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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 23, 2006

Editorial: Protecting Public Access to Environmental Information and Saving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Libraries
Among the treasures of the environmental information domain are the crown "jewels" of the EPA National Library Network. This national collection of regional, research, and operational libraries in the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1971...
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WEB SITESOrganization and Research Association Web SitesInternational Web SitesU.S. Federal Government Agency Web SitesCommercial Web SitesEducational Institutions' Web SitesConference Web SitesBOOKSOrganization and Research Association Web SitesAmerican...
Federal Environmental Impact Statements: Overly Inflated Needs Result in Needless Environmental Harm
According to federal regulations, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must include a statement of the purpose of, and need for, the proposed action. Unfortunately, the regulations do not specify how to determine the need. Typically, the declared...
Ideology and Politics: Essential Factors in the Path toward Sustainability
With the Kyoto protocol coming into force we can expect media attention to focus on governments' efforts to reduce global warming. While some have questioned how effective such efforts will be due to the number of countries who have not signed on (notably...
On My Mind: The Ecological Explanation for the Environmental Crisis
The environmental crisis requires our attention like it has never done before. The year 2004 was a breakthrough year where it was widely acknowledged that we need to be concerned about climate changes. Finally, even some of the critics are now convinced...
Research Report: Municipal Wastewater Characteristics of Sylhet City in Bangladesh
An understanding of the nature of wastewater is essential in the design and operation of collection, treatment, and disposal facilities and in the engineering management of environmental quality. Municipal wastewater of Sylhet city, divisional city of...
Review: Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
Review: Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace By Vandana Shiva Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Vandana Shiva. Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. Cambridge, MA: Southend Press, 2005. 207 pp....
Review: Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration
Review: Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration By Marcus Hall Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Marcus Hall. Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration. Charlottesville:...
Review: Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting
Review: Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore (Eds.) Reviewed by Kathy Piselli Atlanta Fulton Public Library, USA Catherine Rich and Travis Loncore (Eds.). Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night....
Review: Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement
Review: Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement (Updated Edition) By Rik Scarce Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Rik Scarce. Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement (updated edition)....
Review: Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking, and Street Scavenging
Review: Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking, and Street Scavenging By Jeff Ferrell Reviewed by Pramod K. Nayar University of Hyderabad, India Jeff Ferrell. Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground...
Review: Faulkner and the Ecology of the South
Review: Faulkner and the Ecology of the South Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie (Eds.) Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie (Eds.). Faulkner and the Ecology of the South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi,...
Review: Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches: Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West
Review: Living With Florida's Atlantic Beaches: Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West David M. Bush ...[et al.]. Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA David M. Bush. William J. Neal, Norma J. Longo, Kenyon C. Lindeman, Deborah F. Pilkey,...
Review: Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles
Review: Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles By Gene Desfor and Roger Keil Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA Gene Desfor and Roger Keil. Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and...
Review: Plazas and Barrios: Heritage Tourism and Globalization in the Latin American Centro Historico
Review: Plazas and Barrios: Heritage Tourism and Globalization in the Latin American Centro Historico By Joseph L. Scarpaci Reviewed by Robert D. Hook University of Idaho, USA Joseph L. Scarpaci. Plazas and Barrios: Heritage Tourism and Globalization...
Review: Seeing the Forest and the Trees
Review: Seeing the Forest and the Trees By Emilio F. Moran and Elinor Ostrom (Eds.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Emilio F. Moran & Elinor Ostrom (Eds.). Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions...
Review: Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community
Review: Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community By Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett Reviewed by Kathy Piselli Atlanta Fulton Public Library, USA Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett. Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods:...
Review: Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice
Review: Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice By Jason Coburn Reviewed by Susan Maret University of Denver, USA Jason Coburn. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,...
Review: Sustainable Energy: Choosing among Options
Review: Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options By Jefferson W. Tester ...[et al.]. Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan Jefferson W. Tester, Elisabeth M. Drake, Michael J. Driscoll, Michael...
Review: The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values
Review: The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values By Linda Kalof and Terre Satterfield (Eds.) Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Linda Kalof and Terre Satterfield (Eds). The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values. London;...
Review: The Hype about Hydrogen
Review: The Hype About Hydrogen By Joseph J. Romm Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan Joseph J. Romm. The Hype About Hydrogen. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004. 256 pp. ISBN: 1-55963-703-X....
Review: The Kuhls of Kangra: Community Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalaya
Review: The Kuhls of Kangra: Community Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalaya By J.M. Baker Reviewed by Sugato Dutt East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA J.M. Baker. The Kuhls of Kangra: Community Managed Irrigation in the Western Himalaya. Seattle:...
Review: The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide: The Blue Movement Directory (2005-2006)
Review: The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide: The Blue Movement Directory (2005-2006) By David Helvarg (Ed.) Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide: The Blue Movement Directory (2005-2006). Edited...
Review: The Russian Far East: A Reference Guide for Conservation and Development
Review: The Russian Far East: A Reference Guide for Conservation and Development By Josh Newell (Ed.) Reviewed by Laura M. Calkins Texas Tech University, USA Josh Newell (Ed.) The Russian Far East: A Reference Guide for Conservation and Development....
Review: The State and the Global Ecological Crisis
Review: The State and the Global Ecological Crisis By John Barry and Robyn Eckersley Reviewed by Victoria Carchidi Washington, DC, USA Barry, John and Robyn Eckersley. The State and the Global Ecological Crisis. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. 307 pp....
The Spiritual Lives of Great Environmentalists
Spirituality and the environment are ever in the news and are frequent topics of scholarly research, especially when it comes to how they influence one another. From ancient civilizations to contemporary culture, people have viewed the intersection of...
Where the Green Is: Examining the Paradox of Environmentally Conscious Consumption
There is much debate about the value of "green consumerism." Critics claim that environmentally conscientious shopping has negligible effects, does not address wider issues relating to the creation of needs and capitalism, and has been co-opted by advertisers...