The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally, meaning in this case not artificial. The term is most often applied to the Earth or some parts of Earth.

The environment the sum total of all surroundings of a living organism, including natural forces and other living things, which provide conditions for development and growth as well as of danger and damage. 

Water for Life

Water for Life There are about 1,360 million cubic kilometres of water on the earth. If all the water, on the planet; from oceans, lakes, rivers, the atmosphere, underground aquifers and what is locked up in glaciers and snow, were all released at once the earth’s surface could be flooded...

What is Conservation and Preservation?

  >Two opposing factions had emerged within the environmental movement by the early 20th century: the conservationists and the preservationists. The conservationists (such as Gifford Pinchot ) focused on the human management and wise use of nature, whereas the preservationists sought to protect and perserve nature from development and human...

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

>Concern for the relationship between humans and the natural world has been a definitive element in nearly all cultures. In the United States, however, between about 1850 and 1920, a heightened conservation consciousness first emerged as a complex, broadly popular political and cultural movement, based largely on a growing appreciation...

Man and Ecology: An Islamic Perspective

>Environmental Crisis “When the earth is shaken with a (violent) shaking, And the earth reveals what burdens her, And man says: What has befallen her? On that day she shall tell her story….” (Qur’an 99:1-4)

Islam and the Protection of the Environment

>Introduction The Holy Qur’an states that Man is the noblest of created beings : Man is God’s vicegerent on His earth; it was to Man that God made the Angels prostrate themselves; God breathed some of His Spirit into Man; God questioned Man in the time before Creation until Man...

Islam and the Environment

Allah (swt) created humans to be stewards on this Earth. This stewardship entails upholding and spreading the message of Islam – the noblest and heaviest trust (amanah) given to humans. Allah (swt) included in this stewardship another trust – that of the Earth. Allah (swt) tells us that he has...

Islam & the Environment

(An excerpt from the award-winning book about the religion of Islam called “Easily Understand Islam“) What is expected of a viceroy, a trustee or ruler? If those over whom one commands power are killed without cause, have their homes polluted heedlessly with toxic wastes, and have deformities and diseases resulting...

Environmental Epidemiology

>Jump to: navigation, search environmental exposures that contribute to or protect against injuries, illnesses, developmental conditions, disabilities, and deaths; and identification of public health and health care actions to avoid, prepare for, and effectively manage the risks associated with harmful exposures.

Difference between Conservation and Preservation

>There is marked difference between conservation and preservation. Conservation is the term used in the preservation of especially the natural environment and resources. A conservation area would mean an area containing a noteworthy environment and specially protected by law against undesirable changes.

Conservation vs. Preservation and Natural Regulation

>Preservation and Conservation are two different theories regarding the management of natural resources.  In this paper, I examine the differences between the two theories, and discuss the manner in which the concept of natural regulation is featured.

Basics: Conservation vs. Preservation

>Within discussions of environmental issues, there are two broad approaches one can take. On one hand there are those who argue that the goal should be the creation and preservation of wilderness free of human influence. This view can be broadly construed as “preservation.”

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