Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
In this chapter, you will learn: Understand how natural world works, understand how human systems interact with natural system, accurately determine environmental problems, develop and follow a sustainable relationship with natural world.
Indoor Environmental Quality
is the third in a series of books written by the
author over the past decade and focuses on environmental problems and
issues associated with our homes, office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial
indoor environments. This book differs in several ways from the
author’s previous works,
Indoor Air Pollution Control
Definition, Diagnosis, and Mitigation
This paper identifies five water environmental problems in the Delta that are the principal limiting factors of agricultural production and human health, i.e. (i) the salinity intrusion in the coastal areas, (ii) the effect of acid sulfate soils, (iii) the polluted water from human activities, (iv) the fresh water shortage in the dry season and (v) the flood in the rainy season. The discussion and conclusion present the people’s adaption strategies and water gorvernance issues in pursing sustainable management in the region.......
There is a new era of global environmental factors that needs to be
addressed via sound Corporate Environmental Management. Environmental
problems are a key area of concern for the global community in the new
21st century. A sustainable global community is emerging that is geared
toward preserving limited resources and the natural ecology, but to do so
requires resource conservation and the reduction of environmental pollution
loads across all human activities.
Like most technical disciplines, environmental science and engineering is becoming increasingly specialized. As industry professionals focus on specific environmental subjects they become less familiar with environmental problems and solutions outside their area of expertise. This situation is compounded by the fact that many environmental science related terms are confusing. Prefixes such as bio-, enviro-, hydra-, and hydro- are used so frequently that it is often hard to tell the words apart.
Environmental problems usually develop from the interactions of people, consumption, and
resources. Increasing population, increasing consumption and limited resources exacerbate these
problems. One concern that heads the list of critical problems is the availability of clean, fresh,
surface water. It is the basis of the existence of human societies and economies. Fresh water is
essential for many forms of life, is required by humans for drinking, agriculture, and most industrial
processes, and plays a prominent role in our recreational activities....
Presenting case studies involving Rwanda, Nepal, Australia, Japan, and Mexico, including "real-time" policy and administrative questions, this versatile reference/text provides a wide perspective on national and international environmental problems and policies, featuring discussions with a regional emphasis as well as global significance.
This is a work in progress. It is a work that has been in progress
for at least the last ten years if not more. It is a work that has much
more yet to come.
The study of environmental harm is relatively new for most
criminologists. For myself, in writing this book I have had to draw
upon my own work over the last decade plus that of a relatively small
handful of criminologists who are fellow travellers in this area.
On the other hand, there is a wealth of material from other fields
and disciplines that is entirely relevant and useful to a study such as
This article constitutes a search for a people-oriented approach to encouraging environmentally responsible behavior. It attempts to provide a source of motivations, reduce the corrosive sense of helplessness, and generate solutions to environmental problems that do not undermine the quality of life of the people who are affected.
The idea for this book arose during the planning phases of an International Conference
in Edmonton, Canada in July 2004 entitled “The Science of Changing Climates
— Impacts on Agriculture, Forestry and Wetlands.” The conference was organized
jointly by the Canadian Societies of Animal Science, Plant Science and Soil Science
with support from Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Forest Service because they
saw climate change as one of the most serious environmental problems facing the
This book stems from the author’s experience with a variety of problems on
the fate, distribution, and toxicity of organic compounds in the aquatic environment.
It became increasingly clear that the procedures for investigating
these problems crossed the traditional boundaries of organic and analytical
chemistry, microbiology, and biology, and after many years this resulted in
the idea of selecting the relevant aspects of these and writing the present
When one is confronted with a new problem that involves the collection and analysis of data, two crucial
questions are: How will using statistics help solve this problem? And, Which techniques should be used?
This book is intended to help environmental engineers answer these questions in order to better understand
and design systems for environmental protection.
The book is not about the environmental systems, except incidentally. It is about how to extract
information from data and how informative data are generated in the first place.
It is intended that this book be suitable for a variety of engineers and ecologists, who
may wish to gain an introduction to the rapidly growing field of ecological and
environmental modelling. An understanding of the fundamentals of environmental
problems and ecology, as presented for instance in the textbook Principles of
Environmental Science and Technology is assumed. Furthermore, it is assumed that
the reader has either a fundamental knowledge of differential equations and matrix
calculations or has read the Appendix, which gives a brief introduction to these
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are part of a recent agricultural trend toward
large-scale, corporate-owned and managed livestock production. A far cry from the traditional
family farm, CAFOs have lowered prices and increased production—but at a cost. While some of
the problems CAFOs can cause are economic and related to small farm and farming community
culture, or societal with a focus of the animal rights activism groups, other problems are ecological
and environmental and will only be solved by intelligently crafted and enforced legislation....
Ecological issues and environmental problems have become exceedingly complex. Today,
it is hubris to suppose that any single discipline can provide all the solutions for protecting
and restoring ecological integrity. We have entered an age where professional humility is
the only operational means for approaching environmental understanding and prediction.
Chemistry plays a key role in conquering diseases, solving energy problems, addressing environmental problems, providing the discoveries that lead to new industries, and developing new materials and technologies for national defense and homeland security. However, the field is currently facing a crucial time of change and is struggling to position itself to meet the needs of the future as it expands beyond its traditional core toward areas related to biology, materials science, and nanotechnology....
Dr. Samuel Luoma has given us an excellent description and analysis of the science of silver and
nanosilver. His paper raises many questions for policy makers. Its subtitle, “Old Problems or
New Challenges,” is appropriate, because the subject of the paper is both. Metals are among the
oldest of environmental problems. Lead, silver and mercury have posed health hazards for thousands
of years, and they are as persistent in the environmental policy world as they are in the
Environmental considerations were largely ignored for almost 200 years
in the development of the United States. Only in the last third of the
twentieth century did environmental factors begin to play a significant
role in the speed and direction of our national progress. These factors
have developed in us a new concern and recognition of the dependence
that we, as human beings, have on the long-term viability of the envi-
ronment for sustaining life.
Many indicators regarding the health of
the world’s environment remain firmly in
the red. Trends such as climate change,
water scarcity, air pollution, biodiversity
loss and ecosystem degradation all
continue to threaten our finite stock
of natural capital and the ability of
our economy to provide sustainable
growth and prosperity for all.
A great deal of this environmental damage is caused by the
way we do business. If we are to create a truly sustainable
global economy, then we must change our economic
models so that business can become part of the solution,
not part of the problem. ...