Citations with the tag: ENVIRONMENTAL degradation -- Prevention

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  • China's Multidimensional Environmental Issues a Fundamental Challenge for China's Future Development - a Critical Assessment.
    Ploberger, Christian // East Asia: An International Quarterly; Mar2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p1 

    China's environmental degeneration carries fundamental political, economic and social implications for its future development and its international reputation. The complexity of the challenge is underlined by the variety of environmental issues China is confronted with. Among them we can...

  • Evolution.
    Ploberger, Christian // Croatia Country Profile; 2009, p71 

    The article reports on the development of environmental conditions in Croatia from 1990-2002. Accordingly, in the first half of 1990, the initial broad regulations concerning environmental protection, however a shift in the legislative and institutional setup was observed in the following years....

  • Structure and policies.
    Ploberger, Christian // Croatia Country Profile; 2009, p71 

    The article reports on the structure and policies governing the protection of environment in Croatia. It mentions the two leading environmental agencies in the country such as the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction (MEPPPC) and the Croatian Environment...

  • Performance.
    Ploberger, Christian // Croatia Country Profile; 2009, p72 

    The article reports on the environment's performance in Croatia. It notes that the country is yet to recover from the environmental hazards brought by the 1991-1995 war as migration was still rampant among the rural population. It identifies waste and water management as the top priorities in...

  • Social justice and the environment.
    Beaumont, Helen // Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practic; Aug2006, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p53 

    The article presents the author's opinion on the close relationship between social justice and environment-related issues. She thinks that today's churches should transmute into society and economic systems where problems of social justice and environment are taken seriously. She believes that...

  • 2020: a clearer view for the environment.
    Waller-Hunter, Joke // OECD Observer; Summer2000, Issue 221/222, p58 

    Focuses on the threats to and prospects of environmental issues being featured highly on the international agenda. Types of environmental degradation that need to be brought under control; Steps policymakers can make to tackle environmental pressures; Decoupling of economic growth and the...

  • Counting on green taxes.
    Waller-Hunter, Joke // OECD Observer; Summer2000, Issue 221/222, p120 

    Reports that green taxes are one of the best ways of curbing environmental pressures from energy consumption, chemical wastes and pollution. Revenues from such taxes as a percentage of the gross domestic product; Database of such taxes developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

  • Climate Change Connections.
    Brown, Sally // BioCycle; Dec2010, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p59 

    The author discusses the importance of soils for urban infrastructure. According to the author, people in the cities need to learn that caring for the soils is a key to caring about their environment and having fresh organics for food. The author comments that soils professionals should slowly...

  • Challenges of managing the environment.
    Badarinarayana, M. C. // Chemical Business; Sep99, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p97 

    Focuses on how to manage the chemical industry's degradation of the environment. Causes of the environmental problems; Focus needed on waste avoidance; Importance of reuse and recycling practice.

  • An integrated approach to the optimization of in-plant wastewater interception with mass and property constraints.
    Wagialla, Kamil; El-Halwagi, Mahmoud; Ponce-Ortega, José // Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy; Apr2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p257 

    This article addresses the problem of in-plant pollution prevention for processes with multiple streams, containing pollutants and environmentally undesirable properties through mass exchange networks (MEN). In-plant interception is used to adjust the concentrations and properties of the...

  • The centrality of environmental conflict.
    Githaiga, Nyambura // Horn of Africa Bulletin; Oct/Nov2011, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p5 

    The article discusses the centrality of environmental conflict and offers tips on how to prevent environmental problems. It states that environmental conflict needs to be addressed due to the fact that human beings need the environment to survive and its positive and negative conditions affect...

  • Theorizing an Alternative Understanding of 'Disconnects' between Science and Management.
    Finewood, Michael H.; Porter, Dwayne E. // Southeastern Geographer; Spring2010, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p130 

    In some management discourses, challenges to using environmental health science in land use decision-making and policy formulation result from 'disconnects' between the tools and findings of environmental health science and the needs of land use managers. These disconnects are often posited as...

  • Green Economy - the Next Oxymoron? No Lessons Learned from Failures of Implementing Sustainable Development.
    Brand, Ulrich // GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science & Society; Mar2012, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p28 

    The author argues on the strategies of green economy for sustainability discourses. The author is critical that there are major problems with the aims and strategies linked to the concept of a green economy. He emphasizes that strategies of green economy will not be successful in their goals to...

