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Sustainability Education In Primary And Secondary Schools: Great Needs And Possible Solutions, Allison Watson 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sustainability Education In Primary And Secondary Schools: Great Needs And Possible Solutions, Allison Watson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Environmental Decision Making And Risk Management For Groundwater Systems, Janet D. Gough 2016 University of New Hampshire

Environmental Decision Making And Risk Management For Groundwater Systems, Janet D. Gough

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

With an eye to a specific application in New Zealand, Ms. Gough explores the use of risk management approaches for environmental decision making at strategic, policy, management and operational levels.


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 ...


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 


Predicting Post-Fire Change In West Virginia, Usa From Remotely-Sensed Data, Michael Strager P. Strager, Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy, Aaron E. Maxwell 2016 West Virginia University

Predicting Post-Fire Change In West Virginia, Usa From Remotely-Sensed Data, Michael Strager P. Strager, Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy, Aaron E. Maxwell

Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources

Prescribed burning is used in West Virginia, USA to return the important disturbance process of fire to oak and oak-pine forests. Species composition and structure are often the main goals for re-establishing fire with less emphasis on fuel reduction or reducing catastrophic wildfire. In planning prescribed fires land managers could benefit from the ability to predict mortality to overstory trees. In this study, wildfires and prescribed fires in West Virginia were examined to determine if specific landscape and terrain characteristics were associated with patches of high/moderate post-fire change. Using the ensemble machine learning approach of Random Forest, we determined ...


Artificial Recharge In The Las Vegas Valley: An Operational History, Michael Johnson, Erin Cole, Kay Brothers 2016 Selected Works

Artificial Recharge In The Las Vegas Valley: An Operational History, Michael Johnson, Erin Cole, Kay Brothers

Michael Johnson

Artificially recharging the Las Vegas Valley (Valley) ground-water system with treated Colorado River water is one water resource management option employed by the Las Vegas Valley Water District (District) to help meet future long-term and short-term peak water demands. The District began operation of an artificial ground-water recharge program in 1988 in order to bank water for future use and to slow declining water levels. Artificial recharge occurs in the winter months, typically from October to May, when there is excess capacity in the Southern Nevada Water System (SNWS), currently a 400 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) treatment and transmission ...


The Urban Infrastructure For Sustainability: Learning From Kigali, Marwan Ghandour 2016 Iowa State University

The Urban Infrastructure For Sustainability: Learning From Kigali, Marwan Ghandour

Marwan Ghandour

Until 2013, when a new master plan for the city was approved, Kigali had very few urban regulations in place. Incremental constructions, usually associated with informal urbanization, were the norm rather than the exception. Most of the city fabric grew organically creating a unique configuration of urban adjacencies, which would be improbable for planners and designers to imagine. This configuration is particular to the geographic, economic and social conditions of the city as incremental urbanization slowly adjusted to the living conditions, through the actions of thousands of city residents over a long period of time. These actions were formed in ...


University Of North Florida Environmental Center Annual Report 2016, Natalie Sassine, Tiffany Torres, James Taylor, Maria Mark 2016 University of North Florida

University Of North Florida Environmental Center Annual Report 2016, Natalie Sassine, Tiffany Torres, James Taylor, Maria Mark

Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report of the Environmental Center at the University of North Florida


Change Agents, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Change Agents

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Two recent visitors to HKDI helped students understand how design and a sustainable lifestyle can be good partners but as Summer Cao reports designers have to inspire consumers to adopt better habits before long term improvements in the environment will be possible.


Designed To Last, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Designed To Last

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Issues of creativity and sustainability have usually been separated since the industrial revolution in the West over two hundred years ago. While most designers have thought about how to sell their products, rather than how to save the earth, an increasing number have begun to argue that this separation is untenable. The HKDI's Yan Yan Lam is one of them. As she explains to Daniel Jeffreys, a sustainable future for the planet is something that will only happen by disign.


