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Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future
23 February 2012

Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future

Beyond Environmental Law: Policy Proposals for a Better Environmental Future

2010 | 294 | ISBN: 0521744326 , 0521767717 | PDF | 1 Mb

This book offers a vision for the third generation of environmental law designed to enhance its ability to protect our environment. The book presents two core proposals, an Environmental Legacy Act to preserve a defined environmental legacy for future generations and an Environmental Competition Statute to spark movement to new clean technologies. The first proposal would require, for the first time, that the federal government define an environmental legacy that it must preserve for future generations. The second would establish a market competition to maximize environmental protection. The balance of the book provides complimentary proposals and analysis. The first generation of environmental law sought broad protection of health and the environment in a fairly fragmented way. The second sought to enhance environmental law's efficiency through cost-benefit analysis and market mechanisms. These proposals seek to create a broader, more creative approach to solving environmental problems....
Environmental Planning and Management
4 March 2012

Environmental Planning and Management

Environmental Planning and Management By Christian N. Madu
Publisher: Wo.,.rld Sci.ent.ific Publishing 2007 | 252 Pages | ISBN: 1860946712 | PDF | 22 MB

This book focuses on environmental planning and management. Environmental problems are not purely scientific; some of the major problems deal with poor management and the inability to involve people in environmental decision making process. The approach taken in this book is to review environmental problems as they are affected by poor planning and management. Understanding of management issues involved will help to get top management to buy into environmental management. The tendency is for top management to view environmental management efforts as expensive and wasteful to an organization. However, when top management is exposed to the high cost of doing nothing and the lack of competitiveness as a result of poor environmental quality, it is more likely to buy into the idea of environmental quality and work towards achieving sustainable goals.
Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought
9 October 2011

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

2002 | 411 | ISBN: 086840683X | PDF | 1 Mb

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought provides an inclusive and balanced survey of the major issues debated by Western environmentalists over the last three decades. Peter Hay examines issues in philosophy, religion, politics, and economics as presented or criticized by environmentalists. Topics covered include the roots of environmental philosophy; the development of ecophilosophy, deep ecology, and ecofeminism; how religion relates to environmental values; environmentalists' writings on science and epistemology; animal liberation; the role of place; the economic dimensions of environmental thought; environmental writing in various political traditions; and "green" writers' critiques of political movements. The work draws from the disciplines of philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and cultural studies. Clearly and accessibly written and including a comprehensive bibliography, Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought is well suited both as a handbook and guide to the large environmental literature and as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental studies....
Environmental Planning and Management
13 December 2011

Environmental Planning and Management

Environmental Planning and Management

2007 | 252 | ISBN: 1860946712 | PDF | 22 Mb

This book focuses on environmental planning and management. Environmental problems are not purely scientific; some of the major problems deal with poor management and the inability to involve people in environmental decision making process. The approach taken in this book is to review environmental problems as they are affected by poor planning and management. Understanding of management issues involved will help to get top management to buy into environmental management. The tendency is for top management to view environmental management efforts as expensive and wasteful to an organization. However, when top management is exposed to the high cost of doing nothing and the lack of competitiveness as a result of poor environmental quality, it is more likely to buy into the idea of environmental quality and work towards achieving sustainable goals....
U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History
14 March 2011

