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  • Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Deltaby Jay Lund; Ellen Hanak; William Fleenor; Willaim Bennett; Richard Howitt

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    An ecosystem in freefall, a shrinking water supply for cities and agriculture, an antiquated network of failure-prone levees?this is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the major hub of California's water system. Written by a team of independent water experts, this analysis of the latest data evaluates proposed solutions to the Delta's myriad problems.... more...

  • Impact of REACH on the Plastics and Packaging Supply Chainby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2006; US$ 460.00

    The use of chemicals in the EU has previously been governed by 40 different directives or laws incorporated into the statute books of member states. The need for a single regulatory system has been apparent to relevant bodies for some time, and REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) is the scheme that has been put forward.... more...

  • Water reduction technology for cleaning productsby Pira International Ltd

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2010; US$ 390.00

    This e-book examines technologies for reducing water consumption during cleaning, especially given the availability of fresh water around the world and the difficulties we will have in obtaining supplies of fresh water in the future. It discusses the chemical and physical properties of water, particularly as they relate to its use in cleaning, and... more...

  • Greening the Windby George C. Ledec; Kennan W. Rapp; Robert G. Aiello

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 14.99

    Wind power is widely regarded as a key component of an environmentally sustainable, low-carbon energy future because it is renewable, requires almost no water, and generates near-zero emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Nonetheless, wind power development can involve significant environmental and social impacts that need to be fully... more...

  • Aquatic Life Water Quality Criteria for Selected Pesticidesby Ronald S. Tjeerdema

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00

    This overview of the UC Davis method of assessing aquatic life water quality criteria covers a wide range of pesticides. It forms part of a vital series of volumes that review significant topics in the overall field of xenobiotics, including toxicology. more...

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practiceby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 50.00

    The principles of sustainable development play an integral role in making development assistance work at the level of policies, plans and programmes. In response to the  Paris Declaration call to “… develop and apply common approaches for ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment’ at sector and national levels” among donors... more...

  • Chemistry for Sustainable Developmentby Minu Gupta Bhowon; Sabina Jhaumeer Laulloo; Henri Li Kam Wah; Ponnadurai Ramasami

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 219.00

    Chemistry for Sustainable Development provides an overview current sustainability processes, products, and methods in all areas of chemistry. Topics include low-waste chemical processes, recovery and safe disposal of waste products, chemistry without solvents and solutions, and more. more...

  • Was ist wirklich drin?by Georg Schwedt

    Wiley 2012; US$ 37.50 US$ 32.50

    Bequem und billig ist es, das Einkaufen im Supermarkt. Vom Duschgel am Morgen über die Spagetti am Mittag bis zu Buttermilch und Wurstaufschnitt am Abend. Wir konsumieren Fertigprodukte, wissen aber nur selten, was sie eigentlich enthalten. Auf der Verpackung ist zwar alles Mögliche angegeben, aber dort wimmelt es oft nur so von E-Nummern,... more...

  • The Conundrumby David Owen

    Short Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability. We are consumers, and obviously we like to consume efficiently. But as David Owen argues our best intentions are still at cross purposes with our true goal. The truth is that efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental... more...

  • World of Fresh Waterby Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings

    Greystone Books 2008; US$ 15.99

    Sydney Cannings and Richard Cannings explore in depth the physical and natural diversity of B.C?s freshwater habitats. Because of British Columbia?s mountainous terrain, much of the water in the province moves down-hill, tumbling and turning towards the sea. Moving water contains a variety of life from the larval stone-flies, mayflies and caddis... more...