U116 TMA01 Essay

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U116:TMA.1. Understanding environment.
Q.1.
Environment is the surroundings and influences upon things including humans. These are many things happening individually or all at once. E.g. Light, temperature, water and interactions (other living things). Looking further, it has become popular to find that after the Sun, Moon and Stars the largest influence is us (human beings).
Wasting is something we’re all fond of doing; it has become a very popular issue in my city. Whether arising from lack of time to consume, or greed driven. The council is stopping land fill, and having household waste collected in groups i.e. Glass, metal, food waste, plastic and paper. This assures quick delivery to recycling plants to be materially
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Q.3. (a).
From reading an article by Jonathan Watts a Latin America correspondent. We can see that Brazil is a reflection of rural destruction that has been going on for the last 100 years. This has been caused by wood logging for export, coffee plantations and cattle ranching. There have been plans set in place for the redevelopment of the Miguel Pereira region since 2008. They have integrated foreign participation, and matched it with local city government, utilities and NGO/corporate sponsors paying the ecological services that are created by reforestation. Water and air quality, fertile soil and carbon sinks (sequestration) are inextricably linked with healthy city life and can also be seen as the key to re-investment and social drive for the agricultural/ rural economies. Local land owners get an annual income of 60 reals (around £19) per hectare with villagers being paid for planting saplings and maintaining the canopy at four sites in the region creating 150 jobs. There is good evidence for global use by reflection for this area as he states that after three years of development there are “More than 950 hectares of formerly brown and barren hillsides are once again lush with the native species of the Atlantic forest, such as yellow flowering Araguaney and fast-growing Angico Artemisiana – some of which are almost 10 meters tall.
(b).
Conservation Rio benefits from this region as it

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