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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Automotive Lubricant Testing and Additive Development

    Twelve peer-reviewed papers focus on both the chemical and tribological aspects of automotive lubricant testing and additive development. In order to help the automotive industry meet lower emission standards, higher fuel economy goals, and longer drain intervals associated with a minimization of any adverse environmental effects, the petroleum ...

  • Improvement of the life cycle assessment methodology for dwellings

    The aim of this thesis is to improve the environmental life cycle assessment methodology for buildings by incorporating damage to the health of occupants of emissions from building materials and local traffic. It also intends to determine the overall impact reduction by building environmentally improved dwellings. This reduction is referred to as ...

  • City Limits: Putting the Brakes on Sprawl

    Today, every world region suffers from sprawling, car-choked urban areas. Accidents and pollution-related illness take lives, while traffic delays sap human productivity and waste fuel. Part of the reason that Americans now guzzle 43 percent of the world’s gasoline is to wheel around expansive metropolises. Transportation, spurred by road ...

  • Leicester Environment City: Learning How to Make Local Agenda 21 Partnerships and Participation Deliver; Local Agenda 21 Series working paper 5

    This paper describes the pioneering experience of the city of Leicester (in the UK) over the last 10 years in developing its Local Agenda 21 and other aspects of its work towards environmental improvement and sustainable development. It includes details of measures to improve public transport and reduce congestion, traffic accidents, reduce car ...

  • GEMS Environment Library No. 05: The Contamination of Food

    The UNEP/FAO/ WHO Food Contamination Monitoring Programme (GEMS/Food) has been collecting data on food contamination through a network of participating institutes since 1976. In 1988, data from the monitoring programme and other sources covering the years 1971—85 were compiled, analysed and published by GEMS as a joint UNEP/FAO/ WHO document ...

  • The Bicycle: Vehicle for a Small Planet

    In a world so transformed by the automobile that whole landscapes and lifestyles bear its imprint, a significant fact goes unnoticed. While societies the world over define transportation in terms of engine power, the greatest share of personal transport needs is met by human ...

  • Effect of Automotive Emission Requirements on Gasoline Characteristics

    The papers in the Symposium on Effect of Automotive Emission Requirements on Gasoline Characteristics Were given at the 73rd Annual Meeting of theAmerican Society for Testing and Materials held in Toronto, Ont., Canada, 21—26 June 1970. The symposium was sponsored by Division A of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. The ...

  • Road Pricing, the Economy and the Environment

    Economic growth and globalisation create traffic growth, leading to congestion, which again increases travel times and costs. Traffic growth also increases CO2 emissions, air pollution, accidents, and noise. So, clearly there is a need to manage traffic, taking into account that there is a need for transportation; hence it cannot be restricted ...

  • Urban Air Pollution - European Aspects

    Since 1950 the population of the world has more than doubled, and the proportion of people living in cities has increased by a factor of four. In the year 2000 nearly half of the world's population will live in urban areas. Air pollution has always been one of the major nuisances of urban living, but in recent decades the sources of pollution ...

  • Highway and Urban Environment

    Today, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas and rapid urbanisation is expected to continue in the next decades. The growth of urban areas around the world presents many challenges and needs to be supported by the development of adequate and sustainable infrastructures. The Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (Nicosia, Cyprus, ...

  • Fuel Oxygenates

    The state of the art on fuel oxygenates, and in particular of MTBE in groundwater, is presented. Historically, oxygenates like MTBE were developed in the 1970s as octane enhancers to replace toxic additives like lead, which were phased out of gasoline. The presence of oxygenates in gasoline promotes cleaner fuel combustion within the engine, ...

  • Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment

    Environmental common law litigation has reemerged in recent years as a powerful second pathway alongside statutory avenues for practitioners, communities, and governments to seek redress to environmental wrongs. Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment vividly illustrates that environmental common law has never been more ...

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