Category Archives: Environment

Shale Gas In Europe: Preserve Or Consume?

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The industries have got a boost with Shale Gas slicing the cost of natural gas by as much as 65%. This reduction in costs has consolidated the industries but also poised challenges for the industries across the globe. The closest competitor being the Industries in Europe have been affected adversely by this added advantage to the US industries. Companies are refraining from investing more money as the labor and natural gas both cost more than the competitors.

European Chemical Industry faces severe threats to the extent where their survival is at stake. Petro-chemical industries attract major investments in the present market scenario. In such competitive market the natural gas costing to the US has reduced from 12$/MBTU to 3$/MBTU whereas the costing for natural gas which is the life and blood of the industry has been oscillating between 8$/MBTU – 11$/MBTU. Such a huge price differential definitely attracts investment in favor of the US companies. US companies have undertaken mass production owing to reduced costs and thus have hence far established their supremacy on both the vital fronts viz. Costing and Quantity.

Will Education Help In Conservation Of Natural Resources ?

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We know that the population of our planet is increasing at an alarming rate and soon it will reach the 10 billion mark. For the survival of the people we need the natural resources. The demand for food and energy will be more year after year. So, it is necessary for the conservation groups to adopt necessary strategy to conserve the natural resources. According to the available data and lessons learned from the work of conservation groups including nature conservancy, it is clear that education is the best strategy for conservation, especially educating the young women from the developing countries of the world.

The Examples
It will be difficult for most conservationists accept the fact that education can aid in conservation. The nature conservancy’s Africa program tried to conserve a vast forest area on the western boundary of Tanzania. This area contained the Mahale Mountain National Park. This area had a good population of wild animals including elephants, chimpanzees etc. The project area also covered a great portion of Lake Tanganyika which is famous for the biodiversity. Most of the people in this area were dependent on farming and fishing and hence there were complex land and water conservation issues. A survey conducted on 50, 000 people in the area, on the socioeconomic issues showed that about 49 % of the population were under 15 years of age and the average household size was 6.7 which is highest in the world. The under –age-five mortality was highest here.

Carbon Dioxide Levels In The Atmosphere Are At Alarming Levels

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High Measure Of Carbon Dioxide Gas

There has been a steady increase in the amount of chief greenhouse gas called Carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere for quite some time now and this is a phenomenon that is seen in most of the major countries of the world. Scientists and researchers are now saying that the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a new high which has not been seen by humans so far. They fear that the release of these poisonous gases in the atmosphere will also help in the increase of global warming and the world will never be a safe and secure place to live in for future generations.

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