Environment  (tagged articles)

The keyword Environment is tagged in the following 49 articles.

2017, Vol. 9 No. 11
This research project focuses on invasive aquatic species and their potential usage as biological weapons. It’s a cross disciplinary study which utilises a comprehensive literature review on invasive aquatic species, biological warfare, maritime... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 8 No. 12
Biochar is biomass that has been converted into charcoal through the pyrolysis process. Biochar is applied into soils for carbon sequestration or for improving soil fertility. The carbon bonds in biochar are very stable and do not break down easily... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 8 No. 12
President Richard Nixon signed the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) in 1972 to both promote research in underwater ecosystems as well as nominate national marine protected areas (MPAs) as ‘National Marine Sanctuaries... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 2016 No. 2
Dams have been used for centuries to assist with the development of human civilization. Access to drinking water, flood control and agricultural irrigation are historical reasons for the development of dams and river impoundments. The abundance... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 2016 No. 2
This paper evaluates the ethical dilemma coalition forces had to face when deciding to target and take out ISIL's primary source of revenue – oil. By gathering the impacts ISIL has had on the globe as well as the impacts aerial attacks could... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 6 No. 1
Sweden, a small country with almost 10 million inhabitants, is the world's most sustainable country according to some reports that compare Environmental, social, and governance components between nations. Sweden plays a significant role in the European... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 6 No. 1
Climate change and the myriad of challenges that come with it are a reality the entire world must face. However, for Canadian province, Alberta, the stakes are especially high. Oil and gas mining made up 18.3% of Alberta's GDP in 2015 and therefore... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 6 No. 1
In today's globalized world, international cooperation and information sharing becomes increasingly important. This paper examines the criteria provided in the United State's Endangered Species Act, the European Union's Habitat Directive, and the... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 6 No. 1
Whenever a decision is made in a social, political, or economic context, it is implicitly grounded in an ethical outlook. But where do these outlooks come from? To investigate this query, I examine the basis for ethical decisions regarding technology... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 6 No. 1
Despite all the information we have regarding climate change and the potential perils of continuing on our path of consumption, people are slow to make the necessary changes. Our tendency to live habitually and the dampening effect continuous negative... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 3 No. 1
The paper “Does Trade Liberalization Lead to Declining Fish Stock Health? Analyzing the Causality” by Erin K. Glenn has been removed from this volume. The editorial board of The Developing Economist decided to withdraw this article... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 2016 No. 1
Using Clayoquot Sound as a reference, the consequences clear-cut logging has on the coastal temperate rainforest ecosystems was examined. Social and political outcomes from extensive protests in 1993, which opposed the destruction of the natural... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 2016 No. 1
This paper explores both the positive and negative externalities associated with nitrogen and phosphate-based fertilizer use. Using 57 scholarly journal articles, government reports, manuscripts, and news articles; a comprehensive review was made... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 2016 No. 1
This paper explores the role that ecosystems can have in the decision making framework for urban air pollution mitigation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The focus is on management planning of green roof implementation to mitigate the effects of urban... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 5 No. 1
Environmental communication is now an emerging and a significant curriculum from schools to research centers. The effective and efficient Environmental communication occurs when learners interact with their surrounding Environment/ecology in which... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 5 No. 1
Alberta's resource power lies within the energy sector; in particular, the oil and gas industry. However, this same energy sector is contributing heavily to the destruction of the landscape and is contaminating the Environment. This destructive... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 5 No. 1
Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Alberta Boreal Forest have used fire knowledge and burning practices to maintain their Environment for generations. Prescribed burning is vital to Aboriginal peoples' relationships with the Environment, and was... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 04
Public rangelands are typically managed by a multiple-use policy that seeks to balance economic, conservation, and recreation objectives. The often semi-arid and arid public rangelands of the American west are both historically and contemporarily... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 4 No. 1
What we see is partially dependent on what we are shown. As communicators, we have a duty to inform and educate and lead. As Environmental communicators we have the privilege of explaining how the various parts of our natural world work, individually... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 11
Environmental concerns have been of increasing salience to Americans since the 1960s, when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring and spurred public anxiety over the use of the widely utilized pesticide DDT. The impact of Carson’s work was... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 10
Although President Thomas Jefferson’s neo-classical design for the University of Virginia (completed in 1826) is often credited as the hallmark of American campus design, much of what we admire architecturally on the campuses of American universities... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 4 No. 1
This article is a brief overview of The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, the story of a repentant ex-industrialist who tells a tale of Environmental degradation in the name of industrialism, progress, and profit, heedless of warnings from the Lorax—who... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 4 No. 1
Rachel Carson was instrumental in changing the way the world viewed conservation. Her initial written works demonstrated the idea that humans were not the center of the earth’s ecosystems by describing the Environment from the viewpoint of... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09
The Western concept of wilderness encompasses pristine, untrammeled land viewed as “the last remaining place where civilization…has not fully infected the earth” (Cronon, 1995, p. 69). Indeed, many Americans possess this dualistic... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 03
