environmental activists Articles

  • Study of environmental perceptions of Europeans

    The nature of environmental challenges has changed considerably in recent decades. Nonetheless, the global nature of environmental problems has long been known, as issues such as pollution, loss of biodiversity, global warming, ozone depletion and tropical deforestation do not respect international borders. One can argue, however, that it is only in recent years that these problems have become ...

  • Shining light on environmental injustice

    In some places “fighting for the environment” means writing letters to elected officials or marching in protest against a polluter. In others, it means quite literally risking life and limb. Now media, governments, justice organizations and others have better access than ever to the stories of ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental Compliance and Management Benefits

    Many companies are subject to environmental regulations without realizing it. In general, any business, big or small, commercial or industrial, which emits vapors or dust into the air, discharges process waste water into a sewer or on the ground, or generates a solid waste for disposal may be subject to environmental regulations. If a business uses a great many chemicals, or volumes of chemical, ...


  • Environmental movements and social networking sites in Bangladesh

    This paper aims to explore the current trend of environmental movements and its relationship with social networking sites (SNS) in Bangladesh, the most vulnerable country to climate change impacts in the world. SNS is increasingly being used in environmental movements in the disaster–prone country and it has a significant impact on activism. This study was undertaken on a recent protest against ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?

    Green groups face a growing call to measure and report how well they do their jobs Greenpeace rates tech companies on their data centers. Oxfam America ranks food brands on the sustainability of their supply chains. The ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental activism needs “good cops” and “bad cops”

    We see this technique play out all the time in the environmental movement — and both roles are essential. The ol’ good cop/bad cop shtick: One of the oldest techniques in the book and a cinematic trope that’s been used for decades. It has stuck around because it’s melodramatic and it kind of works. While this routine may be playing out right now in some sparsely ...


    By Ensia

  • Rethinking the role of business in solving environmental threats

    In 2012, when the Obama Administration sought to raise average fuel economy standards, something unexpected happened. The "Big Three" automakers -- General Motors, Chrysler and Ford - backed the effort. For decades, every attempt to raise fuel economy standards had been met with stiff opposition from automakers who argued it was too costly, too difficult, and would result in cars Americans ...


    By Ceres

  • Environmental Health & Safety Liability Assessment Systems

    An excerpt from the book, "Information Technology Solutions for EHS Professionals," by Thomas J. Morahan, Vice President of EHS Technology at InteGreyted, International ...


  • Social amplification of risk and environmental collective activism: a case study of Cobalt-60 contamination incident in Taiwan

    This paper employs an integrated framework – social amplification of risk – to study the incident of Cobalt-60 radioactive contamination in residences in Taiwan. Here, local collective actions were briefly resident-driven and the broader movement was subsequently dominated by activists who had never been directly impacted. The author utilises a qualitative case study that draws upon in-depth ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table

    Thanksgiving is the one national holiday that has avoided being despoiled by excessive commercialization. It is a time when families and friends gather to appreciate one another and be thankful. But on the environmental front, we are constantly bombarded with stories of impending crises, environmental disasters, ecosystem collapse and species loss. Not only does this ...


    By Ensia

  • Walkerton: requiem for the New Public Management in Ontario?

    In May 2000, seven residents of Walkerton, Ontario, died, and hundreds more became seriously ill as a result of the contamination of the town's water supply. Immediately, residents and environmental activists pointed to the weakening of the province's environment ministry as the principal cause. Since coming to power in 1995, the Progressive Conservatives had taken steps to privatise and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban agriculture and sustainable urban systems: a benefits assessment of the garden movement in Havana, Cuba

    The sustainability of urban systems is at the forefront of many national environmental agendas, both in developing and developed countries. Urban agriculture (UA) is a concept that has captured the imagination of a growing number of environmentalists, poverty activists and urban planners alike, with its capacity to deal with a number of environmental and social pressures that arise in urban ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bringing interregional linkages back in: industrial symbiosis, international trade and the emergence of the synthetic dyes industry in the late 19th century

    Many sustainable development theorists and environmental activists often take two basic assumptions for granted. The first is that local production is generally preferable to long-distance trade. The second is that renewable sources of energy or materials are preferable to nonrenewable sources. These assumptions are, to a large extent, implicit in much of the industrial symbiosis and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enacting ecological and collaborative rationality through multiparty collaboration – a case of innovation in governance

    The article presents the case study of a partnership between a metallurgy company and an NGO concerned with environmental protection. The partnership constituted an attempt to reconcile the firm's economic objectives with those of the citizens who lived in the area on which it had an ecological impact. Driven by high ideals, the multistakeholder partnerships were an innovation inspired by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Issues facing the bottled water and beverage industry and the potential of EOH2O process to address them

    The following is an overview focusing on the increasing risk to beverage producers to potential litigation and lossof market share, due to the presence of endocrine disrupting and other persistent organic pollutants infesting nearlyevery fresh water source (including treated municipal tap water) throughout the World. The use of established treatment regimes employed by the beverage industry is ...


  • Making money by reducing emissions

    Efforts to reduce emissions are really about changing companies’ behavior. Pressure on companies from various activist groups combined with daily headlines in national and international media are driving various agendas among federal, state and local regulators. The current financial crisis does not appear to have lessened this pressure, rather the opposite. Compliance is now a must; ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • TSCA IUR revision poses challenges for firms

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), the consultation on which closes in October. Lynn Bergeson explains why domestic chemical manufacturers and importers must be aware of the proposal and prepare for its implications. Background The IUR requires manufacturers, defined to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • No Safe Harbor: The shipping industry`s pollution problem

    DCBureau.org, an award-winning investigative journalism organization, has released a major three-part series exposing the heavy public health and environmental damage of the commercial shipping industry. No Safe Harbor: The Shipping Industry's Pollution Problem, written by environmental correspondent Adam Sarvana, shows how the industry has for years avoided regulatory scrutiny even as it has ...


  • Want to change the future? Pay attention to the past.

    From Mandela to MLK to McKibben, history offers lessons aplenty for climate activists We all know the plotline: Single-minded, passionate activists attempt to take on immense money and power, hidebound ideology and bureaucratic paralysis to turn the tide on the most important issue ever. We could be talking about climate change. But we could also be talking about the abolition of ...


    By Ensia

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