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The Regulation And Development Of Bioremediation, Susan J. Timian, D. Michael Connolly 2016 University of New Hampshire

The Regulation And Development Of Bioremediation, Susan J. Timian, D. Michael Connolly

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors describe how federal statutes regulating hazardous wastes create both incentives and disincentives for exploiting the large potential of bioremediation. Ultimately, they argue for regulation attending more to comparative risks and costs.


Land Use And Land Cover Based Habitat Analyses Of Invasive Species Along The Lower Tonawanda Creek Applying Unmanned Helicopter Remote Sensing, Chenliuli Jiang 2016 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Land Use And Land Cover Based Habitat Analyses Of Invasive Species Along The Lower Tonawanda Creek Applying Unmanned Helicopter Remote Sensing, Chenliuli Jiang

Great Lakes Center Masters Theses

Trapa natans (water chestnut) is an exotic annual aquatic plant, which is native to Eurasian and African continents. It is an invasive species in North America and has already caused serious environmental problems because of its strong capability of adaption and propagation. The objectives of this research were to survey and map water chestnut in the lower Tonawanda Creek (Erie Canal) applying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), evaluate the current management of controlling and removing water chestnut, and analyze how land use and land cover (LULC), as well as habitat conditions, influence the growth of water chestnut. The UAV was not ...


Modern Fair-Weather And Storm Sediment Transport Around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications For Coastal Habitats And Restoration Efforts, Eve Rettew Eisemann 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Modern Fair-Weather And Storm Sediment Transport Around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications For Coastal Habitats And Restoration Efforts, Eve Rettew Eisemann

Master's Theses

The Mississippi – Alabama barrier island chain is experiencing accelerated sea level rise, decreased sediment supply, and frequent hurricane impacts. These three factors drive unprecedented rates of morphology change and ecosystem reduction. All islands in the chain have experienced land loss on the order of hectares per year since records began in the 1840s. In 1969, Hurricane Camille impacted as a Category 5, breaching Ship Island, and significantly reduced viable seagrass habitat. Hurricane Katrina impacted as a Category 3 in 2005, further widening Camille Cut. To better understand the sustainability of these important islands and the ecosystems they support, sediment transport ...


Surface Water Infiltration In Loess Soils Of The Lower Mississippi River Valley: An Emphasis On Land Use, Matthew Thompson 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Surface Water Infiltration In Loess Soils Of The Lower Mississippi River Valley: An Emphasis On Land Use, Matthew Thompson

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Alluvial Aquifer is the shallowest and most heavily used groundwater aquifer in the Lower Mississippi River Valley, particularly in the Delta region of eastern Arkansas. However, the Alluvial Aquifer is being depleted faster than the rate of recharge, primarily due to excessive withdrawals for irrigated crop production. Since extensive irrigation in the highly agriculturally productive Delta region of eastern Arkansas has been a main culprit in the groundwater depletion issues the region faces, a better understanding of how ecological factors and/or agricultural best management practices could possibly increase infiltration, to consequently increase recharge, are needed in order to ...


Teleconnections In Steam: Antarctic Field-Camp Art, Craig Stevens, Gabby O'Connor 2016 National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research; The University of Auckland, New Zealand; New Zealand Association of Scientists.

Teleconnections In Steam: Antarctic Field-Camp Art, Craig Stevens, Gabby O'Connor

The STEAM Journal

We describe a component of a multi-element STEAM collaboration looking to explore ideas around the life cycle of Antarctic sea ice. One of the intermediate phases of the work involved the scientist deploying partially pre-made art components. Results were modulated by weather and operational constraints and generated a sequence of images and recordings as well as greater understanding of the creative collaboration process.


2012-2016 Central West Regional State Of The Environment Report, Neil Dufty 2016 Molino Stewart Pty Ltd

2012-2016 Central West Regional State Of The Environment Report, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

A report on the state of the environment across 17 local government areas in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. The report trends and discusses over 100 environmental indicators related to the themes of Land, Biodiversity, Water, People & Communities and Towards Sustainability.


2015-16 Moree And Narrabri State Of The Environment Report, Neil Dufty 2016 Molino Stewart Pty Ltd

2015-16 Moree And Narrabri State Of The Environment Report, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

A State of the Environment (SoE) Report is an important management tool which aims to provide the community and Council with information on the condition of the environment in the local area to assist in decision-making.

Moree Plains Shire Council and Narrabri Shire Council have decided to combine to produce a regional report across the two local government areas. They engaged Molino Stewart (Neil Dufty project manager) to prepare the report.

The themes covered in this report relate broadly to both Council’s environmental objectives. The themes are:
• Land
• Biodiversity
• Water and Waterways
• People and Communities
• Towards Sustainability 


Public Perceptions About Equity & Fairness: Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities In The U.S. And Hungary, Anna Vari 2016 University of New Hampshire

Public Perceptions About Equity & Fairness: Siting Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities In The U.S. And Hungary, Anna Vari

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Based on comparative research, Dr. Vari recommends, e.g., that main actors' views about criteria for processes and outcomes be explored and that agreement be negotiated before a siting process is planned.


