Essays about: "effects of pollution on environment"

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  1. 1. Beach clean-up as a practical implementation of ESD: effects in students’ knowledge, awareness and behavioural intentions

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Carla Cecconi; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Education; pro-environmental behaviour; plastic; Italy; beach clean-up;

    Abstract : In the context of the critical sustainability problem of marine plastic pollution, the present paper presents a quasiexperimental research that explores the effects that participating on beach clean-up has on students’ knowledge,awareness and behavioural intentions. Considering this intervention as an outside of school practical implementation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), this research aims to determine if the addition of direct experiences with nature within ESD programs can lead to a behavioural change in favour of the environment. READ MORE

  2. 2. Overcoming Scale Challenges in Policies Through Analysing Governance Architecture : The Case of Chemical Management Policies in Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Michelle san Martin Bucht; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; chemical toxins; Sweden; governance; policy analysis; in-depth interviews;

    Abstract : The release of harmful chemicals into the Earth system is a threat to the survival of human societies and ecosystems. There are different types of harmful chemicals, some possess characteristics that are more harmful than others. Chemicals causing local effects have a short-term impact on the Earth system, whereas others are persistent in nature. READ MORE

  3. 3. A garbage thesis : A quantitative study exploring the relationship between government composition and waste management.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Nils Norström; [2019]
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    Abstract : The escalating negative consequences of increasing waste generation have in recent years and turned into a serious environmental threat. Waste is a major source of pollution that contributes to global warming and knowing the drivers behind waste generation is essential to finding solutions to the problems it creates. READ MORE

  4. 4. Monitoring heavy metals in private drinking water near industrial activity in Kosovo

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap

    Author : Victoria Jansson; [2018]
    Keywords : industrial pollution; heavy metals; drinking water;

    Abstract : Exposure to heavy metals around the world is practically unavoidable due to their extensive use and spread in the environment. This is especially critical due to the metals’ toxicity and detrimental effects on human health. Rural inhabitants in less developed countries in Europe near industrial local polluters are especially exposed. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Impacts of Mining on Arctic Environment and Society from Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Perspectives : The Case of Jokkmokk (Kallak) Iron Mines in Northern Sweden

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi

    Author : Yohannes Assefa Hassen; [2016]
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    Abstract : Extractive industry in Arctic is controversial due  to the ecosystems and communities in the region are highly sensitive to natural and anthropogenic disturbances as it is one of the world’s global change hot-spots, as well as its uniqueness and distinctive social and ecological significance. As mining industry has developed into sophisticated operations, yet the basic causes of environmental pollution and degradation and impacts on the natural environment of the Arctic region remain unchanged. READ MORE