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Implementing international environmental agreements in Russia

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ISBN: 9780719063862 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This exciting book is the first systematic study of how international environmental agreements are transformed into political action in Russia. Using three illuminating case studies on the implementation process in the fields of fisheries management, nuclear safety and air pollution control, this book fills an important gap in existing literature. While the focus in current social science debate on international environmental regimes is accumulating knowledge on 'implementing activities' at both national and international level, this book goes one step further and examines implementation at national and regional level. This topic is of great theoretical relevance to the study of environmental politics since some of the main sources of environmental degradation in Europe are to be found in the Russian Federation. It is also of relevance to the more general debate on contemporary Russian politics and offers valuable new material on regional politics in Russia. With its emphasis on the politics of environmental and resource management, it continues the description and discussion of political processes where most accounts of Russian politics tend to stop. This book will be invaluable for undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying environmental politics and Russian politics at regional and national level.

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russia --- pollution --- russian --- environmental

Ökologische Transformationen und literarische Repräsentationen

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ISBN: 9783941875869 Year: Pages: 243 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Zoology --- Botany --- Languages and Literatures
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Seit den 1990er Jahren werden Fragen nach dem Verhältnis zwischen Veränderungen in der naturalen Umwelt und deren literarischen Repräsentationen im Bereich der Literaturwissenschaft unter dem Begriff Ecocriticism subsumiert und diskutiert. In diesem Band werden umwelthistorische Perspektiven ebenfalls in die Diskussion eingebunden. Dabei ist einerseits zu fragen, wie der Wandel im menschlichen Verhältnis zur »Natur« (und den sich wandelnden Bedeutungsnuancen dieses Begriffs) zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten in literarischen Texten verhandelt wird und welche neuen literarischen Ausdrucksformen er womöglich provoziert. Andererseits ist auch zu fragen, wie sich literarische und kulturelle Muster auf die Gestaltung der naturalen Umwelt auswirken können. Inwiefern korrespondieren dabei literarische Modellierungen des Wandels diachron und synchron mit Veränderungsprozessen in der Natur? Diese doppelte Fragestellung schließt auch die Möglichkeit einer wechselseitigen Kritik umwelthistorischer und literarischer Perspektiven ein.

Freshwater Microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?

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Book Series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry ISSN: 1867-979X ISBN: 9783319616148 9783319616155 Year: Pages: 303 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61615-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This volume focuses on microscopic plastic debris, also referred to as microplastics, which have been detected in aquatic environments around the globe and have accordingly raised serious concerns. The book explores whether microplastics represent emerging contaminants in freshwater systems, an area that remains underrepresented to date.Given the complexity of the issue, the book covers the current state-of-research on microplastics in rivers and lakes, including analytical aspects, environmental concentrations and sources, modelling approaches, interactions with biota, and ecological implications. To provide a broader perspective, the book also discusses lessons learned from nanomaterials and the implications of plastic debris for regulation, politics, economy, and society. In a research field that is rapidly evolving, it offers a solid overview for environmental chemists, engineers, and toxicologists, as well as water managers and policy-makers.

Advanced Air Pollution

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ISBN: 9789533075112 Year: Pages: 596 DOI: 10.5772/710 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Leading air quality professionals describe different aspects of air pollution. The book presents information on four broad areas of interest in the air pollution field; the air pollution monitoring; air quality modeling; the GIS techniques to manage air quality; the new approaches to manage air quality. This book fulfills the need on the latest concepts of air pollution science and provides comprehensive information on all relevant components relating to air pollution issues in urban areas and industries. The book is suitable for a variety of scientists who wish to follow application of the theory in practice in air pollution. Known for its broad case studies, the book emphasizes an insightful of the connection between sources and control of air pollution, rather than being a simple manual on the subject.

Air Quality - Measurement and Modeling

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ISBN: 9789535127642 9789535127659 9789535141372 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.5772/62563 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Addressing the matter of air quality in a collection of focused scientific topic chapters is timely as a contribution to the international discussion and challenges of global warming and climate change. This book engages with the debate by considering some of the social, public health, economic and scientific issues that relate to the contribution made by airborne pollutants to the observable trending variances in weather, climate and atmospheric conditions. From a wide range of submissions for inclusion in the book, there are seven carefully selected chapters that individually relate to air sampling and analysis: the monitoring, measurement and modelling of air quality. The authors come from a range of academic and scientific disciplines, and each is internationally credited in his/her field. This book will appeal to scholars, to students and generally to those interested in the following contemporary thought in the matter of environment pollution, air quality and the issues of climate and atmosphere the world is facing today.

Emergency Operation Technologies for Sudden Water Pollution Accidents in the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Diversion Project

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ISBN: FAKEISBN1 9781789849103 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81771 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The Middle Route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project (MRP) is strategically important for China, and has made a great contribution to the sustainable development of society and economy in North China. Various potential risks of sudden water pollution accidents are distributed along the long canal, which may result in huge losses and endanger the safety of water supply. In order to provide technical support for emergent operations in the MRP, the emergency operation technologies for sudden water pollution accidents were developed. This book introduces these emergency operation technologies, including simulation technology for hydrodynamic and water quality in the main canal, traceability technology, emergency operations, and an emergency management system for sudden water pollution accidents.

This book is supported by the Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment (2017ZX07108-001) and National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFC0406004).

Air Pollution - Monitoring, Quantification and Removal of Gases and Particles

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ISBN: 9781838801939 9781838801946 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73722 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Currently, one of the most evident and dangerous contaminants aspects for the health of all living beings is air pollution. To understand the severity of this environmental problem, in this book the authors make an in-depth review of different environmental aspects on monitoring, quantification and elimination of emissions to the atmosphere, generated by diverse anthropogenic activities in large cities. Contributors of this book have made an effort to put their ideas in simple terms without forgoing quality. The principal objective of this book is to present the most recent technical literature to all interested readers in this field.

La responsabilité civile à l’épreuve des pollutions majeures résultant du transport maritime

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ISBN: 9782731406085 9782821853829 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires d'Aix-Marseille
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Centrales nucléaires et environnement - Prélèvements d'eau et rejets

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ISBN: 9782759809134 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_519657 Language: French
Publisher: EDP SCIENCES
Subject: Mathematics
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Environment, nuclear power Plant, pollution, rejection, water

Pollution: China Story Yearbook 2015

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ISBN: 9781760460686 Year: DOI: 10.22459/CSY.09.2016 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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Environmental pollution poses serious challenges for China, including to its economy as well as public health. The China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution looks at how China’s Communist Party-state addresses these problems and how Chinese citizens have coped with and expressed their concerns about living with chronic, worsening pollution. This Yearbook also explores the broader ramifications of pollution in the People’s Republic for culture, society law and social activism, as well as the Internet, language, thought, and approaches to history. It looks at how it affects economic and political developments, urban change, and China’s regional and global posture. The Chinese Communist Party, led by ‘Chairman of Everything’ Xi Jinping, meanwhile, has subjected mainland society to increasingly repressive control in its new determination to rid the country of Western ‘spiritual pollutants’ while achieving cultural purification through ‘propaganda and ideological work’. To adulterate, contaminate, spoil or violate—these are among the metaphorical and literal connotations of pollution expressed in this Yearbook via the character ran 染, which forms part of the word for pollution in Chinese, wuran 污染. As the world increasingly relies on economic ties with China, the complexities of China’s one-party system and the Chinese government’s attitudes towards ‘pollution’ are of increasing global significance.

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