  • Why We Need a Global Green New Deal.
    DAWSON, ASHLEY // New Politics; Winter2010, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p88 

    The article discusses the potentially disastrous effects of the combination of the credit-fueled financial crisis, the fluctuating energy prices linked to the future of oil supplies, and the accelerating climate crisis. Although most Americans are aware of the impending climatic crisis, they are...

  • Conservation Through the Economics Lens.
    Farley, Joshua // Environmental Management; Jan2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p26 

    Although conservation is an inherently transdisciplinary issue, there is much to be gained from examining the problem through an economics lens. Three benefits of such an approach are laid out in this paper. First, many of the drivers of environmental degradation are economic in origin, and the...

  • Don't know what you got till it's gone...
    Lovegrove, Dax // Green Futures; Oct2010, Issue 78, p43 

    The article discusses the value of biodiversity and its connection to climate change. It explores the study entitled "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity" (TEEB) which warned the failure of individuals to pay much attention on the free services provided by nature including crop...

  • FOE INTERNATIONAL NEWS.
    Lovegrove, Dax // Chain Reaction; Apr2009, Issue 105, p7 

    This section offers news briefs related to programs and activities of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI). The organization is calling to stop the destruction of the environment and the lives of the people residing in the Niger Delta. A comprehensive analysis of United Nations (UN)...

  • BAGGING PLASTIC.
    Locke, Laura A. // Time International (South Pacific Edition); 11/14/2005, Issue 45, p14 

    The article reports that city officials in San Francisco, California have worked out a deal with grocery chains to give shoppers 10 million less bags by the end of 2006. The flimsy throwaways will be taxed at 17 percent to force reduction in its usage. The residents are using 50 million bags in...

  • WHAT, WHY, AND HOW OF ECOPRENEURSHIP: IMPLICATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION.
    McEwen, Thaddeus // Allied Academies International Conference: Proceedings of the Ac; Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p33 

    Because of the growing concern about global warming and the other environmental problems, such as, destruction of biodiversity, air pollution, and depletion of natural resources, among others, there is a pressing need to change the current business practices which has contributed to...

  • Labor Unions' Efforts for Prevention of Environment Deterioration and Climate Change (Review Research).
    Khan, Muhammad Tariq; Khan, NaseerAhmed; Hamaaduddin Khan, Tashfeen Muhammad; Khan, Waleed Ahmed // International Journal of Information, Business & Management; Nov2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p66 

    Labor unions are the organization which, have mandate of only struggling to secure financial and non-financial benefits for their members, like rise of wages, bonuses, insurance benefits, overtime payment, job security, comfortable work place, recreational facilities and decreasing fear of...

  • Powder in the focus.
    Gagro, Damir // European Coatings Journal; Dec2012, Issue 12, p3 

    The article focuses on powder coatings, a technology that has gained substantial popularity in the paint and coatings industry over the past several years. It has advantages such as releasing only negligible amounts of Volatile Organic Contaminant (VOCs) into the atmosphere and powder coating...

  • Salt Smart.
    Sivertsen, Åge // Nordic Road & Transport Research; 2012, Issue 2, p14 

    The article focuses on the "Salt Smart," a research programme initiated by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) aiming to avoid environmental damage from its activities. It states that the programme was designed to keep the roads open for public use and maintain the road safety...

  • CONTAMINANTS.
    Morrissette, Micaela // Ninth Letter; Spring2012 Special Edition, Vol. 9 Issue 1.5, p84 

    The article offers the author's insights on the contaminants in various places. She noted that a high percentage of structures unaffected by coughing fits were those areas with high humidity such as laundromats, florist shops and gyms. She adds that their places had advanced olfratory...

  • HILL RECREATIONAL AND SERVICES VALUATION: A CASE STUDY OF TAMAN MELAWATI HILL.
    Pek Chuen Khee; Tee Chee Hoong; Ng Phuay Ying // Sunway Academic Journal;  

    This study estimates the economic values of household preference for preservation and conservation of hill recreational and services values in Malaysia. The Contingent Valuation technique is employed on 100 randomly selected households in the vicinities of Taman Melawati Hill. The study finds...

  • India must look at green growth: World Bank report.
    Pek Chuen Khee; Tee Chee Hoong; Ng Phuay Ying // Chemical Business;  

    The article discusses the report "Diagnostic Assessment of Select Environmental Challenges in India," released by the World Bank in 2013. The report said India should put in place strategies to reduce environmental degradation at the cost of 0.02% to 0.04% of average annual gross domestic...

