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Futurama: Greenetic Engineering for a Greener Tomorrow

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Designer plants for environmental sensing and remediation are currently being produced in research labs. One such plant is designed to detect and report the presence of explosives, such as TNT, which ... More


Urban Air Pollution in Developing Countries: Problems and Policies

Alan J. Krupnick

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240708
eISBN:
9780191718106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Air pollution control in developing countries has received less attention than other environmental issues such as deforestation and water pollution. However, in the midst of a worsening air-pollution ... More


Climate Protection and WTO Law

Erich Vranes

in Trade and the Environment: Fundamental Issues in International Law, WTO Law, and Legal Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562787
eISBN:
9780191705366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562787.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the legal relationship between WTO law and domestic climate protection measures that are taken in line with the international climate change regime, which is set up through the ... More


Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

Kate J. Neville

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197535585
eISBN:
9780197535615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535585.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the Global North and South. ... More


Biofuels: The Renewable Fuel Standard

Albert N Link and Jamie R. Link

in Government as Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369458
eISBN:
9780199871018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369458.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter describes the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) through which government acts as entrepreneur. BRDI's use of public financial resources leverages both public- and ... More


The Biology of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This accessible text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of global grasslands. Grasslands are vast in their extent, with native and non-native grasslands now covering ... More


The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a broad synthesis of the major supply and demand drivers of the rapid expansion of oil crops in the tropics; its economic, social, and environmental impacts; and the future outlook ... More


International Legal Responses to the Challenges of a Lower-Carbon Future: Climate Change, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Biofuels

Catherine Redgwell

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Many of the current twenty-first-century concerns in transitioning to a lower carbon economy could be seen emerging in the close of the twentieth century. Sustainable development and its implications ... More


Biofuels: EU Law and Policy

Iñigo Del Guayo

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the current review of the existing policy and legal framework, laid down in 2003, for the promotion of the production and use of biofuels in the European Union (EU). Within a ... More


Conclusion

Adrienne Monteith Petty

in Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199938520
eISBN:
9780199367764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938520.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Surveying the present experience of a third-generation farmer, the conclusion recapitulates the main themes of the book and summarizes its conclusions. Today, a group of farmers remains whose ... More


Conservation in the Anthropocene

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers options for conserving the biodiversity of Tropical East Asia in the face of the pervasive threats described in previous chapters. Sources of funding are first considered, ... More


Global Agriculture and Land Use Changes in the Twenty-First Century: Achieving a Balance between Food Security, Urban Diets, and Nature Conservation

Ximena Rueda and Eric F. Lambin

in The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354054
eISBN:
9780199398959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354054.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Although most gains in food production during the past half-century have come from agricultural intensification, natural ecosystem conversion has also been rapid, leading to the oft-cited trade-off ... More


Biofuels: Energy for the World

Roberto Rodrigues

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The growth of the world’s population and incomes in emerging countries point to the need to increase world food production by 20 percent over the next ten years. Brazil is expected to increase its ... More


Biofuels, Binding Constraints, and Agricultural Commodity Price Volatility

Philip Abbott

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The share of U.S. corn production used to produce ethanol increased from 12.4% in the 2004/05 crop year to over 38.5% in the 2010/11 crop year, and remained there even in 2011/12. Even after ... More


Biofuels in Kenya’s Tana Delta

Kate J. Neville

in Fueling Resistance: The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197535585
eISBN:
9780197535615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535585.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter tracks the dynamics of contestation over biofuels projects in Kenya’s Tana River delta, providing the first of two case study chapters that analyze how the dynamics of financing, ... More


Conservation: saving all the pieces

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the options for conserving the biodiversity of Tropical East Asia. Sources of funding are first considered, including non-market sources (domestic governments, foreign aid, ... More


Reviving Dead Zones

David L. Kirchman

in Dead Zones: The Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197520376
eISBN:
9780197520406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520376.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Oxygen has returned to some dead zones, but many problems remain. As this chapter explains, nutrient input from agriculture in some regions has decreased because farmers use buffer zones, cover ... More


Biological solar energy

James Barber

in Energy... beyond oil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209965
eISBN:
9780191917363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209965.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Oil, gas, and coal provide us with most of the energy needed to power our technologies, heat our homes, and produce the wide range of chemicals and materials that support everyday life. Ultimately ... More


The Sun Always Rises

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Nothing has driven the growth of metro Phoenix more than the sun’s rays. For most of its residents and visitors, the chief reason for coming to the region was its 334 days of annual sunshine, yet ... More


Biodiesel: A Source of Growth and Uncertainty in Vegetable Oil Markets

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid takeoff in vegetable oils for biodiesel, which accounts for almost half the growth of consumption of vegetable oils since 2003 is described. The major drivers of the growth of biodiesel are ... More


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