Wetlands acquisition and oil pollution of the sea.
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Wetlands acquisition and oil pollution of the sea. Hearing before the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, first session, on S. 2187, a bill to implement the provisions of the International convention for the prevention of the pollution of the sea by oil, 1954; and S. 2175 and H. R. 7391, bills to promote the conservation of migratory waterfowl by the acquisition of wetlands and other essential waterfowl habitat, and for other purposes. July 31, 1961. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

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Written in English



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  • Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.,
  • Marshes.,
  • Ducks.,
  • Geese.,
  • Birds -- Conservation -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsTD425 .U715
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5842255M
LC Control Number61064847

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wetland in Africa and among the ten most important wetland and marine ecosystems in the world, but due to oil pollution the area is now characterized by contaminated streams and rivers, forest destruction and biodiversity loss in general the area is an ecological wasteland. This affects the livelihood of. oil reaching the sea is the runoff of oil and fuel from land-based sources, 21 Aug Fossil Fuels 9in x 6in bch07 1st Reading page J. Michel and M. Fingas. Because of this, the decision to chemically disperse oil into the water column is never made lightly. This decision is often made so that much less oil stays at the surface, where it could affect birds and wildlife at the ocean surface and drift onto vulnerable coastal habitat like beaches, wetlands, and tidal flats. Shell and Ogoni People: (s)oil pollution in the Niger Delta By R. Ridderhof On Febru Leave a Comment On Janu , the court (Rechtbank) in the Hague, The Netherlands, ruled that Royal Dutch Shell can be held partially responsible for pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta region and ordered it to pay damages to one farmer.

Oil theft is another major cause of pollution in the region. There are artisanal (small-scale), medium-scale and large-scale levels of oil theft, depending on the organization, financial base, and volume of oil stolen. Oil theft in Nigeria seems perennial (Katsouris & Sayne, ). Large-scale oil theft on the high sea had existed for decades. Wetland drainage and conversion for farming 53 Box Mosquito life cycle: vectors of fatal or debilitating diseases 54 Pollution by excess nitrogen and oil spills 55 6 Coastal wetlands worldwide: climatic zonation, ecosystems and biogeography 57 Climate zones and coastal wetland ecosystems 57 Biogeographic variation Water pollution was not well controlled and some states, eager to keep or attract industry, were negligent. The Clean Water Act (CWA) of and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of were laws mandating that water pollution be treated uniformly nationwide; they have been updated over the years. In developed countries, water bodies are. Constructed Wetlands in Water Pollution Control documents the proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Constructed Wetlands in Water Pollution Control, held in Cambridge, UK, September This volume contains 70 papers that are organized into 12 parts.