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Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks
Editors: Kaneko , Nobuhiro, Yoshiura , Shinji, Kobayashi , Masanori (Eds.)
"We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans."

  Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness (2013)
Editors: Jianping , L., Minrong , L., Jinnan , W., Jianjian , L., Hongwen , S., Maoxing , H. (Eds.)
"This book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 countries around the world, presenting an index evaluation system to facilitate a comparative analysis of environmental competitiveness on a global scale. This is a new way to measure competitiveness in the light of the contradiction between world economic development and environmental protection"

Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Polluted Systems - New Advances and Technologies
Editor Rolando Chamy, Francisca Rosenkranz and Lorena Soler
ISBN 978-953-51-2238-8
176 pages, December, 2015
"This book contains a collection of research works focused on the biodegradation of different types of pollutants, both in water and solids. The book is divided in three major sections: A) Biodegradation of organic pollutants in solids and wastewater, ..."

wastewater treatment Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater and Polluted Soil (InTech 2015)
Edited by Naofumi Shiomi
ISBN 978-953-51-2165-7

Physico-Chemical Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
Edited by Robina Farooq and Zaki Ahmad , ISBN 978-953-51-3130-4, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3129-8, 276 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 03, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/67803

"The book on Physico-Chemical Treatment of Wastewater and Resource Recovery provides an efficient and low-cost solution for remediation of wastewater. This book focuses on physico-chemical treatment via advanced oxidation process, adsorption, its management and recovery of valuable chemicals. It discusses treatment and recovery process for the range of pollutants including BTX, PCB, PCDDs, proteins, phenols, antibiotics, complex organic compounds and metals. The occurrence of persistent pollutants poses deleterious effects on human and environmental health. Simple solutions for recovery of valuable chemicals and water during physico-chemical treatment of wastewater are discussed extensively. This book provides necessary knowledge and experimental studies on emerging physico-chemical processes for reducing water pollution and resource recovery."


Biological Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
Edited by Robina Farooq and Zaki Ahmad , ISBN 978-953-51-3046-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3045-1, 254 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 29, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62795

"Biological treatment of wastewater is a low-cost solution for remediation of wastewater. This book focuses on the bioremediation of wastewater, its management, monitoring, role of biofilms on wastewater treatment and energy recovery. It emphasizes on organic, inorganic and micropollutants entering into the environment after conventional wastewater treatment facilities of industrial, agricultural and domestic wastewaters. The occurrence of persistent pollutants poses deleterious effects on human and environmental health. Simple solution for recovery of energy as well as water during biological treatment of wastewater is a viable option. This book provides necessary knowledge and experimental studies on emerging bioremediation processes for reducing water, air and soil pollution."

environmental biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology - New Approaches and Prospective Applications
Editor Marian Petre
ISBN 978-953-51-0972-3
310 pages, February, 2013
"Taking into consideration the outstanding importance of studying and applying the biological means to remove or mitigate the harmful effects of global pollution on the natural environment, as direct consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of persistent and hazardous contaminants, the present book provides useful information regarding New Approaches and Prospective Applications in Environmental Biotechnology."

sustainable energy resources Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States (2012)
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Biofuels made from algae are gaining attention as a domestic source of renewable fuel. However, with current technologies, scaling up production of algal biofuels to meet even 5 percent of U.S. transportation fuel needs could create unsustainable demands for energy, water, and nutrient resources. Continued research and development could yield innovations to address these challenges, but determining if algal biofuel is a viable fuel alternative will involve comparing the environmental, economic and social impacts of algal biofuel production and use to those associated with petroleum-based fuels and other fuel sources. Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels was produced at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy.
climate Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change (2016)
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As climate has warmed over recent years, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded across the globe. Climate models simulate such changes in extreme events, and some of the reasons for the changes are well understood. Warming increases the likelihood of extremely hot days and nights, favors increased atmospheric moisture that may result in more frequent heavy rainfall and snowfall, and leads to evaporation that can exacerbate droughts.

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change
Anticipating Surprises (2013)
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Climate is changing, forced out of the range of the past million years by levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not seen in the Earth's atmosphere for a very, very long time. Lacking action by the world's nations, it is clear that the planet will be warmer, sea level will rise, and patterns of rainfall will change. But the future is also partly uncertain -- there is considerable uncertainty about how we will arrive at that different climate. Will the changes be gradual, allowing natural systems and societal infrastructure to adjust in a timely fashion? Or will some of the changes be more abrupt, crossing some threshold or "tipping point" to change so fast that the time between when a problem is recognized and when action is required shrinks to the point where orderly adaptation is not possible?

  When Weather Matters
Science and Service to Meet Critical Societal Needs (2010)
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The past 15 years have seen marked progress in observing, understanding, and predicting weather. At the same time, the United States has failed to match or surpass progress in operational numerical weather prediction achieved by other nations and failed to realize its prediction potential; as a result, the nation is not mitigating weather impacts to the extent possible.




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