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Findings in the Area of Environmental Clean Technologies Reported from Environmental Protection Agency

May 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Research findings on Environmental Clean Technologies are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cincinnati, Ohio, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Resilience is an emergent property of complex systems. Understanding resilience is critical for sustainability science, as linked social-ecological systems and the policy process that governs them have the capacity for nonlinear dynamics."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Environmental Protection Agency, "The possibility of nonlinear change in these systems means that there is an inherent degree of uncertainty in social-ecological systems and the policy process. Abrupt, nonlinear change often results in social and/or ecological surprises that create tremendous challenges for environmental management. Thus, it is necessary to improve environmental management via a suite of mechanisms that have the capacity for adaptation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This paper suggests how we can move closer to achieving this goal through an overarching focus, including reformed and new law, adaptive management and adaptive governance, scenario planning, and leading indicators."

For more information on this research see: Sustainability science: accounting for nonlinear dynamics in policy and social-ecological systems. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2014;16(4):731-738. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.S. Garmestani, Environmental Protection Agency, Natl Risk Management Res Lab, Off Res & Dev, Cincinnati, OH 45268, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Ohio, Ecology, Cincinnati, United States, North and Central America, Environmental Clean Technologies

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