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Author: United Nations Environment Programme. Energy and O
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: bromide, soil, fumigation, methyl, alternatives, report, validated, global
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 9251046336
ISBN-13: 9789251046333

Methyl bromide (MeBr), used as a fumigant to control several soil-borne pests in various crops, is a strong ozone depleter, and governments and international agencies aware of the problem have agreed to establish a programme to phase out its use. The present report provides information on successful alternatives in some countries or regions where MeBr is being phased out. Although the report often shows the lack of already validated alternatives, particularly for a region such as Africa, the material provides enough elements on the technical and economic success of a variety of alternatives to

Author: David C. Maurer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: wastewater, treatment, mexico, border, improving, alternatives, boundary, water, commission, international
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437904335
ISBN-13: 9781437904338

Untreated wastewater originating in Tijuana, Mexico enters the U.S. via the Tijuana River. Tijuanażs higher elevation results in sewage flowing downhill into Calif. and out to the Pacific Ocean. There are several alternatives to bring the wastewater into Clean Water Act compliance; a fed. court order requires compliance by Sept. 30, 2008. There are two proposals under consideration: (1) upgrading the Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Ysidro, Calif.; or (2) building a new plant in Mexico where wastewater that received primary treatment would be pumped for secondary treatment. This report: (1)

Author: Thomas D. Landis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: national, proceedings, associations, nursery, conservation, forest
Number of Pages: 344
Published: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0788130145
ISBN-13: 9780788130144

A compilation of 43 papers which covers: seed collection & processing, nursery cultural practices, harvesting storage & outplanting. Table of contents includes reforestation trends in the Eastern U.S., chemical alternatives to Methyl Bromide, Organic amendments as potential alternatives to Methyl Bromide for control of soil borne pathogens in forest tree nursuries.

Author: François Ruf
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: indonesian, uplands, revolutions, replanting, burn, slash
Number of Pages: 366
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0821352059
ISBN-13: 9780821352052

"What are the alternatives to slash-and-burn in the Indonesian uplands? Based on fieldwork conducted in 1997 in some 40 small regions throughout Indonesia, as well as an extensive literature review, From Slash and Burn to Replanting, examines these alternatives. Economic and ecological changes in Indonesia, were critical during 1997 and 1998. The currency and economic crisis struck city dwellers, while El Nino and forest clearing had devastating effects on rural areas. However, Indonesian smallholders showed some ability to adapt to changes, both to the unexpected windfalls from lucky export c

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Rev
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: munitions, agents, chemical, disposal, recommendations
Number of Pages: 376
Published: 1994-01-01
eBookDB-ID: NAP:11595

The Defense Authorization Act of 1992 also directed the Army to submit to Congress, no later than December 31, 1993 (extended to 60 days following delivery of this report), a report on potential alternatives to the baseline system. That report is to contain an analysis of the Alternatives Committee report and 'any recommendations that the National Academy of Sciences makes to the Army...'. This report provides those recommendations to the Army.

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: force, structure, ssn, affordable, submarines, alternatives, attack
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1994-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788118625
ISBN-13: 9780788118623

Evaluates the Navy's strategy for maintaining the nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) force structure as directed in the Department of Defense's bottom-up review& alternatives available to the Navy for maintaining its SSN force structure at less cost.

Author: Cornelia Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: academic, developing, accountability, systems, testimony, congressional, groups, tribal, education, indian, improving, interiors, aid, assistance, bureau
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437909582
ISBN-13: 9781437909586

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires states and the Dept. of the Interior¿s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to define and determine whether schools are making adequate yearly progress (AYP) toward the goal of 100% academic proficiency. To address tribes¿ needs for cultural preservation, NCLBA allows tribal groups to waive all or part of BIE¿s definition of AYP and propose an alternative, with technical assistance from BIE and the Dept. of Education, if requested. This report provides information on the extent of: (1) BIE schools¿ adoption of BIE¿s definition of AYP; (2) tribal g
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