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Editors: George T. Halley and Yeram T. Fridian
Book Description:
An (EIA) is an assessment of the possible impact–positive or negative–that a proposed project may have on the natural environment. The purpose of the assessment is to ensure that decision makers consider environmental impacts used to decided whether to proceed with the project. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made."After an EIA, the precautionary and polluter pays principles may be applied to prevent, limit, or require strict liability or insurance coverage to a project, based on its likely harms. Environmental impact assessments are sometimes controversial.The book presents new research in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Sustainability Assessment of Energy Policies and Technologies;pp. 1-54
(Dalia Streimikiene, Vilnius Univ. Kaunas Faculty of Humanities)

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Methodology Considering Regional Characteristics for Building and Infrastructure System;pp. 55-75
(Zhuguo Li, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi Univ., Tokiwadai, Japan)

^ Is Molecular “Pharming” a Potential Hazard to the Environment?;pp. 77-86
(Guenther Stotzky1* and Deepak Saxena2*, 1Laboratory of Microbial Ecology, Department of Biology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA, and 2 Division of Diagnostics, Infectious Disease and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY 10010, USA)

Life Cycle Engineering Applied to Material Selection;pp. 87-115
(I. Ribeiro, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Tecnico, TULisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, P. Pecas, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Tecnico, TULisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, E. Henriques, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Tecnico, TULisbon, Portugal)

Water Quality Characteristics in the Coastal Waters of Kalpakkam, Southeast Coast of India, Bay of Bengal;pp. 117-192
(K.K. Satpathy, A.K. Mohanty, G. Sahu, M.V.R. Prasad, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India, S.K. Sarkar, Dept. of Marine Science, Calcutta Univ., Kolakta)

An Ad Hoc Procedure for the Environmental Assessment of Ship Grounding at Todos Santos Bay (Baja California, Mexico) Lessons and Perspectives;pp. 193-224
(Carlos Peynador, LORAX Consultores, Madrid, Baja California, Mexico, Anamaria Escofet, Dept. de Ecologia, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Baja California, Mexico)

Environmental Implications of Erosive Rainfall Across the Mediterranean;pp. 225-253
(Nazzareno Diodata and Gianni Bellocchi, Monte Pino Met Research Observatory, GTOSTEMS Network - Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites, Benevento, Italy)

Effects of Irrigated Agriculture on Hydrological Regime in an Arid Environment;pp. 255-273
(Qiuhong Tang, Heping Hu, and Fuqiang Tian, Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA)

Environmental Friendly Methods for the Extraction and Determination of Organophosphorus and Organochlorine Pesticides;pp. 275-314
(JJ Santana Rodriquez, Z. Sosa Ferrera, D. Vega Moreno, Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

The Utilization of Stable Isotopes in Environmental and Forensic Geochemistry Studies;pp.315-333
(R. Paul Philp, School of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK)

Partial Order Ranking as a Tool in Environmental Impact Assessment PAH and PCB Pollution of the River Main as an Illustrative Example;pp. 335-354
(Lars Carlsen, Awareness Center, Roskilde, Denmark, Rainer Bruggemann, Leibniz - Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Dept. Ecohydrology, Berlin, Germany)

Metals and Sustainable Development;pp. 355-395
(T E Norgate, S Jahanshahi and W J Rankin, CSIRO Minerals, Clayton, Victoria, Australia)

Environmental Impact Assessment Under Risk and Uncertainty;pp. 397-409
(Tony Prato, H.A. Cowden, Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri)

Using Grey Relational Analysis to Improve Grey Model for Assessing Environmental Impact of Different Factors in Sewer System;pp. 411-425
(Tzu-Yi Pai, Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Management, Chaoyang Univ. of Technology, Wufeng, Taichung, Taiwan, Yi-Ti Tung, School of Medical Sociology and Social Work, Chung Shan Medical Univ., Taichung, Taiwan, Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work, National Chi Nan Univ., Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, Yung-Pin Tsai, Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Chi Nan Univ., Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, et al.)

Assessing the Impact of Environmental Management Systems on Firms' Financial Performance;pp. 427-443
(Garcia Sanchez, Isabel Maria, Univ. de Salamanca, School of Economics and Business, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca, Prado Lorenzo, Jose Manuel, Univ. de Salamanca, School of Economics and Business, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca, Gallego Alvarez, Isabel, Univ. de Salamanca, School of Economics and Business, Campus Miguel de Unamuno, Salamanca)

Short Communications

Method for the Estimation of the Convective Mixing Height Aimed to Atmospheric Local Dispersion Modeling;pp.445-456
(L. Turtos Carbonelli, J. Rivero Oliva, L. Curbelo Garea, M. Sanchez Gacita, E. Meneses Ruiz, N. Diaz, Centro de Gestion de la Information y Desarrollo de la Energia, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba)

Early Detection of Baculovirus Expression and Infection in Lepidopteran Larvae Fed Occlusion Bodies of an AcMNPV Recombinant Carrying a Red Fluorescent Protein Gene;pp. 457-467
(Arthur H. McIntosh and James J. Grasela, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Biological Control of Insects Research, Columbia, Missouri)

Index pp.469-493

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 493 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-667-3
   Status: AV
  
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