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Cover for Water reporting beyond dry pieces, nurture your coverage.

This chapter provides practical tips and tricks for water reporting. Water investigative work can be a rich field, where journalists can cover in-depth issues such as pollution, water projects, dams, water conflicts, among others. In-depth reporting gains its charm from its ability to...

Author(s)
Jadallah, E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247954)
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Cover for Planning a new cherry orchard.

Growing fruit trees is a long term financial commitment and establishing an orchard is an expensive enterprise. Selecting the right orchard site is arguably the most important decision that a sweet cherry grower will make and it will affect all other managerial decisions related to the orchard....

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Crude oil pollution II. Effects of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Deepwater Horizon</i> contamination on sediment toxicity in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Deepwater Horizon accident and subsequent oil spill released between 3.2 and 6.2 million barrels (509-986 million litres) of oil. Following capping of the well site, a series of cruises was undertaken from September through October 2010 to determine if oil had reached the bottom and if sediment ...

Author(s)
Montagna, P. A.; Arismendez, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Crude oil pollution III. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Exxon Valdez</i> contamination: ecological recovery, a case study.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, in March 1989 was considered at the time the worst environmental disaster in North America. Though Exxon Corporation expended $2 billion over 4 years on clean-up operations, oil remained on the beaches contaminated by the spill. The US...

Author(s)
Haycox, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Review of studies of composition, toxicology and human health impacts of wastewater from unconventional oil and gas development from shale.

Unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction has produced large economic benefits. However, prudent management of UOG wastes necessitates a thorough understanding of the complex composition, fate and potential impacts of wastewater releases. UOG production results in large volumes of wastewater....

Author(s)
Crosby, L. M.; Orem, W. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Metallic iron for environmental remediation: prospects and limitations.

Metallic iron (Fe0) has been suggested as an affordable, readily available and efficient material for environmental remediation. Mixed into soil or filled in reactive barriers, Fe0 is a feasible pathway to control contamination in seepage waters. Available information in the literature, however,...

Author(s)
Noubactep, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
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Cover for Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia.

This chapter focuses on changes due to anthropogenic activities, invasive fish species and changes in biodiversity in freshwater lakes and rivers in South East Asia. SE Asia's fresh waters are expected to be under increasing pressure from the region's rapidly growing human population. This will...

Author(s)
Liew JiaHuan; Lim, R. B. H.; Low BiWei; Mowe, M. A. D.; Ng TingHui; Zeng YiWen; Yeo, D. C. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
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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)
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