. Definition of Civil Engineering Services Civil engineering services are professional duties or works carried out by civil engineers which includes: design, construction, and maintenance of the physically and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings, etc. A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering, i.e. the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining,

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Negative environmental impact of using mineral resources

Mineral resources are naturally occurring concentrations of solid homogeneous inorganic substances that occur in nature and have precise chemical compositions. Mankind has done a great deal in developing the technical know-how to investigate, locate and extract more than a hundred minerals from the Earth’s crust. On the other hand, the mining, processing and production of items, tools and equipment from

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Nature has always had a way of controlling human populations

Records about the pre-historic and historic times indicate that through one activity or another, nature has always controlled or regulated the growth human populations by reducing them. Sometimes it has happened through floods; at other times it has happened through unknown diseases. Heat, earthquakes, tsunamis, and many other activities have also controlled and reduced human populations—maybe nature has its reasons!

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27 latest environmental job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on upcoming opportunities

This article contains information about 27 latest environmental jobs and links to a site that regularly updates its information on environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, and natural resources/conservation and protection. Note that you will always get updates on hundreds of the latest environmental jobs if you follow the information in any of the web pages related to the 4 categories of environmental jobs listed in this article. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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5 latest environmental natural resources & conservation job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest environmental natural resources & conservation job opportunities and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 latest environmental law, policy & regulation job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest environmental law, policy & regulation job opportunities and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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8 latest international environmental job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information on the latest international environmental jobs, and links to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, natural resources/conservation and protection, etc. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 latest environmental advocacy job opportunities—with links to continuous updates on new or upcoming opportunities

This article contains information about 7 latest environmental advocacy job opportunities, and a link to a site that regularly updates its information on hundreds of environmental job opportunities that cut across environmental advocacy, law & policy, and natural resources/conservation. (Featured image credit: Pixabay.com.)

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7 Important steps that can be used to study environmental problems—like a scientist

This article contains an outline of seven important steps most inquisitive people and scientists use to acquire a deep understanding of environmental problems, and how the natural environment works. It has to be noted that, in order to comprehend the physical world, it isn’t necessary to follow the steps below, and in the exact order they appear on this post.

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How to transform an environmentally unsustainable society into an environmentally sustainable one

Environmental degradation is no longer a new topic. Many air, water, and land environments in many societies (worldwide) are heavily polluted to such an extent that they’ve become unsustainable and need urgent attention so they can be transformed from unsustainable environments to sustainable environments: the types of environments that are part and parcel of environmentally sustainable societies. But how can

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Questions & answers 3: Environmental worldview, sustainability of biodiversity, and the environment

Question 1: How does poverty cause harmful environmental effects? Answer: Poverty leads to desperation for survival, and causes poor people to harm the environment by degrading wildlife, species of fish, forests, soils, grasslands, and renewable energy resources at an ever-increasing rate. In places with large populations, the overall environmental impact is higher because of improper disposal and littering of waste

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Why non-renewable resources are not as non-renewable as you think

(Image Credit: Pixabay.) This article explains the meaning of the word “non-renewable” from laypeople’s and dictionaries’ perspectives, and the term “non-renewable resources” from an environmental science point of view. Next, it states the difference between the definitions given for renewable, and non-renewable resources, and highlights the parts of each that don’t seem to be precise.

It goes further to state 3 lessons learnt from definitions in existing literature, and ends by making 5 recommendations; one recommendation states that experts who borrow words from English language should use them in the original form they’ve been used in English language, so that people who don’t have a scientific background would readily understand and be carried along without much effort and confusion. Another recommendation states more appropriate terms that could be used in place of the word “renewable resources”, and the term “non-renewable resources”.

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Why environmental pollution increases despite the usage of pollution prevention & clean-up measures

Wherever there is environmental clean-up, it’s expected that there should be an effective, complete or total clean-up of pollution or pollutants. On the contrary, prevention pollution and clean-up measures have rather lead to increasing environmental pollution, as highlighted in this article. But first, what are the effects of pollutants on environment? Pollutants discharged into the environment have three types of

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Point sources vs non-point sources of pollution; how non-point sources of pollution can be controlled

This article defines point source (PS) pollution and non-point source (NPS) pollution, and acknowledges that while point and non-point sources of pollution can’t be completely prevented in homes and environments, the negative impact of non-point sources (which are more environmentally degrading than point sources) of pollution can be reduced/eradicated. The article ends by recommending the use of more point sources of disposal over non-point source disposal, and states how non-point sources of pollution can be controlled.

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