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Author: John Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: air, generating, units, central, texas, electricity, coal, pollution, quality, permitting, new, burning
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437920519
ISBN-13: 9781437920512

Burning coal generates 50% of U.S. electricity and produces air pollution that can pose a threat to human health and ecosystems. The increasing demand for electricity in Texas has led to proposals for 33 new coal-burning, electricity-generating units. The EPA establishes national ambient air quality standards for 6 pollutants to protect public health: carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur oxides, ozone, particulate matter, and lead. This report provides info. on: (1) the current status of permitting coal-burning, electricity-generating units in Central Texas (CT); (2) the process EPA and T

Author: Eugene B. Shultz, Jr.
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: biofuel, burning, replacement, wood, coal, clean, development, health, usage, navajo, women, children, fuel
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 1995-06
ISBN-10: 078813146X
ISBN-13: 9780788131462

A report on a six-month planning project to explore the advisability of a larger follow-on project dealing with adverse health effects from woodfuel and coal, important household fuels in the Navajo Nation. The major goals of the project were to understand how fuel usage impacts health and the environment in the Navajo Nation, to explore the potential of rootfuel as a clean-burning biofuel for the nation, and to build awareness and local capability to take action against indoor air pollution from the burning of woodfuel and coal.

Author: Eric E. Knapp
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: review, synthesis, managers, literature, season, effects, prescribed, fire, ecological
Number of Pages: 85
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437926150
ISBN-13: 9781437926156

Historical and prescribed fire regimes for different regions in the continental U.S. were compared and literature on season of prescribed burning synthesized. In regions and vegetation types where considerable differences in fuel consumption exist among burning seasons, the effects of prescribed fire season appears to be driven more by fire-intensity differences among seasons than by phenology or growth stage of organisms at the time of fire. Where fuel consumption differs little among burning seasons, the effect of phenology or growth stage of organisms is often more apparent, because it is n

Author: Steven T. Jones
Publisher: CCC Publishing
Keywords: shaping, new, american, counterculture, desert, city, burning, man, experimental, tribes
Number of Pages: 314
Published: 2011-02-01
ISBN-10: 1888729295
ISBN-13: 9781888729290

From its anarchic early days to its present dreams of world domination, this is the untold story of Burning Man--the most popular, unique, and enduring countercultural event of recent times in which alternative lifestyle enthusiasts erect a giant statue and construct a temporary city to live in for about a week in the Nevada desert. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have made the dusty pilgrimage to Black Rock City to take part in this experiment in participatory art, gift culture, and bacchanalian celebration--and many say their lives were fundamentally changed by the ex

Author: Anthony Deland
Publisher: Anthony Deland
Keywords: clay, houses
Number of Pages: 148
Published: 2009-05-27
ISBN-10: 1442171987
ISBN-13: 9781442171985

It is September Fifteenth and Nairobi smells of burning: a campfire, burning tires and that special smell a painted board has when it is set on fire. Most of the city is a slum, not like slums in the U.S., or at least not the ones I have seen. This slum is entirely constructed of eight by eight houses made of mud with tin roofs, where families of six sleep on the ground. Anthony went to Kenya to escape America, what he found there would change his life for ever. Houses of Clay is a travel journal and a memoir,of Tony's time in the US Peace Corps in Kenya during 2005 thru 2007. It provides a ve

Author: Ellen K. Mantus
Publisher: Delta Toxicology, Inc.
Keywords: cement, kilns, waste, hazardous, burning, fired
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 1992-12-01
ISBN-10: 0963194410
ISBN-13: 9780963194411

Author: Jeffrey D. Kline
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reduce, wildfire, nation, forests, treatments, fuel, evaluating, costs, benefits, issues
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437980155
ISBN-13: 9781437980158

Years of fire suppression and increasing constraints on natural and prescribed burning, possibly along with climate change, have altered historical wildfire regimes resulting in increased wildfire severity in the Nation's forests. The growing wildfire threat has motivated increasing interest in reducing hazardous fuels through prescribed burning, thinning, and harvesting. There is debate about whether such fuel treatments are necessary owing to the complexity of the wildfire issue and to general disagreement about whether long-term wildfire impacts present a real problem. This report presents
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