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  Environmental scientists and hydrologists
Environmental scientists and hydrologists use their knowledge of the physical makeup and history of the Earth to protect the environment, study the properties of underground and surface waters, locate water and energy resources, predict water-related geologic hazards, and offer environmental site assessments and advice on indoor air quality and hazardous-waste-site remediation.
Environmental scientists and hydrologists in research positions with the Federal Government or in colleges and universities frequently are required to design programs and write grant proposals in order to continue their data collection and research.
Environmental scientists and hydrologists have extensive training in physical sciences, and many apply their knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to explain certain phenomena closely related to the work of geoscientists.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos050.htm   (2739 words)

  
  Environmental movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental Science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment;
Environmental health is also seen as an indicator for the state of the natural environment, or an early warning system for what may happen to humans.
Environmental Justice is a movement that began in the U.S. in the 1980s and seeks an end to environmental racism and prevent low-income and minority communities from an unbalanced exposure to highways, garbage dumps, and factories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_movement   (1679 words)

  
 Environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmentalism is a concern with the preservation of the natural environment, especially from human pollution, and the ethics and politics associated with this.
Environmentalism has been described as including the protection of natural resources, ecosystems, human life, and indigenous peoples.
Some of the issues of concern for the environmental movement are pollution, species extinction, waste reduction, recycling, the threat of global warming and ozone depletion, and genetically engineered crops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmentalism   (860 words)

  
 Environmental Defense - Finding the Ways That Work
Victory for Fuel Efficiency Federal court of appeals rebukes Bush administration's flawed fuel economy standards.
Statement of Environmental Defense on the environmental aspects of Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Report
Works and consults on environmental health issues, including air pollution, climate change, nanotechnology, toxicology and antibiotic resistance.
www.environmentaldefense.org   (334 words)

  
 Caspian Sea Regional Country Analysis Brief: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Environmental law was virtually nonexistent during the Soviet era, and post-Soviet environmental legislation and environmentalism is still in its infancy in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan.
In the early and mid-1990s, strong environmental laws were viewed by governments in the region as a threat to the continued influx of foreign investment that was pouring into the region, in particular into Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) have become mandatory for regional oil and gas export pipelines, and new development projects are required to carry environmental insurance as well as to conduct EIAs.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/caspenv.html   (4038 words)

  
 South Africa: Energy and Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite harmful environmental effects, coal-fired power stations are not required to use coal scrubbers to remove sulfur, as use of clean-coal technology would significantly raise the cost of electricity for consumers.
Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk has indicated that air polluters will face fines and jail terms once the bill is passed, in accordance with the June 2002 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill.
Environmental groups, however, fear that the large dams constructed in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project will not only force people from their homes, but also submerge fertile farmland and forests while destroying valuable fisheries and ecosystems.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/safrenv.html   (3008 words)

  
 Environmental Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its nonhuman contents.
Although environmental ethicists often try to distance themselves from the anthropocentrism embedded in traditional ethical views (Passmore 1974, Norton 1991 are exceptions), they also quite often draw their theoretical resources from traditional ethical systems and theories.
Unlike the environmental philosophers who attribute intrinsic value to the natural environment and its inhabitants, Singer and utilitarians in general attribute intrinsic value to the experience of pleasure or interest satisfaction as such, not to the beings who have the experience.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/ethics-environmental   (9443 words)

  
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Record $10.6 billion spent on environmental controls and cleanup In FY 2007, EPA's civil and criminal enforcement actions produced commitments to reduce pollutants by 890 million pounds.
Granta Nakayama, Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, will discuss how EPA is encouraging environmental stewardship and holding polluters accountable to deliver a cleaner, healthier America.
Explore environmental issues through discussions by EPA experts.
www.epa.gov   (344 words)

  
 Environmental Jobs and Careers
Locate environmental employers by state and province (Web sites).
Use alphabetical lists of environmental companies, law firms, non-profits, and state jobs.
Employment includes careers such as environmental engineers, nature and wetlands scientists, GIS, technicians, chemists, earth sciences / geologists, policy and law, wildlife conservation, planning, education, wastewater treatment and operations, program and project management, natural resources, etc.
www.ejobs.org   (127 words)

