Environmental Impacts Books

  • Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

    The main focus of Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment is to explore the untold stories of groundwater arsenic in view of its poisonous nature for human health, social implications, exposure and risk assessment, worldwide concentrations with space-time dimension, micro level GIS application in spatial arsenic concentration, policy ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

    All energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy examines the environmental effects ...

  • Global Oil Reserves & Shale Oil Report – Market Research

    This NRG Expert Global Oil Reserves and Shale Oil market research report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the global shale oil market. It looks at global oil and gas reserves, oil supply and demand, unconventional and frontier oil and gas reserves. It also reviews the economics, the environment and the major shale oil countries. ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Modern Agriculture

    Modern agriculture must seek to feed the world's growing population with little or no cost to the Environment. Modern agriculture is capable of producing greater yields than ever before, but intensification of agriculture does come at a price. This comprehensive volume examines the environmental impact made by agriculture in the 21st Century, ...

  • Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology

    Through an integrated and comparative approach, Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology provides a clear guide to the development, application, and interpretation of Bayesian statistical methods to real-world scientific problems in ecology and biology. The book presents an overview of likelihood-based statistical models and offers a ...

  • UNEP Year Book 2010

    The UNEP Year Book 2010 is essential, informative and authoritative reading and reports on new environmental science plus recent developments in our changing environment. It looks at progress in environmental governance: the effects of continuing degradation and loss of the world's ecosystems; impacts of climate change; how harmful substances and ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 3rd Volume

    Twenty-one peer-reviewed papers provide the latest scientific research, gained from laboratory research and field work, in the building and construction industry for all aspects of sealant and adhesive durability. Topics cover:Laboratory Testing and Specialized Outdoor Exposure Testing — a report on a correlation between environmental and ...

  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R

    Based on two courses taught by the author at Duke University, this textbook provides an introduction to statistical modeling and data analysis for environmental and ecological problems. The author emphasizes practical problem solving through real examples and uses the R software throughout to show how the methods can be implemented. There are ...

  • Greening the Car Industry

    Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by ...

  • Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe

    Government regulation is necessary to the economic life of all developed countries. However the costs of regulation, in particular the cost estimates employed in the policy-making process, are often hotly debated. Drawing on recent case studies from Europe, this innovative and thoroughly accessible book examines the accuracy of regulatory cost ...

  • Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Disasters: Concepts and Cases

    Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related disasters, which puts many people at risk. Economic, social and environmental impacts further increase vulnerability to disasters and tend to set back development, destroy livelihoods, and increase disparity nationally and worldwide. This book addresses the ...

  • Case studies on bioenergy policy and law: options for sustainability

    FAO Legislative Studies # 102Sound policy and legal frameworks for bioenergy are necessary to ensure that socio-economic and environmental sustainability considerations are taken into account in the production, promotion and use of bioenergy, with a view to minimizing risks of negative impacts and maximising benefits in the immediate and long ...

  • Environmental impact assessment and monitoring in aquaculture. Requirements, practices, effectiveness and improvements (includes a CD-ROM)

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Papers # 527This report includes four regional reviews on Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and monitoring in aquaculture in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America; a special study on EIA as applied to salmon aquaculture; and a global review and synthesis report which draw on the ...

  • The Environmental Food Crisis: The Environment"s Role in Averting Future Food Crises

    A new rapid response assessment report released by UNEP warns that up to 25% of the world's food production may become lost due to environmental breakdown by 2050 unless action is taken.The report provides the first summary by the UN of how climate change, water stress, invasive pests and land degradation may impact world food prices and life on ...

  • Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products

    Behind the life cycle of a product, from the cradle to the grave, there is a story to tell. Not only about its potential impact on the environment, but as well in terms of social and socio-economic impacts - or potential impacts - of its production and consumption on the workers, the local communities, the consumers, the society and all value ...

  • Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition

    Explore the Role of Hydrogeology in Local Issues and Global Perils Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play ...

  • Root Cause Analysis Handbook, Third Edition

    ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INCIDENT INVESTIGATION presents a proven system designed for investigating, categorizing, and ultimately eliminating, the root causes of incidents with safety, health, environmental, quality, reliability, and production-process impacts. ...

  • NEPA and Environmental Planning: Tools, Techniques, and Approaches for Practitioners

    “… the most comprehensive book on NEPA and impact assessment to date….provides practical guidance for navigating the complexities of NEPA, environmental planning, readers are provided with a single guide describing modern tools, techniques, and approaches for streamlining project implementation.” Dr. Lynton K. Caldwell, “The Father of NEPA” ...

  • Making Sustainability Work

    The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry's or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. ...

  • Global study of shrimp fisheries

    Shrimp is now the most valuable internationally traded fishery commodities. In the light of its economic importance, FAO commissioned this global study to focus on social, economic and environmental impacts. The report, reviewed by world specialists, summarizes the results and also contains studies representative of various geographic regions and ...

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