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Trade and environmental damage in US agriculture

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 5, 2005)

Trade liberalisation has the potential to contribute to overall improvements in environmental performance, while countries might lose a comparative advantage in trade because of stringent environmental regulations. We analyse the environmental damages in the US agriculture since 1973 using state level data and conclude that states lose a ...

Environmental damage, abatement and sustainable economic growth

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 28, 2005)

This paper investigates the impact of abatement policies on the environment and economic growth. Environmental damage is a by-product of industrial production. As pollution reduces the welfare of every individual, it constitutes a negative impact of production. We focus on abatement policies to regenerate the environment. In social optimum, we ...

Book Review: Deleuze and Environmental Damage by Mark Halsey

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 10, 2009)

Deleuze and Environmental Damage, by Mark Halsey. Aldershot, Burlington, Ashgate, 2006. 285 pp. ISBN 0-7546-2491-9Keywords: book ...

Environmental damage: what to quantify, prevent and insure

by MediTerra Environmental Consultants, S.L.  (Jan. 7, 2010)

The Environmental Responsibility of the various economic agents operating in Spain has already been required for the last two years with the passing of Law 26/2007 of 26 October on Environmental Responsibility. Also, its partial development, as defined by Regulation 2090/2008 of 22 December, has helped to better know the environmental damages ...

Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Aug. 6, 2016)

In considering a “Business Case” for creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, we need to move beyond the idea that companies have a moral responsibility to send workers home from work as healthy as they were when they arrived. During my learning for this post I increased my knowledge about psychological illnesses, such ...

How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

by econ industries GmbH  (Aug. 12, 2016)

NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water ...

Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

by Oxford Journals  (Aug. 27, 2016)

Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on ...

CorrCost: Calculating material damage and costs

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Apr. 1, 2001)

CorrCost is a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform for modelling material damage, cost estimates are based on environmental parameter. Dose-response functions and lifetime equations are calculated and the resulting costs for maintenance, repair and re-placement are ...

Article: Liability for damage to public natural resources under the 2004 EC Environmental Liability Directive: Standing and assessment of damages

This article focuses on the April 2004 EC Directive on Environmental Liability (Directive 2004/35/CE). It examines its measure of damages, its framework for assessing damages and its provisions regarding the issue of standing. Comparisons will regularly be made with the United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990, its natural resource damage ...

Rational application of chemicals in response to oil spills may reduce environmental damage

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 4, 2011)

Oil spills, for example those due to tanker collisions and groundings or platform accidents, can have huge adverse impacts on marine systems. The impact of an oil spill at sea depends on a number of factors, such as spill volume, type of oil spilled, weather conditions, and proximity to environmentally, economically, or socially sensitive areas. ...

Environmental damage costs from airborne pollution in the major cities in China

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 23, 2009)

This paper estimates the environment external costs due to air pollutants via the impacts pathway approach used for ExternE project in the major cities in China over the period 2003-2006. The estimation results show that the external costs were US$ 20.15 billion in 2006, representing 2.28% of gross domestic product (GDP). This means that China ...

Foreign investor liability for environmental damage: does the form of capital matter?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 3, 2012)

Foreign investors may finance and benefit from environmentally damaging activities, but then escape liability because victims of such harm are unable to obtain remedial relief from their domestic judicial system. A debated response to this problem is the idea that foreign investors be held liable by their home governments for the negative ...

Article: Valuing nature resource damages: a transatlantic lesson

Abstract This paper presents a comparison of the United States natural resource damage assessment regulations for restoration of natural resources, the 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage and the International Oil Pollution Fund provisions on reinstatement of environmental impacts caused by oil pollution, ...

Economic damage control for greenhouse gas emissions

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

Future emissions of trace gases are intrinsically linked to economic growth and abatement policies, which in turn, are governed by expectations of greenhouse damages. Trace gas indices that depend upon future emissions can be calculated either on the basis of emissions scenarios, such as those devised by the IPCC, or using optimal control ...

Opinion: Planning delays, human rights and damages

According to the latest figures released by the Government,1 in the first nine months of 2004 76 per cent of all planning applications submitted to district planning authorities have been determined within the statutory eight-week period provided for in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), s. 78(2).2  Although this figure is ...

51% of consumers support a carbon tax on damaging products

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Sep. 29, 2010)

New survey reveals that 51% of the consumers agreed that products that cause harm the environment should carry an additional carbon tax. 51% of consumers support a carbon tax on damaging products New survey reveals that 51% of the consumers agreed that products that cause harm the environment should carry an additional carbon tax. A recent ...

The European environmental liability directive and comparisons with U.S. natural resource damage assessment regulations

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Apr. 5, 2010)

In recent months, there has been increasing awareness and interest on the part of corporate organizations as to how to prepare for the enactment of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)1 into national laws of the EU Member States (Member States are those sovereign countries of Europe that have acceded to the EU since ...

Environmental contaminants and chromosomal damage associated with beak deformities in a resident North American passerine

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 6, 2014)

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 ...

Water Rights and Environmental Damage: An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales Donald

Keywords: property stewardship, water rights, abstraction, Water Framework Directive, Water Act 2003 Abstract: The intersection of private rights and public responsibilities lies at the heart of both environmental and property law. This article considers this intersection in the context of debates about property ownership and notions of ...

Underwater interpretative trail: guidance to improve education and decrease ecological damage

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 27, 2005)

Studies of environmental education on trails in the sea and their impact are scarce, especially as regards the Brazilian coast. Herein is analysed an implemented model of an interpretative guided underwater trail (free diving), undertaken in the Anchieta Island's Park, southeast Brazil. The activity consisted of a preparatory lecture, followed by ...

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