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  1. Science Agriculture and Research

    A Compromised Participation

    By William Buhler, Stephen Morse, Eddie Arthur, Susannah Bolton, Judy Mann

    Research is never free of pressures and constraints and to understand its results properly these have to be assessed and analyzed. In agriculture, research into biotechnology and GMOs, as well as pesticides and herbicides, is big business - agribusiness. This book looks at the crucial roles of...

    Published April 1st 2002 by Routledge

  2. The Precautionary Principle in the 20th Century

    Late Lessons from Early Warnings

    Edited by Paul Harremoes, David Gee, Malcom MacGarvin, Andy Stirling, Jane Keys, Brian Wynne, Sofia Guedes Vaz

    The precautionary principle is widely seen as fundamental to successful policies for sustainability. It has been cited in international courts and trade disputes between the USA and the EU, and invoked in a growing range of political debates. Understanding what it can and cannot achieve is...

    Published March 1st 2002 by Routledge

  3. Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling

    An Introduction to Practical Applications

    By Rod Barratt

    Series: Business and the Environment Practitioner Series

    To comply with legal and other standards, businesses and regulators are increasingly required to make decisions based on risk assessments of the potential effects of their activities on the environment. Atmospheric dispersion modelling is a cost-effective method, allowing various scenarios to be...

    Published December 1st 2001 by Routledge

  4. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

    Reconciling Trade in Biotechnology with Environment and Development

    Edited by Christoph Bail, Robert Falkner, Helen Marquard

    Modern biotechnology - the controversial manipulation of genes in living organisms - has far-reaching implications for agriculture, human health, trade and the environment. Against the odds, an international treaty governing biosafety and trade in biotechnology was adopted in 2000. The Cartagena...

    Published October 1st 2001 by Routledge

  5. Global Environmental Risk

    By Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to register a destructive toll on the planetary environment. At root, research on global environmental risk seeks new pathways for reversing...

    Published July 1st 2001 by Routledge

  6. Transboundary Risk Management

    Edited by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Gunnar Sjostedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Environmental hazards do not respect international boundaries. In this volume, distinguished international researchers make a significant contribution to the understanding and management of transboundary environmental risks. The transboundary risk topics addressed highlight the key political,...

    Published March 1st 2001 by Routledge

  7. Risk, Media and Stigma

    Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology

    By Paul Slovic

    Edited by James Flynn, Howard Kunreuther

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The benefits of modern technology often involve health, safety and environmental risks that produce public suspicion of technologies and aversion to certain products and substances. Amplified by the pervasive power of the media, public concern about health and ecological risks can have enormous...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  8. Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action

    By Carlo C. Jaeger, Thomas Webler, Eugene A. Rosa, Ortwin Renn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Risk as we now know it is a wholly new phenomenon, the by-product of our ever more complex and powerful technologies. In business, policy making, and in everyday life, it demands a new way of looking at technological and environmental uncertainty. In this definitive volume, four of the world's...

    Published January 1st 2001 by Routledge

  9. Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment

    By Gareth Evans

    With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to reduce reliance on landfill as a disposal route, biological treatment will increasingly...

    Published October 1st 2000 by Routledge

  10. The Perception of Risk

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The concept of risk is an outgrowth of our society's great concern about coping with the dangers of modern life. The Perception of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, risk perception and risk management, to examine the gap between expert views...

    Published April 1st 2000 by Routledge