The work of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (prior to 28 November 2006 UFZ-Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig-Halle GmbH) covers both basic research and applied research.
The UFZ was established on 12 December 1991. The Centre commenced its research activities on 2 January 1992. The UFZ has locations in Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg. In addition, it operates experimental statio...[Read More]
168 pages , Routledge , 2011-04-06 Waste generation, source reduction and recycling are matters of concern in today's world. The book discusses how economics can contribute to solve environmental problems and studies the waste reduction and recycling problems both theoretically and empirically, covering not only traditional resource economics and waste management, but al...[Read More]
Maharishi Vastu Architecture (MVA) is a set of architectural and planning principles assembled by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi based on "ancient Sanskrit texts" Maharishi Vastu Architecture is also called "Maharishi Sthapatya Veda" (MVA), "Fortune-Creating" buildings and homes, and "Maharishi Vedic architecture".
MVA has strict rules governing the orientation and proportions of a building. The most impor...[Read More]
336 pages , Princeton University Press , 2014-10-26 In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the wor...[Read More]
The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is a global partnership of countries that are disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming. The forum addresses the negative effects of global warming as a result of heightened socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities. These countries actively seek a firm and urgent resolution to the current intensification of climate change, domestica...[Read More]
354 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2005-02-18 Mountain ecosystems belong to the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Especially, the treeline ecotone acts as an indicator for environmental change. However, ecological processes in the treeline ecotone are not yet completely understood. The studies provided in this book may contribute to a better understan...[Read More]
An environmental gradient is a gradual change in abiotic factors through space (or time). Environmental gradients can be related to factors such as altitude, temperature, depth, ocean proximity and soil humidity.
Species abundances usually change along environmental gradients in a more or less predictive way. However, the species abundance along an environmental gradient is not only determined by ...[Read More]
170 pages , Classroom Complete Press , 2007-07-01 What is causing Global Warming? What are the effects? What can we do to stop or reduce Global Warming? We take a critical look from a scientific perspective that will help students separate fact from fiction in popular accounts in order to make informed decisions about products and lifestyle choices that affect the Earth ...[Read More]