Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region by David RamirezEnvironmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region by David Ramirez

Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region

byDavid RamirezEditorJianhong Ren, Kim D. Jones

Hardcover | September 16, 2013

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Environmental sustainability issues in a fragile, semi-arid region and its coastal area, which experience climate changes from extreme drought conditions to the effects of hurricanes over a period of weeks to years, provide specific challenges for the ecosystems and the populations existing within the region. The research presented focuses on the problems and some solutions specific to the South Texas-Mexico border region, on both sides of the Rio Grande, focusing on water and air pollution.

David Ramirez is an Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental Engineering and Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology - Research on Environmental Sustainability in Semi-Arid Coastal Areas (CREST-RESSACA) housed at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. His...
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Title:Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border RegionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pagesPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400771215

ISBN - 13:9789400771215

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Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region.- Pollution and Lifestyle Causes of Asthma and Allergies among School Children of Tamaulipas, Mexico in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.- Environmental Health Indicators for the Border Region between South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.- Characterization of Ultrafine Particles and Other Vehicular Pollutants near an International Bridge in United States - Mexico Border Region.- Evaluating the Impacts of Emissions and Global Temperature Perturbations on Air Quality in South and Central Texas.- Manufacture and Physical Characterization of Wood-Derived Activated Carbon from South Texas Mesquite for Environmental Applications.- Assessment of Nutrient and Heavy Metal Levels in Manadas Creek, an Urban Tributary of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas.- Antimony and Arsenic Isotope Distribution in a Semi-Arid Creek during the Wet Season.- Characterization of Brackish Groundwater Desalination Concentrate Discharge Impacts on Water Quality in a Texas Coastal Area.- Evaluation of Hydraulic Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Characterization and Monitoring in a Constructed Channel Wetland in South Texas.- Recovery of Aquaculture Treatment Constructed Wetlands Function after Prolonged Flood Inundation Events in South Texas.- Index.