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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Increasing sustainability of rural community electricity schemes—case study of small hydropower in Tanzania

Wim Jonker Klunne and Emmanuel G. Michael.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

September 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 2545 words.

Local small-scale hydropower resources can play an important role in providing electricity to rural areas in Africa, in particular those areas remote from the national grid. The large...

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Agricultural Practices and Environmental Impacts of Aztec and Pre-Aztec Central Mexico

Deborah L. Nichols.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Agriculture and Farming. 10580 words.

The Basin of Mexico is a key world region for understanding agricultural intensification and the development of ancient and historic cities and states. Archaeologists working in the region...

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Multiple Stable States and Regime Shifts

James Heffernan, Xiaoli Dong and Anna Braswell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 11505 words.

Why do ecological systems (populations, communities, and ecosystems) change suddenly in response to seemingly gradual environmental change, or fail to recover from large disturbances? Why...

Mountain Environments

Ellen Wohl.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 19096 words.

Mountain ranges occur on every continent, at latitudes from the equator almost to both poles. A region is defined as mountainous if elevation varies by at least 984 feet over a radius of...

Utilizing district energy system as a cost-effective measure in meeting UK domestic ‘zero carbon’ targets

Yee Chow.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

September 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 3243 words.

In 2007, the UK government announced that all new homes are to be ‘zero carbon’ by 2016. At present, zero carbon dwellings are significantly expensive to achieve, costing up to 40% more in...

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Common Pool Resources

Tanya Heikkila and David P. Carter.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 8513 words.

Common pool resources (CPRs) are characterized as resources for which the exclusion of users is difficult (referred to as excludability), and the use of such a resource by one user...

Wendell Berry

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7653 words.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a visionary, poet, author, and activist, born to a farming family in Henry County, Kentucky. The eldest of four children, Berry grew up in a tobacco-growing...

Wendell Berry

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7653 words.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a visionary, poet, author, and activist, born to a farming family in Henry County, Kentucky. The eldest of four children, Berry grew up in a tobacco-growing...

Energy co-operatives in the UK

Y. Tham and T. Muneer.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

March 2013; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 5885 words.

The UK is implementing different types of policies to encourage the use of renewable energy for electricity generation. Currently, the UK is falling behind other European countries in this...

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Eden Project biomass energy crop feasibility study

R. Cooke and A. Cripps.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 0 words.

A biomass feasibility study has been completed for The Eden Project in Cornwall, England. The aims of this study are to investigate the feasibility of using energy crops as an alternative...

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Composites ‘salt inside porous matrix’ for adsorption heat transformation: a current state-of-the-art and new trends

L. G. Gordeeva and Yu. I. Aristov.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

December 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 10648 words.

Adsorption heat transformation (AHT) is one of the challenging technical approaches for supporting the world community initiatives to alleviate or reverse the gravity of the problems...

Water, Food and Shelter Security in Natural Hazards

Janine M. H. Selendy.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 690 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. Please check back later for the full article.

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Resilience

Craig Allen, Ahjond S. Garmestani and David Angeler.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7989 words.

Resilience is an important framework for understanding and managing complex systems of people and nature that are subject to abrupt and nonlinear change. The idea of ecological resilience...

Climate change and energy implications of gas flaring for Nigeria

Stephen C. Nwanya.

in International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

September 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Technology; Environmental Sustainability. 4627 words.

The flaring of oil-associated gas continues to generate insidious environmental and energy consequences against efforts toward sustainable development for Nigeria. This study compared some...

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Rivers

Ellen Wohl.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 8989 words.

River networks, and even individual river segments, are complex ecosystems that can be studied from many perspectives. Arguably the most common differentiation is between studies that focus...

Environmental Security

Christopher A. Scott and Bhuwan Thapa.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 5836 words.

Environmental security, as a subset of broader concerns over human security, is addressed from the disciplinary perspectives of international relations, political science, geography,...

Frederick Law Olmsted

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7454 words.

Frederick Law Olmsted (b. 1822–d. 1903) is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture for good reason, but to leave that as his sole definition would be to rob him of many of...

Frederick Law Olmsted

Kyle Dell.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 7454 words.

Frederick Law Olmsted (b. 1822–d. 1903) is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture for good reason, but to leave that as his sole definition would be to rob him of many of...

Mangroves

Daniel Friess.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 12626 words.

Intertidal mangrove forests are a wetland ecosystem composed of halophytic tree and shrub species and associated terrestrial and marine fauna. Mangroves are found across a large proportion...

Hydraulic Fracturing

George M. Hornberger, John C. Ayers and Moyosore Ajayi.

in Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environment; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Environmental Science. 6318 words.

The first modern oil wells were constructed in the middle of the 19th century. Over geological time oil and gas in conventional reservoirs, mainly permeable sandstones and limestones, have...