natural resource data Articles

  • 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 ...


  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

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

    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 compensate the public for lost use of the services ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Data mining techniques for water ecotoxicity classification for application on water resources management

    Among the various forms of action that promote sustainability, technological innovation can be considered one of the most important. This paper applied data mining techniques to discover knowledge in the field of water quality monitoring data, providing useful and relevant support for decision-making in environmental management systems. At the current stage of research, a predictive modelling ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Natural Capital Opportunity

    Trucost’s research for the TEEB for Business Coalition, Natural Capital at Risk, estimates the environmental externalities of business are costing the global economy around $7.3 trillion a year, equivalent to China's GDP in 2011. The report Natural Capital at ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Role of self-help groups in generating microcredits and linking natural resource management in Karnataka: macro and micro level analysis

    Formation of Self-help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas to generate microcredits has become viable units to support various activities related to agriculture, dairy, fishery, and rural industrial enterprises. Besides, it has limited focus on natural resource conservation and management. This paper attempts to examine the spread and performance of SHGs and their role in generation of microfinances to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Indicator Report 2013 - Natural Resources and Human Well-Being in a Green Economy

    In 2010, The European environment — state and outlook 2010: synthesis (EEA, 2010d) emphasised the increasingly systemic nature of environmental challenges and highlighted the need for greening the economy. It argued that further resource efficiency gains have to be realised to ensure resilient ecosystems that can deliver the natural resources and ecosystem services that we depend on. In ...

  • Indigenous knowledge and culture on natural resources management in the Salween canyon, Yunnan Province, China

    This research tries to find out some indigenous knowledge and culture on natural resources management in the Salween canyon, Yunnan Province, China. The indigenous people studied are some minority nationalities including Lisu, Nu, Dulong, Tibetan and Bai. Methodology mainly includes field research, the use of key informants, secondary data, unstructured interview and ocular observation. Findings ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

    As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Corruption, the resource curse and genuine saving

    Genuine saving is a measure of net investment in produced, natural and human capital. It is a necessary condition for weak sustainable development that genuine saving not be persistently negative. However, according to data provided by the World Bank, resource-rich countries are systematically failing to meet this condition. Alongside the well-known resource curse on economic growth, resource ...


    By Cambridge University Press

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Groundwater resources of a multi-layered aquiferous system in arid area: Data analysis and water budgeting

    The Maknassy basin in central Tunisia receives insignificant precipitation (207 mm/y), but the hydrological system retain very small quantities of water due to the steep topography and surface water resource partially mobilised witch is evacuated toward the basin outlet. However, the Maknassy plain support agriculture based on ground water ...

  • World energy consumption and resources: an outlook for the rest of the century

    Historical data on world energy consumption are discussed with reference to current data on energy resources and general correlations between per capita energy consumption in different countries and their level of social and economic development. A balanced scenario for the energy needs and primary resources consumption mix of the rest of the century is proposed and compared with proved and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Compressed natural gas use in garbage trucks

    The White Paper is developed by WIH Resource Group (WIH) and was created from industry research and analysis of the current use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in refuse (municipal solid waste – MSW) collection vehicles by both public sector agencies and private sector service providers throughout the United States. The waste management industry’s interest in this information is to assess the ...


    By WIH Resource Group

  • Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

    Introduction Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998, when it started a partnership with the national government to help better manage the country’s water resources for both its people and nature. Those early efforts involved scoping out the state of Mali’s unique natural habitats, not least its globally important wetland, the Inner Niger Delta, and sharing those ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Great swamp effluent management system: a natural partnership

    The Great Swamp Effluent Management System (EMS) provides a realistic and environmentally protective solution for meeting the needs of rapidly increasing human populations in the South Carolina coastal plain area. The Great Swamp EMS includes 480 acres of riverine forested swamp that is naturally adapted to serve as a discharge location for highly-treated reclaimed water in excess of public reuse ...

  • Great Swamp Effluent Management System: A Natural Partnership

    The Great Swamp Effluent Management System (EMS) provides a realistic and environmentally protective solution for meeting the needs of rapidly increasing human populations in the South Carolina coastal plain area. The Great Swamp EMS includes 480 acres of riverine forested swamp that is naturally adapted to serve as a discharge location for highly-treated reclaimed water in excess of public reuse ...

  • Run cars on green electricity, not natural gas

    With the dramatic increase in oil prices earlier this year translating into higher prices at the gas pump in the United States, concerns over US dependence on foreign oil are once again part of the national discussion on energy security. Combined with the growing understanding that carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are driving global climate change, the debate is now focused on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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