Poison Spring

Author: E.G. Vallianatos
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608199266
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Nature

An insider's account of how political pressure and corporate arm-twisting undermined the Environmental Protection Agency, with devastating effects on public safety and the environment.

Whitewash

Author: Carey Gillam
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610918336
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Social Science

It's the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it's in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto's Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world's mpopular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it's been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a hof other health threats. In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the mcontroversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception. Whitewash is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It's a storyof power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.

An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy

Author: Felix R. FitzRoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317669067
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Political Science

The 2nd edition of An Introduction to Climate Change Economics and Policy explains the key scientific, economic and policy issues related to climate change in a completely up-to-date introduction for anyone interested, and students at all levels in various related courses, including environmental economics, international development, geography, politics and international relations. FitzRoy and Papyrakis highlight how economists and policymakers often misunderstand the science of climate change, underestimate the growing threat to future civilization and survival and exaggerate the costs of radical measures needed to stabilize the climate. In contrast, they show how direct and indirect costs of fossil fuels – particularly the huge health costs of local pollution – actually exceed the investment needed for transition to an almost zero carbon economy in two or three decades using available technology.

Food in America The Past Present and Future of Food Farming and the Family Meal 3 volumes

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610698597
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Genre: Social Science

This three-volume work examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation's most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family. • Examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues in transportation, business, diet and nutrition, public health, the environment, and public policy • Includes primary documents that illuminate important laws, policies, and perspectives on the environmental, public health, and economic impact of food • Provides readers with the latest information about food controversies as well as extensive resources for further study on major food controversies

Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Century

Author: Richard G. Olson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498525718
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: History

This book examines twentieth-century scientific management and the role and influence of technocrats who have exercised power and formulated public policies by virtue of their specialized technical knowledge.

U S Environmental Protection Agency Library System Book Catalog

Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Library Systems Branch
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105216481411
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Environmental protection

Includes the monographic collection of the 28 libraries comprising the Library System of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Encyclopedia of White Collar Corporate Crime

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930044
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

With more than 500 entries (including up-to-date information on such high profile cases as Martha Stewart and Enron), the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. This two-volume encyclopedia incorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. Each entry offers a thorough and thoughtful summary of the topic. Rather than a simple definition, users are given a satisfying and sophisticated synopsis with references for further study.

Congressional Record

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006350834
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Law

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

SEJ Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000047344142
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Environmental protection