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Crumbling Edifice

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning river-restoration movement in the United States and explores its premise, promises, and challenges. Nearly all of America's rivers are developed, dammed, ... More


Adaptive Management: Popular but Difficult to Implement

Judith A. Layzer and Alexis Schulman

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Popularized by scientists in the 1970s, adaptive management is an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to managing landscapes and natural resources. Despite its broad appeal many critics complain ... More


Hydro: Power from Running Water

Michael B. McElroy

in Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490331
eISBN:
9780197559642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490331.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

As discussed in Chapter 4 and illustrated in Figure 4.1, close to 50% of the solar energy intercepted by the Earth is absorbed at the surface. Approximately half of this energy, 78 W m– 2, is used ... More


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