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Environmental Engineering

In this subdiscipline: 33,629 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. Identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change, argue Johan Rockström and colleagues.
  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. 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…
  4. There is now ample evidence of the ecological impacts of recent climate change, from polar terrestrial to tropical marine environments. The responses of both flora and fauna span an array of ecosystems and organizational hierarchies, from the…
  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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