Citations with the tag: ENVIRONMENTAL degradation -- Prevention

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  • PESTLE ANALYSIS: Environmental analysis.
     // 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.
     // 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...

  • 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...

  • Preservation, Passivity, and Pessimism.
    Lintott, Sheila // Ethics & the Environment; Fall2011, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p95 

    Many committed and passionate environmental thinkers currently champion restoration as an appropriate and positive model for human-nature interaction and interdependence. Recent philosophical defenses of restoration sidestep the issues that have been raised about the possibility of restoring...

  • The Medicinal Plant Supply Chain: Creating Social and Environmental Sustainability.
    Brinckmann, Josef // HerbalGram; Fall2004, Issue 64, p56 

    Discusses how the medicinal plant supply chain can create social and environmental sustainability. Need to assure living wages and social security for farmers and protect areas of biodiversity; Need to ensure that natural medicines grow free of toxic contamination and environmental degradation;...

  • Preventing Significant Deterioration Under the Clean Air Act: The BACT Requirement and BACT Definition.
    Stensvaag, John-Mark // Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis; Oct2011, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p10902 

    The article focuses on the best available control technology (BACT) which is required to the emissions from major emitting facilities. It says that optimizing the consumption of the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) program air quality increments and thereby enlarging the economic...

  • Yes, there is Hope for the Future.
    Bigham, Roy // Pollution Engineering; May2013, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p7 

    The article offers the author's insights on various efforts to develop alternative solution to environmental problems. He mentions the study by Ohio State University researcher and team which develop a way to recover the energy. He adds that Sara Volz of Colorado Springs, Colorado, uses guided...

  • John and Mary Helen Slater: A Mutual Concern for Biodiversity Inspires Engagement and Environmental Conservation.
    Bigham, Roy // Keep Growing; Summer2013, p37 

    The article offers information on the efforts of couple John Slater and Mary Helen Neubauer Slater in the conservation of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Illinois. It notes that unstable soils, invasive plants, and nutrient loading were among the causes of serious degradation of habitat for plants...

  • Environmental Applications of Synthetic Biology.
    Pendse, Ruchita // Penn Bioethics Journal; 2012, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p11 

    The article discusses the potential benefits and threats of synthetic biology. It mentions the role of synthetic biology in the survival of cloned species and in the development of genetically modified Escherichia coli bacteria. It notes that one major concern for synthetic biology has to do...

  • Combating the Fragile Karst Environment in Guizhou, China.
    Zhang Baiping; Xiao Fei; Wa Hong-Zhi; Mo Shengzio; Zhu Shoyqian; Yu Lifei; Xiong Kangning; Lan Anjun // AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment; Mar2006, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p94 

    The article discusses efforts to prevent further degradation of the fragile karst environment in Guizhou, China. Karst areas consist of underground rivers, sinkholes, caves, springs and slowly dissolving bedrock. Efforts to protect karst areas consist of selecting trees and forests suitable for...

  • Documents.
    Zhang Baiping; Xiao Fei; Wa Hong-Zhi; Mo Shengzio; Zhu Shoyqian; Yu Lifei; Xiong Kangning; Lan Anjun // Pakistan Perspectives; Jan-Jun2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p216 

    The author expresses views concerning the move made by the Pakistan Government in recognizing the environmental concern and taking necessary measure to prevent environmental degradation in Pakistan. The author comments on how the government solves the environmental issues on air and water...

  • What's in a Name?
    LAKIN, MARGO // Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture; Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p38 

    The explores the roles played by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) in the environment. The WEEE Directive is...

  • Ecological design of ditches in agricultural land consolidation: A review.
    Ye Yan-mei; Wu Ci-fang; Yu Jing // Yingyong Shengtai Xuebao; Jul2011, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p1931 

    Agricultural land consolidation is a strong disturbance to farmland ecosystem. In traditional agricultural land consolidation, the main technical and economic indices for the design of ditches include the convenience for production and transportation, the allocation of water resources, and the...

  • World Reserves of Phosphate Rock... a Dynamic and Unfolding Story.
    Van Kauwenbergh, Steven J.; Stewart, Mike; Mikkelsen, Robert // Better Crops with Plant Food; 2013, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p18 

    Phosphorus is essential for life, and the input of P fertilizer is critical to the production of sufficient food, feed, fiber, and fuel to support a growing world population. Most modern P fertilizer is made from phosphate rock (PR), a nonrenewable natural resource. Over the past decade or so...

