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Comments On Public Lands: Title Transfer Proposals, Chuck Howe 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Comments On Public Lands: Title Transfer Proposals, Chuck Howe

Challenging Federal Ownership and Management: Public Lands and Public Benefits (October 11-13)

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Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.


The Consequences Of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies In Colombia, Brittany T. Reid 2015 Bates College

The Consequences Of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies In Colombia, Brittany T. Reid

Environmental Studies Theses

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Management Recommendations For Restoration Of The Degraded Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida Carpenter 1864 In Tomales Bay, Ca, Carolyn M. Gibson 2015 University of San Francisco

Management Recommendations For Restoration Of The Degraded Olympia Oyster, Ostrea Lurida Carpenter 1864 In Tomales Bay, Ca, Carolyn M. Gibson

Master's Projects

This research addresses the effective restoration of Olympia oyster populations in Tomales Bay, Marin County, California. Chapter 2 provides background information on the Tomales Bay estuary, regional history, and ecology of the Olympia oyster. Following this background discussion, each of the three aforementioned degraders of Olympia oyster populations in Tomales Bay is presented: ocean acidification (Chapter 3), sedimentation (Chapter 4), and invasive species (Chapter 5). Each of these issues creates numerous barriers that require the attention of resource protection managers. Chapter 6 presents overall Research Conclusions and Chapter 7 identifies management recommendations to effectively begin the restoration of the Olympia ...


Assessment Of Risks And Benefits For Pennsylvania Water Sources When Utilizing Acid Mine Drainage For Hydraulic Fracturing, frederick r. davis 2015 University of San Francisco

Assessment Of Risks And Benefits For Pennsylvania Water Sources When Utilizing Acid Mine Drainage For Hydraulic Fracturing, Frederick R. Davis

Master's Projects

The use of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the hydraulic fracturing process increases the complexity of a polarizing topic. Many stakeholders see a potential to provide relief to multiple environmental problems while others see it as another threat to the Pennsylvania water supply so many parties depend on. This research will evaluate data from Pennsylvania state agencies and additional academic research regarding AMD and fracking to assess potential benefits, risks, and complications for Pennsylvania watersheds when using AMD in the fracking process.

Chapter 1 presents background information on energy demand and hydraulic fracturing, as well as energy sources and industrial ...


Effective Mitigation Of Sedimentation On Riparian Riverbeds And Salmonid Populations After Dam Removal, Monica Oey 2015 University of San Francisco

Effective Mitigation Of Sedimentation On Riparian Riverbeds And Salmonid Populations After Dam Removal, Monica Oey

Master's Projects

Riparian ecosystems rely on longitudinal connectivity of their streams and tributaries to maintain a healthy ecosystem. Longitudinal connectivity is especially important for salmonid populations, which and rely on longitudinal connectivity to reach spawning habitat. Dams prevent longitudinal connectivity while providing cities with potable water, hydroelectricity, and irrigation. With increasing knowledge of how dams negatively affect the riparian ecosystem and various polices, dam removals are increasing in popularly. However, a major concern with dam removal projects is the release of large loads of impounded sediment. Sediment is known to negatively impact salmonids life cycle through increasing turbidity and causing fine sediment ...


Surface And Subsurface Application Of Chemical Dispersants And Associated Ecosystem Impacts, Adam V. Radpour 2015 University of San Francisco

Surface And Subsurface Application Of Chemical Dispersants And Associated Ecosystem Impacts, Adam V. Radpour

Master's Projects

Chemical dispersants are applied to spilled oil in marine environments when other, less controversial, methods are not adequate for the incident. They are considered to be a response method as opposed to a direct cleanup method, with the intended goals of reducing risk of exposure to sensitive shorelines, reducing environmental injury to surface-dwelling sea birds and marine mammals, and facilitating the biodegradation of spilled oil into the water column.

For this research, both surface and subsurface application of dispersants were evaluated in terms of oil characteristics and volume, and oceanic and atmospheric conditions. More data exists to support the effectiveness ...


Social Identity-Based Threats To Human Security: Gender Practice In Sustainable Development And Conflict Transformation, Emma W. Buck 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Social Identity-Based Threats To Human Security: Gender Practice In Sustainable Development And Conflict Transformation, Emma W. Buck

Capstone Collection

I seek to advocate for practitioners in conflict transformation and/or sustainable development to build awareness around the peoples who, according to the status afforded them by their identities within a social context, experience threats to their own sense of human security within situations of violent conflict and/or underdevelopment. This capstone does so by examining gender -- that is, the context-specific distinctions between men and women-- as a social context that influences an individual’s feelings of human security. The capstone then expands a practitioner’s means of addressing gender-based threats to human security in situ. I will first define ...


Taking The Green Initiative, Emily Elveru, Dallas Daws, Teryn Hammes, Kait McKinney 2015 Iowa State University

Taking The Green Initiative, Emily Elveru, Dallas Daws, Teryn Hammes, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

With sustainability on the forefront of innovation around the country, Iowa State is making changes to be more environmentally friendly and even making innovations of its own. What do these initiatives mean for the environment and will they save the University any money?


