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According to Greek mythology, Gaia was a goddess, who arose from Chaos. Chaos was the darkness that reigned in the beginning of existence. The omnipotent Gaia gave birth first to the immense light blue Sky, the Mountains and the Sea. The Sky after it covered the world, united with Gaia, creating all the other elements. Their marriage is the source of life of the world.

Sky and Ground is the fundamental pair, the immortal pair that gives birth initially to the Ocean, the river of rivers and myriads deities that express big forces of Nature and phenomena. Nereids, Titans, Giants, Mermaids, Medouses, Pigasos, Cycoples, Oceanides, thousands sons and daughters that give a face to known and natural phenomena and bodies, as the seas and the lands, the mountains and the rivers, the sun and the moon, the day and the night.

The bigger part of this first cosmogony is found in the work "Theogony" of Isiodos.


What is Environmental Engineering?
It is the practical implementation of engineering solutions to environmental problems. Environmental Engineering deals with the minimization of waste generation, with the reduction of energy use, with the reduction of natural resources use, with the provision of safe drinking water, with the control of air and water pollution, with the remediation of polluted sites, etc, while providing at the same the development that the community requires. It also deals with the development of new and improved means to protect the environment.

Like most engineers, environmental engineers must have a strong background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. They learn engineering problem-solving and how to work in teams to accomplish goals. They develop the ability to apply scientific principles as part of making engineering decisions. Environmental engineers are skilled in analysis and design, and they apply their knowledge to protect the environment and human health.