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Higher parks and recreation spending was associated with better self-rated health. The relationship held for adult men and women, but not youth. Increasing Contributions to parks and recreation may improve public health.
A comprehensive bibliometric analysis of 8027 articles on sociology of natural resources and environmental sociology finds empirically-based characterization of the two fields, and highlights the need for more sustained synthesis across different knowledge domains.
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will again be offering our online course Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.
This EPA web resource has compiled publications, reports, topics of potential interest, grants, careers and internships that deal with environmental and natural resource economics.
Answers to these and related questions require conceptual frameworks that account for the vulnerability of coupled human–environment systems with diverse and complex linkages. Various expert communities have made considerable progress in pointing the way toward the design of these frameworks (10, 11). These advances are briefly reviewed here and, drawing on them, we present a conceptual framework of vulnerability developed by the Research and Assessment Systems for Sustainability Program (http://sust.harvard.edu) that produced the set of works in this Special Feature of PNAS.
Environmental problems are people problems, and as such there is a demand for better integration of social sciences into conservation training and practice. This book provides a range of theories that students and practitioners can apply to their work.
This case study takes a closer look at Moose-vehicle collisions in the state of Vermont, where one third of all reported moose-vehicle collisions result in motorist injury or fatality.
An outdoor recreation customer service strategy designed for the USDA Forest Service (FS) was studied using data from a field test at national forest (NF) settings in southern California.
Water Crises and Governance critically examines the relationship between water crises and governance in the face of challenges to provide water for growing human demand and environmental needs.
This article examines four case-study areas in northern Germany for sustainable land use management. It discusses the guiding principle process and presents two methodological aspests addressing the challenges between practitioners and researchers.