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Air Sickness

Authors:

Raloff, Janet

Publication Date:

August 2, 2003

Abstract:

Describes many studies indicating that human lungs 9and then hearts and perhaps brains) are damaged by routine exposure to very fine particles ranging in size from 2.5 micrometers (millionths of a meter) down to 0.1 micrometers in diameter. The smallest particles appear to be the most dangerous, an...

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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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Waste Incineration: A Dying Technology, (PDF, 2421 KB)

Air Quality Handbook on Land Use

Authors:

Anonymous,

Publication Date:

August 1, 2003

Abstract:

Describes environmental justice criteria for land use; has implications for use of the precautionary principle for land use decisions....

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Air Quality Handbook on Land Use, (DOC, 242 KB)

Government Has a Public Trust Duty to Take Precautionary Action to Achieve Environmental Justice

Authors:

Montague, Peter

Publication Date:

August 21, 2003

Abstract:

Comments presented at a meeting on the precautionary principle, convened by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles, Calif. August 21, 2003...

Taken for a Ride

Publication Date:

August 1, 1996

Abstract:

This is an excerpt from the script of a 55-minute film called Taken for a Ride, which documents the intentional destruction of steel-rail trolley systems in 83 American cities during the period 1920-1970 by General Motors, Standard Oil of California, Phillips Petroleum, Firestone Tire, and Mack Truc...

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Taken for a Ride, (PDF, 178 KB)

To a Candidate in Search of an Environmental Theme: Promote the Public Trust

Authors:

Manus, Peter

Publication Date:

May 1, 2000

Abstract:

Advocates modern use of the public trust doctrine as a unifying concept for environmental protection....

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)

The Public Trust Doctrine: Who Has The Burden of Proof

Authors:

Paul, James T.

Publication Date:

July 1, 1996

Abstract:

James T. Paul, "The Public Trust Doctrine: Who Has the Burden of Proof," paper presented at the July, 1996 Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii of the Western Association of Wildlife and Fisheries Administrators, Hosted by the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. Describes the state's a...
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