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]
48 pages , The Rosen Publishing Group , 2007 Discusses the issues surrounding nuclear power, including an overview of the energy crisis, the environmental consequences, and the future of nuclear power.
431 pages , Wageningen Academic Pub , 2014-10 The work of creating the future is being done now - and much of it is unsustainable in terms of natural and cultural resources. How will the next generation of leadership for environmental sustainability be raised up? Can we imagine sustainable futures, and can we enable transformative leadership to help us realize them? How ...[Read More]
280 pages , 2007-01-01 Contents Include : Environment And Education; Managing Ecological Concerns Related To Economic Development; Vedic Wisdom For Survival; Environmental Degradation: Environmental Awareness; Pope Calls Energy Alternatives; President Kalam S Green Justice; Water Wars Loom Large; Desertification An Assessment And Remedies; A Model For Sustainable Development In ...[Read More]