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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Clean Air and Water by Jakab, Cheryl
Call Number: NFS 333.9 JAK
Publication Date: 2007
Pollution by James Haley (Editor)
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
While no one wants to breath smog or swim in polluted rivers, people often disagree about how serious pollution is and how to keep the environment pristine. Environmentalists, policy makers, and others debate the extent and causes of pollution as well as how to prevent it in this timely volume.
Atmospere by Paul Holper
Publication Date: 1994-03-17
The world has centred its green revolution around the greenhouse effect. However, the working of the atmosphere and the nature of atmospheric change is poorly understood. The media and public interest have placed the atmosphere, greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, acid rain and so forth in the school curriculum. Often the information reflects the news or headlines of the day, rather than facts concerning the operation and changing nature of the atmosphere. This book redresses the balance by giving secondary school students up to date information about these global issues and putting them in a scientific context. Only by understanding the complexity of the atmosphere can these issues be examined. The CSIRO has provided staff and resources to ensure accuracy. Teachers will feel relieved to find a text which is an accurate scientific account of our atmosphere and its problems of today and beyond.
Air pollution comes from many sources, so to find the best ways to improve air quality we need to know the contribution made by each source. While urban and regional air pollution arises from a combination of natural, commercial business, domestic activity, industrial premises, motor vehicle and off-road vehicles and equipment emissions, the contributions vary according to location.
Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, was interviewed by The Project about his Senate Inquiry into the health impacts of air pollution, such as coal dust.
What is pollution? What causes pollution? Where is pollution found? Who will take charge of the big cleanup? This program answers these questions while discussing how pollution impacts on the environment and its disastrous consequences. Studied in detail are substances that constitute pollution in the environment including green house gasses, oil, fossil fuels, plastic, litter, and human waste. We also discuss the problem of pollution in developing countries and what needs to be done to foster a sustainable future. An eye-opening program about the effects of pollution on our planet.
Air Quality Index
Air quality index (AQI) values are updated hourly and a daily air quality forecast is made for the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region at 4pm each day.
Current Environmental Issues is a collection of newspaper articles presenting current issues facing the environment and the people and technologies overcoming environmental challenges. Articles cover topics including waste disposal, renewable energy, wildlife conservation and activism.
Current Social Issues is a collection of newspaper articles presenting current issues in society including human rights, ethics, politics, war and science. Articles cover topics including cloning, education, immigration, crime, censorship. Very useful for students studying society, culture, current affairs and global issues.
This journal is designed for teachers and students of geography and environmental studies. Topics include environmentalism, conservation, politics, water supply, health and global finance. Includes maps and diagrams to further illustrate the topic issues.
This journal covers issues in the environment, natural history, biology, conservationism, geography and current affairs. Published by the National Geographic Society, a non-profit organisation determined to increase widespread geographic knowledge.
Australian Government- Dept of Environment
Not only does the air we breathe impact our health and well being, good air quality is critical for supporting the amenity of the places we live in, our environment, and maintaining our way of life.
The respiratory and cardiovascular effects of air pollution have long been known. In recent years, air pollution has also been identified as a cause of cancer. Sensitive individuals (for example, children, the elderly and those with existing heart and lung diseases) are particularly susceptible to the effects of air pollution. Both short-term and long-term exposure to air pollution can cause health problems.
Air pollution is the greatest environmental issue concerning Australians (Environmental Issues: Peoples Views and Practices (4602.0)). Poor air quality can have a number of negative impacts on both environmental and human health (EPAV 2000).