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Cover for Global environmental change and biodiversity loss.

This chapter contains questions about global warming, other aspects of environmental change and global biodiversity loss. The questions are arranged by topic and divided into three levels: foundation, intermediate and advanced.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248494)
Type
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Cover for Ruminant livestock and climate change in the tropics.

This chapter describes the livestock production systems and resource use (land, water quantity and quality, air and ecosystem services), climate change impacts on ruminant livestock, adaptation of livestock systems to climate change, knowledge gaps on adaptation and mitigation of greenhouse gas...

Author(s)
Ericksen, P.; Thornton, P. K.; Nelson, G. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the environmental impact of diets.

At the global level, the planetary boundaries approach addresses the current global environmental state and helps to prioritize the most pressing issues related to the agri-food system as a driver. These issues are climate change, nitrogen and phosphorus cycle disruption, land-use change and...

Author(s)
Dooren, C. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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Cover for Agriculture: land use, food systems and biodiversity.

Agriculture has been extremely positive for humankind, but the environment has not necessarily fared so well. Dramatic changes in land use, water systems and, in more modern times, the large-scale use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides do not always have a positive impact on the natural world ...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Livestock, antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions.

This chapter provides an overview of the status of livestock as a food source for humans, and describes the impact of livestock production on land use, biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions. It also discusses the negative impact on human health of antibiotic use in livestock production....

Author(s)
Bartlett, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Anthropogenic sources of air pollution.

While 'Air Pollution' is an alarming term for environmentalists, policy makers, governments and common people, its 'anthropogenic sources' make it a formidable hazard to deal with. The universal dependence of humanity on fossil fuels, which has changed the way human beings live and breathe on this...

Author(s)
Mallik, C.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A rapidly changing climate in an era of increasing global carbon emissions.

This chapter discusses the reason why there should be a drastic reduction of GHG emissions. Environmental economists support a system of 'negative emissions' up till 2050 in order to limit warming to 2°C over pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. It is suggested that huge capital...

Author(s)
Galdies, C.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and tourism sustainability - the Red Queen Theory: tourists as climate refugees.

This chapter encapsulates the climate change debate within the context of coastal tourism destinations throughout the world, providing examples of some of the threats and advantages for such significant changes. It also indicates that the Red Queen Theory seems suited to the current debates on...

Author(s)
Jenkins, I.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agroforestry in Canada and its role in farming systems.

This chapter presents the history and background of agroforestry in Canada; and describes farms, forests, woodlots and land use changes in the region. The chapter discusses the driving forces in agroforestry, the relationship of agroforestry with wildlife and biodiversity, agroforestry systems and...

Author(s)
Thevathasan, N. V.; Coleman, B.; Zabek, L.; Ward, T.; Gordon, A. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644851)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
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