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The A to Z of Environmentalism (The A to Z Guide Series)

By Peter Dauvergne

Environmentalism contains thousands of overseas environmental teams, hundreds of thousands of nationwide teams, and tens of millions of neighborhood ones. it is also countless numbers of overseas agreements, 1000s of nationwide environmental firms, and numerous environmental sections in different organizations—from these in multinational enterprises to ones in nearby and foreign firms. Such environmental strategies as sustainable improvement, the precautionary precept, company social accountability, and eco-labeling percolate from all of those resources. each year, new principles, refinements, regulations, associations, markets, and difficulties proceed to go into into environmental debates and discourses, making it approximately very unlikely to maintain abreast of the alterations continuously taking place.

The A to Z of Environmentalism is a paperback version of the Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism. It strategically skips throughout matters, suggestions, time, corporations, and cultures, no longer with any pretense of manufacturing a definitive dictionary yet quite with the purpose of manufacturing an inclusive, wide-ranging, and international heritage of environmentalism. This aim is complete via a chronology, an introductory essay, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries.

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Idiot's Guides: Environmental Science

Environmental technology is an built-in, interdisciplinary box that mixes the learn of ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, soil technology, geology, atmospheric technology, and geography. it really is one of the most sensible 10 most well liked complex Placement examinations taken via highschool seniors in order to obtain postsecondary collage credits.


Idiot's Guide® to Environmental Science offers a step by step overview of the disciplines that include environmental technology, assisting scholars take hold of the fundamental suggestions, internalize the data, and get ready for checks. positive factors include:

- the fundamentals and historical past of the human courting with the typical environment

- The methods species develop, swap, and interact

- an in depth description of the earth's ecosystems, together with deserts, grasslands, forests, and aquatic ecosystems

- the consequences of economics and agriculture at the environment

- many of the forms of strength people use, in addition to how its construction affects the earth's ecosystems, with a spotlight on renewable strength sources

- The in poor health results of a turning out to be inhabitants, together with toxins, pollutants, micro organism, waste, and international warming/climate change

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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

By Michelle Bamberger, Robert Oswald

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull again the curtain at the human and animal overall healthiness results of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”
 
Across the rustic, fracking—the extraction of traditional fuel via hydraulic fracturing—is being touted because the nation’s resolution to strength independence and a repair for a flagging economic system. Drilling businesses guarantee us that the method is secure, politicians push via drilling laws with out a critical public-health debate, and those that converse out are marginalized, their silence bought through fuel businesses and their warnings concerning the hazards of fracking stifled.
 
The actual fee of Fracking pulls again the curtain on how this poisonous strategy endangers the surroundings and harms humans, pets, and farm animals. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, mix their services to teach how infection at drilling websites interprets into sick wellbeing and fitness and heartbreak for households and their animals. via giving voice to the folk at flooring 0 of the fracking debate, the authors vividly illustrate the results of fracking and factor an pressing caution to we all: fracking poses a dire chance to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or even our meals supply.
 
Bamberger and Oswald demonstrate the harrowing reviews of small farmers who've misplaced their animals, their livelihoods, and their peace of brain, and of rural households whose estate values have plummeted as their cities were invaded via drillers. while, those tales supply us wish, as humans band jointly to aid each other and courageously struggle to reclaim their communities.
 
the talk over fracking speaks to a center issue of latest existence: we require strength to stay with smooth conveniences, yet what measure of environmental degradation, overall healthiness dangers, and threats to our foodstuff provide are we keen to simply accept to procure that power? As those tales exhibit, the stakes couldn’t be larger, and this can be a subject matter that none people can find the money for to ignore.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Carbon Trading Law and Practice

In Carbon buying and selling legislation and Practice, writer Scott D. Deatherage offers practitioners with a entire sensible consultant to the USA and foreign perform of carbon emissions buying and selling. The publication encompasses a finished exam of kingdom, federal, and overseas weather swap and greenhouse gasoline legislation and rules, emissions buying and selling, foreign and european legislations, different aid courses, carbon credits initiatives and financing, weather switch disclosure, and the USA regulatory regime for greenhouse fuel legislation and emissions buying and selling. The ebook additionally offers an in depth description of the advance and present prestige of greenhouse gasoline rules within the usa, and the present situation by way of US carbon markets.

The use of market-based structures as a way of regulating emissions and different environmental toxins or degradation is a transforming into phenomenon. As international locations and states seem to be responding to clinical pronouncements in regards to the lifestyles and motives of weather swap, environmental markets seem to be one of many major instruments that would be used to deal with greenhouse gasoline emissions. Carbon buying and selling legislations and perform provides the elemental rationalization and the underlying criminal structures and concerns that serve to create and maintain carbon credits construction and the buying and selling of those credit, and a chain of similar criminal and enterprise concerns.

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Sustainability Management: Lessons from and for New York City, America, and the Planet

Can we develop our global economic system and create possibilities for the terrible whereas retaining the planet intact? do we retain our bright, dynamic existence whereas making sure the Earth remains effective and manageable? geared toward managers, scholars, students, and policymakers, Sustainability Management solutions those questions within the affirmative, arguing it really is attainable for environmentally sustainable enterprise practices and guidelines to foster monetary and long term development.

