Environment and Natural Resources

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The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which...

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Overview

The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information.

From improving air quality and protecting fish and wildlife to distributing organic food and managing recycling programs, Environment and Natural Resources takes readers to the forefront of the new green economy. Career profiles include

Air Quality Engineers

Arborists

Farmers' Market Managers/Promoters

Fish and Game Wardens

Foresters

Forestry Technicians

Groundwater Professionals

Naturalists

Organic Farmers

Organic Food Distributors

Range Managers

Recycling Coordinators

Soil Conservationists and Technicians

Sustainability Professionals

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Technicians

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081516
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Green Careers Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Air Quality Engineers 1

Arborists 11

Farmers' Market Managers/Promoters 19

Fish and Game Wardens 28

Foresters 37

Forestry Technicians 49

Groundwater Professionals 64

Naturalists 74

Organic Farmers 88

Organic Food Distributors 102

Range Managers 111

Recycling Coordinators 119

Soil Conservationists and Technicians 129

Sustainability Professionals 140

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Technicians 150

Further Reading 162

Index 165

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