environmental disaster Articles

  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment - Afghanistan

    In the capital of Afghanistan there is a saying: May Kabul be without gold rather than without snow. For most of the country’s people the land, its biological resources and its ecological processes are the source of their livelihood and the foundation for their existence. Apart from the country’s most arid deserts and frozen mountains, virtually the entire land surface of Afghanistan has been ...


  • Maldives: Post-Tsunami Environmental Assessment

    Untitled Document In the immediate aftermath of the enormous devastation and suffering caused by the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, ...


  • Longevity in the 21st century: a global environmental perspective

    One of the great human success stories in the last few decades has been the marked increase in longevity in many, albeit not all, societies across the globe. Lifespans reaching into the 80s, 90s and 100s are becoming increasingly common, and forecasters predict even greater proportionate gains to come during the course of the 21st century. This article summarises the gains that have been, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Know About Tunnel and Environmental Monitoring

    Building a house may take a few months. Someone who has ever supervised the construction of a house must be aware that there are so many activities which are done for it. Now, think about the large construction projects. The roads, flyovers, railway tracks etc. we use today are result of rigorous hard work and planning undertaken by different construction companies. A large number of decisions ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • The Uncertain Future of Environmental Legislation in Brazil

    After a scare, Brazil's President reiterates environmental commitments, but the battle continues ...

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Environmental change and migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Environmental changes are especially pronounced in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Land degradation is nowadays a major concern for 32 countries in Africa, and over 300 million people in SSA face water scarcity (UNEP, 2008). To what extent are environmental factors likely to trigger migration in SSA? To shed some light on the question, this paper provides the latest figures and information. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Population and the environment: toward a theory of environmental Malthusianism

    Present governmental and environmental policy is curative and reactive in nature, directed towards cleaning up past environmental disasters and passing laws to limit pollutants emitted by individuals and enterprises. Such policies fail to recognize that the root causes of environmental degradation are the result of an exponentially expanding population and a rising standard of living. No ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Case Note: Environmental Risks, Rights and Black Swans

    Keywords: Environmental rights, risk, European Court of Human Rights, black swans INTRODUCTION While it by now is well-established that certain environmental risks may trigger human rights responsibilities upon governments, a close examination of the exact perimeters of this assessment, as developed by human rights tribunals, alerts us to the explanatory ...


  • Mosul battle brings environmental damage, with serious impacts on health, prospects of recovery

    Civilians in Northern Iraq are falling victim to additional suffering - including near suffocation and respiratory illnesses - due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militants following the launch of a major military offensive to retake the city of Mosul. Nineteen oil wells have been set ablaze by armed groups near Al Qayyarah, located south-east of Mosul, ...

  • 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

  • From Exxon Valdez to Oriental Nicety: African environmental issues, accounting and corporate responsibilities

    This paper investigates the environmental issues caused by the oil exploitations in the US India and in Africa. The paper deals with several questions. Who should be held accountable? What are the roles of the oil companies? What is the responsibility of regulators and governments? How should we count the damages? What are the ‘solutions’? Researchers and the International Press report that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • 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

  • An applied research analysis of telework programmes as an environmentally friendly policy and a viable sustainability development leadership practice

    This article discusses telework as an environmentally friendly policy and its role as a convenient way for governments and businesses to encourage sustainable development leadership practices as effective employee retention and recruiting tools. Telework is a technological advancement, which allows employees to work in approximation to their home or any accessible location. Telework policy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood risks and environmental vulnerability — Exploring the synergies between floodplain restoration, water policies and thematic policies

    Nowadays floodplain areas are reduced in size or no longer function as active floodplains, thereby impacting on the delivery of environmental services to local and regional communities and economies. These services include regulating services such as protection against floods or water purification; provisioning services, such as nutrient collection and fertile soil formation; and cultural ...

  • Emergency management and ethics

    Though ethics underlie emergency management in important ways, they have received insufficient attention in the mainstream academic and professional literature. This has led to the problem of people being insufficiently addressed as beings of moral worth in disasters, in spite of the overall claim that the responses are for their benefit. In the emergency field they can instead be treated as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Devastation hits Japan

    Without a doubt, you will have, at some point this weekend, been glued to your TV screens watching images, video clips and listening to the disaster as it unfolds in Japan. The earthquake was the biggest to hit Japan, measuring 8.8, causing widespread destruction. The environmental impact of such a disaster will have catastrophic consequences for the country. ...


    By IMSM Ltd

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