natural resource protection Articles

  • Protection of nature and biological diversity in Turkey

    This paper focuses on the Turkish legislation regarding protection of nature and biological diversity. As it is known, biological resources are vital for the humanity's survival and for the economic and social development of nations. However, biological diversity is under threat around the world. Nevertheless issues regarding food, clean water, healthy environment, production and consumption are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Big business and the Amazon: protecting nature’s benefits

    The Amazon rainforest boasts incomparable biodiversity– home to one in 10 of all known species— and plays a vital role in regional water supply and global climate regulation. Yet, it is also a profitable working forest, benefitting both local businesses and international corporations. Trying to ...

  • The Environmental Liability Directive - Extending Nature Protection in Europe

    Abstract: With regard to nature protection through environmental liability, recent developments in Europe are most interesting. After the EC had already established a coherent species and habitat protection regime with the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive in 1979/1992- which alone is remarkable because it covers areas of protection not only within national borders but throughout Europe ...


  • 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 Africa. This book is an excellent addition ...


  • 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.

  • Protected areas

    Protected areas provide a wide range of services in a context of increasing pressures and a rapidly changing environment In addition to their critical role in biodiversity conservation, European protected areas are important for many other reasons. Covering a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, grasslands, wetlands, peat lands, mountain, coastal and marine areas, protected areas ensure ...

  • Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost so much of our wetland treasure. And those that remain are under growing pressure. This makes people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse the trend. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Opinion: Making Space for Nature

    MAKING SPACE FOR NATURE In September 2009, the then Secretary of State in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, asked me to chair a review of England's wildlife and ecological network. Across England large areas of land are protected under environmental and landscape designations. Both within these designations and outside them the Government, the voluntary ...


  • Water resources management

    Managing regional or national water resources demands the integration of patterns and processes of both natural and social systems. This is essential to achieve the optimum interaction of man and nature since every aspect of water use and disposal impinges on ecosystems to a greater or lesser extent. Sustainability is the key issue: how can sustainable yields by abstraction from rivers, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The European environmental liability directive and comparisons with U.S. natural resource damage assessment regulations

    In recent months, there has been increasing awareness and interest on the part of corporate organizations as to how to prepare for the enactment of the European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD)1 into national laws of the EU Member States (Member States are those sovereign countries of Europe that have acceded to the EU since 1951). Transpositions of the ELD into national laws ...

  • Resource Conservation Challenge: Update

    Resource Conservation Challenge: An Overview Launched in 2002, the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) implements Congress’ charge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act to prevent pollution and conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. The RCC is a national ...

  • Enhancing carbon stocks and reducing CO2 emissions in agriculture and natural resource management projects : toolkit

    There is global interest in promoting mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, forest, and other land-use (AFOLU) sectors to address the twin goals of climate change and sustainable development. This guideline deals with how to enhance carbon stocks in general in all land-based projects and its specific relationship with agriculture productivity. It outlines specific steps and procedures that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reaching underground resources

    Accessing critical resources such as geothermal energy and natural gas requires drilling — an expensive, energy-intensive, messy process with today's technology. An MIT team has been looking into a more elegant approach. Instead of grinding rock to bits, they would use a continuous beam of energy to vaporize it and then blow out the tiny particles that form with a high-pressure stream of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainable use of nature is good for the economy

    Nature provides all kinds of goods and services that offer economic opportunities, such as a water, food, building materials and recreation areas. However, this 'natural capital' is under pressure due to the growing world population and increased economic prosperity. Businesses, civic organisations and governments are therefore looking for sustainable ways to profit from natural capital, now and ...

  • Wilderness protection and the art of compromise

    Wilderness legislation in the U.S. increasingly requires broad support from a variety of constituents who may or may not see eye to eye On Sept. 3, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, officially setting aside 9.1 million acres of federal land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor ...


    By Ensia

  • Need Clean Water? Invest in Nature

    Securing clean water is becoming increasingly difficult in the United States. Infrastructure like dams and treatment plants are aging, water demand is increasing, and more frequent extreme weather events like wildfires ...

  • Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure

    Wetlands occur wherever water meets land. These deltas, marshes, rivers, lakes and watersheds are the water systems that link the natural world and human societies, and make it possible to clean, store and provide water to grow food and run businesses. As we prepare to participate in ...


    By Wetlands International

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