Home Health Best practices for environmental health : environmental pollution, protection, quality and sustainability
Best Practices for Alteration of Habitats (See endnote 6)
Since the various estuaries throughout the country differ so much, it is difficult to incorporate specific Best Practices. However, the US EPA lists seven general themes for watershed management.
The water cycle which goes from the evaporation of water from the land, vegetation, and bodies of water to deposition of the water, is affected by climate change. The three major causes of climate change are:
Best Practices for Climate Change
Best Practices for climate change are too complex for this portion of this chapter. (See Chapter 2,
“Air Quality (Outdoor [Ambient] and Indoor)” for more information.)
Combined Storm and Sanitary Sewer
Overflows in urban areas occur from substantial amounts of rainfall in short periods of time falling in a given locale, which is typically upstream from recreational or other use areas. (See Chapter 11, “Sewage Disposal Systems.”)
Best Practices for Combined Storm and Sanitary Sewer (See Chapter 11, “Sewage Disposal Systems”) Erosion
Erosion is the removal of soil and rock fragments by wind, water, snowmelt, flooding, rain, organisms, and gravity. It is also caused by fires, construction, agriculture, tree removal, drought, etc. It may lead to increased sediment in bodies of water.
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