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Towards A Cleaner Planet

Author : Jaime Klapp
ISBN : 9783540713456
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book reviews the main energy sources, production problems and energy perspectives in Germany and Mexico. It surveys the status of traditional and alternative energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, hydraulic, eolic, solar, and hydrogen cells. The book emphasizes the search for answers to such questions as What are the main problems of industries based on fossil fuels, and What is the present status of hydraulic and nuclear energy?
Category: Business & Economics

Electric Mobility In Public Transport Driving Towards Cleaner Air

Author : Krzysztof Krawiec (Writer on transportation)
ISBN : 9783030674311
Genre : Buses, Electric
File Size : 63.40 MB
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This book addresses various aspects of electric mobility deployment in public transport. These include transport policy-related issues as well as technical, organizational and technical dimensions of the fleet conversion process (from conventional one towards the increased share of electric vehicles in public transport). In the book, one may find, e.g. the determinants for the successful functioning of electrified transport systems (including charging facilities), models and methods for battery electric bus energy consumption, the analysis regarding the charging strategies (including power-grid) as well as electric vehicle battery issues. As the process of fleet conversion is multi-faceted, the book also contains the issues related to cybersecurity in public transport, autonomous vehicles and hyperloop. The book is dedicated to transport professionals, consulting companies and researchers in the field of electromobility and modern transport systems.
Category: Buses, Electric

Climate Change Policy In North America

Author : A. Neil Craik
ISBN : 9781442666368
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 55.85 MB
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While no supranational institutions exist to govern climate change in North America, a system of cooperation among a diverse range of actors and institutions is currently emerging. Given the range of interests that influence climate policy across political boundaries, can these distinct parts be integrated into a coherent, and ultimately resilient system of regional climate cooperation? Climate Change Policy in North America is the first book to examine how cooperation respecting climate change can emerge within decentralized governance arrangements. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide in-depth case studies of climate cooperation initiatives – such as emissions trading, energy cooperation, climate finance, carbon accounting and international trade – as well as analysis of the institutional, political, and economic conditions that influence climate policy integration.
Category: Political Science

Costing The Earth

Author : Frances Cairncross
ISBN : 0091749182
Genre : Economic development
File Size : 61.37 MB
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The environment has become of increasing concern across the world. As fear for the environment mounts the pressure is on for governments and industry to create a climate for real progress towards a cleaner planet - but how can this be achieved? What price life on eath? and who is going to pay?
Category: Economic development

People Planet Profits

Author : B W Pledge
ISBN : 9781524517243
Genre : Education
File Size : 32.78 MB
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The elephant has arrived, and he has commenced his rampage of chaos and destruction. Where is the elephant? Dont you see him? He is everywhere! With the elephant arriving and making himself at home, the world has entered a new state of flux. With his arrival, he has also brought to light many other seemingly irresolvable dilemmas for us to contemplate and struggle with, and he is using these to distract us from what is most importanthis stay with us. At present, the elephant is still small, but given time, as he becomes fully grown, he will really be a force to contend with. The elephant represents something we all must sooner than later acknowledge. He may be presently invisible to most of us, but he does want us to see him, acknowledge him, and heed his message. He is here to warn us of an ever-increasing problem that is about to impact us all.
Category: Education

How To Stop Climate Change With Small Habits

Author : David Connor
ISBN : 9798547659430
Genre :
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Climate change is happening now and we are the cause but we can be the antidote as well. If you have these simple steps down, then you're already on your way to becoming an eco-friendly person who makes a difference. Even if we don't live to see the effects of climate change on Earth, our children will. Climate change is an environmental factor we face. We need to come together and work to reverse the effects that have already started. There are many things we can do every day to help slow down climate change with simple small habits. While Nature is capable of regulating the energy balance of our planet within a narrow range, that control appears to be lost at the tipping point. This has serious consequences for humanity and has come to be known as "climate change," a process in which our planet's climate is altered in such a way that its average surface temperature is significantly higher or lower than it would otherwise have been. This book covers: Why climate change matters Tips for creating the eco-friendly routine How to reduce paper waste Tips for buying and using less energy Tips to take part in climate change reduction measures How to reduce electricity, gaz and water consumption How to Reduce Our Daily Waste How to reduce climate change by reducing transportation And much more... To prevent future issues, we have to strive towards a cleaner world. This means less pollution and less use of fossil fuels. We need to focus on increasing our use of renewable energy sources and reducing waste to cut down on emissions and trash that pollute our planet. The solution starts with simpler things-making lifestyle choices that help the environment instead of hurting it. Let's make our planet a better place!

