320 pages , Routledge , 2012-05-04 For 200 years industrial civilization has relied on the combustion of abundant and cheap carbon fuels. But continued reliance has had perilous consequences. On the one hand there is the insecurity of relying on the world's most unstable region - the Middle East - compounded by the imminence of peak oil, growing scarcity and mounting pri...[Read More]
384 pages , Routledge , 2009-12-16 Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban inf...[Read More]
346 pages , Springer , 2011-04-15 Today more than 5 million chemicals are known and roughly 100,000 of them are frequently used, with both numbers rising. Many of these chemicals are ultimately released into the environment and may cause adverse effects to ecosystems and human health. Effect-directed analysis (EDA) is a promising tool for identifying predominant toxicant...[Read More]
21 pages , DIANE Publishing , 2010-03 Burning coal generates 50% of U.S. electricity and produces air pollution that can pose a threat to human health and ecosystems. The increasing demand for electricity in Texas has led to proposals for 33 new coal-burning, electricity-generating units. The EPA establishes national ambient air quality standards for 6 pollutants to prot...[Read More]
The Compact of Mayors is a global coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the future impacts of climate change. The Compact highlights cities’ climate impact while measuring their relative risk levels and carbon pollution. The Compact of Mayors seeks to show the importance of city climate action, both at the local level and ...[Read More]
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a community of data and information technology practitioners that come together to coordinate earth science interoperability efforts. Participation in the ESIP Federation allows members to enhance their data management capabilities.
The ESIP Federation arranges collaboration through in-person meetings and virtually through collaboratio...[Read More]
344 pages , Island Press , 2012-02-13 Corridor Ecology presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity. It offers an objective, carefully interpreted review of the issues and is a one-of-a-kind resource for scienti...[Read More]