Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Question

What is environment ?

Answer
Meaning of Environment : Environment means both biological and geographical conditions. Since the time of Charles Darwin (1859) environment has been interpreted as the total web of life where both plants and animals are related with one another as well as with the physical features of a region.

The environment has been destroyed by human beings for comfortable living. Destruction of plants, trees and forests, industrial pollution, automobile pollution, water pollution and noise pollution have degraded the balance in the ecosystem. In the modern industrial societies, exploitation of environment has become alarming. Any economic development seems directly related to destruction of nature.

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