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Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Aurélie Salavert.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16742 words.

Along with ceramics production, sedentism, and herding, agriculture is a major component of the Neolithic as it is defined in Europe. Therefore, the agricultural system of the first...

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Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment

Heather Williams.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Environmental History; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science); Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 10280 words.

Worldwide, governments subsidize agriculture at the rate of approximately 1 billion dollars per day. This figure rises to about twice that when export and biofuels production subsidies and...

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The American Antinuclear Movement

Paul Rubinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 13401 words.

Spanning countries across the globe, the antinuclear movement was the combined effort of millions of people to challenge the superpowers’ reliance on nuclear weapons during the Cold War....

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Conservation in the Amazon

Marc Dourojeanni.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Environmental History. 604 words.

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The Early Anthropogenic Hypothesis

William Ruddiman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 15680 words.

Throughout the 1900s, the warmth of the current interglaciation was viewed as completely natural in origin (prior to greenhouse-gas emissions during the industrial era). In the view of...

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The Emergence of Environment as a Security Imperative

Felix Dodds.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Environmental History. 12774 words.

The emergence of environment as a security imperative is something that could have been avoided. Early indications showed that if governments did not pay attention to critical environmental...

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Energy in American History

Aaron Sachs.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7796 words.

Energy systems have played a significant role in U.S. history; some scholars claim that they have determined a number of other developments. From the colonial period to the present,...

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Environmental History of the Mississippi River and Delta

Christopher Morris.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental History. 10360 words.

The Mississippi River, the longest in North America, is really two rivers geophysically. The volume is less, the slope steeper, the velocity greater, and the channel straighter in its upper...

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Fisheries Science and Its Environmental Consequences

Jennifer Hubbard.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental History. 17855 words.

Fisheries science emerged in the mid-19th century, when scientists volunteered to conduct conservation-related investigations of commercially important aquatic species for the governments...

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From Plows, Horses, and Harnesses to Precision Technologies in the North American Great Plains

David E. Clay, Sharon A. Clay, Thomas DeSutter and Cheryl Reese.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 9115 words.

Since the discovery that food security could be improved by pushing seeds into the soil and later harvesting a desirable crop, agriculture and agronomy have gone through cycles of...

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