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Articles from Vol. 1, No. 25, 2007

Assessing Municipal Lawn Care Reform: The Case of a Lawn Pesticide By-Law in the Town of Caledon, Ontario, Canada
There is an ongoing interest and debate about the effectiveness of an increased number of local initiatives to modify green consumer behavior; this is in light of the failure or ineffectiveness of global policies, such as, for example, the Kyoto Protocol...
Convenient Resources for "An Inconvenient Truth"
Editor's Note: Before Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar for best documentary film, a member of the Electronic Green Journal's Editorial Board, Fred Stoss, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee. Fred was taught by former Vice President Al Gore...
Editorial: From Print to Gopher to Open Journal Systems: A Look Back on the Many Faces of the Electronic Green Journal
Upon visiting this issue of the Electronic Green Journal, you most likely noticed some changes. That is because EGJ is going through a transformation into Open Journal System (OJS) developed by the Public Knowledge Project, which provides open source...
Environmental Information Sources
WEB SITESCommercial EntitiesEducational InstitutionsInternationalOrganizations and Research AssociationsU.S. Federal Government AgenciesConferences, Professional Development Opportunities, and AwardsBOOKSWEB SITESCommercial EntitiesNational Geographic...
Review: A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy
Review: A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy By J. Timmons Roberts and Bradley C. Parks Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA J. Timmons Roberts and Bradley C. Parks. A Climate of...
Review: A Field Guide to Mammals of North America
Review: A Field Guide to Mammals of North America By Fiona A. Reid Reviewed by Kathy Piselli Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, USA Fiona A. Reid. A Field Guide to Mammals of North America, 4th ed, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 592 pp. ISBN: 0-395- 93596-2...
Review: After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination
Review: After Eden: The Evolution of Human Domination By Kirkpatrick Sale Reviewed by Bram Buscher Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Kirkpatrick Sale. After Eden. The Evolution of Human Domination. Durham: Duke University Press. 186 pp. ISBN:...
Review: Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon
Review: Amphibians, Reptiles, and Their Habitats at Sabino Canyon By David Wentworth Lazaroff, Philip C Rosen and Charles H Lowe Reviewed by William Ted Johnson Scottsdale Public Library, Arizona, USA David Wentworth Lazaroff, Philip C Rosen and Charles...
Review: Climate Change: Justice and Future Generations
Review: Climate Change: Justice and Future Generations By Edward A. Page Reviewed by A.M. Mannion University of Reading, UK Page, Edward A. Climate Change, Justice and Future Generations. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006. 209pp. ISBN: 978-1-84376-184-6....
Review: Conservation Is Our Government Now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea
Review: Conservation is Our Government now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea By Paige West Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia West, Paige. Conservation is Our Government now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua...
Review: Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality
Review: Deliberative Environmental Politics: Democracy and Ecological Rationality By Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett Reviewed by Govind Gopakumar Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA Walter F.Baberand Robert V. Bartlett. Deliberative Environmental...
Review: Ecological Nationalisms: Nature, Livelihoods and Identities in South Asia
Review: Ecological Nationalisms: Nature, Livelihoods and Identities in South Asia Edited by Gunnel Cederlof and K. Savaramakrishnan Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Cederlof, Gunnel and Savaramakrushnan, K. (Eds.)...
Review: Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation
Review: Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation By Oswald J. Schmitz Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Schmitz, Oswald J, Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation. Washington: Island Press, 2007 166 pp. pbk. ISBN 13 978-1-59726-049-7.This...
Review: Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
Review: Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist By Joan Roughgarden Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Joan Roughgarden. Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist....
Review: Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability
Review: Forests in Landscapes: Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainability Edited by Jeffrey A. Sayer, Stewart Macginnis and Michelle Laurie Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Sayer, Jeffrey A., Macginnis, Stewart and Michelle...
Review: In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club
Review: In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club By Michael McCloskey Reviewed by Adam M. Sowards University of Idaho, USA Michael McCloskey. In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club. Washington: Island Press, 2005. 399 pp. ISBN: 1-55963-979-2...
