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The Earth was formed about 4 billion years ago, with the first modern humans (Homo sapiens) only evolving between 200,000 and 100,000 years ago. If the history of the Earth was represented by one year beginning on 1st January, the appearance of modern humans did not occur until about 20 minutes to midnight on 31st …

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Covering about 70% of the earths surface, the oceans are a highly productive system which continuously recycles chemicals, nutrients and water through the “hydrological cycle”, which powers climate and weather, and which regulates global temperature by acting as a giant heat reservoir from the sun. About two-thirds of the world’s population live within 60 kilometres …

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Sustainable development requires suitable supplies of clean water for drinking and cleaning. The main world-wide use of water (70-80%) is for irrigation schemes which provide water to allow crops to be grown in dry areas. A great deal of water is lost in these schemes through evaporation, and so countries which are downstream often have …

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Agenda 21 identifies population growth as one of the crucial elements affecting long-term sustainability. Population growth, at both national and sub national levels, represents a fundamental indicator for national decision makers. Its significance must be analysed in relation to other factors affecting sustainability. However, rapid population growth can place strain on a country’s capacity for …

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You are what you eat. There is much truth in this proverb. Increasingly in today’s society poor diet is leading to elevated levels of obesity and poor health, with consequential increases in depression and stress, reduced performance at work, and elevated health care costs. None of this is advantageous to a sustainable society. Obesity is …

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Livestock production usually forms an integrated part of complex farming systems. Therefore, sustainable development should take account of the role of livestock in the farming and household systems. In the Netherlands livestock is only kept for the production of meat, milk or eggs. In the tropics it is usually much more diverse and other roles …

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At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the United Nations agreed that the best starting point for the achievement of sustainable development is at the local level. In fact, two thirds of the 2500 action items of Agenda 21 relate to local councils. Each local authority has had to draw up its own Local Agenda …

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Fish are the main source of animal protein for about a quarter of the worlds population. The farming of the sea (sometimes known as ‘aquaculture’) provides a large number of jobs. However, the fishing industry can have negative impacts on the environment. Some fish stocks are being over-exploited at unsustainable levels, and other species (e.g. …

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Energy is important because it supports our economy, having an important role in the provision of goods and services. However, energy production does have its environmental effects. The combustion of fossil fuels is the main cause of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear energy is safe if managed properly, although the potential impacts of …

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In 1987 the Brundtland Report, also known as Our Common Future, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Published by an international group of politicians, civil servants and experts on the environment and development, the report provided a …

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