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Cover for Unequivocal evidence associating environmental contaminants and pollutants with human morbidity and ecological degradation.

Persistent equivocation in virtually all sections of society and industry about the harmful effects of pollution have provided the impetus for the publication of A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology. This chapter is designed to collate and analyse recent...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

This chapter focuses on another main pathway through which global environmental change has impacted human and environmental health: our use of energy, particularly when produced from non-renewable, carbon-based fuel sources. It presents historical data showing the increasing rates of energy use...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The Med Diet 4.0 framework: a multidimensional driver for revitalizing the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet model.

The Mediterranean diet (MD), despite the fact that it is acknowledged as one of the healthiest diets in the world, is paradoxically becoming less the diet of choice in most Mediterranean countries. This process of erosion of the MD is alarming as it has undesirable impacts not only on health, but...

Author(s)
Dernini, S.; Lairon, D.; Berry, E. M.; Brunori, G.; Capone, R.; Donini, L. M.; Iannetta, M.; Mattioni, D.; Piscopo, S.; Serra-Majem, L.; Sonnino, A.; Stefanova, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legume-based green manure crops.

Legume-based green manures (LGMs) are crops that are grown with the specific purpose of improving soil quality and consequently the long-term productivity of crops. Although the traditional focus has been on the supply of nitrogen (N) to the system, they have a wide range of potential benefits that ...

Author(s)
Baddeley, J. A.; Pappa, V. A.; Pristeri, A.; Bergkvist, G.; Monti, M.; Reckling, M.; Schläfke, N.; Watson, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of outdoor recreation.

This chapter identifies and reviews the potential impacts that outdoor recreation can have on park resources, the quality of the visitor experience, and park facilities and services.

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845939311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Paratransgenic control of Chagas disease.

This chapter reviews the epidemiology and global distribution, modes of transmission, and control of Chagas' disease (caused by Trypanosoma cruzi). Novel approaches for the control of Chagas' disease are described, including paratransgenic control (in this approach, a symbiotic bacterium within a...

Author(s)
Hurwitz, I.; Klein, N.; Forshaw, A. P.; Durvasula, R. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sport events and strategic leveraging: pushing towards the triple bottom line.

Sport events are capable of generating considerable short-term, visitation-related benefits for host communities; and a great deal of research explores the economic impacts of sport events. However, this chapter recognizes that a paradigm shift is underway in parts of the international events...

Author(s)
O'Brien, D.; Chalip, L.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene construct and expression: information relevant for risk assessment and management.

This chapter introduces and explores some aspects of transgene loci and their expression that are relevant for assessing the possible environmental effects of transgenic aquatic organisms, particularly transgenic finfish. Basic transgenic technology is reviewed, and major concerns surrounding the...

Author(s)
Gong, Z.; Maclean, N.; Devlin, R. H.; Martinez, R.; Omitogun, O.; Estrada, M. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932961)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effects of human disturbance on penguins: the need for site- and species-specific visitor management guidelines.

A summary of the state of knowledge on how human disturbance affects penguins is provided. The full spectrum of human-related disturbance and where tourism fits in are reviewed. A general framework for understanding disturbance effects is given, and challenges inherent in studying such effects are...

Author(s)
Seddon, P. J.; Ellenberg, U.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933456)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental implications of inositol phosphates in animal manures.

This chapter addresses environmental issues concerning phosphorus and inositol phosphates in animal production. Studies on the phosphorus composition of manures, including those using traditional extraction procedures and the more recent application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, are...

Author(s)
Leytem, A. B.; Maguire, R. O.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931520)
Type
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