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Earth repair : a grassroots guide to healing toxic and damaged landscapes

Author: Leila Darwish
Publisher: Gabriola Island [British Columbia] : New Society Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants in the United States and Canada. This toxic legacy impacts the environment, our health, our watersheds, and land that could otherwise be used to grow healthy local food and medicines. Conventional clean-up techniques employed by government and industry are  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leila Darwish
ISBN: 9781550925296 1550925296
OCLC Number: 929829209
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 327 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction : Manualfesto --
Roots of repair : decolonization and environmental justice --
Earth repair and grassroots bioremediation --
Getting started --
Microbial remediation --
Phytoremediation --
Mycoremediation --
The art of healing water --
Oil spills I : the anatomy of an environmental disaster --
Oil spills II : tools for grassroots bioremdiator --
Nuclear energy and remediating radiation --
Self-care for grassroots remediators, community members and disaster responders --
Conclusion : final words for a fertile way forward --
Appendix I : Contaminants 101 --
Appendix 2 : Conventional remediation techniques --
Appendix 3 : Metric conversion table --
Endnotes.
Responsibility: Leila Darwish.
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