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This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, brings together chapters examining water, energy, minerals and the environment in a holistic approach to land use planning and utilization. The work examines some of the problems, techniques, and solutions for managing resources so that a balance can be maintained between development and the environment. As world population increases, greater demand is placed on finite resources that earth can provide. Geographic areas once judged inadequate or inappropriate for construction, water and wastewater management, or transportation routes, among other activities, are being considered for, and being used, for development.
Topics covered in this volume include impacts of natural disasters such as earthquakes and sinkholes, water and its use, overuse, and role in energy generation, and carbon sequestration. The topics covered here all play a role in development and the potential to sustain a growing world population. Interactions among system components mean that no single aspect can be addressed without including another. Environmental Geology places these different factors into perspective so that scientists, politicians, economists, planners, and stakeholders can work together to develop solutions that provide an acceptable balance between development and the environmental services on which we all depend.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Introduction

Frontmatter

Environmental Geology: Introduction

Without Abstract
James W. LaMoreaux

Land and the Environment

Frontmatter

Karst Terrane and Transportation Issues

Without Abstract
Harry Moore, Barry Beck

Land Subsidence in Urban Environment

Without Abstract
M. Adrián Ortega-Guerrero, José Joel Carrillo-Rivera

Water and the Environment

Frontmatter

Fresh Water Geochemistry: Overview

Without Abstract
Pedro José Depetris

Groundwater Impacts of Radioactive Wastes and Associated Environmental Modeling Assessment

Without Abstract
Rui Ma, Chunmiao Zheng, Chongxuan Liu

Groundwater Salinity Due to Urban Growth

Without Abstract
José Joel Carrillo-Rivera, Samira Ouysse

Mine Water Inrush

Without Abstract
Qiang Wu, Shuning Dong, Bo Li, Wanfang Zhou

Mineral and Thermal Waters

Without Abstract
Adam Porowski

Water in Loess

Without Abstract
Peiyue Li, Hui Qian

Environmental Remediation and Sustainability

Frontmatter

Desertification and Impact on Sustainability of Human Systems

Without Abstract
David Mouat, Scott Thomas, Judith Lancaster

Geochemical Modeling in Environmental and Geological Studies

Without Abstract
Chen Zhu

Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Sustainability and Environmental Risk

Without Abstract
Curtis M. Oldenburg

Marine Life Associated with Offshore Drilling, Pipelines, and Platforms

Without Abstract
Martin Hovland

Natural Resource Flows and Sustainability in Urban Areas

Without Abstract
Stefan Anderberg

Remediation in Karst

Without Abstract
Petar T. Milanović

Construction and the Environment

Frontmatter

Construction Planning: Environmental Impact of Foundation Studies and Earthquake Issues

Without Abstract
Asadullah Kazi, Bashir Memon

Dam Engineering and Its Environmental Aspects

Without Abstract
Petar T. Milanović

Dredging Practices and Environmental Considerations

Without Abstract
Craig Vogt, Greg Hartman

Mining and Its Environmental Impacts

Without Abstract
Jörg Matschullat, Jens Gutzmer

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Frontmatter

Earthquake Faulting: Ground Motions and Deformations

Without Abstract
Ömer Aydan

Induced Seismicity

Without Abstract
Caitlin Barnes, Todd Halihan

Infrared Thermographic Imaging in Geoengineering and Geoscience

Without Abstract
Ömer Aydan

Volcanoes of Mexico

Without Abstract
Nick Varley

Backmatter

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