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Environmental Engineering

In this subdiscipline: 39,062 papers

Discipline summary

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the quality of natural and anthropogenic environment. Environmental engineers main objective is to provide healthy water, air, and land for human and other organisms. Activities of environmental engineer includes; water supply, wastewater management, air pollution control, solid waste disposal and management, recycling, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, public health issues, activities related to environmental laws and studies on the environmental impacts of proposed construction projects.

Popular papers

  1. Anthropogenic pressures on the Earth System have reached a scale where abrupt global environmental change can no longer be excluded. We propose a new approach to global sustainability in which we define planetary boundaries within which we expect…
  2. Human alteration of the global environment has triggered the sixth major extinction event in the history of life and caused widespread changes in the global distribution of organisms. These changes in biodiversity alter ecosystem processes and…
  3. Human alteration of Earth is substantial and growing. Between one-third and one-half of the land surface has been transformed by human action; the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has increased by nearly 30 percent since the beginning…
  4. All ecosystems are exposed to gradual changes in climate, nutrient loading, habitat fragmentation or biotic exploitation. Nature is usually assumed to respond to gradual change in a smooth way. However, studies on lakes, coral reefs, oceans, forests…
  5. Climate change over the past approximately 30 years has produced numerous shifts in the distributions and abundances of species and has been implicated in one species-level extinction. Using projections of species' distributions for future climate…
  6. OBJECTIVE: Contraction of cardiac myocytes is initiated by Ca(2+) entry through the voltage-dependent L-type Ca(2+) channel (LTCC). Previous studies have shown that phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase signaling modulates LTCC function. Because PI…

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