Community based Control of Invasive Species

Community based Control of Invasive Species

Morning tea had many learning, social and psychological functions, and these were similar to those identified in the after action reviews conducted in the Israeli Airforce (Ron et al. 2006). Box 3.5. Using after-action reviews as a tool ...

Author: Theodore Alter

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486308897

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Invasive species are among the greatest challenges to environmental sustainability and agricultural productivity in the world. One of the most promising approaches to managing invasive species is voluntary citizen stewardship. However, in order for control measures to be effective, private citizens often need to make sustained and sometimes burdensome commitments. Community-Based Control of Invasive Species is based on five years of research by leading scholars in natural resource and human behavioural sciences, which involved government and citizen groups in Australia and the United States. It examines questions including, 'how can citizens be engaged in voluntarily managing invasive species?', 'what communication strategies will ensure good motivation and coordination?' and 'how can governing bodies support citizens in their efforts?'. With chapters on institutional frameworks, changing governance, systems thinking, organisational learning, engagement, communication and behavioural change, this book will be a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners involved in natural resources management.
Categories: Science

Lessons in Environmental Justice

Lessons in Environmental Justice

Potential EJ issues are significant since African Americans are overrepresented in the U.S. military (Reynolds & Shendruk ... an industrial park on the site of the former Pease Air Force Base, was contaminated with high levels of PFASs.

Author: Michael Mascarenhas

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544321936

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Lessons in Environmental Justice provides an entry point to the field by bringing together the works of individuals who are creating a new and vibrant wave of environmental justice scholarship, methodology, and activism. The 18 essays in this collection explore a wide range of controversies and debates, from the U.S. and other societies. An important theme throughout the book is how vulnerable and marginalized populations—the incarcerated, undocumented workers, rural populations, racial and ethnic minorities—bear a disproportionate share of environmental risks. Each reading concludes with a suggested assignment that helps student explore the topic independently and deepen their understanding of the issues raised.
Categories: Social Science

What a Waste 2 0

What a Waste 2 0

“Jamaica—Jamaica Integrated Community Development Project: P146460—Implementation Status Results Report: Sequence 05.” World Bank, Washington, DC. ... “Development into Practice: Co-Designing a Citizen Feedback Tool That Makes Sense.

Author: Silpa Kaza

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464813474

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Solid waste management affects every person in the world. By 2050, the world is expected to increase waste generation by 70 percent, from 2.01 billion tonnes of waste in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes of waste annually. Individuals and governments make decisions about consumption and waste management that affect the daily health, productivity, and cleanliness of communities. Poorly managed waste is contaminating the world’s oceans, clogging drains and causing flooding, transmitting diseases, increasing respiratory problems, harming animals that consume waste unknowingly, and affecting economic development. Unmanaged and improperly managed waste from decades of economic growth requires urgent action at all levels of society. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid aste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects waste generation to 2030 and 2050. Beyond the core data metrics from waste generation to disposal, the report provides information on waste management costs, revenues, and tariffs; special wastes; regulations; public communication; administrative and operational models; and the informal sector. Solid waste management accounts for approximately 20 percent of municipal budgets in low-income countries and 10 percent of municipal budgets in middle-income countries, on average. Waste management is often under the jurisdiction of local authorities facing competing priorities and limited resources and capacities in planning, contract management, and operational monitoring. These factors make sustainable waste management a complicated proposition; most low- and middle-income countries, and their respective cities, are struggling to address these challenges. Waste management data are critical to creating policy and planning for local contexts. Understanding how much waste is generated—especially with rapid urbanization and population growth—as well as the types of waste generated helps local governments to select appropriate management methods and plan for future demand. It allows governments to design a system with a suitable number of vehicles, establish efficient routes, set targets for diversion of waste, track progress, and adapt as consumption patterns change. With accurate data, governments can realistically allocate resources, assess relevant technologies, and consider strategic partners for service provision, such as the private sector or nongovernmental organizations. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 provides the most up-to-date information available to empower citizens and governments around the world to effectively address the pressing global crisis of waste. Additional information is available at http://www.worldbank.org/what-a-waste.
Categories: Science

Backpacker

Backpacker

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Page: 140

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

ED 086 245/1 Marksmanship for Young Shooters : The Air Rifle as an Instructional Tool . ... ED 085 2017 / Community Information Expositions ; IssueOriented Displays and Popular Understanding of Social Problems .

