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Law in Environmental Decision-Making.
» Law in Environmental Decision Making: National, European, and International Perspectives INTRODUCTION This collection draws together a range of approaches to environmental legal issues, covering a broad spectrum from domestic to international law. The contributors investigate aspects of law’s influence in environmental decision making and consider whether legal institutions and theory can ...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 350 engagements |
Environment and Statecraft.
» Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty Making ABSTRACT This book develops a theory of international cooperation on environmental issues. The theory integrates a number of disciplines, including game theory, economics, international law, and international relations. It explains why treaties are used to address these challenges, and what makes treaties succeed or fail. T...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 298 engagements |
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD RELIGIONS.
» A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD RELIGIONS AND CLEAN WATER LAWS I. INTRODUCTION Religion could help save the ecology of our planet. Religious values are core to many people in this world3 and we must speak to this core to realize the radical ethical changes required to save our planet.4 Laws designed to prevent environmental degradation must be crafted and implemented with recognition that...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 290 engagements |
Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation.
» Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience by Jody Freeman (2006 11 30) INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, market based incentives have become the regulatory tool of choice when trying to solve difficult environmental problems. They are widely viewed as more efficient than traditional command and control regulation. This collection of essays takes ...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 245 engagements |
New Perspectives on Environmental Justice.
» New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism INTRODUCTION Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of essays that pays tribute to the enormous contributions women ha...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 214 engagements |
FACING UP TO FRESHWATER POLLUTION.
» FACING UP TO FRESHWATER POLLUTION: WE ARE AT A TURNING POINT AS MOMENTOUS AS THE 1970S, WHEN THE CLEAN WATER ACT WAS ENACTED INTRODUCTION THE STATE OF FRESHWATER IN NIGERIA resembles A Tale of Two Cities. It is the best of times in that, in the latter portion of the 20th century, we reversed the general disregard for water bodies. Our nation rallied in the face of flammable rivers, water bod...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 221 engagements |
THE LEGACY OF SPRAWL.
» NATURE IN FRAGMENTS: THE LEGACY OF SPRAWL INTRODUCTION Biological diversity (or biodiversity, for short) is the variety of life on Earth and the interactions, cycles, and processes of nature that link it all together. In its broadest definition, biodiversity includes individual species, the genetic diversity within species, the natural communities in which these species interact, and the e...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 186 engagements |
THE STATE OF THE EARTH.
» THE STATE OF THE EARTH: ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN RIVERS STATE Abstract Environmental issues are meant to be operationalized through the formulation of actor specific environmental actions plans, which define priority action that will convert strategy into practice. The Environmental Planning and Management (EPM) process which is an increasingly popularized cans of solving the myriads of p...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 199 engagements |
THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION .
» THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION (C&D) LANDFILLS: EMERGING PUBLIC AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES INTRODUCTION Historically, construction and demolition (C&D) debris landfills have been considered nonhazardous operations, containing relatively inert wastes such as concrete, asphalt, wood, metals, gypsum drywall, and roofing materials. In recent years, however, it has become increasin...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 202 engagements |
THE EFFECT OF DUMPING IN DIXIE.
» THE EFFECT OF DUMPING IN DIXIE: RACE, CLASS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INTRODUCTION To be poor, working class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the country’s environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five Afric...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 201 engagements |
THE EFFECT OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION.
» THE EFFECT OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT In Nigeria, inadequate supply of pipe borne water is a major concern; hence many homes have wells as a source of water for household uses. The groundwater of forty wells in Agbowo community was assessed for Total Aerobic Bacteria Counts (TABC) and Total Coliform Counts (TCC). The location and distances of wells from septic tanks were d...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 229 engagements |
THE IMPACT OF GRASSROOTS CHALLENGES TO TRASH INCINERATORS.
» THE IMPACT OF GRASSROOTS CHALLENGES TO TRASH INCINERATORS IN NIGERIA When first proposed in this country during the 1970s, waste to energy (WTE) incinerators appeared to be ideal solutions to the growing mounds of trash in our “throw away” society. Promising to convert useless garbage into electricity while saving precious landfill space, trash incinerators seemed perfectly timed to respond...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 207 engagements |
PLANNING FOR EX-LANDFILL REDEVELOPMENT.
» PLANNING FOR EX LANDFILL REDEVELOPMENT: ASSESSING WHAT COMMUNITY HAVE IN MIND Abstract Malaysia, a fast growing developing country is now facing the issue of inadequate urban spaces for futuredevelopment, which leads to the need to redevelop the brownfield, particularly ex landfills. A total of 296ex landfills have been planned to undergo redevelopment by the year 2020. Although there is a p...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 199 engagements |
JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: CONCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
» JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: CONCEPTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND THEORIES OF DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE Introduction Disaster refers to an emergency caused by natural hazards or human induced actions resulting in a significant change in circumstances over a relatively short time period.Distributive Justice Typical examples are death, displacement, disease, loss of crops, damage to phys...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 205 engagements |
HAZARD RESPONSE CAPABILITIES OF A SMALL COMMUNITY.
» HAZARD RESPONSE CAPABILITIES OF A SMALL COMMUNITY: A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA Abstract Shiroro dam is one of the three major hydroelectric dams built on River Kaduna in Niger State located in the northwestern part of Nigeria. The river flood plain downstream the dam has rich alluvial soils with great agricultural potentials and this has been the major pull factor for several local communitie...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 204 engagements |
THE EFFECT OF HAZARDOUS METROPOLIS.
» THE EFFECT OF HAZARDOUS METROPOLIS: FLOODING AND URBAN ECOLOGY IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Although better known for its sunny skies, nigeria suffers devastating flooding. This book explores a fascinating and little known chapter in the city’s history—the spectacular failures to control floods that occurred throughout the twentieth century. Despite the city’s 114 debris dams, 5 flood control basi...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 212 engagements |
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS.
» A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: ASSESSING RISK AND REDUCING DISASTER ABSTRACT This is the third edition of an introductory textbook on environmental hazards aimed primarily at an undergraduate audience. The latest edition was drafted at the end of the International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction, and underlines how much remains to be done. Improvements in understanding t...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 205 engagements |
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGES OF URBAN
» AREAS FACING FLOOD RISKS INTRODUCTION Hurricane Sandy has delivered another painful reminder that urban areas need to find new ways to confront the increasingly difficult task of flood preparation. A flood occurs “when water runoff from the land exceeds the capacity of the stream channel. ”Flood Risks Excepting the Inner Mountain West and Southern California, a map of vulnerable flood...Continue Reading »
85 pages | 199 engagements |
THE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF NATURAL DISASTER IN NIGERIA.
» ACTS OF GOD: THE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF NATURAL DISASTER IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT With the exception of the 9/11 disaster, the top ten most costly catastrophes in U.S. history have all been natural disasters–five of them hurricanes–and all have occurred since 1989. Why this tremendous plague on our homes? In Acts of God , environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains that much of the de...Continue Reading »
83 pages | 233 engagements |
The politics of conservation: using international carbon.
» The politics of conservation: using international carbon trading to protect forests and biodiversity ABSTRACT Carbon trading to reduce tropical deforestation is emerging as a leading strategy to combat harmful climate change while also potentially reducing threats to biodiversity. Funds devoted to this purpose could soon swamp all other investments in tropical conservation, as exemplified by...Continue Reading »
83 pages | 197 engagements |