America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade?

America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade?

by Harvey Blatt
     
 

"America's Environmental Report Card offers answers to some of our most pressing environmental questions providing a timely reminder of what we need to accomplish to achieve a sustainable environment. It lays out the scientific facts about water and air pollution, energy, global warming, and the ozone layer in a lively, conversational style, enhanced by illustrations,… See more details below

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"America's Environmental Report Card offers answers to some of our most pressing environmental questions providing a timely reminder of what we need to accomplish to achieve a sustainable environment. It lays out the scientific facts about water and air pollution, energy, global warming, and the ozone layer in a lively, conversational style, enhanced by illustrations, and charts a course of action for protecting the environment." America's Environmental Report Card focuses on the environmental issues that polls show are most important to Americans today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025720
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Water : is there enough and is it drinkable?1
2Floods : too much water33
3Garbage : the smelly mountain51
4Soil, crops, and food71
5Energy supplies95
6Global warming : the climate is changing127
7Air pollution and your lungs155
8Skin cancer and the ozone hole177
9Nuclear-waste disposal : not in my backyard195
10Conclusion219
App. ASustainable energy coalition239

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