Written by means of a former analyst and advisor with the EPA, this booklet initially combines sustainable efforts in water, agriculture, city, and tool administration to achieve—in perform, not only in theory—a sustainable planet and financial system. Steven Cohen starts off with the technical, monetary, managerial, and political demanding situations of any such undertaking, after which truthfully assesses sustainable practices within the production and repair industries. He addresses renewable and carbon-free power creation; water sustainability, particularly with reference to strength matters concerning filtration, distribution, and altering rainfall styles; nutrients cultivation and distribution; and how you can preserve the interdependent platforms on which we rely to dwell. Taking examples from long island urban, essentially the most sustainable and sustainability-minded metropolises on the planet, Cohen explains how every little thing from development to waste administration could be designed to facilitate a sustainable setting, not only for brand new York but in addition for the area. He concludes with this macroscopic view, outlining the worldwide efforts essential to defend biodiversity and ecosystems, and the influence of battle, terrorism, and human clash on sustainability.

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Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

By Lukas Straumann

Funds Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has known as most likely the most important environmental crime of our occasions the big destruction of the Borneo rainforest by way of Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann is going in seek not just of the misplaced forests and the folks who used to name them domestic, but additionally the community of criminals who've earned billions via unlawful trees revenues and corruption. Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud, present governor of the Malay¬sian country of Sarawak, because the kingpin of this Asian bushes mafia. Taib s relations with the complicity of worldwide monetary associations have profited to the song of 15 billion US funds. funds Logging is a narrative of a those who have misplaced their old paradise to a barren region of oil palm plantations, pollutants, and corruption and the way they desire to take it again. Translated from German.

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Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It

By Paul R. Epstein, Dan Ferber

Climate switch is now doing way more damage than marooning polar bears on melting chunks of ice—it is harmful the well-being of individuals all over the world. Brilliantly connecting tales of actual individuals with state of the art medical and scientific info, Changing Planet, altering Health brings us to areas like Mozambique, Honduras, and the USA for an eye-opening on-the-ground research of the way weather swap is changing styles of disorder. Written through a doctor and international professional on weather and wellbeing and fitness and an award-winning technology journalist, the e-book finds the wonderful hyperlinks among international warming and cholera, malaria, lyme disorder, bronchial asthma, and different well-being threats. In transparent, obtainable language, it additionally discusses themes together with Climategate, cap-and-trade proposals, and the connection among loose markets and the weather main issue. most significantly, Changing Planet, altering Health promises a set of leading edge ideas for shaping a fit worldwide monetary order within the twenty-first century.

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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

In this strong and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White condo, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's so much widespread environmental legal professional, fees that this management has taken company cronyism to such extraordinary heights that it now threatens our health and wellbeing, our nationwide defense, and democracy as we all know it. In a headlong pursuit of non-public revenue and private energy, Kennedy writes, George Bush and his management have eviscerated the legislation that experience safe our nation's air, water, public lands, and natural world for the previous thirty years, enriching the president's political individuals whereas decreasing the standard of lifestyles for the remainder of us.

Kennedy lifts the veil on how the management has orchestrated those rollbacks nearly fullyyt open air of public scrutiny -- and in tandem with the very industries that our legislation are supposed to keep watch over, the country's such a lot infamous polluters. He writes of the way it has deceived the general public by means of manipulating and suppressing medical facts, intimidated enforcement officers and different civil servants, and masked its time table with Orwellian doublespeak. He studies on how the White residence doles out lavish subsidies and tax breaks to the power barons whereas excusing from offering enough safety on the greater than 15,000 chemical and nuclear amenities which are leading ambitions for terrorist assaults. Kennedy finds an management whose regulations have "squandered our Treasury, entangled us in international wars, reduced our foreign status, made us a goal for terrorist assaults, and elevated our reliance on petty heart japanese dictators who despise democracy and are hated through their very own people."

Crimes opposed to Nature is finally in regards to the corrosive impression of company corruption on our center American values -- free-market capitalism and democracy. it's approximately an management, the writer argues, that has sacrificed recognize for the legislations, public wellbeing and fitness, medical integrity, and long term monetary power at the altar of company greed. it's a ebook for either Democrats and Republicans, humans just like the characteristically conservative farmers and fishermen Kennedy represents in court cases opposed to polluters. "Without exception," he writes, "these humans see the present management because the maximum hazard not only to their livelihoods yet to their values, their experience of group, and their thought of what it capacity to be American."

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History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

By Fiona Watson, T.C Smout, Alan R. Macdonald

The 1st smooth historical past of Scottish woodlands explores the altering courting among bushes and other people from the time of Scotland's first cost, concentrating on the interval 1500 to 1920. Drawing on paintings in common technology, geography and background, in addition to at the authors' personal examine, it offers an available and readable account that balances social, monetary and environmental components. starting chapters describe the early background of the woodlands. The booklet is then divided into chapters that give some thought to conventional makes use of and administration, the effect of outsiders at the pine woods and the oakwoods within the first part of exploitation, and the impact of industrialisation. Separate chapters are dedicated to case stories of administration at Strathcarron, Glenorchy, Rothiemurchus and on Skye.

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The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World

By John Robbins

In 1987, John Robbins released Diet for a brand new America, which was once an early model of this publication, and he begun the nutrients revolution. He maintains to paintings tirelessly to advertise wide awake foodstuff offerings greater than twenty years later.

First released in 2001, The meals Revolution remains to be the most often pointed out and stated books of the food-politics revolution. It was once one of many first actual books to debate the unfavourable healthiness results of consuming genetically converted meals and animal items of every kind, to show the hazards inherent in our manufacturing unit farming procedure, and to recommend a whole plant-based vitamin.

The booklet garnered endorsements through everybody from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The foodstuff Revolution is timelier than ever--and a really compelling learn. The tenth anniversary version has an up-to-date, new modern glance and a brand new advent via the writer.

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