Rivers at Risk

Author: John Echeverria
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9780933280830
Format: PDF, Docs
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Rivers at Risk is an invaluable handbook that offers a practical understanding of how to influence government decisions about hydropower development on America's rivers.

A Practitioner s Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

Author: Nicole Silk
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597266192
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. More importantly, it offers specific strategies and suggestions for managers to use in establishing new conservation initiatives or improving the effectiveness of existing initiatives. The book: offers an understanding of fundamental issues by explaining how ecosystems are structured and how they support biodiversity; provides specific information and approaches for identifying areas most in need of protection; examines promising strategies that can help reduce biodiversity loss; and describes design considerations and methods for measuring success within an adaptive management framework. The book draws on experience and knowledge gained during a five-year project of The Nature Conservancy known as the Freshwater Initiative, which brought together a range of practitioners to create a learning laboratory for testing ideas, approaches, tools, strategies, and methods. For professionals involved with land or water management-including state and federal agency staff, scientists and researchers working with conservation organizations, students and faculty involved with freshwater issues or biodiversity conservation, and policymakers concerned with environmental issues-the book represents an important new source of information, ideas, and approaches.

Fish passage technologies protection at hydropower facilities

Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428920161
Format: PDF
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The focus of this report is technologies for fish passage around hydropower generation facilities and protection against entrainment and turbine mortality. Emphasis is given to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-licensed hydropower projects where fish protection is a subject of controversy and congressional interest due to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA). Thus institutional issues related to FERC-relicensing are also discussed. (Major points of controversy are high-lighted in box 1.1).

The green encyclopedia

Author: Irene M. Franck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A "Special Information Section" includes an action guide for animal rights, ecotourism and forestry; several lists: endangered and threatened wildlife and plants, biosphere reserves, world natural heritage sites, toxic chemicals and hazardous substances, health effects of toxic chemicals, and superfund sites. Also includes environmental acronyms.

Gale Environmental Sourcebook

Author: Donna Batten
Publisher: Gale Group
ISBN: 9780810385108
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides entries for over 8,000 organizations, agencies, research facilities, educational programs, publications, and awards concerned with protecting the environment