environmental conservation Articles

  • The economic downturn. Is environmental resource conservation still possible?

    The recent world wide economic crisis has drastically refocused our priorities.  Many of us have seen our retirement portfolios dwindle and real estate values plummet, while federal, state and local governments are scrambling for funding as budgets disappear. Even obtaining financing for all but the essentials has become more difficult. Advisors caution U.S. President-elect Barak Obama that ...


    By Three Ravens Ranch

  • Energy and environmental conservation in Slovakia and institutional support

    The paper covers the problem of energy intensity in Slovakia, its international comparisons and reasons for its considerable level. The availability of primary energy sources in Slovakia is mentioned and the impact on the environment of the energy sector is presented. Brief characteristics of the Slovak Energy Policy are stated and institutional measures aiming at more efficient energy use in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Religious approaches to water management and environmental conservation

    The goal of this paper is to identify points of convergence between the great religious traditions in addressing human–nature relations, as well as presenting a critical evaluation of whether these approaches have in fact affected environmental conservation in representative countries. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism have been considered. The main traditions considered are: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk management on energy and environmental conservation in CEE countries

    The report has been prepared on the basis of seven independent provided research projects, realised by experts from all countries of CEE. The seven research projects are: 1) Development of risk analyses on energy and environmental conservation; 2) Strategic forecast on energy and environment conservation; 3) Main risk sources identification on energy conservation policy; 4) Risk valuation methods ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation in environmental conservation: issues of adequacy and rigour

    Significant effort and investment is committed to environmental conservation. How much conservation projects can achieve will be determined by the efficacy of this investment. Measuring project performance, establishing priorities and expenditure options requires examination of the relationship between goals, inputs and outcomes, based on clear evaluation methods. This paper reviews the recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological modernisation and nature conservation

    Although ecological modernisation has a prominent position in contemporary environmental sociology, efforts to use ecological modernisation concepts in the specific case of nature conservation are remarkably absent. This article explores the potentials of applying ecological modernisation as a discourse and as a theory to issues of nature management. It is argued that ecological modernisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Resource Conservation Challenge: Update

    Resource Conservation Challenge: An Overview Launched in 2002, the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) implements Congress’ charge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act to prevent pollution and conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. The RCC is a national ...

  • Application of an environmentally optimum cooling water system design in water and energy conservation

    Recirculating cooling water systems are consist of a cooling tower and heat-exchanger network which conventionally have a parallel configuration. However, reuse of water between different cooling duties enables cooling water networks to be designed with series arrangements. This will results in performance improvement and increased cooling tower capacity. Research on recirculating cooling water ...

  • Problems of energy conservation and environmental impacts of energy production and consumption in Slovakia

    The current situation of the Slovak energy sector and its development since 1990 (Gross Domestic Product, primary energy sources, final energy consumption, energy intensity, electricity intensity, electricity consumption) is presented. A marked dependence on energy imports explains the necessity for energy conservation in Slovakia. Energy intensity in Slovakia is steadily decreasing; still there ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conservation and new forms of action: Otonga, Ecuador

    In this paper, a short analysis of historical and contemporary conservation practices is carried out as an introduction to the case study of the 'Bosque Integral Otonga' Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador. Otonga represents a unique experience within the global landscape of contemporary natural and human resources conservation strategies. Funded and directed by an Italian friar entomologist at the PUCE ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California

    Executive Summary The largest, least expensive, and most environmentally sound source of water to meet California’s future needs is the water currently being wasted in every sector of our economy. This report, “Waste Not, Want Not,” strongly indicates that California’s urban water needs can be met into the foreseeable future by reducing water waste through cost-effective water-saving ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Sea Turtle Conservation: An `Illegal` Trade Barrier?

    In fisheries around the globe, by-catch is a serious threat to marine organisms. By-catch includes both non-target species (e.g. fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals) and immature individuals of the target species. Experts estimate that discarded by-catch accounts for around 30 per cent of the global catch.1 Several international agree- ments have addressed the issue of by-catch, including ...


    By IOS Press

  • Water Conservation: A Vital Consideration in Industrial Water Treatment

    Abstract Groundwater shortages, EPA regulations, aquifer pollution, and increasing restrictions on the use of chemicals in open recirculating cooling & process water systems have driven the need for alternative technologies in this sector of industrial water treatment. The VRTX Technology is a mechanical water treatment system designed to address this alternative need in cooling and ...


  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Soil conservation and protection in Europe - the way ahead

    This book introduces the reader to the current soil protection and conservation debate in Europe. It is written for the informed person with a background in for example environmental science, agriculture, forestry, geography or law. The focus of this book is not on the scientific analysis of the problem but rather on the actions that can be taken to improve and protect European soils. We have ...


    By European Commission

  • An Industrial Noise Map is Basic to Hearing Conservation

    An Industrial Noise Map Is Basic to Hearing Conservation In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual measurement method is to use a portable noise dosimeter attached to a worker that measures noise exposure as the person moves about the work area. However, this does nothing to identify the source and location of the noise. When conducing a noise survey, a noise ...

  • Mudbank - Responsible business supporting biodiversity and flyway conservation

    Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Linkage of Conservation Activity to Trends in the U.S. Economy

    Abstract: As an economy grows, natural capital such as timber, soil, and water is reallocated to the human economy. This conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation creates a conundrum for conservation biologists because traditional forms of conservation action require money. We hypothesize that conservation spending in the United States is highly ...


  • Creating an energy conservation program - Case Study

    Challenge: Our client is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes, and is represented in more than 60 countries. Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was engaged to assist the company with the development and implementation of its global sustainability program and pursuit of its energy ...


    By Antea Group - USA

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