Understanding Environmental Pollution
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Understanding Environmental Pollution

The Anatomy of Air, Water, and Soil Pollution
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Last updated 4/2017
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understanding the four key areas of the environment- the Biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere, and how each area is affected by pollution.
  • Identify the main pollutants in the air, water and soil.
  • Determine the fate of pollutants in the environment as a whole i.e. in the foodwebs and the impact on human health.
  • Explore different methods of environmental rehabilitation after pollution.
  • Identify steps in which pollution can be minimized.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at beginner level.
  • An interest in environmental studies would be an advantage.
  • An interest in learning about care for the environment would be an advantage.
Description

The aim of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of environmental pollution. The course gives insight about the structure of the environment and the different ways in which pollutants can change its composition with regards to how they enter the environment as well as their fate.

Furthermore, several phenomena that result from pollution in the 3 key areas of the environment, air, water and soil are explained in more details. These include the formation of photochemical smog and acid rain, biomagnification of chemical pollutants in the soil and water, as well as how air pollution exacerbates the greenhouse effect.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals who are interested in environmental studies.
  • Professionals who are in the environmental care and land planning industry.
  • Individuals who are interested in environment-related topics.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Start with Lecture 1
9 Lectures 58:27


What is Environmental Pollution?
02:27

Air Pollution
10:53

Water Pollution
13:09

Thermal Pollution
03:03

Water Pollution Control
05:02

Soil Pollution
05:43

Solutions
07:24
About the Instructor
Natasha Palesa Mothapo
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6 Students
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Natasha Palesa Mothapo earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biodiversity and Ecology at Stellenbosch University and graduated cum Laude in MSc Zoology in 2009. He finished her Master's Degree in Zoology at Stellenbosch University in 2013.

Her primary interests aside from biodiversity, includes invasion biology, ecology, integrated pest management, science-policy, conservation science communication to the public, biodiversity and conservation planning (and prioritisation), ecosystem services, environmental resource economics and policy, environmental law, environmental education, and environmental management. 

Currently, Dr. Mothapo is a Postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Invasion Biology. She was ad hoc lecturer in Biology in Stellenbosch University - Dept. of Botany and Zoology from September to November in 2013.