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66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Millennium Development Goals, Agenda 21, Environmental Values

Lecture 21 Public Participation in Environment Decision Making The Environment and the Individual Agenda 21 (or the Rio agreement of 1992) attempts to provide a formula for achieving increased environmental quality with t...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Smog, Precautionary Principle, Carcinogen

Lecture 19 Risk Management Risk Assessment and Management Precautionary Principle (Threats of Harm, Caution) Public Alarm: substances processes, cause of threat not known, pathway to victim unclear, danger unfamiliar unkno...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Quad 4 Engine, Sensitivity Analysis

Lecture 22 Environmental Mediation Environment Basis for Multiple, Conflicting Objectives alternative approaches to resources use, waterresource management, agriculture vs. energy applications, big damns (used for irrigat...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Great Lakes Areas Of Concern, Great Lakes Basin, International Joint Commission

Lecture 20 Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Process BlueGreen Algae in Lake Erie Caused by phosphorus run of, can contain E.coli Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (1972): nations agreed to reduce phosphorus by 120,000 tonnes ...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture 18: Lecture 18

What can yield an environmental impact: poverty, inequality, democracy, market freedom, property rights, and gender inequity. ESTA Methodologies Priority applications, sustainable economic and social development (MDCs). Tr...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Global Environment Facility, Environmental Impact Statement, Ozone Depletion

Lecture 17: Environmental Impact Assessment EIA Methodologies MDC and LDC perspectives on industrialization: MDCS have a history of it so they know it has a big impact on the environment. LDCS dont have a history Environme...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Agroforestry, Inference Engine, Classical Logic

Lecture 23 Expert Systems in Agricultural Development Outline History of Expert Systems Key concepts: early directions for AI, symbolic logic, heuristics, Logic Theorist (1956); domain knowledge, problemsolving heuristics,...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Smog, Lyme Disease, Waterborne Diseases

Lecture 9 Outcomes of Land Use Changes to the Earths Surface There is 45 billion hectares of forested land on earth. In most places the forests took a hit at the beginning of the industrial revolution. Latter part of 20 ce...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Soil Retrogression And Degradation, Pedogenesis, Badlands

Lecture 12 Soil Ecosystem Factors of Soil Formation State of soil system. Soil horizons. Fundamental Equation s = f (cl, o, r, p, t) *factor of climate, organic matter, relief of landscape, parent rock, time. Polygenetic o...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Coastal Erosion, Soil Erosion, Lake Huron

Lecture 13 LandWater Ecosystem Sources of Water Pollutants Stress on water resources and soil quality. As world attention swings from oil as an energy resource to renewable sources, water is going to be a basis of conflict...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Little Ice Age, Claw Hypothesis, Axial Tilt

Global Climate Change Unit 4 demonstrates that knowledge of Earth processes and a systematic approach to the evaluation of risk are needed to counteract the effects of climate change. Eolanites: rock formed by the lithific...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Chrysopogon Zizanioides, Agroforestry, Surface Runoff

Lecture 11 Domesticated Ecosystems The SoilWaterCrop System In general situations where crops are being grown we need to consider a number of things, what are the immediate and long term consequences with rainfall affectin...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Smog, Soil Retrogression And Degradation, River Source

14 Acid Pollution and Acid Deposition Time Frame of Atmospheric Pollution Permanent acid rain in Archean time, very little oxygen. Since then, about 3 billion years BP, we went through a dramatic increase in the amount of ...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Chrysopogon Zizanioides, Forest Ecology, Decision Analysis

Lecture 10 Tropical Forest Ecosystems Emergent Areas: Giant Trees, 4560 metres Canopy: main group of trees, 3045 metres, orchids, ferns, bromeliads, vines and flowering trees Understory: smaller trees, shrubs, 10 metres o...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
66-246 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Geologic Time Scale, Crop Residue, Demographic Transition

Energy Resources Demographic Background Industrialized (MDCs) Nations: industrialized trends, poverty, world population, growth rate, doubling time Developing World (LDCs): energy choices, urbanization, demographic transit...

Earth and Environmental Sciences
66-246
Frank Simpson
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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