Environment: Case Studies

Environment: Case Studies

by Larry Underwood, Peter H. Raven

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ISBN-13: 9780030251771
Publisher: Saunders College Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.29(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Unit One NORTHEAST: LAND-USE ISSUES
1(22)
Introduction: Future Use of the Woodbridge Research Facility
1(3)
Readings:
4(18)
Reading 1: Mason Neck Addition
4(1)
Reading 2: Woodbridge Refuge: Challenge/Opportunity
5(3)
Reading 3: Recommended reuse for the Woodbridge Research Facility
8(11)
Reading 4: Minority report letter to the Secretary of the Army
19(3)
Questions for Discussion
22(1)
Unit Two NORTHEAST: ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE
23(32)
Introduction: Management of the White-tailed Deer in Pennsylvania
23(3)
Readings:
26(28)
Reading 1: The white-tailed deer: A keystone herbivore
26(7)
Reading 2: Attitudes of Pennsylvania sportsmen towards managing white-tailed deer to protect the ecological integrity of forests
33(7)
Reading 3: White-tailed deer management at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site
40(7)
Reading 4: Urban deer contraception: The seven stages of grief
47(5)
Reading 5: Pennsylvania deer statistics
52(2)
Questions for Discussion
54(1)
Unit Three CANADA: ALTERNATE ENERGY RESOURCES
55(32)
Introduction: James Bay Hydroelectric Project, Canada
55(3)
Readings:
58(27)
Reading 1: The La Grande Complex Development and its main environmental issues
58(4)
Reading 2: James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and Subsequent Agreements
62(6)
Reading 3: Economic and Social Development of the Aboriginal communities
68(6)
Reading 4: Increases in fluxes of greenhouse gases and methyl and mercury following flooding of an experimental reservoir
74(11)
Questions for Discussion
85(2)
Unit Four GREAT: LAKES. WATER RESOURCES
87(42)
Introduction: Great Lakes Cleanup
87(3)
Readings:
90(36)
Reading 1: A strategy for virtual elimination of persistent toxic substances
90(26)
Reading 2: Comments on the Canada-United States strategy for the virtual elimination of persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes basin
116(6)
Reading 3: Great Lakes clean-up welcomed, but feared
122(2)
Reading 4: Pollution, thirst for cheap water threaten Great Lakes, study says
124(2)
Questions for Discussion
126(3)
Unit Five SOUTHEAST: BIODIVERSITY
129(34)
Introduction: Controlling Nonindigenous Species in Florida
129(3)
Readings:
132(28)
Reading 1: Why we should care and what we should do
132(5)
Reading 2: Fido-munching toads take Florida by leaps and bounds
137(1)
Reading 3: Florida: A wacky wild kingdom
138(1)
Reading 4: Strangers in paradise, Part IV, Managing nonindigenous species: policy and implementation
139(1)
4A: Management in National Wildlife refuges
139(4)
4B: Plant management in Everglades National Park
143(6)
4C: Management on state lands
149(5)
Reading 5: Florida's biological crapshoot with carp
154(2)
Reading 6: Will beetle bombs recapture everglades--or overrun it?
156(1)
Reading 7: 4,600 acres daily lost to kudzu, loosestrife, other noxious weeds
157(1)
Reading 8: Study: 'Exotic' species tab is $97 billion so far
158(2)
Questions for Discussion
160(3)
Unit Six MIDWEST: SOIL CONSERVATION
163(46)
Introduction: Avoiding Another Dust Bowl
163(3)
Readings:
166(41)
Reading 1: Conserving the Plains: The Soil Conservation Service in the Great Plains
166(8)
Reading 2: The Great Plains Conservation Program, 1956-1981: A short administrative and legislative history
174(12)
Reading 3: Summary report: 1992 national resources inventory
186(15)
Reading 4: The buffalo commons, then and now
201(2)
Reading 5: Comment on the future of the Great Plains: not a buffalo commons
203(2)
Reading 6: The bison are coming
205(2)
Questions for Discussion
207(2)
Unit Seven NORTHWEST: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
209(30)
Introduction: Managing Timber in the Pacific Northwest
209(3)
Readings:
212(24)
Reading 1: The spotted owl controversy and the sustainability of rural communities in the Pacific Northwest
212(8)
Reading 2: Having owls and jobs too
220(4)
Reading 3: The birds--the spotted owl: An environmental parable
224(7)
Reading 4: Timber owners cut a deal to preserve wildlife habitat
231(3)
Reading 5: U.S. considers 80% increase in Sierra logging
234(2)
Questions for Discussion
236(3)
Unit Eight GREAT LAKES: SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
239(36)
Introduction: Solid Waste Disposal in Chicago
239(3)
Readings:
242(30)
Reading 1: An alternative to the northwest incinerator
242(13)
Reading 2: Cancer risk assessment for the inhalation of metals from municipal solid waste incinerators impacting Chicago
255(3)
Reading 3: Community groups protest Westside incinerator
258(2)
Reading 4: Chicago Recycling Coalition 1994 Annual Report
260(3)
Reading 5: Chicago Recycling Coalition 1995 Annual Report
263(2)
Reading 6: Chicago Recycling Coalition 1996 Annual Report
265(3)
Reading 7: The 3 R's of solid waste and the population factor for a sustainable planet
268(4)
Questions for Discussion
272(3)
Unit Nine NORTHEAST: ACID RAIN
275(32)
Introduction: Minimizing Acid Rain in the Adirondacks
275(3)
Readings:
278(27)
Reading 1: 1996 Compliance Report--Acid rain program
278(14)
Reading 2: Emissions trading of sulfur dioxide: The U.S. experience
292(5)
Reading 3: Adirondacks fighting acid rain battle
297(3)
Reading 4: Lilco's megawatt betrayal
300(1)
Reading 5: Bill targets sale of pollution credits
301(1)
Reading 6: Pollutants have trees screaming
302(1)
Reading 7: EPA admits: Acid rain program won't save the Adirondacks
303(1)
Reading 8: Adirondack Council seeking help to retire 5,000 tons of sulfur dioxide
304(1)
Questions for Discussion
305(2)
Unit Ten SOUTHWEST: AIR QUALITY
307(40)
Introduction: Improving Air Quality in Los Angeles
307(3)
Readings:
310(34)
Reading 1: Smog City case studies.
310(7)
Reading 2: Cleaner fuels and cleaner cars
317(19)
Reading 3: The false promise of electric cars
336(7)
Reading 4: New vehicles now less efficient than junked ones
343(1)
Questions for Discussion
344(3)
Unit Eleven SOUTHEAST: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
347(42)
Introduction: Managing Bluefin Tuna in the Western Atlantic
347(3)
Readings:
350(37)
Reading 1: Bluefin Tuna in the West Atlantic: Negligent management and the making of an endangered species
350(5)
Reading 2: Historic rationale, effectiveness, and biological efficiency of existing regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fisheries
355(32)
Questions for Discussion
387(2)
Unit Twelve NORTHWEST: TOXIC WASTES AND POLLUTIONS
389(50)
Introduction: What if There Is Another Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska?
389(3)
Readings:
392(46)
Reading 1: The two faces of the Exxon disaster
392(5)
Reading 2: The Exxon Valdez oil spill: Final Report, state of Alaska response
397(28)
Reading 3: 1997 Status Report of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
425(13)
Questions for Discussion
438(1)
CREDITS 439(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 441

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