land use Articles

  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Developing a contaminated land use strategy

    Landmark's Historical Map and Land Use datasets are invaluable for the identification of potentially contaminated land as part of the 1995 Environment Act. The challenge:Part IIa of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 makes local authorities responsible for the identification of historically contaminated land, which poses a threat to human health or to the environment, within their ...


    By Landmark Information Group

  • Land Treatment

    Introduction Land Treatment is a full-scale bioremediation technology in which contaminated soils, sediments, or sludges are turned over (i.e., tilled) and allowed to interact with the soil and climate at the site. The waste, soil, climate, and biological activity interact dynamically as a system to degrade, transform, and immobilize waste constitutes. Wastes are periodically tilled to aerate the ...

  • Modelling and optimization of land use/land cover change in a developing urban catchment

    The impacts of land use/cover change (LUCC) on hydrological processes and water resources are mainly reflected in changes in runoff and pollutant variations. Low impact development (LID) technology is utilized as an effective strategy to control urban stormwater runoff and pollution in the urban catchment. In this study, the impact of LUCC on runoff and pollutants in an urbanizing catchment of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Endogenous Land use and the Ricardian Valuation of Climate Change

    The Ricardian technique uses cross-sectional variation in the capitalized value of climate in land to infer the agricultural costs or benefits of dynamic climate change. While a practical approach for predicting the consequences of global warming with readily available data, it may yield biased results when land-use decisions depend on the climate attributes being valued and when land has ...


    By Springer

  • An overview of urban-rural land use interactions in Greece

    Purpose: The present paper focuses on investigating the principal land use changes in Greece from 1971?1991 and attempts to uncover possible interactions between urban, rural and forest uses. Findings: The interactions do not remain stable in their direction (positive or negative) and importance (high of low) for the two time periods that have been investigated. Practical implications: The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land application of sewage sludges: an appraisal of the US regulations

    Current US federal regulations governing the land application of sewage sludges do not appear adequately protective of human health, agricultural productivity or ecological health. US standards are far less protective than those of many European countries and Canadian provinces. This is due to both policy choices such as a "do no harm" philosophy applied in some northern European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How a Land Use Agency Increases Compost Applications

    Untitled Document A Mecklenburg County office in Charlotte, North Carolina reaches out in many ways to get more residents active in composting and compost use. HERE at the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Perception of environmental impacts in relation to land use

    This paper provides an overview of environmental impacts resulting from land use on a teacher's environmental perception of three surrounding municipalities of a natural conservation area, situated in the northeastern region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The most significant environmental impacts and risks resulting from land use are those resulting from deforestation for sugar cane monoculture. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new understanding of formal land use plans in Germany

    Traditionally, German local land use plans focus on issues such as zoning, transportation, social and green infrastructure planning. Nowadays, they are criticised to be too inflexible and ? especially in respect of content ? too limited to cope with the pace and complexity of various interacting sub-processes and actors of urban development. Accordingly, collaborative and strategic tasks of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land use patterns and organic pollution in the rivers

    The riverine system is an important resource of water supply to the communities but rivers are being contaminated due to organic pollutants, which is a serious problem. Organic contamination has been discussed with regard to the different rivers of the world. Various organic pollutants, detected in water and the sediment of the rivers, have been reported. The effects of different land use ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the hydrologic effects of land-use and climate changes

    Climate and land use affect water quantity and quality; however, the complex relations of climate and land use regarding flow and instream nutrient levels have yet to be elucidated. This study aims to assess the hydrologic effects of different land-use and climatic regimes in the Lower Great Miami River Basin. The modelling results from BASINS showed that, as expected, agricultural lands and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A multi–temporal Landsat data analysis of land use and land cover changes on the land surface temperature

    The changes in land use and land cover (LULC) determine the change of the normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) and of the land surface temperature (LST) which characterise the environment at a given moment. This study examines the LULC changes affecting the LST–NDVI relationship, using Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images acquired in 1987, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the hydrological impacts of rural land use change

    The potential role of rural land use in mitigating flood risk and protecting water supplies continues to be of great interest to regulators and planners. The ability of hydrologists to quantify the impact of rural land use change on the water cycle is however limited and we are not able to provide consistently reliable evidence to support planning and policy decisions. This shortcoming stems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling public land-use decisions as a cooperative game

    The process with which to involve the public in national forest management planning and decision-making is analysed. Owing in part to various statutes that mandate the early and frequent involvement of the public in national forest system land management decisions, stakeholder conflict and often litigation surround these decisions. Many approaches have been used in an attempt to resolve these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land in Europe: prices, taxes and use patterns

    Background Developments in land-use patterns across Europe are generating considerable concern, particularly in relation to achievement of environmental goals. Land‑use trends — such as urban sprawl and land abandonment — are jeopardising the future for sustainable land use. Moreover, these trends endanger the achievement of European environmental goals in areas such as ...

  • Assessments of Effect of Land-use change in Groundwater Storage

    Assessment of effects due to land use change in groundwater storage is performed in Kathmandu Valley basin of 651 km2. Effect of land use change is found to be more in groundwater than surface water. Increased impervious area due to land use change has been major factor in contributing to decreased infiltration. The ground water storage is depleting due to fact that the extraction of groundwater ...


  • Book Review: Environmental and Land Use Law

    Reviewed by Dr Owen ...


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