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Economics of Low Carbon Agriculture

Dominic Moran and Jorie Knook.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Sociology; Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 8703 words.

Climate change is already having a significant impact on agriculture through greater weather variability and the increasing frequency of extreme events. International policy is rightly...

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Environmental Impacts of Tropical Soybean and Palm Oil Crops

Kimberly M. Carlson and Rachael D. Garrett.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Politics; Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming. 19371 words.

Oil crops play a critical role in global food and energy systems. Since these crops have high oil content, they provide cooking oils for human consumption, biofuels for energy, feed for...

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How Environmental Degradation Impoverishes the Poor

Edward B. Barbier.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 8565 words.

Globally, around 1.5 billion people in developing countries, or approximately 35% of the rural population, can be found on less-favored agricultural land (LFAL), which is susceptible to low...

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Integrated Pest Management

Jesse Eiben.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science); Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming. 397 words.

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Mining, Ecological Engineering, and Metals Extraction for the 21st Century

Margarete Kalin, William N. Wheeler, Michael P. Sudbury and Bryn Harris.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Sustainability. 25782 words.

The first treatise on mining and extractive metallurgy, published by Georgius Agricola in 1556, was also the first to highlight the destructive environmental side effects of mining and...

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Organic Farming

Theodore J. K. Radovich.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming. 6153 words.

Organic farming occupies a unique position among the world’s agricultural systems. While not the only available model for sustainable food production, organic farmers and their supporters...

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Surface Irrigation

Luis S. Pereira and José M. Gonçalves.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Sustainability; Agriculture and Farming. 13094 words.

Surface irrigation is the oldest and most widely used irrigation method, more than 83% of the world’s irrigated area. It comprises traditional systems, developed over millennia, and modern...

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Valuing the Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Amy W. Ando and Noelwah R. Netusil.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Sustainability; Environmental Economics. 123 words.

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