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Waddenland Outstanding: History, Landscape and Cultural Heritage of the Wadden Sea Region

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Book Series: Landscape and Heritage Studies ISBN: 9789048537884 9789462986602 Year: Pages: 365 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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The Wadden Sea Region is comprised of the embanked coastal marshes and islands in the Wadden Sea near Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands, and this area retains an exceptional common history in all its aspects: archaeologically, economically, socially, and culturally. Its settlement history of more than two thousand years is unrivalled and still mirrored in the landscape and even though it has never constituted a political unity, it still shares a landscape and cultural heritage. For example, the approaches to water management and associated societal organisation developed in the region during the last millennium have set significant world standards, values which were recognised by UNESCO in inscribing the Wadden Sea on its World Heritage List. This book encompasses the contributions presented at the scientific symposium of prominent scientists who gathered in 2016 in Husum, Germany, a landmark event in sharing knowledge on the common history, landscape, cultural heritage of the Wadden Sea Region.

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The Nature of Northern Australia: its natural values, ecological processes and future prospects

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ISBN: 9781921313318 Year: Pages: 127 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459382 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Northern Australia stands out as one of the largest natural areas remaining on Earth- alongside such global treasures as the Amazon rainforests, the boreal conifer forests of Alaska and Canada, and the polar wilderness of Antarctica. Nature remains in abundance in ‘the North.’&#xD;&#xD;Its intact tropical savannas, rainforests, and free flowing rivers provide a basis for much of the economic activity and the quality of life for residents of the area.&#xD;&#xD;The Nature of Northern Australia details the latest science on the Northern environment.&#xD;&#xD;With increasing debate over the future of Australia’s often forgotten North, this is a timely examination of its environmental significance, the ecological processes that make it function, and the economies that are compatible with maintaining healthy communities and people and healthy country into the future.&#xD;&#xD;The authors, Dr. John Woinarski, Professor Brendan Mackey, Professor Henry Nix and Dr. Barry Traill, are leading experts on the environment of Northern Australia, and combined have many decades of experience on Northern ecology and land management.

Historical GIS Research in Canada

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552387566 Year: Pages: 350 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Geography --- Environmental Sciences
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Fundamentally concerned with place, and our ability to understand human relationships with environment over time, Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) as a tool and a subject has direct bearing for the study of contemporary environmental issues and realities. To date, HGIS projects in Canada are few and publications that discuss these projects directly even fewer. This book brings together case studies of HGIS projects in historical geography, social and cultural history, and environmental history from Canada's diverse regions. Projects include religion and ethnicity, migration, indigenous land practices, rebuilding a nineteenth-century neighborhood, and working with Google Earth.With contributions by:Colleen BeardStephen BockingJennifer BonnellJim CliffordJoanna DeanFrançois DufauxPatrick A. DunaeMarcel FortinJason GillilandWilliam M. GlenMegan HarveyMatthew G. HatvanySally HermansenAndrew HinsonDon LafreniereJohn S. LutzJoshua D. MacFadyenDaniel MacfarlaneJennifer MarvinCameron MetcalfByron MoldofskySherry OlsonJon PasherDaniel RueckR. W. SandwellHenry YuBarbara Znamirowski

Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552388150 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- History
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Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Countercultures and the Environment adds to our knowledge of this understudied period. This collection contributes a sustained analysis of the beginning of major environmental debates in this era and examines a range of issues related to broad environmental concerns, topics which emerged as key concerns in the context of Cold War military investments and experiments, the oil crisis of the 1970s, debates over gendered roles, and the increasing attention to urban pollution and pesticide use.No other publication dealing with this period covers the wide range of environmental topics (among others, activism, midwifery, organic farming, recycling, urban cycling, and communal living) or geographic locales, from Yukon to Atlantic Canada. Together, they demonstrate how this period influenced and informed environmental action and issues in ways that have had a long-term impact on Canadian society.With contributions by:Matt CaversMegan DaviesNancy JanovicekAlan MacEachernDavid NeufeldRyan O'ConnorDaniel RossHenry TrimSharon Weaver

Environmental Governance in Latin America

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ISBN: 9781137574084 9781137505729 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-50572-9 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Environmental Technology --- Political Science
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This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The contributors investigate a broad range of emerging socio-environmental challenges faced by contemporary Latin America. By using environmental governance as an overarching analytical concept, they cross territorial, sectorial, and institutional boundaries to address the nature/society nexus.

