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The Paradox of Agriculture

From: Emergent Agriculture

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The paradox of agriculture. Our image of what we want farming to be and the reality of what it has become. The words unsustainable, dangerous, inhumane, dehumanizing, and toxic are barely … 6 $0.60 Add
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Water, Water, Clean Water — But Not Everywhere

From: Canada after Harper

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Maude Barlow next focuses on the alarming shrinkage and pollution of Canada’s fresh water supply, a precious resource which lacks the effective laws and regulations needed to protect it 13 $1.30 Add
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When Things Bite Back: Some Unintended Consequences of Modern Technology

From: Techno-Fix

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When Things Bite Back explores, in depth, some of the many unintended environmental and social consequences of modern technologies, ranging from environmental pollution, global warming, species … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness

From: Techno-Fix

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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness advances the thesis that many technologies are regrettably used for control and exploitation of both humans and the environment, leading inevitably to … ; 27 $2.70 Add
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Part 2: Sustainable Community Building Blocks

Waste Reduction and Recycling

From: Toward Sustainable Communities

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Reuse and reduction offer the greatest opportunities for eliminating pollution and depletion of natural resources, yet they are often perceived to be at odds with economic development. How does a … 13 $1.30 Add
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Carbon Pricing

Economists vs. the Public Interest

From: The Big Stall

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Reviews competing economic theories about tackling pollution. Explains Edmund Pigou’s work on "externalities" and neo-liberal ideas. An analysis of the two major policy proposals … 21 $2.10 Add
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Cars, Canadians and the Twenty-first Century

From: Car Nation

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Looks at the interconnectedness of the car to the great political, environmental and economic questions of our time as a testament to the automobile’s continuing centrality in both our … 8 $0.80 Add
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On Nature’s Limits and the Human Condition

Five Axioms of Sustainability

From: Peak Everything

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My aim in this chapter is to explore the history of the terms sustainable and sustainability, and their various published definitions, and then to offer a set of five axioms (self-evident truths) … 14 $1.40 Add
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Atmospheric Change and Air Quality

From: Toward Sustainable Communities

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Although atmospheric change is a complex technical issue, only a few basic concepts are required to comprehend its implications and design community strategies to reduce its threat. This chapter … 11 $1.10 Add
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Apocalypse

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Describes the Lac-Mégantic disaster in detail: from the runaway train’s final moments before derailment to the inferno that killed forty-seven people, spilled six million litres of … 15 $1.50 Add
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Blackwater

From: Dry Run

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However, wastewater is also another water source; after all if you live inland along a large river, your water supply started upriver as someone else’s wastewater. So, wastewater is just … 16 $1.60 Add
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Toxic Substances

From: Environmental Law, 5/e

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Considers the challenge that toxic substances pose and discusses the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the issue of transporting dangerous goods, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), … 25 $2.50 Add
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From the Heart

We Need Warmheartedness with The 14th Dalai Lama

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Tibet offers an acute lesson in interconnectedness that is hard to miss when you’re there. Tibet showed me precisely how an area can suffer when climate change is on fast forward. I also … 12 $1.20 Add