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Electronic Green Journal

Provided scholarly, international environmental information.

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 18, 2003

Arcology and Arcosanti1: Towards a Sustainable Built Environment
Around the world, as cities reach unprecedented sizes, their increasing social and environmental problems need to be addressed if we are to avoid catastrophe. Paolo Soleri's arcology model aims at a more balanced relationship between urban form and efficiency...
Editorial: "Wrecking Fields Are a Terrible Place": A Global Look at Earth Day, War and the Environment1
In his reminiscences on the seven-year evolution towards the establishment of Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson wrote, "the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country" (Nelson, n.d.). Since that first Earth Day in...
Environmental Resources
Publishers and readers are invited to send material for this column to Flora Shrode, Head, Reference Services, Utah State University Libraries, 3100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-3100, USA. TEL: 435-797-8033, FAX: 435- 797-1546.WEB SITESONLINE REPORTSPERIODICALBOOKSCONFERENCESWeb...
Environment-Economy Trade-Offs and Forest Environmentalism
Public opinion polls have consistently demonstrated the public's willingness to "tradeoff" economic growth for environmental protection. The absence of a middle ground position in these polls raises questions as to whether or not respondents view economic...
Island Oases: Urban Open Space Values and Trends
Urban open space offers many benefits to the communities where they are found. However, as John Muir pointed out many years ago, they, along with many units of our National Park system, frequently find themselves under attack. Much has changed since...
Production System Planning for Natural Resource Conservation in a Micro-Watershed
Natural resources management is crucial for sustainable development of a region. It involves the knowledge of natural resources, planning for the sustainable use, and implementation at field level. A watershed is an area within a region with natural...
Review: Cedar Mesa: A Place Where Spirits Dwell
Review: Cedar Mesa: A Place Where Spirits Dwell By David Peterson Reviewed by Joyce Metzger Arcadia, Florida, USA David Petersen; photographs by Branson Reynolds. Cedar Mesa: A Place Where Spirits Dwell. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002. 86...
Review: Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance
Review: Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance By Clark Miller and Paul N. Edwards (Eds.) Reviewed by Hanna Jaireth Aranda, ACT, Australia Clark Miller, & Paul N. Edwards (Eds.). Changing the Atmosphere: Expert Knowledge...
Review: Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats
Review: Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats By Alan Rabinowitz Reviewed by László Nemes University of Debrecen, Hungary Alan Rabinowitz. Chasing the Dragon's Tail: The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats. Washington...
Review: Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture
Review: Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture By Andrew Kimbrell (Ed.) Reviewed by Kim Marie Pezza Marion, NY, USA Andrew Kimbrell (Ed.). Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture. Washington DC: Island Press, 2002. 384 pp....
Review: Floods, Droughts, and Climate Change
Review: Floods, Droughts, and Climate Change By Michael Collier and Robert H. Webb Reviewed by Robert D. Hook University of Idaho, USA Michael Collier, & Robert H. Webb. Floods, Droughts, and Climate Change. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona...
Review: Life Support: The Environment and Human Health
Review: Life Support: The Environment and Human Health By Michael McCally (Ed.) Reviewed by M. Tayyeb Javed Islamabad, Pakistan Michael McCally (Ed.). Life Support: The Environment and Human Health. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. 312 pp. ISBN 0-262-13414-4...
Review: Political Nature: Environmentalism and the Interpretation of Western Thought
Review: Political Nature: Environmentalism and the Interpretation of Western Thought By John M. Myer Reviewed by Pramod K. Nayar University of Hyderabad, India John M. Meyer. Political Nature: Environmentalism and the Interpretation of Western Thought....
Review: Psychology of Sustainable Development
Review: Psychology of Sustainable Development By Peter Schmuck and Wesley P. Schultz (Eds.) Reviewed by Taciano Lemos Milfont University of Alagoas, Maceio, Brazil Peter Schmuck, & Wesley P. Schultz (Eds.). Psychology of Sustainable Development....
Review: Relational Database of Information on Potential Endocrine Disrupters
Review: Relational Database of Information on Potential Endocrine Disrupters Reviewed by Dale Stirling Intertox, USA Relational Database of Information on Potential Endocrine Disrupters. Leicester, UK: Institute for Environment & Health, University...
Review: Rocky Mountain Futures: An Ecological Perspective
Review: Rocky Mountain Futures: An Ecological Perspective By Jill S. Baron (Ed.) Reviewed by Tania Aguero North Miami Beach, Florida, USA Jill S. Baron (Ed.). Rocky Mountain Futures: An Ecological Perspective. Washington DC: Island Press, 2002. 325 pp....
Review: Still the Wild River Runs: Congress, the Sierra Club and the Fight to Save Grand Canyon
Review: Still the Wild River Runs: Congress, the Sierra Club and the Fight to Save Grand Canyon By Byron E. Pearson Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, California, USA Byron E. Pearson. Still the Wild River Runs: Congress, the Sierra Club and...
Review: The Black Rock Desert
Review: The Black Rock Desert By William Fox and Mark Klett Reviewed by Agah Uguz Uludag University, Turkey William Fox; photographs by Klett Mark. The Black Rock Desert. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2002. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-2172-7 (paperback)....
Review: The Environmental Guidebook Companion CD-ROM
Review: The Environmental Guidebook Companion CD-ROM By Jeff Staudinger Reviewed by Dale Stirling Intertox, USA Jeff Staudinger. The Environmental Guidebook: A Selective Reference Guide to Environmental Organizations and Related Entities with Companion...
Review: The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics and Pedagogy
Review: The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics and Pedagogy By Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans, and Rachel Stein (Eds.) Reviewewd by Kathy Piselli Vistronix, Inc., USA Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans, & Rachel Stein (Eds.). The Environmental...
Review: The Sonoran Desert Tortoise: Natural History, Biology and Conservation
Review: The Sonoran Desert Tortoise: Natural History, Biology and Conservation By Thomas R. VanDevender, ed. Reviewed by Rosemary Streatfeild Washington State University, USA Thomas R. Van Devender (Ed.). The Sonoran Desert Tortoise: Natural History,...
Review: The State of the Nation's Ecosystems: Measuring the Lands, Waters, and Living Resources of the United States
Review: The State of the Nation's Ecosystems: Measuring the Lands, Waters, and Living Resources of the United States By the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment Reviewed by Dan Tufford University of South Carolina, Columbia,...
Review: The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2002-2003
Review: The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2002-2003 By Peter Gleick, et al. Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, California, USA Peter Gleick, et al. The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2002-2003....
Unheard Voices: Environmental Equity
A fairly large and growing body of literature today presupposes that there are substantial public health costs borne primarily by minority, low-income, and other disadvantaged populations specifically because of their differential exposure to environmental...