Watering Black Roots (Reconnecting Human+Nature), 2018 Lesley University
Watering Black Roots (Reconnecting Human+Nature), Stormy Saint-Val, Angelica Pinna-Perez
Lesley University Community of Scholars Day
“I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe”. -Alice Walker
Growing up with a strong connection to nature, I struggled balancing the joys and sorrows of being the only black person in my environment engaging in outdoor activities. It took 26 years for me to find spaces where people of color were either centered or inclusively involved in the strong connection with the natural world. Interacting with wildlife in ...
Invisibility Of Choice, 2018 Thompson Rivers University
Invisibility Of Choice, Madison T. Ellis
Proceedings of the Annual Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference
The purpose of this essay was to explore how dams have affected and shaped the town of Revelstoke, BC. In this piece, stories of long-term residents are juxtaposed with those of more recent immigrants to raise universal questions surrounding how all actions, big or small, field-planting or dam-building, resound with both benefits and detriments. Within the historical context of dam-building in a small mountain town, food security provides an especially vivid lens with which to consider our personal values as well as our obligations as local and global citizens. This creative nonfiction essay encapsulates both the author’s research and ...
Mutual Economic Incentives For Urban Tree Canopy Restoration, 2018 University of Louisville
Mutual Economic Incentives For Urban Tree Canopy Restoration, Paul E. Thompson Jr.
Undergraduate Economic Review
Potential alignment of economic incentives for tree canopy restoration are modeled using data from a 2015 Louisville Metro Government (KY) Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. The study revealed marked declines in urban canopy coverage from 2004-2012; accelerating losses are forecast through 2050. Tree coverage conveys substantial financial benefit to private property owners, primarily through increased property valuations. Benefits to local government may be derived from the corresponding increase in property tax assessments. A comprehensive cost-benefit analysis demonstrates the economic efficiency of tree purchase vouchers (issued by government to private property owners) as a potential contributing solution to urban canopy loss.
Communication And Biodegradable Packaging Relationship: A Paradigm For Final Disposal, 2018 São Paulo State University - UNESP
Communication And Biodegradable Packaging Relationship: A Paradigm For Final Disposal, Breno Luiz Ottoni, Rafael Mattos Deus, José Alcides Gobbo Junior, Ângela Maria Grossi De Carvalho, Rosane Aparecida Gomes Battistelle
Journal of Applied Packaging Research
Solid waste generation is estimated to increase from 1.3 billion to 2.2 billion tons by 2025, causing environmental, social, and consequently public health problems. The biggest problem in this regard involves the inadequate disposal of waste, and in emerging countries like Brazil, it is sorted less waste for recycling or composting. In this context, plastic packaging is more complex due to the high polymer composition, as well as low recycling rates. Bioplastics appear as alternatives because they are mostly biodegradable. Given the various functions of packaging and a systematic review of the literature, the aim of this study ...
Climate Change, Cattle, And The Challenge Of Sustainability In A Telecoupled System In Africa, 2018 Boise State University
Climate Change, Cattle, And The Challenge Of Sustainability In A Telecoupled System In Africa, Tara S. Easter, Alexander K. Killion, Neil H. Carter
Neil Henderson Carter
Information, energy, and materials are flowing over greater distances than in the past, changing the structure and feedbacks within and across coupled human and natural systems worldwide. The telecoupling framework was recently developed to understand the feedbacks and multidirectional flows characterizing social and environmental interactions between distant systems. We extend the application of the telecoupling framework to illustrate how flows in beef affect and are affected by social-ecological processes occurring between distant systems in Africa, and how those dynamics will likely change over the next few decades because of climate-induced shifts in a major bovine disease, trypanosomosis. The disease is ...
Data Snapshot: Millennials And Climate Change, 2018 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus
Data Snapshot: Millennials And Climate Change, Lawrence Hamilton
The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository
From more frequent flooding to heat waves and drought, adverse impacts from climate change are already being experienced.Scientists warn of worse impacts within the lifetime of many people alive today, if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced. Although majorities in all age groups recognize the reality of climate change, awareness is highest among young adults.
