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Environmental effects of industries and plants

  • 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...

  • Eating Earthby Lisa Kemmerer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Contemporary environmental activists and the animal-rights community are more often than not considered separate movements, despite similar goals and attitudes toward desired change in the world. A fundamental distinction is seen in the environmentalist's broad focus on an entire species, whereas animal rights activists tend to think more about... more...

  • Handel mit Strom aus erneuerbaren Energienby Dietmar Richard Graeber

    Springer 2014; US$ 6.99

    Durch den zunehmenden Einsatz von erneuerbaren Energien befindet sich das deutsche Elektrizitatsversorgungssystem in einer grundlegenden Transformation. Dies wirkt sich auf verschiedenste Bereiche der Energiewirtschaft aus. Ein Beispiel hierfur ist der Stromhandel. Die haufig starken, durch externe Faktoren wie Wind und Sonne bestimmten Fluktuationen... more...

  • Defining and Assessing Adverse Environmental Impact from Power Plant Impingement and Entrainment of Aquatic Organismsby Douglas Dixon; John A. Veil; Joe Wisniewski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 199.95

    The U.S. Clean Water Act calls for the minimization of "adverse environmental impact" at cooling water intake structures.  To facilitate an exchange of information among all stakeholders in the issue, the Electric Power Research Institute organised a national symposium in 2001 to discuss the meaning of adverse environmental impact and methods... more...

  • Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycleby Virginia T. McLemore; Kathleen S. Smith; Carol C. Russell

    SME 2014; US$ 109.00

    Sampling and Monitoring for the Mine Life Cycle provides an overview of sampling for environmental purposes and monitoring of environmentally relevant variables at mining sites. It focuses on environmental sampling and monitoring of surface water, and also considers groundwater, process water streams, rock, soil, and other media including air and biological... more...

  • Environmental Impact IIby G. Passerini; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 660.00

    This book contains papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impacts on Sustainable Development incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields. Following the success of the first meeting held in 2012, it considers the issues related to environmental impacts to provide complete solutions. more...

  • Aviation and Climate Changeby Ruwantissa Abeyratne

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The book addresses the most critical issue faced by aviation and climate change: namely the development of a market based measure to control aircraft engine emissions. It discusses the current market economic trends as they impact to aviation and suggests steps and measures to be taken in the development of a workable MBM.?ICAO has three years to come... 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...

  • Nuclear 2.0by Mark Lynas

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2014; US$ 2.99

    By making use of the latest in world energy statistics, author Mark Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about one percent of global primary energy, looking to renewable energy as a solution to deliver all the world?s power is a dangerously delusional concept. Moreover, with no possibility reducing the world?s energy usage?when the developing... more...

  • From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspectiveby Tore Johannessen

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 79.95

    From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective: Bifurcations in Marine Ecosystems is a groundbreaking reference that challenges the widespread perception that predators generally have a negative impact on the abundance of their prey, and it proposes a novel paradigm ? Predator-prey Synergism ? in which both predator and prey enhance... more...