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Energy autarky is presented as a conceptual framework for implementing sustainable regional development based on the transformation of the energy subsystem. It is conceptualized as a situation in which the energy services used for sustaining local consumption, local production and the export of goods and services are derived from locally renewable energy resources. Technically, the implementation of higher degrees of energy autarky rests on increasing energy efficiency, realizing the potential of renewable energy resources and relying on a decentralized energy system. Practically, a transition towards regional energy autarky requires administrations and civil society actors to initialize and develop projects at...
The Global Human Footprint Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2) is the Human Influence Index (HII) normalized by biome and realm. The HII is a global dataset of 1-kilometer grid cells, created from nine global data layers covering human population pressure (population density), human land use and infrastructure (built-up areas, nighttime lights, land use/land cover), and human access (coastlines, roads, railroads, navigable rivers). The dataset is produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The Human Footprint Index (HF) expressses as a percentagethe relative human influence in each...
Development of environmental control legislation and effluent standards for Australasian wood processing industries.
Large-scale poisoning of ship rats (Rattus rattus) in indigenous forests of the North Island, New Zealand
Reproduction of paua, Haliotis iris Gmelin 1791 (Mollusca: Gastropoda), in north-eastern New Zealand
Integrated model systems for national assessments of the effects of climate change: Applications in New Zealand and Bangladesh
Role of seabirds and seals in the survival of coastal plants: Lessons from New Zealand Lepidium (Brassicaceae)
Movements and habitat use of feral house cats Felis catus, stoats Mustela erminea and ferrets Mustela furo, in grassland surrounding yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes breeding areas in spring
Pulp mill sourced organic compounds from New Zealand sediments. Part 3: Mechanical pulp mills and remote sites
Successful recovery of North Island kokako Callaeas cinerea wilsoni populations, by adaptive management