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By Kostas Karatzas, Asteris Masouras, Athina Kaprara, Anastasios Bassoukos (auth.), Arno Scharl DDr. (eds.)

The web and instant conversation networks are remodeling the way in which society handles the explosive progress & the dwindling half-life of environmentally appropriate details. How do we leverage new applied sciences to recommend sustainability & the security of normal ecosystems? This publication provides an interdisciplinary research of this question, combining theoretical foundations of environmental on-line verbal exchange with pioneering conceptual paintings & case reports of winning details platforms. Environmental on-line Communication addresses the transition to a knowledge-based economic climate, sheds gentle on hidden assumptions & misconceptions approximately environmental matters, & indicates priorities for study and coverage improvement. This quantity analyses communicative techniques and strategies from 4 interrelated views: - elevating Environmental wisdom - Environmental technological know-how - company Sustainability - Networks & digital groups Supplemental fabric is out there at: www.ecoresearch.net/springer

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3 shows that two topics dominated the mainstream coverage: nuclear technologies and hydrogen. Querying a number of press release databases and newspaper archives for articles published during the first six months of 2003 clarified the changes within those sites. The war in Iraq and the hunt for weapons of mass destruction, rising tensions between the Unites States and North Korea, discussions about tactical nuclear weapons, and renewed interest in nuclear power as a means to secure energy supplies are primarily responsible for this dominance.

This explorative study pursues the goal of addressing the identified gap with extended empirical work on the actual situation of online fundraising within the environmental non-profits in the state of Pennsylvania, USA, and of proposing improvements, if necessary, that could be made to enable progress towards satisfaction and financial success. This chapter is structured as follows: the next section outlines the methodology, and the subsequent section presents the empirical results, followed by a discussion.

PalmPC) is possible. 2 Structure of the Portal The EnviWeb portal contains a large and varied amount of environmental information, which is collected and verified by a group of environmental experts. Information is divided into several sections to cover particular elements of the environment (see Figure 3-1): Water (water management and its aspects), Air (air proteetion problems, monitoring and reducing pollution), Was te (waste management, demeaning production of waste and waste recycling), Chemieals (environmental aspects of chemical treatment and their influence on the living environment), Disasters (prevention of serious industrial accidents, reactions to accidents and removing their consequences), Noise (noise problems, noise measurement, noise reduction, modeling and abnormal noise prevention), Nature (problems concerning nature protection), Soil (soil conservation and ecological agronomy), Forest (forest management and forest protection), Geology (environmental aspects of geologie prospecting, extraction and rehabilitation), Environmental Im- 3' EnviWeb and Environmental Web Services 23 pact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) of the European Union, Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control, and Miscellaneous (artides and links, which cannot be placed into specific sections or are universal in scope).

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