Management of Natural Resources in a Changing Environment

Author: N. Janardhana Raju
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319125591
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book addresses issues related to sources of groundwater pollution such as arsenic, uranium, fluoride and their effects on human health. It discusses extensively the removal of heavy metals, arsenic and fluoride from drinking water. Bioremediation and phyto remediation on biomass productivity are treated in several chapters in the book. The volume highlights leachate characteristics analysed both in the laboratory and in field studies assessing the trace metals in rainwater. This book is a study on the judicious management of natural resources and exposes environmental problems particularly those related to pollution and bioremediation.

Climate Change

Author: U.s. Government Accountability Office
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974201389
Format: PDF
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" Climate change poses a variety of threats to federally managed natural resources, such as forests and wildlife, including possibly more frequent and severe droughts and wildfires. Adaptation-adjustments in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment that exploits beneficial opportunities or moderates negative effects-can be used to help manage the risks to vulnerable natural resources. GAO was asked to review federal agencies' efforts to incorporate climate change adaptation into their natural resource planning and management since GAO last reported on this issue in 2007. This report examines (1) steps key federal natural resource management agencies-Forest Service, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management-have taken since 2007 to address adaptation and (2) how these agencies have collaborated at the national level on adaptation since 2007. GAO analyzed the agencies' climate change adaptation guidance and planning documents and interviewed agency officials. GAO also visited one field location for each agency, selected using a nonprobability approach, so the results are not generalizable to all of the agencies' field locations. GAO is not making any recommendations. GAO received written comments from the Department of Agriculture, which said the Forest"

A New Century for Natural Resources Management

Author: Richard L. Knight
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597262455
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book explores the changes that are leading to a new century of natural resources management. It places the current situation in historical perspective, analyzes the forces that are propelling change, and describes and examines the specific changes in goals, policy, and practice that are transforming all aspects of natural resources management.The book is an important overview for wildlife biologists, foresters, and others working for public land agencies; professors and students of natural resources; and all those whose livelihood depends on the use of public natural resources.

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Author: John A. Wiens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329759
Format: PDF, ePub
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In North America, concepts of Historical Range of Variability are being employed in land-management planning for properties of private organizations and multiple government agencies. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy all include elements of historical ecology in their planning processes. Similar approaches are part of land management and conservation in Europe and Australia. Each of these user groups must struggle with the added complication of rapid climate change, rapid land-use change, and technical issues in order to employ historical ecology effectively. Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management explores the utility of historical ecology in a management and conservation context and the development of concepts related to understanding future ranges of variability. It provides guidance and insights to all those entrusted with managing and conserving natural resources: land-use planners, ecologists, fire scientists, natural resource policy makers, conservation biologists, refuge and preserve managers, and field practitioners. The book will be particularly timely as science-based management is once again emphasized in United States federal land management and as an understanding of the potential effects of climate change becomes more widespread among resource managers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/wiens/historicalenvironmentalvariation.

Transformational Change in Environmental and Natural Resource Management

Author: Mike Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138884748
Format: PDF
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The aim of this book is to catalyse global interest in the pursuit of transformational changes in natural resource and environmental management. It is shown that transformational policy reforms involve fundamental shifts in strategy with far-reaching consequences for the structure of industries, the way people behave and the resources they use. Transformational reforms typically involve a decision to change a suite of institutional arrangements that will result, within a short period of time, in a paradigm shift and the emergence of an approach that will be recognised as being totally different to the arrangements that were previously in place. Transformational change is well established in business and can deliver outstanding results. In the world of policy development, however, many transformational policy reforms flounder. Unlike incremental policy reforms, they are often seen to be politically risky and prone to failure. Using examples of success and failure, coupled with insights from practitioners and academics who have succeeded in getting transformational reforms implemented, this book presents a set of guidelines for excellence in the pursuit of transformational policy reforms. It includes detailed case studies from Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, South-east Asia and the USA.

Natural Resources Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152250804X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The perseveration of our natural environment has become a critical objective of environmental scientists, business owners, and citizens alike. Because we depend on natural resources to survive, uncovering methods for preserving and maintaining these resources has become a focal point to ensure a high quality of life for future generations. Natural Resources Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications emphasizes the importance of land, soil, water, foliage, and wildlife conservation efforts and management. Focusing on sustainability solutions and methods for preserving the natural environment, this critical multi-volume research work is a comprehensive resource for environmental conservationists, policymakers, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in identifying key research in the field of natural resource preservation and management.

Exploitation of Natural Resources in the 21st Century

Author: M. Fitzmaurice
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041120637
Format: PDF
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Sustainable development and the protection of the environment are concepts that have become inescapably connected. At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002, the challenges facing the global environment were discussed at length. Air, water and marine pollution continue to rob millions of a decent life, loss of biodiversity continues, fish stocks are being depleted, desertification claims more fertile land, climate changes are having devastating effects, natural disasters are more frequent and developing countries are even more vulnerable. (Principle 13). This volume examines these important issues and adapts a practical approach. It outlines the programme of sustainable development in concrete fields of economic and environmental cooperation. The concept for this volume originated from the Conference on Exploitation and Management of Natural Resources in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge of Sustainable Development. The Conference was organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Department of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Natural Resources and Social Conflict

Author: Matthew A. Schnurr
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230297838
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduction: Towards Critical Environmental Security-- M.Schnurr & L.Swatuk What Are We Really Looking For? From Eco-violence to Environmental Injustice-- P.Stoett Climatic Security and the Tipping Point Conception of the Earth System-- C.Russill Insecurities of Non-Dominance: Re-Theorizing Human Security and Environmental Change in Developed States-- W.Greaves Water and Security in Africa: State-Centric Narratives, Human Insecurities-- L.Swatuk Avoiding the Resource Curse in Ghana: Assessing the Options-- P.Arthur Sexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo-- S.Whitman 'The Elephant in the Room?' Peak Oil on the Security Agenda-- S.Mulligan Dirty Security? Tar Sands, Energy Security and Environmental Violence-- P.Le Billon & A.Carter Loud Bangs and Quiet Canadians: An analysis of oil patch sabotage in British Columbia, Canada-- C.Arsenault Bodies on the Line: The In/Security of Everyday Life in Aamjiwnaang-- S.Wiebe Afterward: Ecoviolence, Security, Geopolitics-- S.Dalby.