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Environmental Education by Suresh Pachauri

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Nature Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

After reading this chapter, you will be conversant with:

  • Forest Resources: Use and over-exploitation, deforestation, case studies
  • Water Resources: Use and over-utilization of surface and groundwater, floods, drought dams—benefits and problems
  • Mineral Resources: Use and exploitation, environmental effects of extracting and using mineral resources case studies
  • Food Resources: World food problems, changes caused by agriculture and over-grazing fertilizer and pesticide problems
  • Waterlogging, salinity, case studies
  • Energy Resources: Growing energy needs, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, use of alternate energy sources, case studies
  • Land Resources: Land as a resource, land degradation, ...

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