The Impact Of Overbuilding On People And The Planet

Author : David A. Ness
ISBN : 9781527527614
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 80.74 MB
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This book challenges the status quo where profligate building and urban development is described as ‘green’ and ‘low carbon’, exposing a number of ‘elephants in the big green room’ that severely impact upon society and the environment. It questions the ethics, equity and sustainability of continued growth of the building stock in industrialized contexts amid diminishing demand, whilst the developing world is deprived of basic resources and infrastructure. Even a ‘circular’ built environment may not go far enough, when dramatic reduction in consumption of resources is required to meet ‘sufficient’ service levels. More socio-economic value may be derived from built resources by their stewardship, adaptation, reuse and equitable sharing, while ameliorating the adverse impacts of overconsumption. By taking a wider perspective of a sustainable built environment, the text—illustrated by case studies from the Olympics and nine countries—reframes the policy debate and reforms current approaches through a new theory and manifesto. It will appeal to policy makers, architects, urban designers, educators, students and green building practitioners.
Category: Architecture

Global Environment Outlook Geo 6 Healthy Planet Healthy People

Author : UN Environment
ISBN : 9781108707664
Genre : Science
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Published to coincide with the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, UN Environment's sixth Global Environment Outlook calls on decision makers to take bold and urgent action to address pressing environmental issues in order to protect the planet and human health. By bringing together hundreds of scientists, peer reviewers and collaborating institutions and partners, the GEO reports build on sound scientific knowledge to provide governments, local authorities, businesses and individual citizens with the information needed to guide societies to a truly sustainable world by 2050. GEO-6 outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies. This flagship report shows how governments can put us on the path to a truly sustainable future - emphasising that urgent and inclusive action is needed to achieve a healthy planet with healthy people. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Category: Science

The Coal Handbook Towards Cleaner Production

Author : Dave Osborne
ISBN : 9780857097309
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low production and processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution. Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis. Part two moves on to review coal extraction and preparation. Chapters highlight advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies for coal. Further chapters focus on economic factors affecting coal preparation, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings treatment, and the optimisation, simulation and control of coal preparation plants. Finally, part three considers aspects of the coal supply chain including the management approach and individual functions such as coal blending and homogenisation, transportation and handling along the entire supply chain. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, The coal handbook Volumes 1 and 2 is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in the coal mining, preparation, and utilisation industry, those in the power sector, including plant operators and engineers, and researchers and academics interested in this field. Reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution Explores coal characterisation, formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis Examines coal extraction and preparation and highlights advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies
Category: Technology & Engineering

Your Planet Needs You An Everyday Guide To Saving The Earth

Author : Bernadette Vallely
ISBN : 9780349013886
Genre : Nature
File Size : 24.60 MB
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If there was ever a time to stand up for your planet, for Mother Earth, this is the time. But what are the most pressing environmental issues affecting us today? And what actions can you, as an individual, take to combat them? If you want to know what you can do, then this is the book for you. Your Planet Needs You is the essential beginner's guide to understanding the environment and the threats to its wellbeing. From plastic waste to pesticides, food production and chemicals, global warming to species extinction, this book covers the topics that you need to know about. With practical and positive tips, this book will show how you can be part of the solution and help make a better world, whatever age you are. Includes sections on air pollution, environmental law, fast fashion and ethical living, as well as resources such as recommended reading and lists of groups and organisations that you can get involved with.
Category: Nature

How We Re F Ing Up Our Planet

Author : Tony Juniper
ISBN : 9780241443866
Genre : Nature
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Using powerful, easy-to-grasp graphics, this book cuts through the noise and gets straight to the facts on climate change, overpopulation, pollution, over-consumption, and much more. In How We're F***ing Up Our Planet Tony Juniper distills wide-ranging, heart-stopping research into one reliable and eye-opening book. He charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption and its impact on planet Earth, revealing how increasing pressures on our world affect factors such as climate, sea levels, and pollution, and what that means for our future. Global warming has led to sea levels rising by around 18cm (7in) over the past 100 years, and the Arctic ice sheet is shrinking at a rate never seen before. 10 million people each year are affected by coastal flooding. One third of all land is at risk of turning to desert, with huge implications for food supplies. Deaths due to air pollution rise every year, and more plastic pollution of the oceans threatens marine life and fishing stocks. As well as explaining global trends and showing how they are connected, How We are F***ing Up Our Planet explores how we can live more sustainably into the future, with positive ideas of how we can mitigate damaging trends.
Category: Nature

The Corporate Planet

Author : Joshua Karliner
ISBN : 0871564343
Genre : Business & Economics
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Looks at the environmental problems caused by transnational corporations and examines the efforts of "corporate environmentalists" in finding solutions
Category: Business & Economics

Storytellingintheglobalage Thereisnoplanetb

Author : Boje David M
ISBN : 9781786346711
Genre : Business & Economics
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Can the fall of globalization told through true storytelling save humanity from its own extinction? The Sixth Extinction has begun and there is no Planet B. To prevent further damage to the earth's ecosystem, this book proposes a new 'Globalization Praxis' that focuses on nine planetary boundaries. This praxis is called 'true storytelling'. True storytelling is an ethical praxis, a methodology, and an antenarrative process of strategy.Storytelling in the Global Age provides a new approach while uncovering ten myths of globalization. Each myth explores three storytelling layers, which are: narrative-counternarrative, Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK) living story, and antenarrative layers beneath. This book is useful for professionals and students within this field.
Category: Business & Economics

