Rivers at Risk

Author: John Echeverria
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597268712
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Fish passage technologies protection at hydropower facilities

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428920161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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).

Green Energy

Author: Dustin Mulvaney
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This initial volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy. Each entry draws on scholarship from across numerous social sciences, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. The urgency of climate change underscores the importance of getting the right technologies, policies and incentives, and social checks-and-balances in place. This reference resource will prepare those with a sparking interest in the topic to participate in what will hopefully become an equitable and intergenerational conversation about the impacts of our energy consumption and how to make it cleaner and greener. Via its 150 signed entries, Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide provides students, professors, and researchers an invaluable reference, presented in both print and electronic formats. Its clear and accessible writing style, together with vivid photos, numerous cross-references, extensive resource guide, and other pedagogical tools make it a valuable tool for the classroom as well as for research purposes.

The green encyclopedia

Author: Irene M. Franck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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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.