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By Gerry Best

This booklet examines a few very important modern environmental concerns in an informative and easy-to-read sort. the subjects coated contain sewage remedy, eutrophication, pollution, acid rain, worldwide warming and pollutants from farming. a very priceless component to the e-book describes more than a few assessments that may be performed on quite a few environmental parameters. The tactics require rather easy apparatus and so they were pre-tested in a college laboratory. Environmental toxins stories should be of price to senior university scholars and scholars in school or college embarking on classes in environmental technology. "An super precious advent to a fancy and critical topic... i might don't have any hesitation in recommending this booklet to an individual thinking about instructing any element of the environmental sciences."— educating Earth Sciences

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Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activities Code of Good Practice, Scottish Office, Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department, Edinburgh, 1997. POLLUTION FROM FARMING 53 5. Fish farming One of the most rapidly growing industries in the UK today is that of fish farming (also called aquaculture, although this term also includes shellfish and crustacea farming). These fish farms are either raising trout or salmon, although experiments are being carried out into rearing other species such as halibut and turbot.

Decline in bird numbers on UK farmland in the past 20–30 years Species % decline Tree sparrow Grey partridge Turtle dove Bullfinch Song thrush Lapwing Reed bunting Skylark Linnet Swallow Blackbird Starling 89 82 77 76 73 62 61 58 52 43 42 23 Source: The Indirect Effect of Pesticides on Birds, report by the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Natural History Book Service, Totnes, Devon increased to 90 per cent. The reduction in the bird population has been caused, not by direct poisoning, but by the loss of food for the birds and their young.

Originally it was a small village of a few hundred people, but it expanded very rapidly from 1944. Now it is one of Scotland’s largest towns with a population of about 85,000 people. As it was built on a hill, the drainage from the town flows in two directions from the high point. In the west side of the town, the sewage flows to Philipshill sewage treatment works (STW), whilst the eastern side’s wastewater goes to Allers STW. ). When the town was small, the effluent made little impact on the quality of the river, but as it expanded, the flow rate of the effluent made an increasingly large contribution to the river flow.

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