A Naturalist’S Guide To The Great Plains, 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A Naturalist’S Guide To The Great Plains, Paul A. Johnsgard
This book documents nearly 500 US and Canadian locations where wildlife refuges, nature preserves, and similar properties protect natural sites that lie within the North American Great Plains, from Canada’s Prairie Provinces to the Texas-Mexico border. Information on site location, size, biological diversity, and the presence of especially rare or interesting flora and fauna are mentioned, as well as driving directions, mailing addresses, and phone numbers or internet addresses, as available. US federal sites include 11 national grasslands, 13 national parks, 16 national monuments, and more than 70 national wildlife refuges. State properties include nearly 100 state parks and ...
Systems, Self, And Sovereignty: Non-Indigenous Practitioners Negotiate Whiteness In Aboriginal Partnerships, 2018 Flinders University of South Australia
Systems, Self, And Sovereignty: Non-Indigenous Practitioners Negotiate Whiteness In Aboriginal Partnerships, Tania L. Searle, Monique Mulholland
The International Indigenous Policy Journal
Australia is built upon a foundation of colonial conquest, and it continues to implement government policies and systems of management based on a colonising logic and the denial of Indigenous sovereignty. This study employed qualitative methods and discourse analysis to draw on the experiences of six non-Indigenous Australians employed by the South Australian Government in Aboriginal partnerships and natural resource management. Drawing on critical Whiteness studies, the article reveals that participants in this cohort are largely critical of colonial structures of government and the inequalities that arise. Despite this critical awareness, there was often a difficulty in finding a language ...
Digital Bridges Across Disciplinary, Practical And Pedagogical Divides: An Online Professional Master’S Program In Heritage Resource Management, John R. Welch, David V. Burley, Jonathan C. Driver, Erin A. Hogg, Kanthi Jayasundera, Michael Klassen, David Maxwell, George P. Nicholas, Janet Pivnick, Christopher D. Dore
Journal of Archaeology and Education
Growth and diversification in heritage resource management (HRM) archaeology since the 1960s have created new demands for training the next generations of HRM leaders and for addressing persistent and counterproductive divisions between academic and applied archaeologies. The Simon Fraser University Department of Archaeology (SFU) has responded to these demands with an all-new, cohort-based, thesis-focused graduate program created by and for HRM professionals. The program’s target audience is HRM practitioners who hold Bachelor’s credentials, have initiated promising careers in HRM, and desire advanced, research-focused degrees to enable their professional capacity and upward mobility. The SFU program is structured and ...
Athabasca River Glacial Melt Global Warming Blues, 2018 University of North Carolina-Asheville
Athabasca River Glacial Melt Global Warming Blues, Gene Hyde
“Athabasca River Glacial Melt Global Warming Blues” is a poem and photograph by Gene Hyde, a writer, photographer, and archivist living in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. This is part of his PhotoEpigraphic51 series that combines a photograph, an epigraph, and a 51 syllable, three haiku verse structure. The photograph was taken in September 2017 along the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park.
Utahns’ Perspectives On Air Pollution: Results From A 2017 Statewide Survey, 2018 Utah State University
Utahns’ Perspectives On Air Pollution: Results From A 2017 Statewide Survey, Peter D. Howe, Jennifer E. Givens, D. Layne Coppock
Peter D Howe
Locating Provisioning Ecosystem Services In Urban Forests: Forageable Woody Species In New York City, Usa, Patrick T. Hurley, Marla R. Emery
Environmental Studies Faculty Publications
Scholarship on the ecosystem services provided by urban forests has focused on regulating and supporting services, with a growing body of research examining provisioning and cultural ecosystem services from farms and gardens in metropolitan areas. Using the case of New York, New York, USA, we propose a method to assess the supply of potential provisioning ecosystem services from species and spaces other than those explicitly designated for food production. We analyze the abundance and spatial distribution of trees and shrubs with known uses for food, medicine, craft, and other purposes across urban greenspace types. To do so, we created a ...
Essays On Environmental Conditions In Cuba, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Essays On Environmental Conditions In Cuba, Gonzalo Cordova
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Cuban environmental conditions have not attracted the attention received by otherareas of Cuba's economic performance. Chapter 1 examines selected ambient air pollutants and the use of fossil fuels in Cuba, indicators for which there are relatively better available data, as of the “Special Period” extending into recent years. In contrast with prior anecdotally-driven approaches, the empirical examination aims to specifically identify Cuba's performance and international standing on these indicators through the use of a heterogeneous individual country adaptation of the income-pollution relationship known as the Environmental Kuznets Curve. In response to critiques in the literature, extensive testing of ...
