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Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

by Wetlands International  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Introduction Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998, when it started a partnership with the national government to help better manage the country’s water resources for both its people and nature. Those early efforts involved scoping out the state of Mali’s unique natural habitats, not least its globally important wetland, ...

Expanding metal mixture toxicity models to natural stream and lake invertebrate communities

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Dec. 5, 2014)

A modeling approach that was used to predict the toxicity of dissolved single and multiple metals to trout is extended to stream benthic macroinvertebrates, freshwater zooplankton, and daphnia magna. The approach predicts the accumulation of toxicants (h, al, cd, cu, ni, pb, and zn) on organisms using three equilibrium accumulation models that ...

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 13, 2014)

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide behavioural-change communications to help limit growth and manage the difficulties. Specific communication issues ...

Farmers' willingness to pay for rehabilitation of degraded natural resources under watershed development in Ethiopia (case study in Dejen Woreda)

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 30, 2014)

This study goes to identify factors that affect farmers' WTP and estimating the TEV. The Bivarite Probit model is used for the estimation of the parameters using 185 sample size. The mean WTP from DBDCV is 28.48 ETH Birr per annum; is higher than the open ended CVM (i.e., 24.8 Birr). The TEV is estimated to be 105,148.16 ETH Birr. Education, ...

Rotary-Valve Fast-Cycle Pressure-Swing Adsorption Paper

by Xebec Adsorption Inc.  (Oct. 30, 2014)

Off-shore production/processing platforms often strand valuable associated and/or natural gas reserves due to severe space and weight/or limitations on the platform prohibiting the installation of gas processing and/or treatment facilities. This paper will describe how one such oil producer, located in the Santa Barbara Channel, met the ...

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, ...

Resource scarcity: Why don`t we act even when it is in our best interest?

by Strategic Environmental Consulting Limited (SEC)  (Nov. 10, 2014)

From academics, policy makers, local government to miners, manufacturers and retailers - we will all be needed to complete this journey. But how do we work towards a more resource responsible future? Gareth Kane’s blog on resource scarcity made the pitch for that issue to reach a ...

Power Positive Resource Recovery

by BioCycle Magazine  (Aug. 22, 2014)

Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a ...

What Is Natural Capital, Anyway?

by Ensia  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Wikipedia defines natural capital as “the stock of natural ecosystems that yields a flow of valuable ecosystem goods or services into the future” — a definition that’s begging to be translated into plain English. In this easy-to-comprehend, and at times hilarious, video from the ...

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