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The social-psychological determinants of climate change risk perceptions: Towards a comprehensive model

This study advances a detailed social-psychological model of climate change risk perceptions by combining and integrating cognitive, experiential, and socio-cultural factors. The conceptual model is tested empirically on a national sample (N = 808) of the UK population. Results indicate that the full climate change risk perception model (CCRPM) is able to explain nearly 70% of the variance in risk perception. Gender, political party, knowledge of the causes, impacts and responses to climate change, social norms, value orientations, affect and personal experience with extreme weather were all identified as significant predictors. Experiential and socio-cultural factors explained significantly more variance in risk perception than either cognitive or socio-demographic characteristics. Results also confirm that the factor analytic structure of climate change risk perceptions can be conceptualized along two key dimensions, namely: personal and societal risk judgments and that both dimensions have different psychological antecedents. Implications for theory and public risk communication are discussed. Read More

Fate and Transport Model Reporting Requirements

When a site has low levels of contamination, it may be feasible to allow the regulated substances to naturally attenuate as opposed to an active remediation method. In order to approve monitored natural attenuation, the responsible parties must demonstrate that the site is likely to reach clean-up standards within a reasonable time. One of the requirements for this demonstration is a fate and transport model. Read More

Three-Dimensional NAPL Fate and Transport Model

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation’s land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet these mandates, EPA’s research program is providing data and technical support for solving environmental problems today and building a science knowledge base necessary to manage our ecological resources wisely, understand how pollutants affect our health, and prevent or reduce environmental risks in the future. Read More

The Relationship Between Housing and Health: Children at Risk Workshop: Report on the Workshop

This .pdf publication from the National Center for Healthy Housing reports information discussed during a 2002 workshop. It reviews the relationship between childhood asthma and housing, environmental neurotoxins in the home, and safety issues related to children in homes. Read More

Bioremediation Discussion Group Home Page

Links to a wide variety of subjects concerning bioremediation from biodegradability potential to regulations and much more. Includes newsgroups, professional organizations, publications and university resources. Read More

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