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Land management can be defined as the process of managing the use and
development (in both urban and suburban settings) of land resources in a
sustainable way. Land resources are used for a variety of purposes
which interact and may compete with one another; therefore, it is
desirable to plan and manage all uses in an integrated manner.
Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land
use such as arable land, pasture, urban use, logged area, or wasteland.
Generally, the removal or destruction of significant areas of forest
cover has resulted in a degraded environment with reduced biodiversity.
Ecosystem management is widely proposed in the popular and
professional literature as the modern and preferred way of managing
natural resources and ecosystems. Advocates glowingly describe ecosystem
management as an approach that will protect the environment, maintain
healthy ecosystems, preserve biological diversity, and ensure
Biological remediation of environmental problems using plants. The
use of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, to remove or
neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water. Includes
phytoremediation, constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment,
Air Pollution /Quality
Air pollution is the degradation of air quality resulting from
unwanted chemicals or other materials in the air. The condition of the
air endangers the health, safety, or welfare of persons, interferes with
normal enjoyment of life or property, endangers the health of animal
life or causes damage to plant life or property.
Soil Pollution/ Quality
Soil pollution is defined as the build-up in soils of persistent
toxic compounds, chemicals, salts, radioactive materials, or disease
causing agents, which have adverse effects on plant growth and animal
Water Pollution /Quality
The introduction of substances that make water impure compared with
undisturbed water. Usually this comes from soil erosion, introduction of
poisonous chemicals from industries and spills and introduction of
domestic sewage or industrial and agricultural wastes.
Noise Pollution /Quality
Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is
displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts theenvironment.
The dominant form of noise pollution is from transportation sources.
Waste prevention, or "source reduction," means consuming and throwing
away less. For example; purchasing durable, long-lasting goods, seeking
products and packaging that are as free of toxics as possible;
redesigning products to use less raw material in production, have a
longer life, or be used again after its original use.
Reusing items -- by repairing them, donating them to charity and
community groups, or selling them -- also reduces waste. Reusing
products, when possible, is even better than recycling because the item
does not need to be reprocessed before it can be used again.
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into
valuable resources. In addition, it generates a host of environmental,
financial, and social benefits. Materials like glass, metal, plastics,
and paper are collected, separated and sent to facilities that can
process them into new materials or products.