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A Civil Action

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1995

by Jonathan Harr

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the...

Environmental Law and Policy in Wales: Responding to Local and Global Challenges

by Patrick Bishop & Mark Stallworthy

This book examines welsh perspectives on the search for sustainable law and policy solutions to modern environmental threats.

Groundwater Vulnerability: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

by Vyacheslav Shestopalov, Boris Faybishenko & Thomas J. Nicholson

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) disaster that occurred in Ukraine on April 26, 1986, was one of the most devastating in human history.  Using this as a case study, the AGU monograph Groundwater Vulnerability:...

The EU, the US and Global Climate Governance

by Christine Bakker & Francesco Francioni

This volume presents a critical analysis of transatlantic relations in the field of environmental governance and climate change. The work focuses on understanding the possible trends in the evolution of global...

User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs

by Water Environment Federation

A complete overview of stormwater fee programs from inception to implementation

Emergency Planning, Response, and Recovery

by Water Environment Federation

Helping your organization develop a preparedness strategy to lessen the economic, environmental, and social toll of disasters

Automation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities

by Water Environment Federation

Presenting new technologies and applications to benefit each element of a complete automation design

Contemporary Technologies for Shale-Gas Water and Environmental Management

by Water Environment Federation

A resource highlighting environmental technologies associated with shale-gas extraction and transport

Basic Laboratory Procedures for the Operator-Analyst

by Water Environment Federation

The essential laboratory resource for the operator-analyst

Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

by Peter D. Burdon

The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter...

Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...

Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....

Trade, Food Security, and Human Rights: The Rules for International Trade in Agricultural Products and the Evolving World Food Crisis

by Ying Chen

Most scholars attribute systemic causes of food insecurity to poverty, human overpopulation, lack of farmland, and expansion of biofuel programs. However, as Chen argues here, another significant factor has...

Environmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology

by Toine Spapens, Rob White & Marieke Kluin

Environmental crime is one of the most profitable and fastest growing areas of international criminal activity. These types of crime, however, do not always produce an immediate consequence, and the harm may...

Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace

by Hussein A. Amery & Aaron T. Wolf

Finding "streams in the desert" has never been more urgent for the peoples of the Middle East. Rapid population growth and a rising standard of living are driving water demand inexorably upward, while the natural...

Water Management in the Yellow River Basin of China

by Charles Greer

Throughout history the Yellow River, or Huang Ho, has repeatedly broken through its levees to rampage over the densely populated North China Plain. In spite of its importance as the major river of China, little...

The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens the Natural World

by Craig Simons

For this brilliant book, author Craig Simons visited many of the places and spoke to many of the people impacted by China’s explosive economic growth and voracious appetite for resources. From New Guinea,...

Getting Energy Prices Right:From Principle to Practice

by Ian W. H. Parry & Dirk Heine

Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries’ fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air...

Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

by Gregory Rose

Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation...

The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements

by Laura Westra & Mirian Vilela

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses...