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Environmental Issues Today: Choices and Challenges, 1st Edition

  • Robert J. Duffy
  • Susan M. Opp
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  • ISBN-10: 144085985X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859854
  • DDC: 363.7
  • 824 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2021 | Published/Released January 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2021

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Overview

This set provide an up-to-date, comprehensive, and focused resource for understanding the nature and scope of environmental challenges facing the United States and the world in the 21st century, as well as options for meeting those challenges. Volume One covers environmental trends and challenges within the United States, while Volume Two illuminates environmental issues and choices around the world. Issues covered in both volumes include vital topics such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural resource and species protection, and agricultural/industrial impacts on the environment and public health. For all topics, the authors-scholars and experts hailing from a wide range of environmental and policy fields-detail a range of political, social, and economic options for the future and explain why the issue in question is important for society and people as well as the natural world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Environmental Policy and Protection.
2: Environmental Law and Policy in the United States.
3: Private Property Rights and the Environment in the United States.
4: Environmental Justice in the United States.
5: Human Impacts on Environmental Issues.
6: Air Quality in the United States.
7: Water in the United States.
8: Food Supply in the United States.
9: Outdoor Recreation and Tourism in the United States.
10: Waste Management in the United States.
11: Climate Change in the United States.
12: Land Use and Conservation of Natural Resources.
13: Wildlife in the United States.
14: Farming and Ranching in the United States.
15: Forests in the United States.
16: Wilderness and Protected Areas in the United States.
17: National Parks in the United States.
18: Smart Growth and Land-Use Planning in the United States.
19: Energy and Environment.
20: Coal in the United States.
21: Natural Gas in the United States.
22: Oil in the United States.
23: Nuclear Power in the United States.
24: Renewable Energy in the United States.
Selected Bibliography.
Volume 1: Index.