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governance --- society --- environment

Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISBN: 9781552389980 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 168 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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What are the challenges surrounding water in Western Canada?What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights?Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our lives, connecting the humans, animals, and plants that all depend on this precious and endangered resource.Essays from scholars, activists, environmentalists, and human rights advocates illuminate the diverse issues surrounding water in Alberta, including the right to access clean drinking water, the competing demands of the resource development industry and Indigenous communities, and the dwindling supply of fresh water in the face of human-caused climate change. Statements from community organizations detail the challenges facing watersheds, and the actions being taken to mitigate these problems. With a special focus on Environmental and Indigenous issues, Water Rites explores how deeply water is tied to human life.These essays are complemented by full-colour portfolios of work by contemporary painters, photographers, and installation artists who explore our relation to water. Reproductions of historical paintings, engravings and film stills demonstrate how water has shaped our country’s cultural imaginary from its beginnings, proving that water is a vital resource for our lives and our imaginations.

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Water --- Environment --- Western Canada

Environment in the Courtroom

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ISBN: 9781552389867 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 824 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Law --- Environmental Sciences
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Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who are concerned with the way that courts handle environmental cases.Environment in the Courtroom provides extensive insight into Canadian environmental law. Covering key environmental concepts and the unique nature of environmental damage, environmental prosecutions, sentencing and environmental offences, evidentiary issues in environmental processes and hearings, issues associated with site inspections, investigations, and enforcement, and more, this collection has the potential to make make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice.Containing perspective and insight from experienced and prominence Canadian legal practitioners and scholars, Environment in the Courtroom addresses the Canadian provinces and territories and provides context by comparison to the United States and Australia. No other collection covers these topics so comprehensively. This is an essential reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law.

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Law --- Environment --- Canada

Beyond Certification

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ISBN: 9781910174531 Year: Pages: 86 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Certification emerged from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit amidst&#xD;great hope that we would finally begin to address the wicked environmental&#xD;and social problems facing our globe. Despite a proliferation&#xD;of certification schemes in twenty-five industry sectors over more than&#xD;twenty years, the environmental and social ills resulting from destructive&#xD;and irresponsible exploitation of natural and human resources have&#xD;grown still worse.&#xD;Beyond Certification reviews the positive aspects of certification, of which&#xD;there are many. But more important, it argues that we can no longer afford&#xD;to gloss over its failures. It is powerfully clear we need a very different&#xD;approach and set of actions to managing wicked problems like deforestation&#xD;and exploitation. The book offers one alternative model, based on Values,&#xD;Transparency, Transformation and Verification, and shares stories of how&#xD;farsighted people in very large corporations in a number of industries have&#xD;adopted this model to manage natural resources far more responsibly&#xD;while also benefitting local communities. Part of the power of this model&#xD;is that the companies work in partnership with an extensive network of&#xD;NGOs, local communities, suppliers, and other stakeholders to effect&#xD;needed change.&#xD;Beyond Certification does not claim that this VT-TV model is the only&#xD;solution. Rather, it serves to show how new and seemingly radical&#xD;thinking can resonate so strongly with many people and companies&#xD;that it catalyzes positive change. It makes the case for our continuing to invest more thought and proactive energy to develop still other&#xD;approaches to grappling with the serious issues confronting us all,&#xD;before it is too late.

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

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ISBN: 9780815399841 9780367855819 Year: Pages: 238 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Sociology --- Political Science
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The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region. It applies the human security framework, which has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP), as a tool to provide answers to many questions that face the Barents population today. The study explores human security dimensions such as environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security in order to assess the current challenges that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In doing so, the book develops a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs in the Barents Region and provides recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities. This book will be a valuable tool for academics, policy-makers and students interested in environmental and human security, sustainable development, environmental studies and the Arctic and Barents Region in particular. &#xD;

Troubled Waters: Confronting the Water Crisis in Australia's Cities

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ISBN: 9781921313844 Year: Pages: 217 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459762 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Australian cities have traditionally relied for their water on a ‘predict-and-provide’ philosophy that gives primacy to big engineering solutions. In more recent years privatised water authorities, seeking to maximise consumption and profits, have reinforced the emphasis on increasing supply. Now the cities must cope with the stresses these policies have imposed on the eco-systems from which they harvest water, into which they discharge wastes, and on which they are located. Residents are having to pay more for their water, while the cities themselves are becoming less sustainable. Must we build more dams and desalination plants, or should we be managing the demand for urban water more prudently? This book explores the demand for urban water and how it has changed in response to shifting social mores over the past century. It explains how demand for centralised provision of water might be reshaped to enable the cities to better cope with expected changes in supply as our climate changes. And it discusses the implications of property rights in water for proposals to privatise water services.

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