Green Issues and Debates: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412975727
  • ISBN-13: 9781412975728
  • DDC: 333.703
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 539 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Green Issues and Debates explores the multitude of threats to sustainable life on earth and the myriad of controversies surrounding potential solutions. The grayer shades of green are deeply examined, including such heady questions as: Is ethanol production from corn a recipe for famine? Does offshore drilling pose more of a risk to the environment than the problem it solves? Is clean coal a viable option or is it simply polluting the energy dilemma? Are genetically modified foods helpful or harmful? Well respected scholars present more than 150 articles presented in A to Z format focusing on issues brought to the forefront by the green movement with carefully balanced pro and con viewpoints. A valuable tool for students of all facets of ecology, the environment, and sustainable development, the volume fully engages the reader, inspiring further debate within the classroom. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for the classroom as well as for research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Issues and Debates Chronology.
1: Adaptation.
2: Agribusiness.
3: Agriculture.
4: Alternative Energy.
5: Anarchism.
6: Animal Ethics.
7: Animal Welfare.
8: Anthropocentrism Versus Biocentrism.
9: Antibiotic/Antibiotic Resistance.
10: Antiglobalization.
11: Antiseptics.
12: Aquaculture.
13: Asthma (Cities).
14: Asthma (Health).
15: Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt).
16: Biofuels (Business).
17: Biofuels (Cities).
18: Biological Control of Pests.
19: Biomass.
20: Biotechnology.
21: Brownfield Redevelopment.
22: Capitalism.
23: Carbon Capture Technology.
24: Carbon Emissions (Personal Carbon Footprint).
25: Carbon Market.
26: Carbon Sequestration.
27: Carbon Tax.
28: Carbon Trading (Cities).
29: Carbon Trading/Emissions Trading.
30: Carbon Trading/Emissions Trading (Business).
31: Certified Products.
32: Citizen Juries.
33: Coal, Clean Technology.
34: Commodification.
35: Common Property Theory.
36: Corporate Social Responsibility.
37: Earth Liberation Front (ELF)/Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
38: Ecocapitalism.
39: Ecofascism.
40: Ecolabeling.
41: Ecolabeling (Consumer Perspective).
42: Ecological Imperialism.
43: Ecosocialism.
44: Ecotax.
45: Ecotourism.
46: Education, Federal Green Initiatives.
47: Education, State Green Initiatives.
48: Environmental Education Debate.
49: Environmental Justice (Business).
50: Environmental Justice (Ethics and Philosophy).
51: Environmental Justice (Politics).
52: Ethanol.
53: Ethical Sustainability and Development.
54: Fisheries.
55: Gaia Hypothesis.
56: Genetically Engineered Crops.
57: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
58: Genetically Modified Products.
59: Green Altruism.
60: Green Anarchism.
61: Green-Collar Jobs.
62: Green Community-Based Learning.
63: Green Jobs (Cities).
64: Green Jobs (Culture).
65: Green Pricing.
66: Healthcare Delivery.
67: Health Insurance Reform.
68: Horizontal Policy Integration.
69: Hunting.
70: Hydroelectric Power.
71: Hydropower.
72: Individual Action Versus Collective Action.
73: Intergenerational Justice.
74: International Whaling Commission (IWC).
75: Intrinsic Value Versus Use Value.
76: Irradiation.
77: Kyoto Protocol.
78: Mitigation.
79: Nanotechnology.
80: Nanotechnology and Food.
81: Nongovernmental Organizations.
82: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
83: North–South Debate.
84: Not in My Backyard (NIMBY).
85: Nuclear Power (Energy).
86: Nuclear Power (Health).
87: Oil.
88: Oil Sands.
89: Organic Consumerism.
90: Organic Farming.
91: Organic Foods.
92: Organic Trend.
93: Pesticides.
94: Pesticides and Fertilizers (Home).
95: Precautionary Principle (Ethics and Philosophy).
96: Precautionary Principle (Uncertainty).
97: Resource Curse.
98: Roundup Ready Crops.
99: Skeptical Environmentalism.
100: Social Action.
101: Socially Responsible Investing.
102: Solar Energy (Cities).
103: Sustainability in TV Shows.
104: Sustainable Development (Business).
105: Sustainable Development (Cities).
106: Sustainable Development (Politics).
107: Tragedy of the Commons.
108: Utilitarianism.
109: Utilitarianism Versus Anthropocentrism.
110: Veganism/Vegetarianism as Social Action.
111: Vertical Policy Integration.
112: Wind Power.
113: Yucca Mountain.
Green Issues and Debates Glossary.
Green Issues and Debates Resource Guide.
Green Issues and Debates Appendix.