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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 21, 2005

An Environmental Tribute to Karol Wojtyla: Pope John Paul II
It was impossible for anyone to be in Poland from April second to April eighth of 2005 and not notice or participate in the unforgettable events commemorating the death of Polish icon - Pope John Paul II. Thanks to the Fulbright Fellowship during the...
Does Untouched Nature Contribute to Famine? Bibliographic Essay, Part 1
The "value vote" played an important role in the 2004 presidential election in the United States. It was surprising and gratifying to find environmental issues listed by some conservative groups as moral issues during this campaign. However, these groups...
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Evaluation of Effective Microorganisms (EM) in Solid Waste Management
Organic manures are derived from plant, animal and human residues. In addition to supplying principal elements to the soil, they promote microbial activity in the soil and improve its structure, aeration, and water holding capacity, which in turn improves...
Implementing Environmental Management Systems in the Federal Government: Real Change or Flavor-of-the-Month?
Managing environmental conditions in federal facilities poses major challenges throughout the United States government. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are 12,153 regulated federal facilities nationwide. The increasing age of...
Nutrient Overloading of a Freshwater Lake in Bhopal, India
One of the most important crises of the 21st century is the scarcity of drinking water. Most freshwater bodies the world over are becoming polluted, thus decreasing the potability of the water. Today, eutrophication of natural waters is one of the most...
Review: Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability
Review: Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action Toward Sustainability By Kenneth E. Wilkening Kenneth E. Wilkening. Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action Toward Sustainability ....
Review: Air Pollution & Health in Rapidly Developing Countries
Review: Air Pollution & Health in Rapidly Developing Countries By Gordon McGranahan and Frank Muray (Eds) Reviewed by Scott Bucher St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY, USA Gordon McGranahan, & Frank Murray (Eds.). Air Pollution & Health...
Review: Competing on Quality and Environment
Review: Competing on Quality and Environment By Christian N. Madu Reviewed by M. Tayyeb Javed Islamabad, Pakistan Christian N. Madu. Competing on Quality and Environment . Fairfield, CT: Chi Publishers, 2004. 311 pp. ISBN 0-9676023-1-9. US$64.95Almost...
Review: Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties
Review: Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties By Vaclav Smil Review by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan Vaclav Smil. Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties....
Review: Environmental Policy: A Casebook
Review: Environmental Policy: A Casebook By Robert P. Watson, Dwight C. Kiel, and Stephen F. Robar (Eds.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Robert P. Watson, Dwight C. Kiel, & Stephen F. Robar (Eds.). Environmental...
Review: Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest
Review: Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest By Thomas R. Dunlap Reviewed by Carter Meland University of Minnesota, USA Thomas R. Dunlap. Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press,...
Review: Forging a West That Works: An Invitation to the Radical Center
Review: Forging a West That Works: An Invitation to the Radical Center By The Cuivira Coalition (Eds.) Reviewed by Scott Bucher St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY, USA The Quivira Coalition (Eds.). Forging a West that Works: An Invitation to the Radical...
Review: Gateways to the Southwest: The Story of Arizona State Parks
Review: Gateways to the Southwest: The Story of Arizona State Parks By Jay M. Price Reviewed by William T. Johnson Scottsdale Public Library, Palomino Branch, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Jay M. Price. Gateways to the Southwest: The Story of Arizona State...
Review: Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land
Review: Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land By Chip Ward Reviewed by Kurt A. Rosentrater United States Department of Agriculture, USA Chip Ward. Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land. Washington D.C.: Island...
Review: In Search of the Rain Forest
Review: In Search of the Rain Forest By Candace Slater (Ed.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Candace Slater (Ed.). In Search of the Rain Forest. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. 318 pp. ISBN 0-8223-3205-1 (cloth);...
Review: Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge
Review: Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge By Carol Ann Bassett Reviewed by Robert D. Hook University of Idaho, USA Carol Ann Bassett; photographs by Michael Hyatt. Organ Pipe: Life on the Edge. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2004. 89 pp. ISBN 0-8165-2384-3...
Review: Reconstructing Conservation
Review: Reconstructing Conservation By Ben Minteer and Robert Manning (Eds.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Ben A. Minteer, & Robert E. Manning (Eds.). Reconstructing Conservation. Washington, DC: Island Press,...
Review: The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush
Review: The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush By Kathryn Morse Reviewed by Robert D. Hook University of Idaho, USA Kathryn Morse. The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush. Seattle, WA: University...
Review: The Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf Back to the Blue
Review: The Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf Back to the Blue By Bobbie Holaday Review by William T. Johnson Scottsdale Public Library, Palomino Branch, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA Bobbie Holaday. The Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf Back to the Blue. Tucson:...
Review: The State of Food and Agriculture: Agricultural Biotechnology: Meeting the Needs of the Poor?
Review: The State of Food and Agriculture: Agricultural Biotechnology: Meeting the Needs of the Poor? By the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Reviewed by Richard J. Blaustein Washington, DC, USA United Nations, Food and Agriculture...
Review: The U.S. Forest Service: A History
Review: The U.S. Forest Service: A History By Harold K. Steen Reviewed by Robert D. Hook University of Idaho, USA Harold K. Steen. The U.S. Forest Service: A History (centennial ed.). Durham, NC: Forest History Society; Seattle, University of Washington...
Review: Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes
Review: Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes By Barbara L. Allen Reviewed by Tom Fletcher Bishop's University, Quebec, Canada Barbara L. Allen. Uneasy Alchemy: Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor...
Strategies for Developing the College Course on Global Climate Change
This paper suggests an outline for a model text and approach to climate change education through the framework of international cooperation. Educators have not been successful in getting students to apply environmental knowledge to their own lives and...
The Social and Ethical Aspects of Nuclear Waste
Nuclear waste management seems to exist in a perpetual state of crises. For 50 years the nuclear states of the world have fought, and generally lost, the battle to deal with the nuclear waste problem. Worldwide, there is a growing acknowledgement within...