Acid in the Environment: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

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This book is the result of a conference held biannually at the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on important ecological impacts of acid deposition. The book combines research findings and the policy analyses of experts from different academic disciplines with the positions advanced by representatives of various nongovernmental organizations.

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Overview

This book is the result of a conference held biannually at the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on important ecological impacts of acid deposition. The book combines research findings and the policy analyses of experts from different academic disciplines with the positions advanced by representatives of various nongovernmental organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387375618
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/18/2008
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald R. Visgilio is Professor of Economics and Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College where he also serves as the academic advisor to the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. His research and teaching interests include an economic analysis of environmental and natural resource policy, environmental law, environmental justice and antitrust law and policy. He earned his B.A. from Providence College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. Visgilio co-edited Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice, which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in Science and Technology in 2003 and America’s Changing Coasts: Private Rights and Public Trust in 2005.

Diana M. Whitelaw is Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College where she coordinates the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies. Whitelaw co-edited Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice, which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in Science and Technology in 2003 and America’s Changing Coasts: Private Rights and Public Trust in 2005. She earned her M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Tables 1. Acid in the Environment: An Overview
Gerald R. Visgilio, Jane Dawson, Peter A. Siver and Diana M. Whitelaw 2. Lessons Learned From the Acid Deposition Research Experience: An Historical Perspective
Anthony C. Janetos PART I. ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF ACID DEPOSITION 3. Acidic Deposition: Sources and Ecological Effects
Charles T. Driscoll, Kathy Fallon Lambert and Limin Chen 4. Long-Term Changes in Boreal Lake and Stream Chemistry: Recovery From Acid Deposition and the Role of Climate
Peter J. Dillon, Shaun A. Watmough, M. Catherine Eimers and Julian Aherne 5. Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition: Implications for Terrestrial Ecosystem Structure and Functioning
Knute J. Nadelhoffer 6. Atmospheric Deposition and Nitrogen Pollution in Coastal Marine Ecosystems
Robert W. Howarth PART II. ACID EMISSIONS ENERGY AND POLICY 7. The Politics of Acid Rain in Europe
Miranda A. Schreurs 8. Acid Rain in a Wider Europe: The Post-Communist Transition and the Future European Acid Rain Policies
Liliana B. Andonova 9. Acid Rain Politics in North America: Conflict to Cooperation to Collusion
Don Munton 10. Air Quality and Power Production in the United States: Emissions Trading and State-Level Initiatives in the Control of Acid-Producing Emissions, Mercury, and Carbon Dioxide
Daniel Sosland PART III. SULFUR DIOXIDE AND THE MARKET 11. Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Policy: A 'Refresher” Course
Paul R. Portney 12. Economic Incentives Versus Command and Control: What’s the Best Approach for Solving Environmental Problems?
Winston Harrington and Richard D. Morgenstern 13. Benefits and Costs From Sulfur Dioxide Trading: A Distributional Analysis
Ronald J. Shadbegian, Wayne Gray and Cynthia Morgan 14. From SulfurDioxide to Greenhouse Gases: Trends and Events Shaping Future Emissions Trading Programs in the United States
Joseph Kruger PART IV. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 15. Atmospheric Deposition and Conservation: What is the Role for Conservation Organizations?
Timothy H. Tear 16. Achieving a Solution to Acid Deposition and Other International Environmental Problems
Robert A. Askins Contributors Index

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