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Alternatives to Quantitative Risk Assessment for Decision-Making (Draft 2)

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

July 10, 2005

Abstract:

Offers 7 criticisms of quantitative risk assessment and offers several alternative ways of gathering information for, and approaching, decisions affecting public health and the natural environment....

Beyond Risk: An Ecological Paradigm to Prevent Global Chemical Pollution

Authors:

Thornton, Joe

Publication Date:

June 15, 2000

Abstract:

Describes how the "risk assessment" approach to chemical regulation has created a fully-contaminated world, and suggests alternative policies that might actually protect the environment and human health from industrial poisons....

DRAFT Brochure: Planting the Precautionary Principle in the Garden State

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

August 15, 2003

Abstract:

DRAFT brochure for a workshop to be held 9:30 to 4:30 Nov. 22, 2003 at the Labor Education Center, 50 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 08901. The workshop will focus on the precautionary principle and how it might advance environmental protection and justice in New Jersey....

Waste Incineration: A Dying Technology

Authors:

Tangri, Neil

Publication Date:

July 14, 2003

Abstract:

This report explains why incinerators are an unsustainable and obsolete method for dealing with waste. The GAIA report concludes that incineration is a dying technology. As a waste treatment technology, it is unreliable and produces a secondary waste stream more dangerous than the original. As an en...

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Green Scissors 2003

Authors:

Collier, Shannor

Publication Date:

May 8, 2003

Abstract:

Describes $58 billion worth of wasteful and environmentally-destructiuve federal spending that could usefully be cut....

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Green Scissors 2003, (PDF, 744 KB)

Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Social Contract for Science

Authors:

Lubchenco, Jane

Publication Date:

January 23, 1998

Abstract:

Then-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Jane Lubchenco, calls upon scientists to devote their energies and talents to the most pressing problems of the day because the environment is in trouble. Jane Lubchenco, "Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Socia...

Places to Intervene in a System

Authors:

Meadows, Donella

Publication Date:

December 1, 1997

Abstract:

How does "the system" (or any system) change? Donella Meadows, one of the most original thinkers of our time, describes 10 places to intervene in any system, ranking the 10 for their effectiveness at producing lasting change....

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Places to Intervene in a System, (TXT, 37 KB)

World Wide Web Resources for Researching Environmental Issues (PDF version)

Authors:

Pellerano, Maria

Publication Date:

March 28, 2003

Abstract:

A compilation of some of the best resources available on the World Wide Web for starting researching on environmental topics....

World Wide Web Resources for Researching Environmental Issues (HTML version)

Authors:

Pellerano, Maria

Publication Date:

March 28, 2003

Abstract:

A compilation of some of the best resources available on the World Wide Web for starting researching on environmental topics....

Fichas Internacionales de Seguridad Química

Publication Date:

February 1, 1999

Abstract:

Descripciones de sustancias químicas...

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Fichas Internacionales de Seguridad Química, (DOC, 32 KB)
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