Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #326 (The Global Environment)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*The North American Mosaic: A State of the Environment Report, 2002* North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Defines several sustainable development needs in North America through an environmental assessment. Covers such issues as forests and woodland, agriculture, fresh and marine water ecosystems, wastes, climate change, natural disasters, population trends, transportation, minerals and energy use, and air and water quality. Outlines avenues to achieve sustainability. 100 pages. Available for free download at http://www.cec.org/pubs_docs/documents/index.cfm?varlan=english&ID=629. Contact Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Bureau 200, Montréal (Québec), H2Y 1N9, Canada; phone (514) 350-4300; fax (514) 350-431; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.cec.org/.
*Global Environmental Risk, 2001* Jeanne Kasperson and Roger Kasperson (editors). Provides an overview of the challenges posed global environmental risks, the capacity of knowledge systems to identify and characterize such risks, and the competence of human society to manage and respond to environmental risks. Discusses environmental degradation and its effect on people and places. 574 pages. UK£24.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44 190) 382-8800; fax (44 207) 278-1142; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.earthscan.co.uk/.
*Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems: Agrosystems, 2000* Stanley Wood, Kate Sebastian, Sara Scherr. Synthesizes information already available from national, regional, and global assessments of the global agrosystsm and develops indicators to assess the condition of this ecosystem. Bases assessments in terms of the delivery of food, feed and fiber, water services, biodiversity, and carbon storage. 110 pages. Available for free download at http://www.ifpri.org/ or as free hard copy. Contact International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2033 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006; phone (202) 862-5600; fax (202) 467-4439; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ifpri.org/.
*Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future, 1999* Mark Hertsgaard. Reports the author’s decade long journey around the world and his perspective on the current state of the global environment and its future. 372 pages. US$15.95. Contact Broadway Books c/o Random House Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019; phone (212) 782-9000; fax (212) 940-7381; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.broadwaybooks.com.
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