400 pages , Princeton Review , 2017-08 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Environmental Science Exam with this comprehensive study guide--including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. Writt...[Read More]
53 pages , DIANE Publishing , 1996-06-01 Contains a selection of articles illustrating the beginning of an industrial ecology research program at Livermore National Laboratory. Topics addressed include: technological issues involved with the automobile, improved economic & environmental efficiency through better engineering, understanding the links between human economic...[Read More]
Climate change has had a significant direct effect on terrestrial animals, by being a major driver of the processes of speciation and extinction. The best known example of this is the Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse which occurred 350 million years ago. This event decimated amphibian populations and spurred on the evolution of reptiles.
Climate change is a natural event that has occurred through...[Read More]
264 pages , NYU Press , 2014-03-14 In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation’s largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the U.S. government, Endicott residents remain...[Read More]
32 pages , Dorling Kindersley Ltd , 2013-03-01 Earth Smart, now in ebook format. Follow the story of two children journeying around a town, learning about the environment and how to care for it. Find out how we can all make our world a cleaner, healthier place to live. DK Readers are part of a four-level highly pictorial reading scheme, which uses lively illustrations an...[Read More]
2002-09-17T07:00:00Z Successful cycling planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling with public transport. Since education is a critical element in cycling ...[Read More]
Mono Lake ( MOH-noh) is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. These salts also make the lake water alkaline.
This desert lake has an unusually productive ecosystem based on brine shrimp that thrive in its waters, and provid...[Read More]
I = PAT is the mathematical notation of a formula put forward to describe the impact of human activity on the environment.
I = P × A × T
The expression equates human impact on the environment to the product of three factors: Population, Affluence, and Technology. It is similar in form to the Kaya identity which applies specifically to emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
The validity ...[Read More]
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) was first negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2005, with the objective of mitigating climate change through reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases t...[Read More]
313 pages , Oxford University Press , 1999-03-18 Metapopulation is the ecological term for assemblages of plant and animal species within larger areas of space, with long-term survival of the species depending on a shifting balance between local extinctions and recolonizations in the patchwork of fragmented landscape. Metapopulation theory is of particular importance to ...[Read More]