Author: Robert Lee Aston

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351989723

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Today’s engineering and geoscience student needs to know more than how to design a new or remedial project or facility. Questions of law and ambiguities of terms often occur in contracts for mining, landfills, site reclamation, waste depositories, clean up sites, land leases, operating agreements, joint ventures, and other projects. Work place situations arise where environmental compliance methods are challenged by enforcement agencies. Although the statutes, rules, and regulations may seem to be worded clearly and specifically, there are often questions in application and sometimes varied interpretations. Environmental Law for Engineers and Geoscientists introduces simplified American jurisprudence focusing on the legal system, its courts, terms, phrases, administrative law, and regulation by the agencies that administer environmental law. The book comprehensively covers the “big five” environmental statutes: NEPA, CAA, CWA, CERCLA, and RCRA. With the basic law chapter as a foundation, the book covers the practical applications of environmental law for geo-engineers. It concludes with a chapter on the growing area of expert witnessing and admissible evidence in environmental litigation — an area of law where success or failure increasingly depends on the exacting preparation and presentation of expert scientific evidence. Written by a professional mining and geological engineer and a practicing attorney, Environmental Law for Engineers and Geoscientists prepares students for the numerous environmental regulatory encounters they can expect when dealing with various statutes, laws, regulations, and agency rules that govern, affect, and apply to environmental engineering projects. It provides a working knowledge of how to judge whether or not a project is in compliance with regulations, and how to ensure that it is.
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Practice and Ethics

Author: Gordon C. Andrews

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0176441344

Category: Earth scientists

Page: 429

View: 2599

This comprehensive textbook introduces engineers and geoscientists to the structure, practice, and ethics of their professions and encourages them to apply ethical concepts in their professional lives. It is a comprehensive reference for engineers and geoscientists in any branch of these professions, in any province or territory of Canada. The book is intended for practicing professionals, recent graduates, and senior undergraduates and is an excellent study guide for the practice and ethics part of the Professional Practice Examination (PPE) required for licensing in every province and territory.
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2016-2017 Case and Statutory Supplement

Author: Robert V. Percival,Christopher H. Schroeder

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883227

Category: Law

Page: 1266

View: 2577

Environmental Law 2016-2017 Case & Statutory Supplement
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Authority List for Journal Titles

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency,International Nuclear Information System

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789201033062

Category: Periodicals

Page: 656

View: 3790

The International Nuclear Information System (INIS), produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency, is the leading source of information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. This is the 32nd revision of this publication which lists the titles of 13,231 journals containing articles within the scope of INIS, grouped by country or international organisation responsible for coverage, and alphabetically by journal title.
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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee to Assess the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Project Planning Procedures

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030917404X

Category: Science

Page: 120

View: 7898

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has long been one of the federal government's key agencies in planning the uses of the nation's waterways and water resources. Though responsible for a range of water-related programs, the Corps's two traditional programs have been flood damage reduction and navigation enhancement. The water resource needs of the nation, however, have for decades been shifting away from engineered control of watersheds toward restoration of ecosystem services and natural hydrologic variability. In response to these shifting needs, legislation was enacted in 1990 which initiated the Corps's involvement in ecological restoration, which is now on par with the Corps's traditional flood damage reduction and navigation roles. This book provides an analysis of the Corps's efforts in ecological restoration, and provides broader recommendations on how the corps might streamline their planning process. It also assesses the impacts of federal legislation on the Corps planning and projects, and provides recommendations on how relevant federal policies might be altered in order to improve Corps planning. Another important shift affecting the Corps has been federal cost-sharing arrangements (enacted in 1986), mandating greater financial participation in Corps water projects by local co-sponsors. The book describes how this has affected the Corps-sponsor relationship, and comments upon how each group must adjust to new planning and political realities.
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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) High-Level Waste Alternative Treatments

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030906628X

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 9450

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
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1995 Review

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Environmental Management Technologies

