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Environmental impact of modern agriculture

Environmental impact of modern agriculture The environmental impact of modern agriculture is the effect that different farming practices have on the ecosystems around them, and how those effects can be traced back to those practices. The environmental impact depends on the production practices of the system used by farmers. The connection between emissions into the

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Concept of Biodiversity – Types of biodiversity, species diversity

Watch in Concept of Biodiversity Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat. Measurement of Biodiversity Biodiversity is measured by two major components:Species richness, and Species evenness. • Species richness : It is the measure of number of species found in a community and can be

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Climate Change – Part 03 – Conventions Related to Climate Change

Conventions Related to Climate Change The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. Under the Convention, ‘governments gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies, the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries, cooperation in preparing for adaptation to

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Climate Change – Part 02 – Steps taken by Indian Govt. to reduce global warming

Steps taken by Indian Govt. to reduce global warming Energy challenges are intensifying not only because of climate change, but because of growing demands in fast emerging economies like India. As India enjoys strong growth, it’s no surprise that consumers demand greater reliability from their energy suppliers, and that the climate change agenda is seen

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Climate Change – Part 01 – Global Warming and Climate Change

Basics of Climate Change Climate Climate is the average weather in a particular geographical area over many years. The weather can change in just a few hours whereas climate takes longer to change. Planet earth has witnessed many variations in climate since the beginning. Climate change’ as a change of climate which is attributed directly

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Environment Impact Assessment Part III

Environment Impact Assessment Part III 1. Shortcomings of Environmental Impact Assessment 1.1 Applicability: There are several projects with significant environmental impacts that are exempted from the notification either because they are not listed in schedule I, or their investments are less than what is provided for in the notification. 1.2 Composition of expert committees and

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Environment Impact Assessment Part II

  Environmental Impact Assessment Composition of the expert committees for EIA : The Committees will consist of experts in the following sectors: Eco-system management, Air/water pollution control, Water resource management, Flora/fauna conservation and management, Land use planning, Social Sciences/Rehabilitation, Project appraisal, Ecology, Environmental Health, Subject Area Specialists It also consists of Representatives of NGOs/persons concerned

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Environment Impact Assessment Part 1

Environmental Impact Assessment Developmental projects in the past were undertaken without any consideration to their environmental consequences. As a result the whole environment got polluted and degraded. In view of the colossal damage done to the environment, governments and public are now concerned about the environmental impacts of developmental activities. So, to assess the environmental

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Concept of Ecosystem upsc, Abiotic and Biotic factors, Crash Course ecology

  Concept of an Ecosystem: Living organisms cannot live isolated from their non-living environment be­cause the latter provides materials and energy for the survival of the former i.e. there is interaction between a biotic community and its environment to produce a stable system; a natural self-sufficient unit which is known as an ecosystem. An ecosystem

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Introduction to Ecology and Environemnt for IAS – Lesson 1 I Ecology for upsc

Introduction to Ecology Key Points • In ecology, ecosystems are composed of organisms, the communities they comprise, and the non-living aspects of their environment. • The four main levels of study in ecology are the organism, population, community, and ecosystem. • Ecosystem processes are those that sustain and regulate the environment. • Ecological areas of

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