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Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jun. 30, 2016)

The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals ...

On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

by Springer  (Feb. 1, 2006)

We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for ...

A Natural-Resource-Based View of the Firm

Over the next decade, businesses will be challenged to create new concepts of strategy, and it seems likely that the basis for gaining competitive advantage in the coming years will be rooted increasingly in a set of emerging capabilities such as waste minimization, green product design, and technology cooperation in the developing world. ...

Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 5, 2006)

Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of ...

House of commons committee on natural resources

by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)  (Mar. 23, 2010)

Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on ...

Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jul. 12, 2016)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed ...

Your new favourite analysis method: spectroscopy highlights

by Specac Limited  (Jul. 7, 2016)

By 2020 the process spectroscopy sector is anticipated to be worth billions by 2020. What does this mean for Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)? The versatile technique is taking over due to how quick, easy and accurate its analysis is. Below are some ...

Technical Evaluation of Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) of Groundwater Resources

Abstract To support a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) for groundwater resources impacted by oil or hazardous substances, careful technical evaluation is required to define the nature and volume of the affected groundwater zone and the associated impact on the potential services provided by the affected aquifer and other ...

Iowa Department of Natural Resources-case study

by SRS Crisafulli, Inc.  (Dec. 7, 2015)

August 2005. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources purchased a Crisafulli 16” L- Series Vertical Pump, Dual Drive (gear and belt), and accessories, to replace a very old pump of unknown brand, and made the following comments about Crisafulli product quality and customer service - "The Vertical Pump was delivered on time per ...

How well are resource prices likely to serve as indicators of natural resource scarcity?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 4, 2005)

It is generally believed that when a resource becomes increasingly scarce, a shadow is automatically cast in the form of a higher market price. The higher price induces substitution towards more abundant resources and the development of resource-saving technological progress. A growing number of ecological economists argue that, while resource ...

From Conflict to Peacebuilding - The role of natural resources and the environment

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 1, 2009)

Since 1990 at least eighteen violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources. In fact, recent research suggests that over the last sixty years at least forty percent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources. Civil wars such as those in Liberia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have ...

Encouraging Americans to Reuse, Recycle, and Conserve Natural Resources

by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)  (Feb. 2, 2006)

When Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, it charged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ensuring the safe disposal and management of municipal and industrial waste, and it broadly championed a new ethic of resource conservation. During the first two decades of RCRA, EPA, in partnership with ...

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, ...

How is biodiesel produced?

by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the ...

Pollution, natural resource and economic growth: an econometric analysis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 30, 2006)

Theoretical arguments imply that an inverted U-shaped relationship may be quite plausible. It is still not clear from the empirical literature whether the relationship of income and environmental degradation is linear or inverted U-shaped. This paper utilises a more global representative sample, than previous EKC studies, and re-evaluates the ...

Building local democracy through natural resource interventions

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Nov. 25, 2008)

This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy. In practice, everything but democratic decentralization has taken place in the name of ‘democratic decentralization’ reforms: privatization, ...

Utilisation competitions over ecological resources: uncovering the social nature of the environmental problem

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 7, 2015)

One principle of the sustainable development strategy is to maintain the ecological integrity of our bio–physical environment. Another is the preservation of capacities for economic development in contemporary societies. In order to examine if both goals can be combined the social dynamics of emerging environmental problems need to be ...

Book Review: Natural Resource Investment and Africa`s Development

Keywords: natural resources, Africa, resource management, sustainable development, investment, governance, economic development, environmental law, economic law, international dispute resolution. The University of Aberdeen, School of Law has many LLM and PhD students grappling with the role of law in the context of natural resource investment in ...

Rural tourism in Spain: natural resources as sources of competitive advantage

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 16, 2005)

The aim of this paper is to analyse the state of the art of the Spanish rural tourism sector, as well as performing forecasts for this strategically important sector of Spanish economy. Section 1 of the paper describes rural tourism in Spain, while in Section 2 three time series belonging to this sector are analysed, and then forecasts are ...

Coordinating ecological risk assessment with natural resource damage assessment: A panel discussion

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 7, 2015)

Contaminated sites in the U.S. undergo remediation and restoration through regulatory programs that lead the two processes through independent but often parallel pathways with different objectives. The objective of remediation is to reduce risk to human health and the environment, whereas that of restoration is to restore injured resources and ...

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