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The case of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina represents the chronic neglect of warnings about inevitable disaster and, in this case, the lack of attention devoted to clearly foreseen risks and the planning to deal with them. Particular examples include the lack of foresight in evacuation...
We propose broadening the concept of cultural competence to include environmental competence . Environmental competence refers to the ability of both public and private health providers and policymakers to be responsive to the constellation of physical, social, and economic environments in which...
Urban planning has focused on built environment issues in cities such as urban sprawl, availability of green space, and infrastructure for physical activity. However, in small southern towns, there are built environment issues which currently either are understudied or completely neglected by...
Ground waters are a source of drinking water in Mazandaran province. High rainfall, the existence of many rivers draining into the Caspian Sea, and uncontrolled utilization of pesticide toxicants, are of major concern regarding the water resources of this province. This research was designed to...
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a mechanism to improve environmental quality in communities primarily inhabited by minorities or low income families. A collaborative partnership between the University at Buffalo and the Toxic Waste Lupus Coalition was formed to investigate the...
This article provides a brief history and analysis of the environmental justice movement. The author focuses on environmental justice efforts in New Mexico by the New Mexico Environmental Justice Working Group (NMEJWG). The group is made up of seven New Mexican organizations affiliated with the...
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