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Title Environmental sustainability issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region / David Ramirez, Jianhong Ren, Kim D. Jones, Harriet Lamm, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2013?]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 198 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region / Harriet Lamm, David Ramirez, Jianhong Ren -- Pollution and Lifestyle Causes of Asthma and Allergies Among School Children of Tamaulipas, Mexico in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region / Laura Guerrero-Medrano, Prajay Gor, Ruth Reyna-Caamaño, Gerardo M. Mejia-Velazquez [and others] -- Environmental Health Indicators for the Border Region Between South Texas and Northeastern Mexico / Prajay Gor, Alvaro Martinez, Ruth Reyna-Caamaño, Gerardo M. Mejia-Velazquez [and others] -- Characterization of Ultrafine Particles and Other Vehicular Pollutants Near an International Bridge in United States -- Mexico Border Region / Yungang Wang, Jayanth Kumar Pudota, Yifang Zhu -- Evaluating the Impacts of Emissions and Global Temperature Perturbations on Air Quality in South and Central Texas / Neelesh Sule, Zuber Farooqui, Jhumoor Biswas, Kuruvilla John -- Manufacture and Physical Characterization of Wood-Derived Activated Carbon from South Texas Mesquite for Environmental Applications / Amrutha Sakaray, David Ramirez -- Assessment of Nutrient and Heavy Metal Levels in Manadas Creek, an Urban Tributary of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas / Brianna Flores, Jianhong Ren, Sushma Krishnamurthy, Wayne Belzer -- Antimony and Arsenic Isotope Distribution in a Semi-Arid Creek During the Wet Season / Marcia Baeza, Jianhong Ren, Sushma Krishnamurthy, Thomas C. Vaughan -- Characterization of Brackish Groundwater Desalination Concentrate Discharge Impacts on Water Quality in a Texas Coastal Area / Yaneth P. Gamboa, Lee W. Clapp -- Evaluation of Hydraulic Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Characterization and Monitoring in a Constructed Channel Wetland in South Texas / Celia de la Mora Orozco, Kim D. Jones -- Recovery of Aquaculture Treatment Constructed Wetlands Function After Prolonged Flood Inundation Events in South Texas / Kim D. Jones, Brian Dyson
Summary This book highlights the environmental sustainability problems specific to the South Texas-Mexico border region, on both sides of the Rio Grande, focusing on water and air pollution. The region is beset by climate extremes, from severe drought conditions to hurricanes, providing specific challenges for the ecosystems and the populations existing within the region. The water pollution research centers on: the Rio Grande and its feeder creeks, the outflows into the intercoastal waterways, marshes, lagoons, and bays, previously deposited metals in waterways, impacts of concentrated discharges on downstream receiving waters, hydrological conditions in a pilot-scale constructed wetland, water quality treatment ability of wetlands, the recovery of nutrient removal activity after major flooding damage and inundation. The air pollution research focuses on: the effects of air pollution on an individual's health in municipalities on the Rio Grande and in interior cities, the transport of ultrafine particles and other pollutants from industry and automotive sources, the influence of climate on air quality in the study cities. While the research centers on challenges of the South Texas-Mexico border region, findings and recommendations will be beneficial to researchers in other regions facing similar problems
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 3, 2013)
Subject Environmental management -- Texas, South.
Environmental management -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Water -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Texas, South.
Water -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Air -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Texas, South
Air -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
Form Electronic book
Author Ramirez, David, editor, author
ISBN 9400771223 (electronic bk.)
9789400771222 (electronic bk.)