Energy Production in the Mississippi River Delta

Energy Production in the Mississippi River Delta

Author: J. W. Day

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030945268

Category: Cogeneration of electric power and heat

Page: 250

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For nearly a century, the energy industry had a profound impact on the Mississippi Delta, including both the natural and socio-economic systems. The purpose of this book is to describe the delta, how oil and gas (O&G) activities have impacted both natural and socio-economic systems and how much degradation could have been avoided. The Mississippi Delta formed over the past six thousand years but, in less than a century, lost 25 percent of coastal wetlands. O&G activities contributed significantly to this loss. O&G production began in the early 20th century and over 600 conventional fields were developed. Production ramped up rapidly, peaking around 1970, then declined. As O&G production declines, produced water dominates fluid production, and this high salinity brine is laced with a variety of toxins. Often, O&G was produced rapidly and much was left in the ground and is now technically and economically unavailable. With careful planning, this situation could have been avoided. The industry also affected the regulatory framework by weakening regulations, enforcement and impacts were not adequately addressed, and more profits flowed out of state. Thus, the state was economically and environmentally worse off. The industry should be compelled to contribute expertise and financial resources to restoration of the delta. .

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

Author: John W. Day

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401787338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 194

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Human impacts and emerging mega-trends such as climate change and energy scarcity will impact natural resource management in this century. This is especially true for deltas because of their ecological and economic importance and their sensitivity to climate change. The Mississippi delta is one of the largest in the world and has been strongly impacted by human activities. Currently there is an ambitious plan for restoration of the delta. This book, by a renown group of delta experts, provides an overview of the challenges facing the delta and charts - a way forward to sustainable management.

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies — 43rd Session

International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies — 43rd Session

Author: R Ragaini

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814458252

Category: Science

Page: 628

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Proceedings of a seminar focusing on planetary emergencies, followed in a multidisplinary approach since 1980 by permanent monitoring panels. Contents:The Evolving Nuclear Weapon Threat to Society (Richard L Garwin)Global Brightening and Climate Sensitivity (Christopher Monckton of Brenchley)Approaches and Solutions to Taming a Wild Deep-Sea Oil Well (Richard L Garwin)Photon Science, a Disruptive Wildcard (William A Barletta)Smart Grids (Hisham Khatib)From a Digital Divide to a Security Divide (Jody Westby)Our Nuclear Future: The Marriage of Science and Society (Tom Isaacs)Ocean Circulations and Climate (William Kininmonth)Defeating Religious Terrorism – What Will it Take? (Pervez Hoodbhoy)Carbon Dioxide, Friend or Foe (William Happer)and other papers Readership: Scientists in all fields, universities and institutes in all fields of science — politicians and decision makers — Ministries of Science, Interior and Security, Foreign Affairs — International Organisations. Keywords:Nuclear Plants;Oil Spills;Paleoclimate;Cosmic Objects;Terrorist Acts;Cyber Conflicts

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

Author: Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351673716

Category: Nature

Page: 642

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The new revised fifth edition of Natural Hazards remains the go-to introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology, and solar system astronomy. The textbook explains the earth processes that drive hazardous events in an understandable way, illustrates how these processes interact with our civilization, and describes how we can better adjust to their effects. Written by leading scholars in the area, the new edition of this book takes advantage of the greatly expanding amount of information regarding natural hazards, disasters, and catastrophes. The text is designed for learning, with chapters broken into small consumable chunks of content for students. Each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives and ends with revision as well as high-level critical thinking questions. A Concepts in Review feature provides an innovative end-of-chapter section that breaks down the chapter content by parts: reviewing the learning objectives, summary points, important visuals, and key terms. New case studies of hazardous events have been integrated into the text, and students are invited to actively apply their understanding of the five fundamental concepts that serve as a conceptual framework for the text. Figures, illustrations, and photos have been updated throughout. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for nonscience majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society.