By Kevin Hillstrom
A concise but thorough evaluation of the environmental matters, difficulties, and controversies dealing with the world's such a lot densely populated continent―Europe.
• attention-grabbing sidebar articles, tables and figures, and photographs
• evaluate maps of the continent and an inventory of environment-related firms at the Internet
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It provides ongoing feedback in the management of the town or city on which activities are driving the urban ecosystem towards balance and which are driving it away. Through a management process rooted in sustainability, decisions may be made which not only represent the interests of current stakeholders, but also of future generations. The implementation of this principle will give each city or town great freedom to define the nature of its activities. We must therefore invest in this capital.
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But other environmental problems will be difficult to remedy. So-called noise pollution, for example, is emerging as a quality of life issue for more and more Europeans. The European Environment Agency estimates that more than 30 percent of the people living in EU states live in dwellings with significant exposure to road, train, and aviation noise (EEA, Environment in the European Union at the Turn of the Century, 1999). Europe’s urban centers have also become the focus of a great deal of environmental analysis and policy-making because of their growing impact on landscapes and natural resources halfway around the world.