Pollution

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Ecological Footprint

Managing Our Biocapacity Budget

Our economy is running a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme with the planet. We use future resources to run the present, using more than Earth can replenish. Like any such scheme, this works for a … ; 290 View

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

A Primer on Radiation and Health

The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most. The 1986 meltdown at the … ; 216 View
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Introduction

Footprint: Why?

From: Ecological Footprint

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Preface

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

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Area as Currency

How Much Biocapacity Does a Person Need?

From: Ecological Footprint

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A deeper introduction to the Footprint, explaining the underlying physical principles and idea of accounting. ; 23 $2.30 Add
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Introduction

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

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Chapter 1

Historical Background

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

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This chapter includes the following sections: Mysterious Sickness – Discovery – Early Effects on Health – Radiation Protection Measures – Effect of Hiroshima and Nagasaki … ; 17 $1.70 Add
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Ecological Hinterland

How much Biocapacity Does a City Need?

From: Ecological Footprint

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This chapter uses the city lens – explaining a city metabolism and its requirement of distant ecosystems  to operate. ; 17 $1.70 Add
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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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Radiation Science

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

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This chapter includes the following sections: Atoms – Radioactive Decay – Types of Radiation – Half-Life – Background Radiation – Units of Measurement ; 16 $1.60 Add
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Croplands, Forests, and Oceans

How Much Biocapacity Do We Have?

From: Ecological Footprint

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This is the other side of the coin: what nature is able to deliver. It explains why regeneration is the mother of all material constraints. ; 22 $2.20 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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Radiation and the Human Body

From: From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

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This chapter includes the following sections: Internal versus External Radiation – The Radiation Weighting Factor – How Radiation Damages Cells – The Impact of Radiation on Our … ; 16 $1.60 Add
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One Planet

Ecological Limits and Then What?

From: Ecological Footprint

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Once we compare demand (footprint) with supply (biocapacity) it becomes clear which countries run ecological deficits. It begs the question – are ecological deficits an economic risk?  Where are … ; 25 $2.50 Add