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309054818

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

View: 3276

This book provides the National Academy of Sciences' 1995 review of the technology development program for the remediation of the Department of Energy's weapons complex facilities. It makes scientific, technical, and programmatic recommendations to strengthen technology development within DOE and ensure that it meet its goals of cost effectiveness, safety, and decreased risk. The recommendations address DOE's five focus areas: landfill stabilization; contaminant plume containment and remediation; facility transitioning, decommissioning, and final disposition; mixed waste characterization treatment; and high-level waste in tanks. The book also addresses technologies in areas that cross cut the above focus area programs, namely characterization monitoring and sensor technologies, efficient separations and processing, robotics, and waste disposal.
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Author: Roger P. Smith,Margaret J.A. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475730748

Category: Medical

Page: 207

View: 2629

Does the Internet offer anything besides cybermalls and computer games? Is there anything out there for physicians? As Roger Smith and Margaret Edwards demonstrate in The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, the answer is a resounding "YES!" The authors describe the Internet in clear, easy-to-read language, how it is useful to the physician in practice, how to employ its various tools, and what hardware and software are required to "log on". Building on the success of the 1st edition, The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, continues to provide thorough coverage of Internet basics and now includes all-new chapters on advanced issues and options facing the seasoned surfer. Updates address choosing a service provider, search secrets, designing a personal web page, html programming, Internet security, laptop vs desktop, and hardware decisions such as choosing a platform. An expanded glossary explains Internet-related terms and a detailed bibliography suggests further reading. Additionally, the book offers an extensive directory of over 600 Internet medical resources, organized by disease and medical specialty, for both physicians and patients. With each site personally reviewed by Smith, it is a treasure trove of the Internet information available to doctors. What's more, a CD-ROM component brings the reader hypertext links to websites with the click of a mouse. Intelligent, informative, and witty, The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, offers medical professionals essential knowledge to keep their practices progressive, professional, and cutting-edge.
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Revitalizing Educational Programs in Limnology

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175746

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4891

To fulfill its commitment to clean water, the United States depends on limnology, a multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand the behavior of freshwater bodies by integrating aspects of all basic sciences--from chemistry and fluid mechanics to botany, ichthyology, and microbiology. Now, prominent limnologists are concerned about this important field, citing the lack of adequate educational programs and other issues. Freshwater Ecosystems responds with recommendations for strengthening the field and ensuring the readiness of the next generation of practitioners. Highlighted with case studies, this book explores limnology's place in the university structure and the need for curriculum reform, with concrete suggestions for curricula and field research at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The volume examines the wide-ranging career opportunities for limnologists and recommends strategies for integrating limnology more fully into water resource decision management. Freshwater Ecosystems tells the story of limnology and its most prominent practitioners and examines the current strengths and weaknesses of the field. The committee discusses how limnology can contribute to appropriate policies for industrial waste, wetlands destruction, the release of greenhouse gases, extensive damming of rivers, the zebra mussel and other "invasions" of species-- the broad spectrum of problems that threaten the nation's freshwater supply. Freshwater Ecosystems provides the foundation for improving a field whose importance will continue to increase as human populations grow and place even greater demands on freshwater resources. This volume will be of value to administrators of university and government science programs, faculty and students in aquatic science, aquatic resource managers, and clean-water advocates--and it is readily accessible to the concerned individual.
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Author: Anastasios A. Tsonis,James B. Elsner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387349189

Category: Science

Page: 604

View: 4357

This work comprises the proceedings of a conference held last year in Rhodes, Greece, to assess developments during the last 20 years in the field of nonlinear dynamics in geosciences. The volume has its own authority as part of the Aegean Conferences cycle, but it also brings together the most up-to-date research from the atmospheric sciences, hydrology, geology, and other areas of geosciences, and discusses the advances made and the future directions of nonlinear dynamics.
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Overview and Fundamentals