The Nature Of Authority In Nature, 2018 Carroll College, Helena, MT
The Nature Of Authority In Nature, Sean Cleary
Power, Voice, Mandate: Moral Authority in the Contemporary Age
Everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat is related to the natural world around us. Why do we Montana residents where a fluffy jacket while walking to class in the middle of December? What makes us decide on athletic shorts in July? Although these questions offer a simple response: Montana winters are colder than a Tibetan tin toilet top and Montana summers are hotter than hells pepper patch, they indicate that the natural world influences the way we act on a daily basis. We certainly have the freedom to rock a bikini in the freezing cold ...
Development Of Environment Spatial Information Service Utilizing Mobile Location-Based Technology, 2018 Korea Environment Institute
Development Of Environment Spatial Information Service Utilizing Mobile Location-Based Technology, Jeongho Yoon
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings
Rapid implementation of mobile devices and significant development of communication technology lead diverse changes over the society at large. Especially, Location-Based Technology of mobile devices is recognized as an important tool to improve task efficiency of tasks that requires on-site investigation and management. The research develops the way to improve environmental administrative work by utilizing Location-Based Technology of mobile devices and environmental geographic information towards tasks for both instruction and inspection of environmental pollutant discharge industries. In addition, it defines function and improvement direction of environment monitoring tasks via test bed implementation to developed mobile application and spatial information database.
Microclimate Variation Of Urban Heat In A Small Community, 2018 University of Hong Kong
Microclimate Variation Of Urban Heat In A Small Community, Pui Yun, Paulina Wong, Poh Chin Lai, Melissa Hart
Prof. WONG, Pui Yun, Paulina
Urbanization is known to disrupt the surface energy balance of an urban area. The phenomenon of higher temperatures and thermal discomforts within a local urban setting is broadly known as the urban heat Island (UHI) effect. This research employed roadside temperature measurements to examine microclimate UHI variation in Mongkok, a small urban community of Hong Kong. Results of the spatio-temporal examination indicated diurnal and seasonal variations in the microclimate. A five-level index named the "UHI Threat Rating" was devised to offer easy interpretation of the microclimate UHI variations and facilitate identification of temperature hotspots within a small urban community.
Will Clean Air Fade Away?, 2018 Boise State University
Will Clean Air Fade Away?, Mojtaba Sadegh, Jennifer Pierce, Amir Aghakouchak, Nancy F. Glenn, Cynthia Curl
Jennifer L. Pierce
Mind The Gap: The Role Of Mindfulness In Adapting To Increasing Risk And Climate Change, 2018 Associate Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
Mind The Gap: The Role Of Mindfulness In Adapting To Increasing Risk And Climate Change, Christine Wamsler
No abstract provided.
The Relationship Between Exposure To Lead And Criminal Behavior, 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois
The Relationship Between Exposure To Lead And Criminal Behavior, Margaret Meyer, Christine Rogers
2017-2018: Scott County, Iowa Health Department
In recent years it has been made apparent that exposure to lead is a significant problem for many individuals and families. Lead exposure–whether through the air, water, or by ingestion–has been linked to numerous physical, cognitive, and social problems (Chandramouli, 2009; Nevin, 2007). Furthermore, urban, poor and immigrant populations are at a higher risk for lead exposure (Bakhireva, et al., 2013). And increasingly a connection between lead exposure and criminal behavior has been identified through both correlation studies and experiments. The high cost of exposure to lead is apparent when looking at the effects of lead over a ...
Capitalization Of Green Space And Water Quality Into Residential Housing Values, 2018 University of Kentucky
Capitalization Of Green Space And Water Quality Into Residential Housing Values, Willie B. Bedell
Theses and Dissertations--Agricultural Economics
This thesis investigates how proximity to parks, historic district designations, and water quality are valued at residential housing prices. The first essay argues that the negative influences of parks and historic districts, if not noticed, could promote negative externalities and unincentivized investments. I find a negative impact on housing values for a close proximity to a park, suggesting disamenities in park features. When the boundary discontinuity and park amenities are considered, I find a positive valuation for a park. Overall, these results imply a mixed influence of parks on homeowners. From the historic district standpoint, I find a positive valuation ...