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- Inderscience Publishers
- Book Review: Deleuze and Environmental Damage by Mark Halsey
Coordinating ecological risk assessment with natural resource damage assessment: A panel discussion
Contaminated sites in the U.S. undergo remediation and restoration through regulatory programs that lead the two processes through independent but often parallel pathways with different objectives. The objective of remediation is to reduce risk to human health and the environment, whereas that of restoration is to restore injured resources and compensate the public for lost use of the services that natural resources provide. More complex sites, such as those associated with large river systems and urban waterways,...
Environmental contaminants and chromosomal damage associated with beak deformities in a resident ...
A large cluster of beak abnormalities among black‐capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) in Alaska raised concern about underlying environmental factors in this region. We analyzed metals and trace elements, organochlorine (OC) pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polychlorinated dibenzo‐dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDD‐Fs) in adults, nestlings, and eggs of the affected population; we also tested local bird seed for OC pesticides. Our results offered no support for the hypothesis...
Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation
Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if at all, in the policy. Meanwhile, the funds available for water damage restoration are generally not separately capped, and are available up to policy limits. Since mold would not have grown unless excessive moisture was present, water damage and mold damage almost...
Legal tools of environmental liability in Greece: application in the broader region of Asopos
This paper seeks to examine the legal tools of environmental liability in the Greek legal order which are: 1) the subjective civil liability of the Greek Civil Code; 2) the objective civil liability of Law 1650/1986; 3) the penal liability of Law 1650/1986; 4) the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) in Greece. The aim is to determine their effectiveness and to analyse whether the 'polluter pays' principle actually applies. The present paper endeavours to study the application of these...
Assessing the damage and restoring the land at Vergelegen Wine Estate - case study
NCC was contracted to provide 24 hour fire fighting services for the 29 days that the Vergelegen estate was under threat.With the support of NCC’s thorough reporting and professional guidance, the insurer awarded the costs of re-setting the Alien Vegetation Clearing Plan.From February through March 2009 devastating fires swept through the mountains above Somerset West, burning more than 60% of the land forming the historic Vergelegen Wine Estate and threatening the largest private conservation initiative in...