Review: Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America
Review: Made To Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America By Giles Slade Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Giles Slade. Made To Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006....
Review: Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer
Review: Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer By Helen Caldicott Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan. Helen Caldicott. Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer. New York, NY: The New Press, 2006. 240 pp. ISBN:...
Review: Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy
Review: Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy By Robert E. Manning Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Manning, Robert E. Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy Washington: Island Press, 2007...
Review: Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh
Review: Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh By John Elder Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA John Elder. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins...
Review: Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture
Review: Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture By Anthony Wilson Reviewed by Kathy Piselli Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, USA Anthony Wilson. Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2007....
Review: Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry
Review: Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry By Travis Bradford Reviewed by Umar Karim Mirza Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Pakistan Travis Bradford. Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation...
Review: The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts
Review: The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts By Susan Zwinger and Stamford D. Smith Reviewed by Adam M. Sowards University of Idaho, USA Susan Zwinger, Stamford D. Smith, and Skip Smith (Photographer).The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts. Desert...
Review: The World's Water 2006-2007
Review: The World's Water 2006-2007 By P.H. Gleick Reviewed by A.M. Mannion University of Reading, UK Gleick, P.H. The World's Water 2006-2007. Washington: Island Press, 2006. 368pp. ISBN: 1-59726-106- 8. $35 Papercover. Recycled, acid-free paper.Water...
Review: The World System and the Earth System
Review: The World System and the Earth System A. Horberger and C. Crumley (Eds.) Reviewed by A.M. Mannion University of Reading, UK Horberger, A. and Crumley, C. (Eds.). The World System and the Earth System. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2007....
Review: Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species
Review: Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species By Ceiridwen Terrill Reviewed by Lochlanina Tobey Hood College, Frederick, MD Ceiridwen Terrill. Unnatural Landscapes: Tracking Invasive Species, Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007. 240 pp....
Review: Up-Coast: Forests and Industry on British Columbia's North Coast, 1870-2005
Richard A. Rajala. Up-Coast: Forests and Industry on British Columbia's North Coast, 1870-2005. Victoria, Canada: Royal BC Museum, 2006. 294 pp. Hardbound. ISBN: 0-7726-5460-3. $US49.95.[Richard A. Rajala. Clearcutting the Pacific Rain Forest: Production,...
Review: Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies and Projects
Review: Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies and Projects By Ronald C. Griffin Reviewed by Ryder W. Miller San Francisco, USA Ronald C. Griffin. Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects. Cambridge,...
Review: Wild Borneo: The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan
Review: Wild Borneo: The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan By Nick Garbutt and J. Cede Prudente Reviewed by Elery Hamilton-Smith Charles Sturt University, Australia Garbutt, Nick and Prudente, J. Cede. Wild Borneo: The Wildlife...
Review: World in Transition: Fighting Poverty through Environmental Policy
Review: World in Transition: Fighting Poverty through Environmental Policy By German Advisory Council on Global Change Reviewed by William Ted Johnson Scottsdale Public Library, Arizona, USA German Advisory Council on Global Change. World in Transition:...
Review: Zion Canyon: A Storied Land
Review: Zion Canyon: A Storied Land By Greer K. Chesher Reviewed by Byron Anderson Northern Illinois University, USA Greer K. Chesher and Michael Plyler (Photographer). Zion Canyon: A Storied Land. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2007. 96 pp....
Technology and Communication in the Environmental Movement
Since the Internet boom, there has been a continuous debate in the scholarly literature over whether the online environment has leveled the playing field for American politics and created a truly democratic plane. Those who praise the Internet believe...
The Nowhere Land of the Environmental Educator
In many ways Environmental Education (EE) appears to be making strides in its growth as a discipline. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has recognized EE as a component for its evaluations of teacher certification programs....
The Spiritual Lives of Great Environmentalists: Gifford, Les Sponsel
Gifford Pinchot, First Chief of the US Forest ServiceEnvironmental LegacyGifford Pinchot, better than anyone of his generation, understood the interrelatedness of natural resources as an avenue to world peace. He saw natural resources as a national heritage,...
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