Essays about: "effect of human activities on environment"

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  1. 1. Cultural Ecosystem Services on the university campus - A student-centered approach to assess psychological and climate-related benefits of cultural ecosystem services on the university campus.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljövetenskaplig utbildning

    Author : Christoffer Hahn; [2021]
    Keywords : cultural ecosystem services; environmental appraisal; university campus; green areas; climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; urban heat island effect; perceived biodiversity; perceived restorativeness; NCP; multifunctionality.; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : With climate change being one of the largest worldwide challenges of our time, it is important to prevent the loss of natural ecosystems that can act to mitigate climate change. Moreover, ensuring that urban areas are designed for human needs in conjunction with climate change adaptation/mitigation for a sustainable environment is crucial. READ MORE

  2. 2. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FUEL CONSUMPTION DURING IDLING : Characterization using multivariate data analysis at Volvo CE

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för ekonomi, samhälle och teknik

    Author : Mujtaba Hassani; [2020]
    Keywords : Idling condition; environmental effect; diesel fuel; machine learning; multivariate data analysis; partial least square regression; support vector machine regression; principal component analysis; principal component regression; correlation coefficient matrix; artificial neural network; exhaust emission reduction techniques; global warming; emission regulation; CO2 estimation techniques; Gaussian process regression;

    Abstract : Human activities have increased the concentration of CO2 into the atmosphere, thus it has caused global warming. Construction equipment are semi-stationary machines and spend at least 30% of its life time during idling. The majority of the construction equipment is diesel powered and emits toxic emission into the environment. READ MORE

  3. 3. Metal mobility and transport from an oil-shale mine, Lake Nõmmejärv, Estonia

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi

    Author : Åsa Ekelund; [2020]
    Keywords : Mine waste; Heavy metals; Oil shale; Lake sediments; Lake Nõmmejärv; Human impact; Kurtna kame field; Estonia.;

    Abstract : Mining activities have a large impact on the environment, for example by the release of heavy metals from acid mine drainage and erosion of mine waste. North-eastern Estonia has the largest commercially exploited oil-shale deposit in the world. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cumulative effects assessment (CEA) methodology : theory and practice

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Ariana Kubart; [2019]
    Keywords : environmental assessment; cumulative effects; CEA; magnitude; significance;

    Abstract : Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) is a subdiscipline of environmental assessment, specially targeting the collective effects resulting from diverse human activities and in combination with natural processes. CEA implementation in practice is slow, despite of the available framework and legal requirements. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Po Delta Biosphere Reserve: Management challenges and priorities deriving from anthropogenic pressure and sea level rise

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Damiano Vesentini; [2019]
    Keywords : geography; GIS; environmental pressure; water quality; nutrient accumulation; rising sea level; climate change; value for conservation; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The Po Delta Biosphere Reserve is located in Northern Italy and has attained recognition by UNESCO in 2015 due to its unique natural and cultural value. The reserve covers an area of approximately 140 000 hectares, supporting a human population of 118 000, as well as a complex mosaic of ecosystems, which are found in this transitional waters landscape. READ MORE