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Environmental success stories : solving major ecological problems and confronting climate change

Author: Frank M Dunnivant
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unlike many titles on environmental issues that portend a dark future, Environmental Success Stories delves into the most daunting ecological and environmental challenges humankind has faced and shows how scientists, citizens, and a responsive public sector have dealt with them successfully.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank M Dunnivant
ISBN: 9780231179188 0231179189 9780231179195 0231179197
OCLC Number: 962140980
Description: x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Securing safe, inexpensive drinking water --
Effective treatment of our wastewaters --
The removal of anthropogenic lead, and soon mercury, from our environment --
Elimination of chlorinated hydrocarbons from our environment --
The safety of chemicals in our food and water : risk assessment --
Saving our atmosphere for our children --
Legislating industry : the need and the success --
The rapid advancement of technology : our best hope --
Humans' greatest challenge : climate change --
Conclusions and transition to a bright future --
Imagination, responsibility and climate change / Kari Marie Norgaard.
Responsibility: Frank M. Dunnivant.

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Walking the narrow line between technological optimist and doom-and-gloom environmentalist by presenting cases where society has addressed major ecological challenges, Dunnivant shows how advances in Read more...

 
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