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Natural Assets

Author: James Boyce
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597262781
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Low-income communities frequently suffer from a lack of access to, or lack of control over, the natural resources that surround them. In many cases, their local environment has been degraded by years of resource extraction and pollution by distant corporations or government agencies. In such settings, initiatives that build natural assets in the hands of the poor can play an important role in poverty-fighting efforts. Natural Assets explores a range of strategies for expanding the quantity and enhancing the quality of natural assets in the hands of low-income individuals and communities. The book: •• examines the social construction of rights to natural resources and the environment • describes efforts to curtail pollution of the air, land, and water and to reclaim resources that have been appropriated and abused by polluters • considers sustainable agricultural practices that not only maintain but actually increase the stock of natural capital • explores strategies to promote sustainable forest management while reducing rural poverty • examines the prospects for building natural assets in urban areas Drawing on evidence from across the United States, the authors demonstrate that safeguarding the environment and improving the well-being of the poor can be mutually reinforcing goals.

Reclaiming Nature

Author: James K. Boyce
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843313464
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In ‘Reclaiming Nature’, leading environmental thinkers from across the globe explore the relationship between human activities and the natural. This is a bold and comprehensive text of major interest to both students of the environment and professionals involved in policy-making.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

West S Encyclopedia Of American Law

Author: Jeffrey Lehman
ISBN: 9780787663735
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Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

Power Justice And The Environment

Author: David N. Pellow
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262162333
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Scholars and practitioners assess the tactics and strategies, rhetoric, organizational structure, and resource base of the environmental justice movement, gauging its successes and failures and future prospects.