Environmental Impacts Books

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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” ...

  • Africa : Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Increasing concern as to how human activities impact Africa’s environment has led to documentation and quantification of the changes taking place. Through a combination of ground photographs, current and historical satellite images, and narrative based on extensive scientific evidence, this publication illustrates how humans have altered ...

  • Ecological Economics of the Oceans and Coasts

    timely book offers a fresh view on how oceans and coasts are, and should be, managed. The urgency of this issue is increasingly being recognized, as critical limits to the economic exploitation of our oceans and coasts are reached. The authors argue that ecological economics is in a unique position to address this problem given its particular ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 4 ( GEO 4 ) - French

    The fourth report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. GEO-4 is published 20 years after the landmark World Commission on Sustainable ...

  • 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. ...

  • Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR)

    Globally, the number of natural disasters, the number of people affected and the impact of disaster are increasing. FAO assists countries in reducing disaster-related risks by providing early warnings of food production emergencies and helping to restore food production systems in disaster-affected areas. The urgency of emergency situations, ...

  • Finding Solutions for Environmental Conflicts

    Environmental conflicts over sustainability, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), biodiversity, biotechnology and risk, chemicals and public health, are not necessarily legalistic problems but land use problems. Edward Christie shows how solutions for these conflicts can be found via consensual agreement using an approach that integrates law, ...

  • Global Environment Outlook 4 ( GEO 4 ) - Spanish

    The fourth report (Spanish) in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a comprehensive, scientifically credible, policy-relevant and up-to-date assessment of, and outlook for, the state of the global environment. GEO-4 is published 20 years after the landmark World Commission on ...

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