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Transportation Infrastructure: Roads

Brett M. Frischmann

in Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199895656
eISBN:
9780199933280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895656.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter illustrates many of the economic concepts discussed in previous chapters. First, road infrastructure exhibits the classic supply-side economic characteristics, which are commonly ... More


Introduction

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter focuses on the impact of the globalization of economic activities on global growth, resources, and environment. It cites the increased demand for natural resources, ... More


The Interdependence between Environment and Development: Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

Ignazio Musu

in The Economics of Transnational Commons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292203
eISBN:
9780191684883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292203.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the interdependence between the environment and development, as well as the effect of marine pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. The chapter talks about environmental ... More


Mapping environmental exposure

D. J. Briggs

in Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622358
eISBN:
9780191723636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622358.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The exposure to environmental pollution must be considered in the epidemiology of many diseases, and is an important determinant of quality of life. However, data on levels of exposure are rare. ... More


Alternatives to Taxes

Agnar Sandmo

in The Public Economics of the Environment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297987
eISBN:
9780191596858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829798X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Policy instruments in the area of environmental pollution include both market‐based instruments like taxes, and command‐and‐control instruments like non‐transferable quotas. The focus of the analysis ... More


It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines crises and disasters that resulted from environmental pollution. It deals with pollution related to radioactivity and chemical wastes. In each of the pollution crises, people ... More


Introduction to the Issues and the Book

Paul Ekins

in Environmental Tax Reform (ETR): A Policy for Green Growth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199584505
eISBN:
9780191725012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584505.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter sets the scene for the book as a whole. It presents the arguments on the urgent need to achieve absolute decoupling of economic growth and performance from environmental impact; the ... More


The Best Science, Values, and the Precautionary Principle to Protect Children

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses the best science, precautionary principles, and values to protect children from the negative effects of environmental pollution. It reviews the negative effects of pollution on ... More


Fairly Imputing Harms

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 1: Harm to Others

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195046649
eISBN:
9780199868728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195046641.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Feinberg identifies additional restrictions on the application of the harm principle. Thwarting competing interests, for example, is not a harm unless it is also wrong, which means that it is ... More


Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal: Women’s Experience of Household Chemical Exposure

Rebecca Gasior Altman, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Julia Green Brody, Ruthann A. Rudel, Phil Brown, and Mara Averick

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter shifts the focus to embodied experiences and examines Cape Cod residents' discovery of and response to pollution exposures inside their homes and bodies. Science—not just the direct ... More


Introduction

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For many years, there has been a growing concern over the impact of environmental pollution. With the emergence of heavy industries, factories and power stations, air, land and water became polluted. ... More


Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970–2011

Susan Owens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198294658
eISBN:
9780191802171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This is a book about relations between knowledge and policy, focusing on the role of expert advice. From a diverse and extensive literature, it distils four models of knowledge–policy interactions, ... More


Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Philippe Grandjean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of every six children suffers from some form of neurodevelopmental abnormality, mostly of unknown causes. Environmental pollution is known or suspected of causing damage to brain development, but ... More


Postscript

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book describes environmental problems encountered in the UK and in other developed countries at the close of the twentieth century. Environmental pollution is being brought under control by ... More


A Standing Royal Commission

Susan Owens

in Knowledge, Policy, and Expertise: The UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1970–2011

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198294658
eISBN:
9780191802171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294658.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 3 presents a history and biography of the Royal Commission, from its origins during the ‘environmental revolution’ of the late 1960s to its abolition during a cull of quangos in 2011. It ... More


Toroku: Mountain Dreams, Chemical Nightmares

Timothy S. George

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the adverse effects of environmental pollution on human bodies by focusing on the case of arsenic poisoning in Toroku, a tiny mountain hamlet in Japan, attributed to Sumitomo ... More


A Low-carbon Economy—The White Paper

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 2003, the government produced a White Paper, ‘ Our Energy Future — A Low Carbon Economy', which adopted the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's (RCEP) target, and proposed to deliver ... More


Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Kristine Stiles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This book examines the significance of traumatic experiences both in the individual lives and works of artists and in contemporary international cultures since World War II. The book considers some ... More


Climate Change through the Lens of Energy Transformation

Navroz K. Dubash

in New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Global energy transformation is being driven by climate change, but also by concerns of energy security, energy poverty and local environmental pollution. This diversity of objectives leads to a ... More


Introduction Brain Matters: Only one Chance to Develop a Brain

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One of every six children suffers from some form of neurodevelopmental abnormality, mostly of unknown causes. Environmental pollution is known or is suspected of causing damage to brain development, ... More


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