Abstracts Volume 1 2014 English, The Editors 2015 Center for the Blue Economy

Abstracts Volume 1 2014 English, The Editors

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Abstracts for Volume 1 2014 in English


Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Japanese, The Editors 2015 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Japanese, The Editors

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Abstracts to Volume 1 2014 Japanese


Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Korean, The Editors 2015 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Korean, The Editors

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Abstracts to Volume 1 2014 in Korean


Abstracts Volume 1 2014 French, The Editors 2015 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Abstracts Volume 1 2014 French, The Editors

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Abstracts to Volume 1 2014 in French


Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Portuguese, The Editors 2015 Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Abstracts Volume 1 2014 Portuguese, The Editors

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

Abstracts to Volume 2014 in Portuguese


Gender Gap In The Environmental Movement, NIcholas Burghard 2015 Chapman University

Gender Gap In The Environmental Movement, Nicholas Burghard

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

It has been known in recent years, that there is a connection between political party choice, and the importance of the environment to their members. However, this correlation may only be skin deep. The objective of this research is to delve into the specific correlations between the importance of the environment to the voter, and their gender, religion, and propensity to joining New Social Movements (NSM’s). With environmentalism becoming a strong topic in candidate and voter discussions today, studies are being done to see what the audiences are backing environmentalism, and promoting its integration into modern American society. Therefore ...


Evaluation Of Temperature Anomalies And Ocean Productivity During The 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Cora Byers, Brenna McNabb 2015 Chapman University

Evaluation Of Temperature Anomalies And Ocean Productivity During The 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Cora Byers, Brenna Mcnabb

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The oceanic productivity of the Indian Ocean and temperature anomalies prior to the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake (MW =9.3) and tsunami (December 26th 2004) were studied. Data was obtained via NASA’s Giovanni program to determine the effect on phytoplankton (primary producers) and temperature changes over the region of the earthquake. Seasonal trends were visible in the concentrations of chlorophyll a, coccolithophores, cyanobacteria, chlorophytes, diatoms and absorption coefficient, in addition to storm trends.


Possible Precursor Events To Earthquakes And The Resulting Effects On Organic Material In The Surrounding Water Bodies, Kiyoko Nakatsui 2015 Chapman University

Possible Precursor Events To Earthquakes And The Resulting Effects On Organic Material In The Surrounding Water Bodies, Kiyoko Nakatsui

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Being located on the “Ring of Fire” Japan experiences many seismic events. Adding to this, it is located at the convergence of four fault lines where seismic activity will be even more frequent and severe. Although small tremors occurring in an area are indicators of an earthquake to come it only gives minutes of warning. Scientists are now trying to see if latent heat and gas release from fault lines can indicate an earthquake to come with hours or even days of warning. MODIS aqua and terra data will be analyzed in order to see if such precursors can be ...


Air Pollution Differences Between Nations With Different Economic Profiles, Alliyah Sato 2015 Chapman University

Air Pollution Differences Between Nations With Different Economic Profiles, Alliyah Sato

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The economics of a country plays an important role in determining what that country considers as its priorities. A developed country, such as the U.S., is powerful economically. As a result, it has the resources and tools to focus on other aspects of the nation. One of these features is the environment. Countries undergoing urbanization and industrial development processes, such as China, are emitting large amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere. Although it has adverse health and ecological effects, China has shown very little reduction of its emissions from 2000-2014. It relies heavily on coal burning as a source ...


Effects Of El Niño On Ecological Growth Along Californian And Peruvian Coasts, Alexandra Sidun 2015 Chapman University

Effects Of El Niño On Ecological Growth Along Californian And Peruvian Coasts, Alexandra Sidun

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

This study examines the mechanisms of El Niño to further understand the ecological effects it may have along the Californian and Peruvian coasts. El Niño is the warm phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). While it is a global phenomenon, these two locations were investigated for their nearly equal and opposite conditions during storm months. California, which is in an extreme state of drought, often receives heavy rainfall during El Niño and understanding its potential effects is crucial. El Niño causes upwellings along the CA coast and warm water from the region displaces the normally cool waters along ...


Assessing Water Quality In The Gulf Of Mexico Using Remote Sensing Data., Alliyah Thomas 2015 Chapman University

Assessing Water Quality In The Gulf Of Mexico Using Remote Sensing Data., Alliyah Thomas

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, is a process that occurs in conjunction with eutrophication. In hypoxic conditions the dissolved oxygen levels in the water column sink to unlivable conditions for the marine organisms causing them to flee or die. Despite efforts of improvement, the annual summer Gulf of Mexico dead zone continues to be a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems. The 2012 smaller than usual dead zone was a false indicator of future improvement. The 2012 dead zone decrease was connected to the drought and inability of large amounts of runoff to flow into the gulf. Water quality analysis was done ...


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