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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....

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

Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

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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

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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

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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)....

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OECD Environmental Outlook, (PDF, 3445 KB)

Half the American Harvest Goes to waste

Publication Date:

November 24, 2004

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

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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....

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Organic Lawn Care

Authors:

Pellerano, Maria

Publication Date:

June 30, 2004

Abstract:

This is a handout that accompanies a presentation on Organic Lawn Care....

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Organic Lawn Care, (DOC, 78 KB)

Environmental and Economic Costs of Soil Erosion and Conservation Benefits

Authors:

Pimental, David

Publication Date:

February 24, 1995

Abstract:

Describes soil erosion rates globally and within the U.S. and assigns costs to them....
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