Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment by United Nations

By United Nations

This attractive 400-page Atlas is a distinct and strong book which brings to gentle tales of environmental switch at greater than a hundred destinations unfold throughout each state in Africa. There are greater than three hundred satellite tv for pc photographs, three hundred flooring images and one hundred fifty maps, besides informative graphs and charts that provide a brilliant visible portrayal of Africa and its altering setting that offer clinical proof of the influence that traditional and human actions have had at the continents surroundings during the last a number of many years. The observations and measurements of environmental swap support gauge the level of growth made via African nations in the direction of attaining the United countries Millennium improvement objectives. extra importantly, this e-book contributes to the data and knowing which are crucial for edition and remediation, and will be of large price to all those that need to know extra approximately Africa and who care in regards to the way forward for this continent.

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Since the 1980s, coastal urban areas have been growing by four per cent a year or more (ODINAFRICA Project 2007). Poorly planned and managed coastal cities, the lack of adequate sanitation treatment, as well as pollution from land-based activities such as agriculture and industry, threaten human health and the quality of habitat for fish and other marine life (UNEP 1998; O’Toole and others 2001). Human-induced activities such as construction, dredging and mining for sand, and harvesting corals have led to severe problems of coastal erosion.

2007, Preservation Station Inc. 2005, Steeves, G. and A. 3 Earth Observations The foundation of science is observation. Throughout the history of science, instruments have been developed to allow observation of objects and processes that had previously been inaccessible. The microscope, the telescope, X-ray imaging, and the particle accelerator have brought unknown realms of the physical world into view. In the science of Earth observation, satellite remote sensing is the tool that has allowed us to study and monitor our planet in entirely new ways.

The last known Cape lion in the wild was killed in 1858. Until recently, researchers disputed whether the extinct Cape lion was a true species, or merely a subspecies, of African lion. Genetic research, published in 2006, did not support the ‘‘distinctness’’ of the Cape lion. It now seems probable that the Cape lion was only the southernmost population of the extant southern African lion. com syn. Labrochromis ishmaeli Lake Victoria in Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda Haplochromis ishmaeli—a specialized snail eater—is not only extinct in the wild but also rare in the aquarium fish industry.

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