  
 Environmental
This article discusses what environmental psychology is, how it relates to environmental design professions, prominent research topics in environmental psychology, and issues faced by environmental psychologists.
"The purpose of edra is the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people, their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.".
"Environmental psychology is concerned both with psychological effects of the physical environment and with effects of human action on the sociophysical environment.".
psych.athabascau.ca /html/aupr/environ.shtml   (281 words)

  
 UC Berkeley. Sheldon Margen Public Health Library. Environmental Resources
The Children's Environmental Health Network's purpose is to protect the health of children with regards to environmental hazards.
Earthtrends, an information portal "regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world." It provides data tables, maps, and an extensive searchable database on water resources, population and health, food, and many more topics.
EnviroSense, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, allows those implementing pollution prevention programs or developing research and development projects to benefit from the experience, progress, and knowledge of their peers.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /PUBL/environment.html   (3343 words)

  
 Environmental Health News: Front Page
As a result, Canada's current patchwork approach to the most serious environmental hazards threatens the health and well-being of every Canadian.
Exposure to environmental contaminants is linked to asthma, poisonings, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, developmental disorders, birth defects, and reproductive problems.
Prenatal exposure to a mixture of anti-androgenic chemicals produces changes in the structure of and genes expressed in male reproductive organs.
www.environmentalhealthnews.org   (2819 words)

  
 Environmental Law Prof Blog
The United States Supreme Court has denied certiorari in a case in which the Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups were entitled to a preliminary injunction barring the United States Forest Service from proceeding with logging projects in fire-damaged portions of the Eldorado National Forest.
The environmental groups, which sought to compel consultation, did not allege any activity, project, or program authorized, funded, or carried out by the Forest Service that might constitute "action" within meaning of the ESA.
This blog is devoted principally to the professional or academic aspects of environmental law, policy, science, and ethics.
lawprofessors.typepad.com /environmental_law   (3942 words)

  
 Environmental Conservation
Environmental Conservation is one of the longest-standing, most highly cited of the comprehensive interdisciplinary environmental science journals.
The journal's scope is very broad, including issues in human institutions, pollution and habitat degradation, resource exploitation, terrestrial biomes, atmospheric and oceanic processes, and coastal and land management.
Environmental Conservation is essential reading for all environmentalists, managers, consultants, agency workers and scientists wishing to keep abreast of current developments in environmental science.
www.cambridge.org /journals/journal_catalogue.asp?historylinks=subj&mnemonic=enc   (160 words)

  
 Environmental Management Services
We provide environmental remediation and restoration services engaging the expertise of more than 50 in-house technical disciplines.
Our services range from environmental impact assessment, site investigations and characterizations of all media, remedial design, remedial actions, application of innovative remedial technologies, risk assessment, remedial process optimization, long-term monitoring and reporting, regulatory interface, and closure.
Environmental management expertise from the planning of a project through finished construction, operation, and closure
www.parsons.com /environmental   (212 words)

  
 Environmental-Expert.com - Environmental Business Information Center
With today’s stringent environmental and safety regulations, having a proper spill plan is essential.
Whether it is a one gallon spill in a manufacturing facility or a catastrophic incident on the ocean,...
Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events, which are triggered by environmental changes, especially temperature.
www.environmental-expert.com   (529 words)

  
 Environmental Sciences Department
The Environmental Sciences Department is comprised of the Atmospheric Sciences Division and the Environmental Research and Technology Division.
In support of this broad theme, research efforts explore basic mechanisms that govern the transport of actinides and other problematic radionuclides with a particular focus on uranium, the role of organic ligands, the impact of microbial activity in accelerating or decelerating contaminant mobility, and methods to evaluate the long-term performance of treated waste.
The primary focus of CEMS is the investigation of molecular-scale mechanisms that govern sequestration in natural systems, with particular emphasis on the coordination and stability of contaminant species and coordinative aspects of surfaces that affect sequestration and long-term fate of contaminants.
www.bnl.gov /des   (984 words)

