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  1. The Reality of Precaution

    Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe

    By Jonathan B. Wiener, Michael D. Rogers, James K. Hammitt, Peter H. Sand

    The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case...

    Published December 7th 2010 by RFF Press

  2. The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation

    Edited by Lyla Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Global Environmental Policy

    Concepts, Principles, and Practice

    By Charles H. Eccleston, Frederic March

    Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic...

    Published November 14th 2010 by CRC Press

  4. Mixture Toxicity

    Linking Approaches from Ecological and Human Toxicology

    Edited by Cornelis A. M. van Gestel, Martijs Jonker, Jan E. Kammenga, Ryszard Laskowski, Claus Svendsen

    In the last decade and a half, great progress has been made in the development of concepts and models for mixture toxicity, both in human and environmental toxicology. However, due to their different protection goals, developments have often progressed in parallel but with little integration....

    Published October 31st 2010 by CRC Press

  5. Environmental Management System ISO 14001: 2004

    Handbook of Transition with CD-ROM

    By Syed Imtiaz Haider

    Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 provides the information and practical know-how required to facilitate a smooth adoption and incorporation of the latest revisions and enhancements put forth by the International Organization for Standardization. This unique work shows how to adopt or...

    Published October 28th 2010 by CRC Press

  6. Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements

    Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation

    Edited by Graham Merrington, Ilse Schoeters

    A comprehensive and practical overview of the state of the science, Soil Quality Standards for Trace Elements: Derivation, Implementation, and Interpretation addresses the derivation of soil quality standards for trace elements and the implementation of these standards within regulatory and risk...

    Published October 26th 2010 by CRC Press

  7. Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Smog Check

    "Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air"

    By Douglas S. Eisinger

    When federal and state governments battle over environmental regulations, whose approach should prevail? Shortly after passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, a controversial U.S. EPA mandate led to an intense conflict between federal regulators and California politicians. The disagreement...

    Published September 21st 2010 by RFF Press

  10. Urban Flood Management

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than...

    Published September 20th 2010 by CRC Press