Citations with the tag: ENVIRONMENTAL degradation -- Prevention

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  • New Year's Resolutions for the Environment.
     // America; 1/15/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 2, p4 

    The article appeals to people all over the world to protect environment and asks to subscribe to the ten New Year's resolutions of Conservation International. People are requested to use recyclable materials and fluorescent lights for reducing plastic waste and greenhouse emissions. The article...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Clover Creek once again `fisherman's dream.'
    Rainford, S.; Bubb, F. // Soil & Water Conservation News; Nov/Dec90, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p7 

    Describes a ten year project started in 1983 to improve water quality in twenty-three mile Clover Creek in Pennsylvania. Origins of the pollution problem; Descriptions of the program; Successes of the effort.

  • 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.

  • WASTE GENERATOR BRIEFS.
    Badarinarayana, M. C. // 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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)...

  • SHORT CONSIDERATIONS ON ECO-THEOLOGY FROM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE: LAW - PHILOSOPHY - RELIGION.
    Bădescu, Valentin-Stelian // Bulletin of the 'Carol I' National Defence University / Buletinu; Jan-Mar2012, Issue 1, p147 

    Eco-theology is a relatively new concept, which proposes the possibility to consider the currently serious environment problems to be very important for theology. Eco-theology is a subject for research for specialists in environmental law, medicine, biology, religion and philosophy. The...

  • 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...

  • 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+...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "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...

  • 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...

  • John and Mary Helen Slater: A Mutual Concern for Biodiversity Inspires Engagement and Environmental Conservation.
    Morrissette, Micaela // 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...

  • 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...

  • LEAGUE PLAYS OFFSIDE ON CARBON.
    Pek Chuen Khee; Tee Chee Hoong; Ng Phuay Ying // Sustain' Magazine; 2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p7 

    The article reports that the request of Ryman League football club (FC) Whyteleafe to change the kick-off time for its game against Dulwich Hamlet in London, England to 2:00 p.m. was turned down. Edward Lucas, Whyteleafe FC's secretary, argued in a letter that the move would enable the club to...

  • 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...

  • Little NEPAs Take On Climate Goliath.
    Kass, Madeline June // Natural Resources & Environment; Fall2008, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p40 

    The article offers information on the environmental impact of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1969. The Congress enacted the Act to promote efforts to prevent environmental degradation in the U.S. It is stated that litigation efforts to force climate...

  • 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...

  • EVALUATING AND IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF KINDERGARTENS IN SERBIA.
    Stankovic, Danica // Proceedings of the International Multidisciplinary Scientific Ge; 2011, Vol. 3, p341 

    One of the major challenges of kindergartens building in Serbia is how to address the existing variations in the pattern of environmental quality across different facilities. This study examines and compares environmental quality of existing buildings in the service phase. The study explains and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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