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Microeconomic Responses to Macroeconomic Reforms: The Optimal Control of Soil Erosion

Scott Barrett

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/9780199240708.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to determine precisely how macroeconomic and sectoral policies influence soil conservation with the use of an optimal control model. It shows that in general, it is not possible to ... More


The Imperial Environmentalist

S. RAVI RAJAN

in Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800-1950

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277964
eISBN:
9780191707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277964.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the forest management agendas and environmentalist ideologies of colonial forestry as expressed at the Empire Forestry Conferences during the first half of the 20th century. In ... More


Soil Productivity and Erosion

Kristof Van Oost and Martha M. Bakker

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The wide-scale cultivation of soil by humans has accelerated erosion, which in turn deteriorates soils and negatively impacts their productivity. Questions such as ‘How serious is soil erosion?’, ... More


Soil as Sustenance

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter is an overview on soil sustainability and conservation. Soil is the Earth, supporting life and nourishing its growth, containing both mineral fragments and millions of microorganisms ... More


Land Use and Land Degradation

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the sustainable use of land which is fixed in availability and has competing uses for meeting the requirements of any economy. As agriculture for food supply is the most ... More


The White Man’s Burden, Soil Erosion, and the Origins of Green Capitalism

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents evidence that knowledge of both the dangers presented by soil erosion and the means to successfully address it exist deep in the memory and experience of agricultural societies ... More


The First Global Environmental Problem

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter challenges typical interpretations of the Dust Bowl and puts the disaster into a global frame, linking the past to the present. In so doing, the common roots of contemporary and past ... More


The Land

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Changes in the land itself are the subjects of chapter five. The first section which considers contemporary debates over the causes of different types of soil erosion, in particular drifting sands, ... More


Ecological Rifts and Shifts: The Accumulation of Catastrophe

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the Dust Bowl is a perfect example of the accumulation of catastrophe, the result of decision makers shifting ecological problems down the line and denying the nature of the ... More


Historic Precedents to Collaborative Conservation in Working Landscapes: The Ccoon Valley “Cooperative Conservation” Initiative, 1934

Curt Meine and Gary P. Nabhan

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

One of the earliest formal efforts of collaborative conservation—called cooperative conservation at the time—began in the 1930s in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. There, Aldo Leopold became an adviser to the ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


The Environmental Regime in Developing Countries

Raghbendra Jha and John Whalley

in Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the environmental regime in developing countries, focusing on the direct effects of industrial emissions, the impacts of untreated waste (industrial and human) on air and water ... More


The Problem of the Soils and the Problem of the Toilers

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The end of the frontier in 1890 as proclaimed by Frederick Jackson Turner has been exaggerated, but fears over soil depletion and declining agricultural yields spread due to pro- imperialist and ... More


Introduction

Eric T. Freyfogle

in Agrarianism and the Good Society: Land, Culture, Conflict, and Hope

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124391
eISBN:
9780813134888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124391.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

With land-related ailments, such as soil erosion and loss of wildlife habitat, quickly growing into a major global threat, simply adopting a more environment-friendly lifestyle or disconnecting from ... More


The Environmental Impacts of Fishing

Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn

in Ocean Recovery: A sustainable future for global fisheries?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198839767
eISBN:
9780191875533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839767.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Environmental Impacts of Fishing. All food production has environmental costs, including greenhouse gases, nutrient release, water use, antibiotic use, soil erosion, and biodiversity loss. Where data ... More


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