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Chapter 2 Urban Medicine

Publication date: 2017Source:The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual Author(s): Christopher A. Sanford

Chapter 2.1.1 Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change

Publication date: 2017Source:Competition for Water Resources Author(s): G.D. Schaible, M.P. AilleryAcross the United States, human and environmental demands for water resources have increased significantly over the last 50years. Population and economic growth, changing social norms regarding the importance of water quality and ecosystems, and...

Chapter 2.2.6 Water for Electricity Generation in the United States

Publication date: 2017Source:Competition for Water Resources Author(s): M.E. WebberThe power sector in the United States is a major user of water primarily for cooling thermoelectric power plants. Those water needs are determined by the fuel, power cycle (steam cycle, combined cycle, etc.), cooling technology, and prevailing climatic conditions....

Index

Publication date: 2017Source:The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

Estimation of environmental Kuznets curve for SO2 emission: A case of Indian cities

Publication date: January 2017Source:Ecological Indicators, Volume 72 Author(s): Avik Sinha, Joysankar BhattacharyaInteraction between environmental degradation and economic growth is a growing matter of interest among policymakers. Here we have estimated Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for 139 Indian cities considering SO2 emissions. Study...

Determination of critical breakage conditions for double glazing in fire

Publication date: 25 January 2017Source:Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 111 Author(s): Yu Wang, Ke Li, Yanfei Su, Wei Lu, Qingsong Wang, Jinhua Sun, Linghui He, K.M. LiewDouble glazing unit normally demonstrates better fire resistance than single glazing, but the knowledge on its thermal behavior and heat transfer mechanism during...

Microclimate benefits that different street tree species provide to sidewalk pedestrians relate to differences in Plant Area Index

Publication date: January 2017Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 157 Author(s): Ruzana Sanusi, Denise Johnstone, Peter May, Stephen J. LivesleyThe way a street tree is able to modify the local microclimate on pedestrian walkways may vary according to tree species according to key canopy and leaf characteristics, such as leaf angle,...

Sustainability indicators: A tool to generate learning and adaptation in sustainable urban development

Publication date: January 2017Source:Ecological Indicators, Volume 72 Author(s): Umaporn Pupphachai, Christian ZuidemaThe pursuit of sustainable development as an adaptive process of learning-by-doing may benefit from using sustainability indicators (SIs). Nevertheless, adaptive governance may demand more from SIs than what these indicators...

Impacts of urban landscape patterns on urban thermal variations in Guangzhou, China

Publication date: February 2017Source:International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 54 Author(s): Youjun Chen, Shixiao YuOne of the key impacts of rapid urbanization on the environment is the effect of surface urban thermal variations (SUTV). Understanding the effects of urban landscape features on SUTV is crucial...

Disentangling the effects of urban form and socio-demographic context on street tree cover: A multi-level analysis from Montréal

Publication date: January 2017Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 157 Author(s): Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, Philippe Apparicio, Shawn Landry, Joseph LewnardStreet trees provide a wide range of benefits for cities. Street tree cover (STC) is explained by urban form, social stratification and lifestyle theories that operate at multiple scales....

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