natural resource Articles

  • On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

    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 the exhaustibility of non-renewable resources and ...


    By Springer

  • Using Anaerobic Biomass Digestion to Produce Hydrogen and Biofuel

    For many years, hydrogen has been considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, Scientists are aiming to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen from biomass by optimizing anaerobic digestion systems.1 Climate change, dwindling fuel resources and energy prices have spearheaded intensive efforts to detect and optimize ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Avoid Hurricane Tragedies by Storing Potable Water

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria more than half of Puerto Ricans lacked access to potable water. Since Puerto Rico is an island, supplies couldn’t simply be shipped over land. With ports and airfields damaged, supplies were slow to reach those in need. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, many people and organizations also found themselves scrambling ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • House of commons committee on natural resources

    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 a not-for-profit, public service basis. Revenues ...

  • 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. Strategists and organizational theorists must begin to ...


  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

    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 natural resources on the policy agenda. Given the ...

  • Building local democracy through natural resource interventions

    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, administrative deconcentration, NGOization, selective ...

  • Pollution, natural resource and economic growth: an econometric analysis

    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 environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) of sulphur dioxide, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 interconnected water resources. Relative to the baseline ...


  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources-case study

    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 specifications, and in good condition; the Vertical Pump was ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

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

    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 prices adequately reflect the relative scarcity of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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

    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 centred on “high-value” resources like timber, diamonds, ...

  • Encouraging Americans to Reuse, Recycle, and Conserve Natural Resources

    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 the states, focused primarily on establishing a ...

  • 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, and the European Council proposed Directive on ...


  • Natural Resources Conservation Service soil survey office laboratory safety guide

    Since the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in 1970 for employee health and safety, laboratory safety has greatly improved as a result of regulation. Careful pre-planning has been shown to mitigate the potential health hazards of the laboratory environment. NRCS Soil Survey Office Laboratory workers need to assess potential hazards before executing any laboratory method or ...

  • How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

    We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast majority of us are just beginning to get involved in recycling.  Budget cuts have resulted in household waste being collected once a fortnight with a ...


    By Challenger Group

  • Natural resources management in South Australia – regional and collaborative approaches

    Experiences with three approaches intended to achieve increasing levels of regional and collaborative engagement – Ministerial water advisory committees, Catchment Water Management Boards and Natural Resources Management Boards – are examined over the period from the 1970s to early 2014. Attention focuses on two tensions: (1) whether to have a system-wide or regional focus and (2) ...


    By IWA Publishing

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

    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 investigated. A study by US sociologist Dunlap may serve here. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Horseshow lake conservation area department of natural resources-case study

    Humpback Trailer Pump and Diesel/PTO Power Unit Testimonial August 2005.  Horseshow Lake Conservation Area Department of Natural Resources, Granite City, Illinois purchased one Crisafulli 16" Humpback, regular lift, industrial duty trailer pump and one Crisafulli diesel/PTO skid mounted power unit together with tubing, hose assembly, and spare parts. The state agency ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Minerals Division - Case Study

    Voorhees Highwall – Columbiana County, Ohio Fix and repair unsafe conditions at a prior strip mine in Ohio. Moved 50,000 cubic yards of fill, dewatered the site, and cleared 9 acres. Restored the area with erosion control systems, and added new drainage swales and structures. In the end, we turned the Voorhees Highwall into a sloping meadow with improved water quality and now lacks ...

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