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Environmental effects of industries and plants

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  • Handbook of Sustainable Textile Productionby M I Tobler-Rohr

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 265.00

    Textile products are produced, distributed, sold and used worldwide. A quantitative assessment of sustainability in the textile manufacturing chain is therefore extremely important. The Handbook of sustainable textile production is a compilation of technical, economical, and environmental data from the various processes in this chain. This authoritative... more...

  • Sustainable Textilesby Richard Blackburn

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 275.00

    Environmental issues are playing an increasingly important role in the textile industry, both from the point of view of government regulation and consumer expectations. Sustainable textiles reviews ways of achieving more sustainable materials and technologies as well as improving recycling in the industry. The first part of the book discusses ways... more...

  • Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Development Projectsby John A. Dixon; Richard A. Carpenter; Louise A. Fallon; Paul B. Sherman; Supachit Manipomoke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    It has always been thought that some level of pollution and waste is unavoidable in development projects. But no one has made much effort to quantify and assess the extent of this sort of damage. In this book a group of analysts from the Asian Development Bank and from the East West Center propose a means of constructing useful economic evaluations... more...

  • Unwelcome Harvestby Gordon R. Conway; Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the ?blue-baby? syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide and the products of... more...

  • Mountaintop Mining in Appalachiaby Susan F. Hirsch; E. Franklin Dukes

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining?that is, the removal and disposal in nearby valleys of soil and rock in order to reach underlying coal seams. Companies and some... more...

  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Impactsby John Dixon; Louise Scura; Richard Carpenter; Paul Sherman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This revised and updated guide to the environmental economics of development projects demonstrates how the environmental impacts of projects can be translated into monetary values. The theoretical bases are examined, and the techniques themselves given detailed exposition, supported by extensive case studies illustrating a wide range of applications.... more...

  • Long-Term Stewardship and the Nuclear Weapons Complexby Katherine N. Probst; Michael H. McGovern

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Decades of U.S. nuclear weapons production have exacted a heavy environmental toll. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning up waste and contamination resulting from production activities will cost over $150 billion. Yet even once that money is spent, these sites will need long-term attention to assure protection of human health and the environment.... more...

  • A Guide to Local Environmental Auditingby Hugh Barton; Noel Bruder

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Sustainable development is still seen by authorities as an abstract concept. Local Environmental Auditing will help put it into practice. The book provides a comprehensive guide to monitoring the state of the local environment and establishing the impacts of local actions on global issues, and shows how current local authority policy and practice... more...

  • Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Societyby Josiane Meier; Ute Hasenöhrl; Katharina Krause; Merle Pottharst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving initiatives alike. Rapidly evolving lighting technologies... more...

  • REACH Complianceby Susanne Kamptmann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 129.00

    The only book to not only discuss the technicalities of the European REACH chemicals registration process, but also to directly address the resulting business risks and business solutions. In this text for practitioners, the author pulls together the key knowledge needed to successfully run a business under REACH, distilling thousands of pages of... more...