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Blue-Green Coalitions
Fighting for Safe Workplaces and Healthy Communities
Brian Mayer
What do unions and environmental groups have to gain by working together and how do they overcome their differences? Brian Mayer looks at the role that health-related issues have played in creating a common ground between the two groups.



Liberty Hyde Bailey
Essential Agrarian and Environmental Writings
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Before Wendell Berry and Aldo Leopold, there was the horticulturalist and botanist Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954). For Wendell Berry, Bailey was a revelation, a symbol of the nature-minded agrarianism Berry himself...



Acid Rain in the Adirondacks
An Environmental History
Jerry Jenkins, Karen Roy, Charles T. Driscoll, Christopher Buerkett
Acid rain has changed the face of the Adirondacks, created political tensions between the Northeast and the Midwest, and served as both a harbinger of global climate change and a "fire drill" for public- and private-sector responses to environmental...



Seeds for the Future
The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment
Jennifer A. Thomson
Plants have long been genetically modified through crossbreeding and other basic agricultural techniques to make crops more resilient, nutritious, and profitable. In recent decades, however, advances in genetic engineering—including the ability to...



Cusco Amazónico
The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest
William E. Duellman
"Assays of assemblages of amphibians and reptiles provide important information on community structure in the tropics. These ectothermic organisms are highly responsive to slight differences in the environment and to seasonal differences, such as...



Gatherings of Angels
Migrating Birds and Their Ecology
The migration of birds has forever amazed and confounded onlookers. How do birds find their way to their destinations? How do they withstand the dangers and rigors of long-distance flight? The survival of migrant birds is increasingly threatened by...



Violent Environments
Do environmental problems and processes produce violence? Current U.S. policy about environmental conflict and scholarly work on environmental security assume direct causal links between population growth, resource scarcity, and violence. This belief...



Uncertain Hazards
Environmental Activists and Scientific Proof
Sylvia Noble Tesh
Ordinary citizens frequently organize around environmental issues on which little scientific evidence exists to back activists' claims. Should we then dismiss such claims as spurious? Or should we side with citizens against the polluters...



Picturing Tropical Nature
Nancy Leys Stepan
Whether as sublime landscape, malignant wilderness, or a site for environmental conflicts and eco-tourism, tropical nature is to a great extent an American and European imaginative construct, conveyed in literature, travel writing, drawings...



Manmade Breast Cancers
Zillah R. Eisenstein, Zillah Eisenstein
A new understanding of humanity and feminism from the starting point of breast health is the ultimate goal of Zillah Eisenstein's political memoir of her family's experience with breast cancer. The well-known feminist author argues that...



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