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Building the Bridge to the High Road

Authors:

Swinney, Dan

Publication Date:

June 15, 2002

Abstract:

In this paper, Dan Swinney contrasts a "high road" economy (businesses using modern technologies to compete successfully and to pay good wages with benefits) vs. the low road in which workers and the enviromment are exploited. Swinney says the U.S. environmental, labor and social movements have got...

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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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The Death of Environmentalism

Publication Date:

September 29, 2004

Abstract:

Describes the failure of the environmental movement to achieve solutions to the global warming problem as a failure to define the problem in a way that clarifies core values and thus makes possible creation of an effective political coalition. Calls for rethinking the way environmentasl work has be...

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Updated Estimates of Earnings Benefits from Reduced Exposure of Children to Environmental Lead

Publication Date:

July 1, 1995

Abstract:

Estimates the loss of lifetime earnings associated with the loss of one IQ point, then relates this to the loss of IQ associated with low-level exposure to toxic lead during childhood. This pioneering method has since been updated and used by other authors. It shows unmistakably that the U.S. woul...

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....

Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

Abstract:

Peter M. Vitousek and others, "Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis," BioScience Vol. 36, No. 6 (June, 1986), pgs. 368-373....

Not in My Back Yard

Publication Date:

September 4, 2003

Abstract:

The U.S. Civil Right's Commission's report on federal agencies' failure (and a few successes) in implementing President Clinton's Executive Order 12898, requiring federal agencies to pay attention to environmental injustices....

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Pew Environmental Health Commission Summer 1999 Update

Publication Date:

July 15, 1999

Abstract:

Newsletter of the Pew Environmental Health Commission Summer 1999; contains the Commission's defintion of "enviromental health" and reveals survey data showing widespread support for efforts to improve public health....

NACCHO Resolution 99-11 on Indoor Air Quality

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

November 7, 1999

Abstract:

Resolution 99-11 on Indoor Air Quality adopted Nov. 7, 1999 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)...

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NACCHO Resolution 00-07 Supporting Environmental Justice

Authors:

NACCHO,

Publication Date:

November 12, 2000

Abstract:

Resolution 00-07 Supporting Environmental Justice adopted Nov. 12, 2000 by the National Association of County and City Health Officials...
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