  • Sharing Is Everything.
    Mcglade, Jacqueline // Global Dialogue; Winter/Spring2012, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p86 

    The article presents a speech titled “Sharing Is Everything,” by Jacqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environmental Agency, delivered at the Eye on Earth summit held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in December 2011, in which she discussed the concept of a shared...

  • INTER-REGGIO: CONCEPT OF RESTORATION PROJECTS OF LOCAL STREAMS.
    Ghinea, Cristina; Gavrilescu, Maria // Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (EEMJ); Aug2013, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p1735 

    Worldwide efforts are made to conserve biodiversity, to avoid degradation of ecosystems and not least to restore ecological streams. Ecological restoration is a field which assume multidisciplinary and multisectoral involvements. In the last years ecological restoration has emerged as an...

  • Factors Affecting Phosphorous in Groundwater in an Alluvial Valley Aquifer: Implications for Best Management Practices.
    Flores-López, Francisco; Easton, Zachary M.; Geohring, Larry D.; Vermeulen, Peter J.; Haden, Van R.; Steenhuis, Tammo S. // Water (20734441); Jun2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p540 

    Many streams in the US are impaired because of high Soluble Reactive Phosphorous (SRP) contributions from agriculture. However, the drivers of ecological processes that lead to SRP loss in baseflow from groundwater are not sufficiently understood to design effective Best Management Practices...

  • Mean Normalized Force Computation for Different Types of Obstacles due to Dam Break Using Statistical Techniques.
    Duricic, Jasna; Erdik, Tarkan; Pektaş, Ali Osman; van Gelder, Petrus H. A. J. M // Water (20734441); Jun2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p560 

    The dam-break induced loads and their effects on buildings are of vital importance for assessing the vulnerability of buildings in flood-prone areas. A comprehensive methodology, for risk assessment of buildings subject to flooding, is nevertheless still missing. This research aims to take a...

  • Green the economy to check environmental degradation in Pakistan.
    Shaikh, Saleem // Energy Update; Oct/Nov2011, Issue 53, p15 

    The article discusses the efforts by climatologists and environmentalists, such as Qamar uz Zaman Chaudhry, to promote sustainable use of natural resources and prevention of environmental degradation in Pakistan. It states that policymakers are warned of ramifications for the socio-economic...

  • Down to Earth.
    Shin, Laura // Positive Thinking; May/Jun2007, p18 

    The article presents ways on how parents could encourage their children to help save the environment. Involve children in choosing reusable shopping bags for the family which can help reduce waste and pollution. Get children in the habit of filtering tap water and bringing reusable water...

  • Conciliation for groundwater directive.
    Shin, Laura // Utility Week; 10/20/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p11 

    The article reports that the European Parliament plans to strengthen the proposed European Union (EU) Groundwater Directive by insisting member states prevent deterioration could be negotiated away in talks with the EU Council of Ministers. The European Commission also opposed the deterioration...

  • Amnesty Initiative and the Dilemma of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
    OGEGE, Samuel Omadjohwoefe // Journal of Sustainable Development; 2011, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p249 

    Many decades of exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources have adversely affected the host communities in the Niger Delta. Environmental degradation, loss of means of livelihood, unemployment, poverty, loss of lives and general underdevelopment characterized the region. These...

  • Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; Prevention of Significant Deterioration.
    Blumenfeld, Jared // Federal Register;  

    The article focuses on a notice issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding approval of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the San Joaquin Valley of California. The revision establishes a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit program for air...

  • Criteria for good REDD+ activities that focus on poverty reduction and development.
    Daramola, Tolulope M. // CFA Newsletter; Jun2012, Issue 57, p9 

    The article reports on the measures for REDDplus activities that focuses on the restoration and conservation of cheapened lands in developing countries. The author mentions that such activities help foresters understand how forest ecosystem can benefit global and local economy. He adds REDDplus...

  • Environmental Education Awareness and Attitude Among Teacher Educators Vipinder Nagra.
    Inderjit Kaur // International Journal of Social Sciences (2249-6637); Dec2013, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p95 

    Environmental education is one of the sustainable tools being promoted to prevent further degradation of environment. Positive environmental attitude plays prominent role in enhancing its scope as well as improving the quality of the environment. Keeping this view in mind the present study was...

  • Measuring the Desirability of Living in Urban Infill Development with Emphasis on Fuzzy Logic, Case Study: District No. 19 of Tehran Municipality.
    Sangi, Elham; Rafieian, Mojtaba // Armanshahr Architecture & Urban Development; Winter2013/2014, Issue 11, p357 

    Increasing urban population and uncontrolled immigration to metropolitans on the one hand and lack of effective urban planning on the other hand, not only resulted in increasing constructing in peripheral areas of cities, but also excessive and unplanned exploiting of resources and degradation...