Tomorrow S Energy

Author : Peter Hoffmann
ISBN : 9780262250771
Genre : Science
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How hydrogen—nonpolluting and easy to produce—could become the fuel of the future. Hydrogen is the quintessential eco-fuel. This invisible, tasteless gas is the most abundant element in the universe. It is the basic building block and fuel of stars and an essential raw material in innumerable biological and chemical processes. As a completely nonpolluting fuel, it may hold the answer to growing environmental concerns about atmospheric accumulation of carbon dioxide and the resultant Greenhouse Effect. In this book Peter Hoffmann describes current research toward a hydrogen-based economy. He presents the history of hydrogen energy and discusses the environmental dangers of continued dependence on fossil fuels. Hydrogen is not an energy source but a carrier that, like electricity, must be manufactured. Today hydrogen is manufactured by "decarbonizing" fossil fuels. In the future it will be derived from water and solar energy and perhaps from "cleaner" versions of nuclear energy. Because it can be made by a variety of methods, Hoffmann argues, it can be easily adapted by different countries and economies. Hoffmann acknowledges the social, political, and economic difficulties in replacing current energy systems with an entirely new one. Although the process of converting to a hydrogen-based economy would be complex, he demonstrates that the environmental and health benefits would far outweigh the costs.
Category: Science

Safe Planet

Author : John Cowsill
ISBN : 9781780996837
Genre : Political Science
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What is the greatest challenge facing humanity this century? The answer is, how we can produce the energy and resources we need without endangering the future of human life on the planet. And yet, there aren’t many books which present technical and political strategies for a rapid progress towards a safe planet – one powered by clean renewable energy alone. This is a real pity because many intelligent people would love to read a book on this subject. SAFE PLANET is the first book to describe a road-map towards a new world, a safe planet. It combines meteorological data and existing tried and tested technologies and it tackles the sticky problem of the existing global political and economic power structures. This optimistic book is a rallying cry for all those concerned about what the future holds for their children. If you are worried about your energy bills and the price of fuel, about the prospect of 'the lights going out', if you want to stop the environmental pollution and the alarming rate of species extinction, if you are against fracking, if you are for a cleaner better transport and energy infrastructure, if you are sick of the rich getting ever richer at the expense of the rest of us, this compelling and clear narrative about the crisis and its solution is for you.
Category: Political Science

Towards A Society Of Degrowth

Author : Onofrio Romano
ISBN : 9781351005920
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores the concept of degrowth, beginning from a basic assumption, not of resource depletion, as is common in most literature in the field, but rather from a state of abundance, arguing that there is a vast amount of energy on the planet waiting to be utilized by all its inhabitants. Adopting a sociological approach, Onofrio Romano argues that the growth momentum is not simply a broadly shared “value,” but the physiological outcome of a specific institutional frame. The problem is that in its mainstream formulation the degrowth alternative shares with the growth-led regime some basic anthropological, political, and institutional pillars. In order to build a real alternative, Romano suggests reviewing degrowth in the light of the dépense notion by Georges Bataille. According to Bataille, our societies have no problem with acknowledging scarcity, but with dealing with the surplus energy that calls us to act for a qualified life. So, in order to erase the growth obsession, we have to ward off the “servile” dimension, i.e., the utilitarian activities needed for the mere reproduction of life, to regain sovereignty, as reflected in the de-thinking subject. Innovative and provocative, Towards a Society of Degrowth will be of great interest to students and scholars of degrowth, sociology, social anthropology, political ecology, and ecological economics.
Category: Business & Economics


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Genre : Popular music
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The Adventures Of Sammy The Super Seal And His Sidekick Crabbie The Beach Clean

Author : Cuddle Earth
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 58.50 MB
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Sammy the Seal is tired of finding litter in his home. Join him on his journey throughout the sea where he finds his friends in need of help. All Sammy wants is for humans to start taking care of the environment and to stop creating so much litter. Will Sammy's wish come true? For every purchase of this book, Cuddle Earth will work to remove 1.25kg of plastic from our coastline!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Start A Home Based Housecleaning Business

Author : Laura Jorstad
ISBN : 9780762756162
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 50.11 MB
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This comprehensive guide provides all the necessary tools and strategies one needs to successfully launch and grow a business cleaning homes. The authors combine personal experience with expert advice on every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based housecleaning business. In addition to the essentials common to the series, this volume also includes information on franchising, selecting cleaning products and treating stains, and much more. Special features include: · a sample service manual · room-by-room home-cleaning plans · a sample invoice · a service and payment record · a checklist of start-up requirements This new edition will also address the benefits of cleaning with “green” ecofriendly chemicals—both from an environmental and a marketing perspective.
Category: Business & Economics