  • Realization of Carbonless Society.
    Yoichi, Kaya // Economy, Culture & History Japan Spotlight Bimonthly; Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p6 

    The article discusses the actions that should be taken by the Japanese government in relation to global warming. It explains the principles underlying the Cool Earth 50 global warming scheme proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. It also emphasizes the need to conduct technological...

  • Nature, Nurtured.
    Jannot, Mark // Popular Science; Aug2007, Vol. 271 Issue 2, p10 

    This article presents an editorial on what it will take to clean up the world's environment. The author argues that politics won't give bold plans for cleaning up the air but efforts by individual countries will make a bigger impact. This issue contains several articles about plans to try to...

  • EarthTalk®.
    Douglas Stowe, Vermont., Tim // Skipping Stones; Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p27 

    The article discusses the many ways environment is harmed and how it comes back to haunt humans in the form of sickness and death. In recent years many people are trying to go green after realizing that the pesticide-laced foods, smoke filled air and the petrochemical-based products negatively...

  • JOBS OF THE FUTURE.
    ITELL, JEFFREY // Diplomatic Courier; Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p34 

    The article focuses on the new jobs that are expected to deliver more efficient services and products. It states that there will be jobs existing functions to deal will environmental degradation with nee technologies such as a Water Resource Engineer. It says that new jobs that will address...

  • REDD, REDD+ and India.
    Sarkar, Jaimini // Current Science (00113891); 8/10/2011, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p265 

    The article discusses a report on sustainable management of forests and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in India. As stated, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India safeguards the rights of local communities over forests in the REDD+...

  • Views.
    Adamson, Andrew // Cabinet Maker; 1/26/2007, Issue 5522, p9 

    The author expresses his views on industrial and business development at the expense of environmental degradation. He quotes on the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi and Lester Brown about sustainable development and argues on developing responsible consuming in manufacture and trading. Moreover, he...

  • THE IMPACT OF THE MINING ACTIVITY ON THE ECONOMIC SECTOR, HUMAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.
    DAVID, Oana; MIHAI, Maria Valia; MAIDUC OSICEANU, Sanda // Hidraulica; 2014, Issue 2, p44 

    It is estimated that the EU's energy mix will still rely heavily on fossil fuels, including coal, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, coal will be the main pillar of energy security, even to the year 2035. Therefore, this paper aims to capture the efforts made by the Romanian state...

  • CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GREEN MARKETING IN INDIA.
    KARTHIK, G.; RAMYA, N. // Golden Research Thoughts; Nov2012, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p1 

    Green marketing is not going to be an easy concept. The increasing economic development, rapid growth of population and growth of industries in India is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure and the countries natural resources. Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation,...

  • RISK MANAGEMENT FOR AMMONIA TANK FAILURE.
    Felegeanu, Daniel-Cătălin; Nedeff, Valentin; Cristian, Radu; Horubeț, Mircea // Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (EEMJ); Jul2014, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1587 

    The rapid technical and economic development in the last few years has brought significant advantages to the human society, but it has also generated very serious threats, such as: pollution, technological accidents, and some other forms of environmental degradation. Human actions, either...

  • 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...

  • THE PRESSURE OF CONSERVATION: HOW THE IMAGINARY OF "WILD" NATURE WAS FORMED AND HOW TO RID OURSELVES OF IT.
    Schulz Blank, Sabine // San Rocco; Winter2014, Issue 10, p72 

    The article discusses how the image of wild nature was formed and how people can revise their understanding of the wilderness and nature, focusing on the pressure of nature conservation. Topics include the changes in the Amazonian rainforest and environment and its conservation, how the global...

  • 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; Autumn2013/Winter2014, 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...

  • "Environmental Ethics : Initiatives for The Removal of Environmental Problems".
    Jyoti, Amar // International Journal of Education & Allied Sciences; Jul2010, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p93 

    Environment etymologically means surroundings. It is the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals that exist around us. In layman's language environment encompasses everything that is around us. It includes interaction and relationship among the natural elements living, non-living and...

  • Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; California; San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District; Prevention of Significant Deterioration.
    Blumenfeld, Jared // Federal Register; 10/26/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 208, p65305 

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stabilizing the Unstable Site.
    AIRD, JANET // Erosion Control; Jun2014, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p18 

    The article discusses the use of erosion control blankets also known as turf reinforcement mat (TRM) with erosion control products like coir logs, wattles and hard armour for controlling erosion risks and stabilizing soil. It discusses the importance of properly anchoring the mats in the soil to...

  • Plastic peril.
    VARSHNEY, VIBHA // Down to Earth; 3/16/2015, Vol. 23 Issue 21, p40 

    The article discusses the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans and the results of a study published in the "Science" journal regarding the quantity of plastic wastes entering the oceans each year. The top 20 countries identified by the study as the main contributors of plastic pollution,...

  • Evolution.
    VARSHNEY, VIBHA // 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.
    VARSHNEY, VIBHA // 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.
    VARSHNEY, VIBHA // 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bruno's Garden.
    Borsari, Bruno; DeGrazia, Emilio // North Dakota Quarterly; Summer2013, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p64 

    An essay on the need for a landscape aesthetic that prevents environmental destruction and degradation is presented. Topics discussed include comparisons between well-groomed and varied landscapes in Italy and those in the U.S., the negative effects of the industrialization of agriculture, and...

  • Lessons for climate change adaptation from better management of rivers.
    Pittock, Jamie // Climate & Development; 2009, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p194 

    Autonomous adaptation in the water sector is assessed to derive lessons for more successful climate change adaptation from six empirical, consistently designed river management case studies based on projects of WWF. They show that when adaptation measures are considered in the context of common...

  • Shengtai Anquan: Managing Tourism and Environment in China's Forest Parks.
    Chao-Hui Wang; Buckley, Ralf // AMBIO - A Journal of the Human Environment; Aug2010, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p451 

    The article offers information on the management of tourism and environment of the forest parks in China. Shengtai anquan, a tourism operation in the public forest reserves by the forest parks management agencies is discussed. It notes that the tourism operation addresses the most urgent issues...

  • HOW TO USE VOLUNTARY, SELF-REGULATORY AND ALTERNATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE TOOLS: SOME LESSONS LEARNT.
    Nel, J. G.; Wessels, J. A. // Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal; 12/30/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p48 

    The article focuses on the significance of using alternative environmental enforcement tools to improve the overall implementation of programs in South Africa. It examines the different available alternative environmental enforcement tools and describes their characteristics and capabilities to...

  • News&Views.
    Nel, J. G.; Wessels, J. A. // Environmental Education; Spring2011, Vol. 96, p17 

    The article offers updates regarding the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) in Great Britain. It mentions that the 63rd meeting of the 2011 United Nations (UN) General Assembly has been declared as the International Year of Forests. Events and activities from March to May...

  • Local responses to marginalisation: human–wildlife conflict in Ethiopia's wetlands.
    Dixon, Alan B.; Hailu, Afework; Semu, Tilahun; Taffa, Legesse // Geography; Spring2009, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p38 

    The article focuses on the conflicts between the rural poor and the wild due to the agricultural activities extension of the local communities to the wetlands of the landscape of western Ethiopia. The local communities in western Ethiopia were forced to stretch their agricultural activities in...

  • WHAT'S NEXT.
    Dixon, Alan B.; Hailu, Afework; Semu, Tilahun; Taffa, Legesse // Time; 3/5/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 10, p18 

    This article offers world news briefs. The insurance company State Farm and litigation surrounding their refusal to pay after hurricanes Katrina and Rita is discussed. European Union officials have a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions considerably by the year 2020. The possible impact of...

  • Paradise Island.
    Knack, Ruth Eckdish // Planning; Apr2007, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p22 

    The article offers information on the Sanibel Plan implemented by the city government for the preservation of the Sanibel Island in Florida. The plan was first established in 1976 to address the various environmental problems and challenges facing the island. According to Sanibel planning...

  • Strategic Orientations.
    Knack, Ruth Eckdish // OECD DAC Journal on Development; 2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p167 

    The article discusses a report on the Australian aid programme by the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). The report identified the strategic foundations of the Australian development co-operation, including a...

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