Waste Management And Upcycling, Katarina Brieditis, Katarina Evans 2016 Vocational Training Council

Waste Management And Upcycling, Katarina Brieditis, Katarina Evans

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

All material is good material, you only need to create ways to use it. Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project to explore the social and ecological factors of turning waste material into rugs…


Comparison Of Predicted And Observed Dioxin Levels In Fish: Implications For Risk Assessment, Judy S. LaKind, Daniel Q. Naiman 2016 University of New Hampshire

Comparison Of Predicted And Observed Dioxin Levels In Fish: Implications For Risk Assessment, Judy S. Lakind, Daniel Q. Naiman

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

After comparing sampled and modelled dioxin levels in the tissue of fish near pulp and paper mill discharges, the authors argue that, until an improved bioaccumulation model is incorporated into EPA's Risk assessment process, determination of human health Risks associated with consuming dioxin-contaminated fish should be based on sampling.


Magic Carpets, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Magic Carpets

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Two designers have harnessed creativity and innovation to recreate and invigorate a traditional Swedish handicraft using recycled materials. As Libby Zeng reports their goal is to persuade the whole world to embrace sustainable design.


Impact Of Climate Change On Corn Yields In Alabama, Pauline Welikhe, Joseph Essamuah-Quansah, Kenneth Boote, Senthold Asseng, Gamal El Afandi, Souleymane Fall, Desmond Mortley, Ramble Ankumah 2016 Tuskegee University

Impact Of Climate Change On Corn Yields In Alabama, Pauline Welikhe, Joseph Essamuah-Quansah, Kenneth Boote, Senthold Asseng, Gamal El Afandi, Souleymane Fall, Desmond Mortley, Ramble Ankumah

Professional Agricultural Workers Journal

Abstract

The study used calibrated Crop Environment Resource Synthesis (CERES) maize (corn) model to simulate maize (corn) physiological growth processes and yields under 2045 and 2075 projected climate change scenarios for six representative counties in Alabama. The future climatologies for two emission scenarios Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 (medium) and RCP 8.5 (high) were developed based on the IPSL-CM5A-MR high resolution climate model. Average yield decreases of 19.5% and 37.3% were, respectively, projected under RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 for 2045, and average yield decreases of 32.5% and 77.8% were, respectively, projected ...


Multiscale Wind Modelling For Sustainability And Resilience, Djordje Romanic 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Multiscale Wind Modelling For Sustainability And Resilience, Djordje Romanic

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The research presented herein is a mix of meteorological and wind engineering disciplines. In many cases, there is a gap between these two fields and this thesis is an attempt to bridge that gap through multiscale wind modelling approaches. Data and methods used in this study cover a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. Applications are in the fields of sustainability and resilience. This relationship between multiscale wind modelling and sustainability and resilience is investigated examining several case studies of three different developments: urban, rural and coastal.

An urban wind modelling methodology is proposed and applied for a specific development ...


Moving Up, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Moving Up

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The HKDI is on course to become a pioneer in environmentally conscious design by embedding the concept of sustainability into fashion at the start of the creative process.


Mathematical Modeling In Collaborative Courses: The Soup To Nuts Experience, Sarah Hews, Christina Cianfrani 2016 Hampshire College

Mathematical Modeling In Collaborative Courses: The Soup To Nuts Experience, Sarah Hews, Christina Cianfrani

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Wastelands To Wonderlands: The Shifting Environmental Identities Of Alaska And Florida, Paul Arena 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Wastelands To Wonderlands: The Shifting Environmental Identities Of Alaska And Florida, Paul Arena

Paul Arena

A look at two of the United States' most treasured and unique wilderness areas: the Florida Everglades and Alaska's varied ecosystems.


Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, Katie Kinney, Rebecca Minor, Greg Barron-Gafford 2016 University of Montana, Missoula

Testing Predictions Used To Build An Agrivoltaics Installation On A Small-Scale Educational Model, Katie Kinney, Rebecca Minor, Greg Barron-Gafford

STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations

Models are valuable tools for explaining and testing systems. Small-scale models can be especially useful for educational purposes. For models to be useful, they have to accurately depict the larger system that they are describing. A novel man-made system, known as an agrivoltaic structure, is being constructed at Biosphere 2 near Oracle, Arizona. The word agrivoltaic is a combination of agriculture and photovoltaics, or solar farming. My research involved creating a small-scale version of this system for educational purposes. The model of this system tested two predictions: that plants will grow better in the shade of a panel and that ...


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