2018-04-23T07:00:00Z If people are to survive in these ever harsher conditions, their crops need to withstand drought, high temperatures and poor soils.
Cactus crops are gaining increasing interest across the globe, in particular cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica), because of its unique characteristics which provide resilience to the above mentioned harsh conditions. Cactus p...[Read More]
? ? 1998 New Dimensions Foundation1998-10-01T07:00:00ZUSA How much do we know about the natural bioregion in which we live, and why does it matter? Listen to Jeanne and Dick Roy, Jerry Mander and others as they talk about the challenge of waking up to the realities of the place where we live, to more fully appreciate the world that keeps us alive.
292 pages , Earthscan , 2009 Whole system approaches to sustainable design can help achieve 80 percent (Factor 5) or greater resource productivity in new designs. The greater productivity arises from investing in the design stage, where 60-90 percent of a product's or process' lifecycle economic and ecological costs are committed. Newly-designed engineered systems often ...[Read More]
168 pages , Oxford University Press , 2013-09-16 Inside small homes and huts throughout the developing world, billions of people burn fires in rudimentary stoves to prepare their meals and heat their homes. Besides providing heat, these stoves also release large amounts of dense black soot, which has a staggeringly negative impact on the health, ecosystems, and advanceme...[Read More]
A drawbridge mentality is the attitude of people who have migrated to a more exclusive or more "unspoilt" community and then campaign to preserve the tranquility of that community by opposing further inward migration by people or businesses and, possibly, any development or refurbishment, including plans put forward by those already located there.
The term can imply a selfish attitude and can be t...[Read More]
325 pages , Emerald Group Publishing , 2011-12-06 This volume aims to assist readers to navigate the conceptual maze surrounding discussions of business and sustainability by offering critical reflection on the state of business action for environmental sustainability and providing evidence about what is actually taking place in real localities and businesses.
250 pages , Rowman & Littlefield Publishers , 2006-12-19 As we experience a significant increase in the price of petroleum, energy experts caution us to the coming of a time when easily accessed petroleum will begin to decline. The United States is confronted with the challenge of meeting current energy demands in the face of a declining and unstable energy supply. Alter...[Read More]