Category Archives: Earth & Environment

Special Issue on Perspectives on Climate Change

From European Journal of Social Theory A broad consensus prevails today among science communities that we have entered an era known as ‘the Anthropocene’. Over the past two centuries in particular, humanity has dramatically altered the Earth’s atmosphere and natural … Continue reading

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Access to modern agricultural technologies and farmer household welfare

From Millennial Asia Despite massive investments and much vaunted technological progress, growth in agricultural sector has remained more or less stagnant since 1991. It is argued that a lasting solution to the problems of rural poverty and unemployment lies in … Continue reading

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Will the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme save the planet?

From Environmental Law Review With an increasing number of legal requirements coming into force in order to meet the EU and the UK’s carbon reduction targets, a key question to ask is are the current arrangements and guidance for the … Continue reading

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How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture?

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture? Challenges and alternatives From Agrarian South Chemical fertilizer is one of the main inputs in Indian agriculture. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of chemical fertilizer use … Continue reading

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Climate change: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Special Issue

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists This latest issue includes a selection of articles focussing on climate change. The first paper is an interview with Tufts University sophomore Henry Jacqz about the Massachusetts-based group Students for a Just and Stable … Continue reading

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The Great Acceleration: The Start of the Anthropocene

From The Anthropocene Review  The ‘Great Acceleration’ graphs, created by Will Steffen, originally published in 2004 to show socio-economic and Earth System trends from 1750 to 2000, have now been updated to 2010. This new article is an update and … Continue reading

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Guidance on protection against radon exposure

ICRP Publication 126: Radiological Protection against Radon Exposure From Annals of the ICRP The radioactive gas radon is a ubiquitous source of exposure and a recognised source of lung cancer, second only to smoking. It is present in all buildings … Continue reading

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Mid–Holocene massive and sudden environmental changes triggered large-scale ecological and cultural shifts

Event reconstruction through Bayesian chronology: Massive mid-Holocene lake-burst triggered large-scale ecological and cultural change From The Holocene Our present environmental and cultural landscapes have essentially been formed during the Holocene period. This study conducted a comprehensive synthesis on the effects … Continue reading

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Energy and Society

From Theory, Culture & Society Following the birth of fossil fuels in the late 18th century there has been a shift for them now to have systemic dysfunctional consequences. The articles in this issue examine how Energy indeed is the … Continue reading

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Other governments should align with California climate change initiatives, governor says

Interview From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists California Governor Jerry Brown says that climate change must take centre stage in the civic dialogue of America, and could prove a key issue in the 2016 US presidential elections. A long-term advocate … Continue reading

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Fracking in the UK press: Threat dynamics in an unfolding debate

From Public Understanding of Science Some  believe that fracking is a sensible “clean” solution to our energy needs. Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. Fracking activity in the … Continue reading

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“What sceptics believe”: The effects of information and deliberation on climate change scepticism

From Public Understanding of Science Public opinion polls suggest that 10% of Australians, and 25% of those polled in the UK do not think that the climate is changing in any significant way with even higher figures for the USA. … Continue reading

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Science or science fiction? Professionals’ discursive construction of climate change

From Organization Studies Is it possible that modern society’s bitter political divisions over belief in anthropogenic climate change is distracting decision-makers from the far more practical and urgent matter of confronting the risk that it presents, directly or indirectly, to … Continue reading

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Climate change and the emergence of new organizational landscapes

Special Issue From Organization Studies Climate change for many is a critical issue. There appears to be a general consensus among the countries that constitute the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that a 2° Celsius warming of … Continue reading

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Supporting adaptation decision making in response to a changing climate

Special Issue: Adaptation and resilience to a changing climate: Supporting adaptation decision making From Building Services Engineering Research and Technology This special issue provides an overview on the development of weather data based on the UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) to … Continue reading

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