Environment, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
  • Robert William Collin
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  • ISBN-10: 0313082405
  • ISBN-13: 9780313082405
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 573 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Provides entries on various controversial environmental topics. Entries include contextual and historical overviews, legal background, examples of local incidents and events, and projections.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Acid Rain.
2: Air Pollution.
3: Animals Used for Testing and Research.
4: Arctic Wildlife Refuge and Oil Drilling.
5: Automobile Energy Efficiencies.
6: Avalanches.
7: Big-Box Retail Development.
8: Brownfields Development.
9: Cancer from Electromagnetic Radiation.
10: Carbon Offsets.
11: Carbon Taxes.
12: Cell Phones and Electromagnetic Radiation.
13: Childhood Asthma and the Environment.
14: Children and Cancer.
15: Citizen Monitoring of Environmental Decisions.
16: Climate Change.
17: Collaboration in Environmental Decision Making.
18: Community-Based Environmental Planning.
19: Community-Based Science.
20: Community Right-to-Know Laws.
21: Conservation in the World.
22: Cultural vs. Animal Rights: The Makah Tribe and Whaling.
23: Cumulative Emissions, Impacts, and Risks.
24: Different Standards of Enforcement of Environmental Law.
25: Drought.
26: Ecological Risk Management Decisions at Superfund Sites.
27: Ecosystem Risk Assessment.
28: Ecotourism as a Basis for Protection of Biodiversity.
29: Endangered Species.
30: Environment and War.
31: Environmental Audits and Environmental Audit Privileges.
32: Environmental Impact Statements: International.
33: Environmental Impact Statements: Tribal.
34: Environmental Impact Statements: United States.
35: Environmental Justice.
36: Environmental Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
37: Environmental Regulation and Housing Affordability.
38: Environmental Vulnerability of Urban Areas.
39: Evacuation Planning for Natural Disasters.
40: Farmworkers and Environmental Justice.
41: Federal Environmental Land Use.
42: Fire.
43: Floods.
44: Genetically Modified Food.
45: Geothermal Energy Supply.
46: Global Warming.
47: Good Neighbor Agreements.
48: Hemp.
49: Hormone Disruptors: Endocrine Disruptors.
50: Human Health Risk Assessment.
51: Hurricanes.
52: Ice.
53: Incineration and Resource Recovery.
54: Indigenous People and the Environment.
55: Industrial Agricultural Practices and the Environment.
56: Industrial Feeding Operations for Animals.
57: Land Pollution.
58: Land-Use Planning in the United States.
59: Landslides and Mudslides.
60: Lead Exposure.
61: Litigation of Environmental Disputes.
62: Logging.
63: Low-Level Radioactive Waste.
64: Mining of Natural Resources.
65: Mountain Rescues.
66: Multicultural Environmental Education.
67: Nanotechnology.
68: National Parks and Concessions.
69: Nuclear Energy Supply.
70: Organic Farming.
71: Permitting Industrial Emissions: Air.
72: Permitting Industrial Emissions: Water.
73: Persistent Organic Pollutants.
74: Pesticides.
75: Pollution Rights or Emissions Trading.
76: Poverty and Environment in the United States.
77: Precautionary Principle.
78: Preservation: Predator Management in Oregon.
79: Public Involvement and Participation in Environmental Decisions.
80: Rain Forests.
81: Sacred Sites.
82: Ski Resort Development and Expansion.
83: Solar Energy Supply.
84: Sprawl.
85: State Environmental Land Use.
86: Stock Grazing and the Environment.
87: Supplemental Environmental Projects.
88: Sustainability.
89: “Takings” of Private Property Under the U.S. Constitution.
90: Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) of Chemicals in Water.
91: Toxic Waste and Race.
92: Toxics Release Inventory.
93: Transportation and the Environment.
94: Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Water Supplies.
95: True Cost Pricing in Environmental Economics.
96: Tsunami Preparation.
97: Water Energy Supply.
98: Water Pollution.
99: Watershed Protection and Soil Conservation.
100: Wild Animal Reintroduction.
101: Wind Energy Supply.
Environmental Database Programs, Applications, and Portal Web Sites.
Index Chemicals.
Glossary of Environmental Terms.
General Bibliography.
About the Author and Contributors.