U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History

U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History

2010 | 800 | ISBN: 1604264756 | PDF | 10 Mb

As citizens address the issues of climate change, earth-friendly technologies, and jumpstarting a green economy, environmental politics has gained a prominent position on the American political landscape. "U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History" shows readers the many ways throughout American history in which environmental concerns have intersected with issues of energy production and consumption, government regulation, private property rights, economic growth, and lifestyle choices. The primary sources featured in the book illuminate essential events and environmental controversies that have roiled the waters of American politics and policymaking from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. The volume opens with a narrative overview which develops the major environmental themes discussed in the chapters and documents that follow. Each chapter leads with a comprehensive narrative that provides background information necessary for understanding the significance of the primary documents. The wide-ranging document collections include over 150 full and excerpted speeches, writings by conservationists, federal and state legislation, court opinions, testimonies, policy briefs, and more. The documents are preceded by context-setting headnotes which provide information on the key players and events. Some of the topics covered include: Population growth and territorial expansion; Toxins and waste disposal; Air pollution and climate change; Wilderness and species protection; Energy production; Conservation and environmental justice; Land and water use; Urban development and public health; and, Mining and logging. A timeline listing major events from the colonial era to the present provides an overview of U.S. environmental history, while illustrations and an index further supplement this title. "U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics" is well-suited for collections at academic, community college, and public libraries. This title features thematic, primary source documents; and chronological chapters from colonial era to the present. It addresses current concerns about climate change and energy conservation. It tracks the rise of regulatory agencies. ...
Environmental Finance: A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products
21 February 2012

Environmental Finance: A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products

Environmental Finance: A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products

2002 | 384 | ISBN: 0471123625 | PDF | 4 Mb

An engaging and comprehensive look at the intersection of financial innovation and the environmentThis unique book provides readers with a comprehensive look at the new markets being created to help companies manage environmental risks, including weather derivatives, catastrophe bonds, and emission trading permits. Filled with real-world case studies and timely advice, Environmental Finance contains corporate strategies that financial service professionals as well as their clients must understand in order to proactively improve a company's environmental performance....
Environmental Justice: Law, Policy & Regulation
16 August 2011

Environmental Justice: Law, Policy & Regulation

Environmental Justice: Law, Policy & Regulation

2009 | 560 | ISBN: 1594605955 | PDF | 29 Mb

Environmental justice is a significant and dynamic contemporary development in environmental law. Rechtschaffen, Gauna and new coauthor O'Neill provide an accessible compilation of interdisciplinary materials for studying environmental justice, interspersed with extensive notes, questions, and a teacher's manual with practice exercises designed to facilitate classroom discussion. It integrates excerpts from empirical studies, cases, agency decisions, informal agency guidance, law reviews, and other academic literature, as well as community- generated documents. This second edition includes new chapters addressing climate change, international environmental justice, and a capstone case study. It also adds expanded coverage of risk and the public health, empirical environmental justice research, and environmental justice for American Indian peoples. ...
Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation
5 April 2012

Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation

Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation
ISBN: 1461401429 | 2011 | 348 pages pages | PDF | 7.3 MB

Remote sensing is a mature technology that has been largely under- utilized in a world increasing focus on Geographic Information Systems. With the goal of encouraging a wider appreciation of what this science can achieve, Environmental Sensing: Analytical Techniques for Earth Observation introduces the scope and method of remote sensing within the context of environmental analysis and assessment. Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge techniques and innovative applications in a manner that is accessible to the non-technical professional. Incorporating extensive use of both the environmental and remote sensing literature, this book can serve as a valuable reference as well as a useful teaching resource in and out of the classroom. At a time when society is increasingly focused on the vexing issues surrounding global change and environmental sustainability, bringing remote sensing “down to earth” is both a timely and essential step toward enhancing environmental understanding and guide effective environmental decision making.
Environmental Change in Siberia: Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling (Advances in Global Change Research)
13 November 2013

Environmental Change in Siberia: Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling (Advances in Global Change Research)
Environmental Change in Siberia: Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling (Advances in Global Change Research)
Published: 2010-06-19 | ISBN: 9048186404, 940073235X | PDF | 300 pages | 30 MB

This book covers a round-up of environmental changes in Siberia with a focus on the terrestrial biosphere but also discussing climate and atmosphere and the hydrological cycle. It concludes with a discussion of information system approaches that are being developed to safeguard and make accessible spatial and temporal data for environmental studies.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern (12th Edition)
23 March 2012

Environmental Science: A Global Concern (12th Edition)

Environmental Science: A Global Concern (12th Edition)
2011 | PDF | 640 pages | 118 MB

Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Twelfth Edition, is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level.