Environmental Winds

Author: Michael J. Hathaway
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520956761
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Environmental Winds challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such formations have been constituted, transformed, and propelled through diverse, site-specific social interactions that complicate and defy divisions between 'global' and 'local.' The book brings the reader into the lives of Chinese scientists, officials, villagers, and expatriate conservationists who were caught up in environmental trends over the past 25 years. Hathaway reveals how global environmentalism has been enacted and altered in China, often with unanticipated effects, such as the rise of indigenous rights, or the reconfiguration of human/animal relationships, fostering what rural villagers refer to as "the revenge of wild elephants."

Winds of Change

Author: Ion Bogdan Vasi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199842582
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In recent decades the global wind energy industry has undergone explosive growth, and there is still vast potential for wind to supply more of the world's energy. Though not only is wind power far from reaching its potential, its rise has been uneven and irregular. What factors influence the development of the wind energy industry, and why has it developed successfully in some places but not in others? In Winds of Change, Ion Bogdan Vasi argues that the development of wind energy is dependent not only on improvements in technology and economic forces, but also in large part on the efforts of the environmental movement. Vasi defines and analyses three pathways through which the environmental movement has contributed to industry growth: it has influenced the adoption and implementation of renewable energy policies, created consumer demand for clean energy, and changed the institutional logics of the energy sector. Vasi uses quantitative analysis to present the big picture of global wind power development, and qualitative research to understand why certain countries are world leaders in wind energy while others are relatively underdeveloped. Through interviews with renewable energy professionals and campaigners, he shows that environmental groups and activists participated actively in energy policymaking, pressured various organizations to purchase wind power, and formed new companies that specialized in wind-farm development. He also demonstrates that environmentalists contributed to wind turbine manufacturing by becoming entrepreneurs, innovators, and advocates. Winds of Change sheds much new light on how wind energy is adopted and why, and demonstrates how activists and social movements can contribute to the creation of new industries.

Environmental Wind Engineering and Design of Wind Energy Structures

Author: Charalambos Baniotopoulos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709109531
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book presents a state-of-the-art in environmental aerodynamics and the structural design of wind energy support structures, particularly from a modern computational perspective. Examples include real-life applications dealing with pollutant dispersion in the building environment, pedestrian-level winds, comfort levels, relevant legislation and remedial measures. Design methodologies for wind energy structures include reliability assessment and code frameworks.

Consider the Earth Environmental Activities for Grades 4 8

Author: Julie M Gates
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078521
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Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Packed with information and easy to use, this book swiftly immerses students in environmental processes and issues, and it teaches them important scientific concepts. The hands-on activities cover a wide range of environmental topics-water, soil, wildlife, plants, ecosystems, weather, environmental problems, and oceans. Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Updated information on environmental problems helps build student enthusiasm by exploring issues they already recognize as timely and important. Anyone who wants to learn more about their biophysical environment-in classrooms, with youth groups, in science clubs, or at home-will find this resource helpful.

Environmental Information for Naval Warfare

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309168430
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Accurate and timely environmental information can provide a tactical advantage to U.S. naval forces during warfare. This report analyzes the current environmental information system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and recommends ways to address uncertainty and leverage network-centric operating principles to enhance the value of environmental information.

Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology

Author: Park S. Nobel
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125200257
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The functioning of all living systems obeys the laws of physics in fundamental ways. This is true for all physiological processes that occur inside cells, tissues, organs, and organisms. The new edition of Park Nobel's classic text has been revised in an unprecedented fashion, while still remaining user-friendly and clearly presented. Certain to maintain its leading role in teaching general and comparative physiological principles, Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology now establishes a new standard of excellence in teaching advanced physiology.The book covers water relations and ion transport for plant cells, including diffusion, chemical potential gradients, and solute movement in and out of plant cells. It also presents the interconnection of various energy forms, such as light, chlorophyll and accessory photosynthesis pigments, and ATP and NADPH. Additionally, the book describes the forms in which energy and matter enter and leave a plant, for example: energy budget analysis, water vapor and carbon dioxide, and water movement from soil to plant to atmosphere.