  
 EPA - Environmental Education
Environmental education (EE) increases public awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and challenges.
EPA to award environmental education grants in 2007.
EPA has 10 regional offices, each responsible for several states and some of which are responsible for U.S. territories.
www.epa.gov /enviroed   (122 words)

  
 Apple - Environment
Environmental protection is a priority for the conservation of precious natural resources and the continued health of our planet.
Apple recognizes its responsibility as a global citizen and is continually striving to reduce the environmental impact of the work we do and the products we create.
Apple has made great strides in recent years to optimize the energy efficiency of our hardware and created tools, such as the Energy Saver feature in Mac OS X, that allow consumers to manage the power consumption of their computers.
www.apple.com /environment   (1071 words)

  
 Defra, UK - Environmental Protection
Effective protection of the environment requires activity on many wide-ranging different fronts - for example, from acting to limit global environmental threats (such as global warming) to safeguarding individuals from the effects of poor air quality or toxic chemicals.
Info4local provides a quick way of locating and accessing a wide variety of information specifically identified as relevant to local authorities, together with a subscription service for e-mail alerts of relevant new material.
IMPEL - European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law; an informal Network of environmental authorities of the Member States of the European Union.
www.defra.gov.uk /environment   (419 words)

  
 USAID Environment: Environmental Compliance, Impact Assessment
Environmental Compliance: USAID Is Subject to All Applicable U.S. Laws, Regulations, and Procedures
Effective implementation of these through state of the art environmental impact assessment ensures that the development activities USAID undertakes are not only economically sustainable but are protective of the world’s environment on which we and future generations all depend.
Implementation and compliance within USAID is coordinated and enforced by a team of professional environmental staff led by the Agency Environmental Coordinator and a network of Bureau Environmental Officers, Regional Environmental Advisors and Mission Environmental Officers.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/environment/compliance/index.html   (173 words)

  
 IBM - Environment - Corporate responsibility & environmental reports
IBM annual environmental reporting, first begun in 1990, was incorporated into the company's Corporate Responsibility Report when IBM began producing a corporate responsibility report in 2003.
It consolidates and expands upon the company's previous reporting on environmental protection, employee well-being, corporate philanthropy, corporate governance, diversity and employee relations.
The Environmental Stewardship section may be found under 'Global Collaboration' in the current IBM Corporate Responsibility Report 2006 at the Corporate responsibility web site.
www.ibm.com /ibm/environment/annual   (120 words)

  
 Environmental Law News - Topix
Whitman's attorney told Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Wednesday that she could not testify at a subcommittee hearing because of a pending federal lawsuit against the EPA over its statements that air was safe to breathe in downtown Manhattan in the days after the attacks.
An environmental group has accused the company that operates school buses for San Francisco and other Bay Area communities of falsifying emissions test data.
As the Environmental Protection Agency recently stated, nanotechnology has evolved from a futuristic idea to watch to a current issue to address.
www.topix.net /law/environmental   (741 words)

  
 Environmental law - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1970 along with the Environmental Quality Improvement Act, the Environmental Education Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The main objective of these federal enactments was to assure that the environment be protected against both public and private actions that failed to take account of costs or harms inflicted on the eco-system.
The basic purpose of NEPA is to force governmental agencies to consider the effects on the environment of their decisions.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/environmental.html   (465 words)

  
 Environmental History Timeline
In that sense, history is a collection of views of the past that may change, grow and coalesce around facts that may only become available decades after events in question.
Until recently, there was little historical perspective about environmental history even though environmental issues had become an important part of the global social fabric.
This educational website is just a starting point for people who would like to learn more about the wide variety of environmental issues and green crusaders in history.
www.runet.edu /~wkovarik/envhist   (3615 words)

  
 The EnviroLink Network
Debate environmental issues in the EnviroLink Forum with other members of the EnviroLink community.
EnviroLink maintains a database of thousands of environmental resources and provides internet services to non-profit organizations.
The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
www.envirolink.org   (268 words)

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