xii, 102p., Full of Col. Illus., Figs., Tabls., 29 cm.
CONTENTS:- Air Pollution I: Air Pollutants (Gaseous); Air Pollutants (Aerosols); Air Pollutants (Aesorsols); Air Pollutants (Others); Air Pollutions and Visibility; Air Quality Standards; Air Pollution Index; Air Quality Monitoring; Meteorological Settings; Devices for Control of Air Pollution; Transboundary Air Pollution; Vehicular Pollution; Noise Pollution; Water Pollution II: Water Scarcity; Water Quality; Pollution of Water; Biological Water Quality Evaluation; Water Quality Monitoring; Treatment of Wastewater; Disposal of Sewage on Land; Self Purification of Natural Streams; Tertiary Treatment of Waste Water; Home Based Water Purification Systems; Disinfection of Water; Industrial Effluent Treatment; Lakes and Reservoirs; Wetlands; Mangroves; On-Site Sanitation; Land Pollution; Municipal Solid Waste; Municipal Solid Waste Management; Disposal of Solid Wastes; Bio-Medical Waste; Plastic Waste; Hazardous Waste; E-Waste; Persistent Organic Pollutants; Hazardous Chemicals; Integrated Pest Management; References.
The media is a key source of information to the public about environment. The environmental stories are complex. In addition to social and economic considerations they have political dimensions as well. These also involve a lot of technical data and jargon. The ability to understand the technical information can be a weapon in the armour of a journalist reporting on environmental issues. The grasp of the technical subject matter is also required to show people the relevance of the issues. It is also helpful when during environmental emergencies the information does not come from the officials. The reporters thus may have to depend upon different people or organizations with different viewpoints. It thus becomes vital for a journalist to be able to evaluate the scientific standing of different viewpoints. This handbook elucidated technical issues related to air, water and land pollution in an unambiguous manner besides providing suggested readings for further learning. With its systematic approach, illustrated presentation and comprehensive coverage, the book would be immensely useful to journalists. Students of mass communication will also find it an invaluable reference.