Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Environment Agriculture Center
Controlled Environment Agriculture is the production of plants and their products, such as vegetables and flowers, inside structures such as greenhouses. By using , we can produce high value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center supports education, research and outreach as part of the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering and the School of Plant Sciences - both programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. also offers an innovation platform for plant physiology, sensor technology and applied computer technology.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Baby Health Depends On Food And Environment Baby health is dependent to a great extent on the health of the mother, especially during the time of her pregnancy. The genes of both the parents have a large role to play in baby health. Besides, the care taken of the baby, nursing the baby and all the precautions taken against major diseases contribute to it.
Care Before Birth To ensure baby health the expectant mother must keep herself physically fit to have a normal and healthy baby. Most women require special foods high in proteins after they become pregnant. The nourishment should be good, and the mother should be relieved from work stress or any other kind of mental stress. This can have an effect on baby health later.
Environment Should Be Clean Baby health care indicates providing the proper environment for the baby, where the environment should be clean, safe and cheerful. Physical surroundings alone have little influence on the baby health and its development. The people responsible for a baby’s care are the most important part of the baby’s environment.
Feeding procedures A baby may be fed milk from the mother’s breast or baby milk mixture from a bottle. It is always better to breast-feed the baby at least the first few months in the beginning, but sometimes it may not be possible and bottle feeding is the answer. Baby health is largely dependent on the fact whether the baby has been breast- fed or not.
A Natural Immunity A natural immunity is built within the baby’s body if he is nursed by the mother, and makes him less prone to diseases and gives him a stronger constitution. Besides, the mother’s milk contains all the nourishment that most babies need, like the essential vitamins.
Vaccination In most countries, babies are usually vaccinated against seven fatal diseases. This has become a normal procedure for good baby health, and soon after birth the baby receives the vaccinations in stages from the family doctor or a pediatrician. In any case regular visits to the doctor are important to check out whether the growth and the development of the baby are proceeding normally. Any untoward signs showing deterioration in baby health can be treated immediately.
Physical And Emotional Deprivations Physical and emotional deprivations are two environmental factors that have a severe effect on baby health and their growth and development. Babies brought up in poor living conditions are likely to be smaller and more prone to illnesses and accidents. Those who are not cuddled, held and loved become listless, lose their appetite, and in cases of extreme neglect, may not survive. Babies who are cared for lovingly, that is, in close and understanding contact with their parents, have the best chances of developing a normal, healthy personality.
What role does religion play in shaping our attitude towards the natural world? One answer was proposed in History Professor Lynn White, who wrote an article entitled, "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis" In this article, he said that the Western world's attitudes towards nature were shaped by the Judeo-Christian tradition (he also included Islam and Marxism within this overall tradition). This tradition, White wrote, involved the concept of a world created solely for the benefit of man: "God planned all explicitly for man's benefit and rule: no item in the physical creation had any purpose save to serve man's purposes." Along with this, Western Christianity separated humans from nature. In older religious traditions, humans were seen as part of nature, rather than the ruler of nature. And in animistic religions, there was believed to be a spirit in every tree, mountain or spring, and all had to be respected. In contrast with paganism and Eastern religions, Christianity "not only established a dualism of man and nature but also insisted that it is God's will that man exploit nature for his proper ends." White noted that Christianity was a complex faith, and different branches of it differ in their outlook. But in general, he proposed that Christianity, and Western civilization as a whole, held a view of nature that separated humans from the rest of the natural world, and encouraged exploitation of it for our own ends.
There has been much discussion of these ideas, and they have been both attacked and supported But there is no doubt that this article raised some important questions. There is much literature on the influence of religious beliefs and traditions on a person's attitude toward the natural environment. What follows is a sampling of discussions of viewpoints of various religions, as well as statements by some religious groups on environmental issues. Some comparative discussions are listed in the section on.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Environmental degradation is a significant concern in Nepal. Problems such as loss of bio-diversity, deforestation, soil erosion, and environmental pollution threaten human survival. Environmental conservation projects address these issues directly through community education and collaboration and hands-on conservation work. Volunteers participate in programs to develop medicinal plants, support local farmers with crop development and seed distribution, assist in erosion control planting efforts, or maintain local nurseries. These simple village-based nurseries produce seedlings used to support reforestation efforts through the establishment of community and private forests. All products produced in the nurseries go directly to the local people. Volunteers may work with local villagers or other volunteers in activities such as sowing, mulching, watering, weeding, and farming
Friday, May 7, 2010
This is a 'long' unit that encourages children to investigate, through research, other places in the Europe and further afield that share a similar physical environment. It builds on earlier work, eg studying a contrasting locality. It is a challenging unit suitable for older children and easily extended for more able children who can study the complex relationships between the elements. Children, working in groups or individually, will need to use a range of resources, which could include textbooks and pictures as well as Ms and the internet. The unit offers opportunities for children to follow up much of the research in their own time. The unit may be shortened to a 'medium' unit by leaving out the final sections
2003 was the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest. Find out about the historic 1953 expedition and discover what has been the impact on the people and places of the Himalaya region since the route to the top of the mountain was opened to the rest of the world.You can view images from the gallery that show how Mount Everest was measured, the people who live in the region and the attempts to climb Everest.You can download factsheets for background information on each of the key questions below in either word or pdf format. Use these with the associated downloadable activities to investigate each area in the classroom