Unsiteability: What Should It Tell Us?, Michael Thompson 2016 University of New Hampshire

Unsiteability: What Should It Tell Us?, Michael Thompson

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Thompson argues that if rich countries can effortlessly be rid of noxious wastes, they will not receive signals encouraging better lines of development - by market, as well as hierarchical and egalitarian, criteria.


Procedural And Substantive Fairness In Landfill Siting: A Swiss Case Study, Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler, Hans Kastenholz 2016 University of New Hampshire

Procedural And Substantive Fairness In Landfill Siting: A Swiss Case Study, Ortwin Renn, Thomas Webler, Hans Kastenholz

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors describe the design and implementation of a process for siting a landfill. They see it as an application of procedural equity expressed in discourse ethic philosophy - one that includes checks for competence and substantive fairness.


Fairness Across Borders: The Barsebäck Nuclear Power Plant, Ragnar E. Löfstedt 2016 University of New Hampshire

Fairness Across Borders: The Barsebäck Nuclear Power Plant, Ragnar E. Löfstedt

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Löfstedt discusses the escalation of a controversy between Denmark and Sweden over nuclear reactors at Barsebäck in southern Sweden. He also discusses research that might lead to resolution of the dispute.


Conflicting Views On Fair Siting Processes: Evidence From Austria And The U.S., Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Kevin B. Fitzgerald 2016 University of New Hampshire

Conflicting Views On Fair Siting Processes: Evidence From Austria And The U.S., Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Kevin B. Fitzgerald

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors maintain that, by granting legitimacy to different notions of fairness and building on common values such as responsibility, it is possible to design siting procedures that promote social cohesion, trust and a sense of fair play.


Risk Perception And Trust: Challenges For Facility Siting, Howard Kunreuther, Paul Slovic, Donald MacGregor 2016 University of New Hampshire

Risk Perception And Trust: Challenges For Facility Siting, Howard Kunreuther, Paul Slovic, Donald Macgregor

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors maintain that, by granting legitimacy to different notions of fairness and building on common values such as responsibility, it is possible to design siting procedures that promote social cohesion, trust and a sense of fair play.


Fairness As Compassion: Towards A Less Unfair Facility Siting Policy, Benjamin Davy 2016 University of New Hampshire

Fairness As Compassion: Towards A Less Unfair Facility Siting Policy, Benjamin Davy

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Davy argues that siting efforts fail because of perceived injustices and urges authorities to search more aggressively for ways to avoid injustice and to cope with the anguish of those who may be unavoidably shortchanged.


Fairness And Siting: Introduction To A Symposium, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Ragnar E. Löfstedt 2016 University of New Hampshire

Fairness And Siting: Introduction To A Symposium, Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Ragnar E. Löfstedt

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The symposium editors note that, while there is no recipe for successful siting, some of the critical ingredients are identified here.


Environmental Racism And Biased Methods Of Risk Assessment, Daniel C. Wigley, Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette 2016 University of New Hampshire

Environmental Racism And Biased Methods Of Risk Assessment, Daniel C. Wigley, Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Based on analysis of a risk assessment for a proposed Louisiana uranium enrichment facility, the authors argue that environmental injustice occurs when assessors' scientific methods cause de facto discrimination.


Why Do We Worry About Trace Poisons?, Allan Mazur 2016 University of New Hampshire

Why Do We Worry About Trace Poisons?, Allan Mazur

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Mazur relates how protests by the political left against nuclear tests and by the political right against fluoridation set the stage for Silent Spring to move the public toward being concerned about latent risks.


Fish Advisories: Useful Or Difficult To Interpret?, Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld 2016 University of New Hampshire

Fish Advisories: Useful Or Difficult To Interpret?, Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors note that fish and shellfish offer significant exposure to environmental toxins but find that consumer knowledge and other factors may limit efforts to control risk in urban populations.


Predicting Future Sources Of Mass Toxic Tort Litigation, Jeffrey A. Foran, Bernard D. Goldstein, John A. Moore, Paul Slovic 2016 University of New Hampshire

Predicting Future Sources Of Mass Toxic Tort Litigation, Jeffrey A. Foran, Bernard D. Goldstein, John A. Moore, Paul Slovic

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

The authors describe the efforts of an expert working group to identify potential sources, over the next five to ten years, of future mass litigation and report on the group's consensus conclusions.


Dioxin: Reassessing The Risk, Linda-Jo Schierow 2016 University of New Hampshire

Dioxin: Reassessing The Risk, Linda-Jo Schierow

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Dr. Schierow briefly summarizes the status of a draft Environmental Protection Agency report reassessing the appropriate treatment of dioxin and describes ongoing intra- and extramural reviews of the reassessment.


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