Non-point source (NPS) pollution occurs when pollutants from many different and often difficult to track sources have a negative impact on air or water quality. Even though this type of pollution accounts for a substantial amount of water pollution... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 01
In 1992 during his famed Southern Trip, Deng Xiaoping, the paramount leader of the Communist Party of China, proclaimed that "To Get Rich Is Glorious[1]." This slogan ignited the economic revolution in China. It is through this very notion of economic... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 10 No. 1
Published by Discussions
South Korea's rapid urbanization began in the 1950s and greatly increased the urban population as well as the country's economy. However, the development has been highly damaging to the Environment surrounding high-density metropolitan areas such... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 3 No. 2
This study explored the concept of marketplace advocacy within the context of General Electric's "Ecomagination" Environmental campaign. The study looked at what makes marketplace advocacy campaigns successful, how these campaigns are used to conceal... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 4 No. 2
The twenty-first century has seen a significant increase in Environmental awareness and activism, which has ultimately developed into a pro-Environmental trend. Similar to previous societal trends such as cigarette smoking and fashion fads, Environmentalism... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 3 No. 2
Three visions of attaining sustainability through urban gardening – at the individual, community, and city level – are explored visually by MacEwan University Design Studies students–Molly Kassian, Nick Larson, and Sherece Burma... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 3 No. 2
The following is a case study of the author’s country of origin, Romania, and its journey back to sustainable living. Her article describes, outlines, and explains how Romania has undergone change with respect to its approach to sustainable... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 3 No. 2
In an era of accelerated climate change, Canadian homeowners face growing financial exposures to Environmental risks, and climate-related property damage now represents the largest aggregate cause of losses in the global insurance industry (Mills... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 09
Influenza virus infection is a worldwide public health burden because of the significant morbidity and mortality that result from seasonal outbreaks and devastating epidemics. Despite extensive research and therapeutic measures to combat influenza... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 3 No. 1
Published by Clocks and Clouds
Postmaterialist values, those that emphasize higher-order human needs, have become widely accepted as the determining force behind Environmentalism in the West. Little research has been dedicated to studying the importance of these values outside... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 01
Everywhere, everyday we are reminded of the planetary crisis. Ice caps melt, forests are decimated, species go extinct and extreme climatic changes threaten the survival of human civilization. We desperately need a new narrative – a compelling... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 08
Nelson Mandela once said, "You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself." This quote is particularly applicable to the field of energy, and the transition from an unsustainable fossil fuel consuming world, to one based... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 07
The notion of radical, restless Environmental activists clashing with conservative, dollar-hungry businesses represents a classic way of thinking about the relationship between business and the Environment. However as time marches forward, this... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 06
With their long-term orientation, Environmental problems present a unique challenge to the system of policymaking in the United States. The question of how to address climate change—and in particular, how to mitigate the phenomenon—has... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 06
"Global Governance" is the buzzword of the moment in international relations. A rapidly emerging political discourse centered on Environmental issues at a ‘global’ level warrants analysis. This paper argues that the effectiveness of... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 2010/2011 No. 1
The urgency of concern over the earth’s biodiversity has increased over the last couple of decades. This has resulted in the formation of the Convention of Biodiversity which declared in 2002 that it would have achieved a ‘significant... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 2010/2011 No. 1
The European Union (EU) is rarely seen as a powerful actor on the international relations stage. A statecentric, ‘high politics’ view of global politics tends to overlook the involvement of the EU and its effectiveness, 2 and the dominance... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 2010/2011 No. 1
Access to water has been a major factor in international relations for many centuries, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa1, a region that can regularly run out of adequate water resources.2 After the emergence of nation-states in the... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 2010/2011 No. 1
In December 2009 the Danish capital, Copenhagen, hosted a convention of approximately 45,000 participants including 120 Heads of State and Heads of Government, for the purpose of formulating an international response to the issue of climate change... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 01
Big oil’s ruthless supply and demand tactics have monopolized the entire energy industry by shredding competitors’ attempts to offer alternatives. Consumers are thus forced to surrender their right to choose due to the aggressive techniques... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 4 No. 1
The Niger Delta conflict is one created and exacerbated by the oil and natural gas riches of the region. Great hydrocarbon wealth has been extracted over the past decades, yet Delta residents continue to live in underdeveloped and polluted circumstances... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03
In recent years, it has become clear through scientific investigation and public opinion that the current state of Environmental degradation and ongoing damage are a practice that cannot be carried into future generations if mankind wishes to maintain... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 02
During his Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama resonated with the ideals of many Americans—prosperity, freedom, good will, faith, and determination. He spoke of the market as having "umatched" power, "to generate wealth and expand freedom... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 01
Or, they can contact Weather Modification Incorporated in Fargo, North Dakota and order some “enhanced precipitation” or “hail damage mitigation.” It sounds like science fiction, but in many places around the world, scientists... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11
It is no secret that China today faces serious Environmental challenges. The combination of a rapidly growing population and a lack of viable communication between the state and local communities have produced a  difficult situation. Many argue... Read Article »

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