Environmental Health News

What's Working

  • Garden Mosaics projects promote science education while connecting young and old people as they work together in local gardens.
  • Hope Meadows is a planned inter-generational community containing foster and adoptive parents, children, and senior citizens
  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools

agriculture & food security

Paquete de Recursos: Biotecnología

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

September 22, 2000

Abstract:

Colección de ejemplares anteriores de Salud y Medio Ambiente tratando el tema de la biotecnología....

Read/download:

paquete_de_recursos_biotechnologia.doc, (DOC, 342 KB)

Biopiracy, TRIPS, and the Patenting of Asia's Rice Bowl

Authors:

Publication Date:

Abstract:

Biopiracy, or the stealing of genetic material and knowledge from communities in the gene-rich developing countries, is an exploding issue in Asia. Industrialised countries want exploitation and ownership rights over the biodiversity of the South. In a sense, this goes back to the colonial e...

Net Primary Production: Original Calculations

Publication Date:

February 13, 1987

Abstract:

Describes the calculations that underlie calculations of the amount of terrestrial and global net primary productivity appropriated by humans; see document #376 and #559 in the rachel Library....

Read/download:

Net Primary Production: Original Calculations, (PDF, 275 KB)

Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

Abstract:

Calculates that humans are appropriating (in 1986) 40% of terrestrial net primary productivity, and 25% of global net primary productivity....

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #837 -- Nuclear Power had a Bad year

Publication Date:

January 12, 2006

Abstract:

Nuclear Power Had a Bad Year in 2005 During 2005, there was considerable talk about the nuclear power industry reviving itself -- with the help of huge new federal subsidies -- but the industry seems to be in such deep trouble on many fronts that it will remain moribund, though still highly ...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #835 -- Synthetic Biology

Publication Date:

December 29, 2005

Abstract:

A Gift of Economic Growth: A Darker Bioweapons Future In their constant search for the "next big thing" to drive economic growth, investors are now banking on a new field of science called "synthetic biology." The aim is to create entirely new forms of life, with little thought for consequences. T...

Rachel's Democracy & Health News #836 -- A Good Year for Biotech

Publication Date:

January 5, 2006

Abstract:

2005 Was a Very Good Year for the Biotech Food Industry Many people around the world resist eating genetically modified foods (GMOs), and they still have a choice. But pollen carried on the wind is slowly contaminating much of the world's cropland with GMOs. One of these days, there won't mu...

OECD Environmental Outlook

Publication Date:

June 15, 2001

Abstract:

A survey or environmental problems, and projections for the next 20 years, by the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD)....

Read/download:

OECD Environmental Outlook, (PDF, 3445 KB)

Half the American Harvest Goes to waste

Publication Date:

November 24, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the waste in the U.S., food system -- half of the food we grow ends up being throw away as waste....

Read/download:

Half the American Harvest Goes to waste, (TXT, 4 KB)

Conserving Communities

Authors:

Berry, Wendell

Publication Date:

January 1, 1996

Abstract:

This stirring defense of local communities against corporate bigness is from Wendell Berry's book of essays, Another Turn of the Crank (New York: Counteropoint Press, 1996); ISBN 1887178287....

Read/download:

Conserving Communities, (TXT, 26 KB)
Syndicate content

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (28)