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ISBN: PSU:000052066337

Category: Education

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Community Research in Environmental Health

Community Research in Environmental Health

Project Overview Studies of health and housing, in the United States and Great Britain, have consistently demonstrated associations between poorly maintained housing, contaminated indoor air and ill health. The Public Health in Boston ...

Author: H. Patricia Hynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351950176

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Interest in environmental health research conducted with community participation has increased dramatically in recent years. In this book, Doug Brugge and H. Patricia Hynes relate experience of multiple community collaborations across the United States and highlight the lessons to be learned for those involved in or embarking on community-collaborative research. The volume brings together a variety of cases, examining the nature and form that the collaboration took, the scientific findings from the work and the ethical issues that needed to be addressed. Actual cases covered include lead contaminated soil, asthma and housing conditions, the impact of development on environmental health, the impact of radiation hazards, urban gardening, hog farming and diesel exhaust. The concluding section analyses the experiences of those involved and puts their findings into broader context. Community Research in Environmental Health: Lessons in Science, Advocacy and Ethics provides a valuable guide for all those interested and involved in community research.
Categories: Social Science

Peace Through Tourism

Peace Through Tourism

Experiences of taking an action, however small the action may be, empower participants, as the feedback evidence shows: ... the solution is in each and every one of us (Quoted in an archival essay as participant observation from 2017).

Author: Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000828030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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Peace through Tourism considers the possibilities for tourism to contribute to efforts to unmask conflict and promote peace. This edited volume considers the intersections between tourism, peace, justice and sustainability through conceptual and empirical works surveying practices, problems and challenges all around the globe. It presents a complex and critical approach, arguing that peace through tourism is dialogic and not as simple as describing a few “good” niche segments of tourism. The pedagogies of peace represented here work to analyse structural violence associated with tourism—such as in the dominance of neoliberal market imperatives over local or social economies; colonising, patriarchal and anthropocentric practices in tourism; and tourism’s complex role in post-conflict settings. Analyses found here place scholars, industry and communities in conversation about building shared tourism futures where peace is understood as peace with justice and differences are bridged through dialogues towards understanding. In light of the many challenges in attaining sustainable development in the 21st century, this volume is an important and timely endeavour. Radical practices are explored that support more ‘just’ tourism futures. With a new introduction, this book is an insightful resource for scholars and researchers of Tourism and Peace and Conflict Studies. The chapters in this book were originally published in Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
Categories: Business & Economics

Commerce Business Daily

Commerce Business Daily

Evans ( 314 ) 331-8522 ( Site Code DACW43 ) Furnish all labor , equipment and materials to operate the M , W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center and the Clarence Cannon Dam Power Plant Visitor Access Area , Mark Twain Lake , Monroe City ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433063171122

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Threat Level Red

Threat Level Red

The U.S. military has several diverse challenges in cybersecurity R&D of cyber capabilities. ... to enable and protect the missions of the diversity of capabilities provided by the air force, army, navy, and marines. ... Cross-Community.

Author: Michael Erbschloe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351683326

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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There is extensive government research on cyber security science, technology, and applications. Much of this research will be transferred to the private sector to aid in product development and the improvement of protective measures against cyber warfare attacks. This research is not widely publicized. There are initiatives to coordinate these research efforts but there has never been a published comprehensive analysis of the content and direction of the numerous research programs. This book provides private sector developers, investors, and security planners with insight into the direction of the U.S. Government research efforts on cybersecurity.
Categories: Computers

ECCWS 2020 20th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

ECCWS 2020 20th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Co-design platforms call to mind crowdsourcing tools like the University of Washington's Foldit (Curtis 2015), the more-scientifically accurate Foldit Standalone (Kleffner 2017), and Google's CAPTCHA security tool that enlists users to ...

Author: Dr Thaddeus Eze

Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited

ISBN: 9781912764624

Category: Computers

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These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS 2020), supported by University of Chester, UK on 25-26 June 2020. The Conference Co-chairs are Dr Thaddeus Eze and Dr Lee Speakman, both from University of Chester and the Programme Chair is Dr Cyril Onwubiko from IEEE and Director, Cyber Security Intelligence at Research Series Limited. ECCWS is a well-established event on the academic research calendar and now in its 19th year the key aim remains the opportunity for participants to share ideas and meet. The conference was due to be held at University of Chester, UK, but due to the global Covid-19 pandemic it was moved online to be held as a virtual event. The scope of papers will ensure an interesting conference. The subjects covered illustrate the wide range of topics that fall into this important and ever-growing area of research.
Categories: Computers