Welcome to my Environmental A-Z…
The idea for this series came about because as my regular followers and commenters know I am passionate about the health of the world I am living in… however often when I am researching and reading articles I come across terms and have to look them up which spawned the idea for this…two-fold… it increases my knowledge and I hope yours…
The A-Z of the environment and Climate Change… letter M.
The best way to predict your future is to create it...Abraham Lincoln.
Mariculture is the farming of aquatic plants and animals in saltwater. Sounds ok, doesn’t it? What is the reality? The reality is I don’t buy farmed seafood…Why? Because the discharge from these farms which includes waste, pesticides plus other undesirable things are discharged directly into the sea destroying ecologically fragile coastal waters and destroying local ecosystems.
BUT well planned and managed Mariculture can contribute positively to coastal environments..Thus considerable attention will be necessary to improve the environmental management of aquaculture through sound environmental technology and better management supported by effective policies, planning strategies and legislation…
Personally, I would love to be able to buy more seafood from properly managed Mariculture if it was saving depletion of valuable marine life and fish stocks.
MBT 😦 Mechanical Biological Treatment)…
What is meant by Mechanical Biological Treatment? It is a type of waste processing facility that combines a sorting facility with a form of biological treatment such as composting or biological digestion that is designed to process mixed household waste as well as community and industrial waste.
The concentration of a substance in an environmental medium is calculated to produce a certain effect under a defined set of conditions.
Mixed Land Use:
Mixed land use enables a range of land uses including residential, commercial, and industrial to be co-located in an integrated way that supports sustainable forms of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling, and increases neighbourhood amenity.
Mixed land use well managed can be a positive thing HOWEVER mixed land use may cause negative effects such as environmental problems like pollution, car congestion and noise inside urban blocks …This is because most developers find loopholes that work to their advantage.
Municipal waste is defined as waste collected and treated by or for municipalities. … The definition excludes waste from municipal sewage networks and treatment, as well as waste from construction and demolition activities.
Managed properly it can be a bonus managed incorrectly it can be a nightmare.
Mulching is a Critical Part of Environmentally-Responsible Gardening. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your garden. Mulch reduces water loss from soil, which means less time spent watering your garden, and less water used. … It improves soil aeration and drainage, and reduces soil erosion.
That’s all for today…See you tomorrow in my kitchen…Have a lovely day xxx