  • When Environmental Stress Cracking Strikes.
    Palmer, Dave // Design News; Jun2012, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p58 

    The article focuses on understanding the relationship a part and its service environment which is the key to prevent the problems on product design. It mentions some chemicals that can cause stress cracking to environment including adhesives, fuel, and cleaning products. It cites various ways...

  • Reforming Global Finance.
    Welch, Carol // Ecologist; Sep2002, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p32 

    Discusses the need of governments to redesign the global financial institutions if they are serious on preventing further environmental destruction. Information on how the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) should end policies of export-oriented production and trade and investment...

  • Car-free cities.
    Sampson, John // Civil Engineering (10212000); Sep2012, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p14 

    The article focuses on pod, the alternative solution to address congestion and further problems of environmental degradation and air pollution. It mentions that a pod is a transport to human scale, light enough to travel all day on an automobile battery, and affordable. It states that pod can...

  • Something America and China Could Do Together.
    FULLER, ROBERT // Moderate Voice; 04/22/2013, p12 

    The article offers the author's view on the relationship between the U.S. and China. He mentions that the collaboration of both nations could aid in preventing environmental degradation and war. He also notes that the faults in their own systems of governance are considered the greatest threats...

  • PESTLE ANALYSIS: Environmental analysis.
    FULLER, ROBERT // Saudi Arabia Country Profile; May2014, p30 

    The article provides an overview of environmental conditions in Saudi Arabia as of May 2014. Topics discussed include Saudi Arabia's signing of the International Convention on Biological Diversity, current challenges faced by Saudi Arabia's environmental landscape such as high energy consumption...

  • NWF Breaks Down Environmental Barriers To Promote Wise Use of Natural Resources Worldwide.
    FULLER, ROBERT // National Wildlife (World Edition); Feb/Mar86, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p26 

    Reports on the National Wildlife Federation's programs that promotes the wise use of natural resources worldwide. Founding of the Corporate Conservation Council (CCC) to open dialogue between industrial leaders and the Federation's leadership; Call for reforms in the projects funded by...

  • THE SAND SCULPTOR.
    J. B. // Popular Science; Jul2010, Vol. 277 Issue 1, p48 

    The article discusses the use of an extensive barrier wall to stop the Sahara desert from advancing in Africa, as proposed by architect Magnus Larsson. The wall would be made by solidifying desert sand dunes using a technique that injects Bacillus pasteurii bacteria into the sand in an alkaline...

  • GOING GLOBAL FOR THE GREATER GOOD.
    CLARK, CASSI // ColoradoBiz; Sep2011, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p50 

    The article reports on the emergence of educational programs being offered at the universities in Colorado which equip college students to become social entrepreneurs. It states that these programs enable college students to take on the global problems of poverty, disease, and environmental...

  • STANDARDS FOR THE CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS.
    RADFORD, EDWARD P. // BioScience; 2/15/1970, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p203 

    The article discusses the standards for preventing environmental degradation. As stated, standards are established on criteria such as health effects on the human population, on ecological implications or aesthetic considerations. Several governmental agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug...

  • Muck "breaker".
    Roybal, Joe // BEEF; May2011, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p4 

    The author reflects on the environmental progress considering the role of the U.S. government in the said improvement. He mentions that the government has improved efficiency in water usage by about 30%, wetland has increased, and fossil fuels such as oil and coal are more abundant. He talks...

  • EXPOSING THE NSR BIAS.
    Roybal, Joe // Electric Perspectives; Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p62 

    Reports on the improvements in the New Source Review (NSR) program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Definition of the phrase, routine maintenance, repair and replacement; Changes in public perception of NSR; Difference between NSR and the Prevention of Significant Deterioration...

  • WASTE GENERATOR BRIEFS.
    Roybal, Joe // Waste News; 7/17/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p5 

    The article presents news briefs related to waste management and environmental safety. Reliant Energy Inc. will install pollution controls at two of its Pennsylvania power plants at a cost of $625 million. These controls will bring down the emission of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and...

  • Pesticides and GM have a role to play in saving planet.
    Orson, Jim // Crops; 6/2/2007, p16 

    The article discusses the role of pesticides and genetically modified (GM) crops in preventing environment degradation. It is stated that nitrate leaching per ton of wheat produced in organic farming is four times more than what is produced under conventional production systems. Pesticides are...

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