Natural Environment


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Natural Environment

The living and nonliving things in an area of the Earth. The natural environment both enables human life and is affected by human activity. That is, whether a human builds a house, grows a crop or mines a mineral, the natural environment is changed. The natural environment is necessary for commerce to take place. See also: Sustainability.
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Summary: ABU DHABI -- Etisalat on Tuesday made a commitment to protect the natural environment of Africa, Asia and the Middle East from the harm caused by electronic waste.
We do not create these laws; we enforce them, from the Reservoirs Act aimed at protecting people from badly maintained sites to issuing discharge permits that control what is put into the natural environment.
WALES' natural environment should become the country's "largest outpatient department", says a report.
Joanna said: "I am very aware of the importance of protecting the natural environment.
Paul Bunton, of the Woodland Trust, said: "Because of modern lifestyles, many children are growing up with little connection with their natural environment.
Paul Bunton, of the Woodland Trust, said: "Because of modern lifestyles many children grow up with little connection with their natural environment.
Students from both the Walsall College of Art and Birmingham UCE ArtFac-ulty are to draft a design that reflects the natural environment within development on the Queslett Road.
This fall, the building won the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter 2005 Housing Design Award for technical and architectural innovation, as well as its subtle and sensitive relationship to its context and natural environment.
The Singapore government has opened a landfill island, made entirely from rubbish incinerator ash, to its citizens in a bid to share its 'rich natural environment'.
Though the built environment is one of our most important habitats, current research in the area has focused mainly on the challenges of balanced transportation, urban sprawl, air pollution due to increased traffic, and the diminishing natural environment. However, more concerted research is needed to identify mechanisms by which the built environment adversely and positively impacts health, and to develop appropriate interventions to reduce or eliminate harmful health effects.
The first three chapters trace the dramatic transformation of the nation's natural environment and the earliest stirrings of concern, which became the roots of the conservation movement.