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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 13, 2000

Do We Have a Chance for Greener America?
I immigrated to the United States 15 years ago. During this time, I was allowed to work, travel, save, spend, etc. but for the first time I had the right to vote in the political election. I was born, raised, and educated in Poland, so when I came to...
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Environmental Protection Efforts in a Developing Country: The Case of Guyana
This paper demonstrates that after decades of environmental resource exploitation, degradation and contamination of Guyana's environment, the government, democratically elected on October 5, 1992, inherited a legacy of environmental problems which include...
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Environmental Resources on the Web
Publishers and readers are invited to send material for this column to Flora Shrode, Environmental Resources Editor, Electronic Green Journal, Hodges Library, Reference Services, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996- 1000, USA. TEL: 1-865-974-4415,...
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Healthy Environment, Healthy Children, and Healthy Future: Essential Resources
A great deal of research is being devoted to environmental factors that impact the health of children. This column introduces this topic with two purposes in mind. First, you are invited to suggest resources related to how environmental factors affect...
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Learning from Experience : A Report from Mexico's Turtle Trip 2000
On October first at about five in the morning I found myself on a small plane with 15 other students and chaperones. After almost a year of planning, I was finally going. Our group was the Turtle Trippers of 2000. We had researched, planned, raised money,...
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No More Pencils ... No More Books? Arguing for the Use of Experiential Learning in Post Secondary Environmental Studies Classroom
This paper discusses how experiential learning theory can be linked to more effective teaching in post secondary environmental studies classrooms. The author argues that environmental studies courses in institutions of higher education can be enhanced...
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Review: Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping
Review: Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping By Thomas Leo Ogren Reviewed by William Ted Johnson Chandler Public Library, USA Ogren, Thomas Leo. Allergy-free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping....
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Review: Balancing Act: Environmental Issues in Forestry (2Nd Ed.)
Review: Balancing Act: Environmental Issues in Forestry (2nd ed.) By J. P. Kimmins Reviewed by Joseph J. Nocera Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Canada Kimmins, J. P. Balancing Act: Environmental Issues in Forestry. (2nd ed.) Vancouver, Canada:...
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Review: Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology
Review: Beneath the Surface: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology By Eric Katz, Andrew Light and David Rothenberg (Eds.) Reviewed by Barbara L. Wagner Denver, Colorado, USA Katz, Eric, Andrew Light, & David Rothenberg (Eds.). Beneath...
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Review: Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events
Review: Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events Rutherford H. Platt (Ed.) Reviewed by Graham E.L. Holton La Trobe University, Australia Rutherford H. Platt (Ed.). Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events....
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Review: Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction about Nature and the Environment for Adults and Young Adults
Review: Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction about Nature and the Environment for Adults and Young Adults By Jim Dwyer Reviewed by Maria Anna Jankowska University of Idaho Library, USA Dwyer, Jim. Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction...
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Review: Energy Efficiency Manual
Review: Energy Efficiency Manual By Donald R. Wulfinghoff Reviewed by Irwin Weintraub Brooklyn College Library, USA Wulfinghoff, Donald R. Energy Efficiency Manual. Wheaton, MD: Energy Institute Press, 1999. 1536 pp. ISBN 0-9657926-7-6. US$199.95.In...
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Review: Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century
Review: Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century By Vaclav Smil Reviewed by Michele Calloway Southern Illinois University, USA Smil, Vaclav. Feeding the World: A Challenge for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000....
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Review: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management
Review: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management By Biliana Cicin-Sain and Robert W. Knecht Reviewed by Kenneth Carriveau Baylor University, USA Cicin-Sain, Biliana, & Robert W. Knecht. Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management: Concepts and Practices....
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Review: Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
Review: Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest By Russell Link Reviewed by Jeff Alger Kansas State University, USA Link, Russell. Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1999. 320 pp....
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Review: Making Better Environmental Decisions: An Alternative to Risk Assessment
Review: Making Better Environmental Decisions: An Alternative to Risk Assessment By Mary O'Brien Reviewed by Xavier E. Gros European Commission Joint Research Centre, The Netherlands O'Brien, Mary. Making Better Environmental Decisions; An Alternative...
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Review: Managing Tourism Growth: Issues and Applications
Review: Managing Tourism Growth: Issues and Applications By Fred P. Bosselman, Craig A. Peterson and Claire McCarthy Reviewed by Kenneth Carriveau Baylor University, USA Bosselman, Fred P., Craig A. Peterson, & Claire McCarthy. Managing Tourism Growth:...
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Review: Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History
Review: Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History By Dale D. Goble and Paul W. Hirt (Eds.) Reviewed by Cain Allen Portland State University, USA Goble, Dale D., & Paul W. Hirt (Eds.). Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples:...
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Review: Parks in Peril: People, Politics and Protected Areas
Review: Parks in Peril: People, Politics and Protected Areas By Katrina Brandon, Kent H. Redford, and Steven E. Sanderson (Eds.) Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith University of Wageningen, Netherlands Brandon, Katrina, Kent H. Redford, & Steven E....
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Review: Planning for Biodiversity: Issues and Examples
Review: Planning for Biodiversity: Issues and Examples By Sheila Peck Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith University of Wageningen, Netherlands Peck, Sheila. Planning for Biodiversity: Issues and Examples. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1998. 221 pp. ISBN...
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Review: The Human Impact on the Natural Environment (5Th ed.)/Review: The Human Impact Reader: Readings and Case Studies
Goudie, Andrew. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment (5th ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000. 511 pp. ISBN 0-262-57138-2 (paperback). US$29.95Goudie, Andrew (Ed.). The Human Impact Reader: Readings and Case Studies. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers,...
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Review: The New Earth Reader: The Best of Terra Nova
Review: The New Earth Reader: The Best of Terra Nova By D. Rothenberg and M. Ulvaeus (Eds.) Reviewed by Xavier E. Gros European Commission Joint Research Centre, The Netherlands Rothenberg, David., & Marta. Ulvaeus (Eds.). The New Earth Reader: The...
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Seeking Green Societies: From Expansionism to Holistic Ecology
This essay opens the window to some of the economic, social and 'natural' components of the dominant ideology. It discusses these components as barriers that inhibit the creation of green societies, and proposes some solutions towards achieving a more...
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"The Environment Bank": A Feasible Mediator between Humans' Ingratitude and Nature's Reprisal
Environmental degradation is of solemn concern nowadays all over the world. Government bodies, international organizations, corporate/noncorporate concerns, even all the erudite people of the countries are more or less anxious about the deteriorating...
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The Modern History of Energy Conservation: An Overview for Information Professionals
WHAT IS ENERGY CONSERVATION?THE EARLY HISTORY OF ENERGY CONSERVATIONTHE MODERN ERA OF ENERGY CONSERVATIONTHE GEOGRAPHY OF ENERGY CONSERVATION INFORMATIONTHE MAIN INFORMATION SOURCESTHE BEST WAYS TO SEARCH FOR INFORMATIONPROVIDE INFORMATION, AVOID MISINFORMATIONEnergy...
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