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Essential First Steps: Installing Perl Plus a Programming Environment

Mark D. LeBlanc and Betsey Dexter Dyer

in Perl for Exploring DNA

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305890
eISBN:
9780199773862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305890.003.02
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Clear directions for Mac OS X and Windows users alike are provided to get these respective hardware systems set up for programming in Perl. This chapter provides as much encouragement and support as ... More


Assault on the summit

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Maurice Strong organised two Earth summits. The first was held in Stockholm in 1972 and resulted in the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme, which, after the summit, Strong headed. ... More


Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet

Jennifer Gabrys

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693122
eISBN:
9781452954356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Sensors are increasingly present in our environments and technologies. At the same time, environmental sensing is a set of practices meant to provide more information on environmental change, while ... More


Administration of Environmental Law in Arab States

Damilola S. Olawuyi

in Environmental Law in Arab States

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896186
eISBN:
9780191918650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896186.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The institutional structures for the administration and supervision of environmental law and policy are crucial to the attainment of the statutory objectives set out in environmental legislation and ... More


Continuity and Change in American Foreign Environmental Policy

Stephen Hopgood

in American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292593
eISBN:
9780191684920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292593.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses what has fundamentally changed in the making of American foreign environmental policy over three decades of international environmentalism. It describes three major ... More


Introduction

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The problem of transboundary transport of toxic and dangerous wastes and their disposal has become a major environmental issue acknowledged by the international community. Various international ... More


Environment and sustainability

Janice Morphet

in How Europe shapes British public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300465
eISBN:
9781447310846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter sets out the EU’s approach to environmental policy and uses it to illustrate the ways in which policy mechanisms operate in practice. Environmental policy has been used as it is an area ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Strengthening the International Environmental Regime: A Transatlantic Perspective

DANIEL C. ESTY

in Transatlantic Economic Disputes: The EU, the US, and the WTO

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199261727
eISBN:
9780191698774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261727.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the transatlantic environmental relationship and tries to identify the underlying causes of the current strains. More broadly, it assesses the dispute-settlement capacities of ... More


Linking Law and Economics: Translating Economic and Social Human Rights Norms into Public Policy

William F. Felice

in Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520283091
eISBN:
9780520958920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283091.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

U.N. agencies have worked relentlessly to define states obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the economic and social human rights articulated in international law. Other international ... More


Considering New Initiatives

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

While U.S. federal chemical policy development largely ceased after 1980, major developments occurred in other countries and internationally. In 2006 the European Union significantly overhauled the ... More


Restructuring Regimes for Sustainable Development

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the restructuring of international regimes for global sustainable development. It examines the idea of a ‘supra-nation-state’ entity, such as the World Environment ... More


The Origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: A Within-Case Probe

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter details the origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its precursor, the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases (AGGG). It solves Chapter 1’s puzzle by spotlighting ... More


Cosmopolitan Justice, Responsibility, and Global Climate Change

Simon Caney

in Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195399622
eISBN:
9780197562840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195399622.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

It’s exciting to have a real crisis on your hands when you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum things like the environment. . . . The world’s climate is undergoing dramatic and ... More


One Atmosphere

Peter Singer

in Climate Ethics: Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195399622
eISBN:
9780197562840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195399622.003.0020
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

There can be no clearer illustration of the need for human beings to act globally than the issues raised by the impact of human activity on our atmosphere. That we all share the same planet came to ... More


The Holocene and Global Climate Change

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The Pleistocene Epoch, often referred to as the Ice Age, lasted from approximately 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. The last major ice advance began about 110,000 years ago, and the most recent ... More


Aldo’s Students and Colleagues

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0022
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

As you walk into the current University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, on the second floor of Russell Laboratories, you’ll see it is a far cry from Leopold’s 424 ... More


Ecosystem services, NDVI, and national reporting: matches and mismatches

Nathalie Pettorelli

in The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents the main international platforms and conventions significant to the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It discusses the importance of other agreements, ... More


Agricultural Drought and Its Monitoring and Prediction: Some Concepts

Vijendra K. Boken

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Droughts develop largely due to below-average precipitation over a land area, and they adversely affect various economic sectors in a region. Some of these adverse effects include reductions in ... More


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