Author: Harindra Joseph Fernando

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439816700

Category: Science

Page: 635

View: 8224

With major implications for applied physics, engineering, and the natural and social sciences, the rapidly growing area of environmental fluid dynamics focuses on the interactions of human activities, environment, and fluid motion. A landmark for the field, the two-volume Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics presents the basic principles, fundamental flow processes, modeling techniques, and measurement methods used in the study of environmental motions. It also offers critical discussions of environmental sustainability related to engineering. The handbook features 81 chapters written by 135 renowned researchers from around the world. Covering environmental, policy, biological, and chemical aspects, it tackles important cross-disciplinary topics such as sustainability, ecology, pollution, micrometeorology, and limnology. Volume One: Overview and Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles. It starts with general topics that emphasize the relevance of environmental fluid dynamics research in society, public policy, infrastructure, quality of life, security, and the law. It then discusses established and emerging focus areas. The volume also examines the sub-mesoscale flow processes and phenomena that form the building blocks of environmental motions, with emphasis on turbulent motions and their role in heat, momentum, and species transport. As communities face existential challenges posed by climate change, rapid urbanization, and scarcity of water and energy, the study of environmental fluid dynamics becomes increasingly relevant. This volume is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers working to better understand the fundamentals of environmental motions and how they affect and are influenced by anthropogenic activities. See also Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Two-Volume Set and Volume Two: Systems, Pollution, Modeling, and Measurements.
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Technologies for Separations and Transmutation

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Separations Technology and Transmutation Systems

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309176484

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 9438

Disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production and power generation has caused public outcry and political consternation. Nuclear Wastes presents a critical review of some waste management and disposal alternatives to the current national policy of direct disposal of light water reactor spent fuel. The book offers clearcut conclusions for what the nation should do today and what solutions should be explored for tomorrow. The committee examines the currently used "once-through" fuel cycle versus different alternatives of separations and transmutation technology systems, by which hazardous radionuclides are converted to nuclides that are either stable or radioactive with short half-lives. The volume provides detailed findings and conclusions about the status and feasibility of plutonium extraction and more advanced separations technologies, as well as three principal transmutation concepts for commercial reactor spent fuel. The book discusses nuclear proliferation; the U.S. nuclear regulatory structure; issues of health, safety and transportation; the proposed sale of electrical energy as a means of paying for the transmutation system; and other key issues.
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A Status Report

Author: Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Division on Earth and Life Studies

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309558859

Category: Science

Page: 59

View: 6906

The Department of Energy (DOE) has over 100 sites at which human access will be restricted even after scheduled cleanups because of the radioactive and chemical contamination and waste that will remain. This report reviews long-term plans for protecting human health and the environment at these sites--a mission DOE calls "long-term stewardship." The committee finds that there is a compartmentalization of cleanup planning and planning for long-term stewardship at the sites. The committee recommends that DOE explicitly plan for long-term stewardship responsibilities as part of its cleanup decisions, and that it taking into account capabilities and limitations of long-term stewardship when making cleanup decisions.
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Author: C. Garcia,R.J. Batalla

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444520845

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 7085

Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment : the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) 1, Hydrology / Francesc Gallart, Jérôme Latron and Pilar Llorens -- Catchment dynamics in a Mediterranean mountain environment : the Vallcebre research basins (southeastern Pyrenees) 2, Temporal and spatial dynamics of erosion and stream sediment transport / Francesc Gallart, J. Carles Balasch, David Regüés, Montse Soler and Xavier Castelltort -- Patterns and thresholds of runoff generation and sediment transport on some Mediterranean hillslopes / Adolfo Calvo-Cases, Carolina Boix-Fayos and Eva Arnau-Rosalen -- Repeated patterns of Quaternary discontinuous gullying at El Tormillo, Ebro Basin, Spain / Adrian M. Harvey and Mateo Gutiérrez-Elorza / The influence of soil saturation on the stability of abandoned agricultural hillslope terraces under Mediterranean climatic conditions / Ali Zgaier and Moshe Inbar -- The long-term effects on soil properties from a forest fire of v ...
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Author: Leland G. Alkire

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: 1832

View: 2143

New Edition The fully revised and expanded 10th edition decodes over 145,000 different abbreviations for periodical titles and selected monographs in all fields. Over 14,900 new entries were added since the previous edition. Volume 1 lists in a single alphabet abbreviations commonly used for periodicals together with their full titles. Volume 2 is arranged alphabetically by periodical title, rather than by abbreviation. Volume 3 supplements the 10th edition of Periodical Title Abbreviations by adding approximately 10,000 newly coined or newly found abbreviations.
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A Guide to Organizations, Agencies, and Publications

Author: Donna Batten

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9780810385108

Category: Reference

Page: 934

View: 3899

Provides entries for over 8,000 organizations, agencies, research facilities, educational programs, publications, and awards concerned with protecting the environment
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