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Agenda for a Sustainable America

Agenda for a Sustainable America

"Sustainability" is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans.

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Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases & Materials on Water Pollution Control

Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases & Materials on Water Pollution Control

The study of water pollution control regulation is a study of statutes and their administration. This casebook explores water pollution and the federal statute chiefly designed to control it, the Clean Water Act, and examines how water pollution is addressed, first by the common law and then by statute. An introduction provides the student with an understanding of what constitutes water pollution, where it originates, and how it can be controlled. These materials were originally designed for the introductory course in environmental regulation/environmental law at Pace Law School.

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Nanotechnology Deskbook

Nanotechnology Deskbook

Nanotechnology promises to have far reaching impacts on the economy, including offering technological advances in pollution control. While over 200 products that use nanomaterials are already in the marketplace, minimal data exist on the health and environmental effects of nanomaterials. This poses significant questions for companies, regulators, consumers, and lawyers.

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Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment

Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment

Creative Common Law Strategies Environmental common law litigation has reemerged in recent years as a powerful second pathway alongside statutory avenues for practitioners, communities, and governments to seek redress to environmental wrongs. Creative Common Law Strategies for Protecting the Environment vividly illustrates that "environmental common law" has never been more alive, and perhaps more needed for meeting complex environmental challenges, than it is today.

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Environmental Statutes Outline: A Guide to Federal Laws, 4th Edition

Environmental Statutes Outline: A Guide to Federal Laws, 4th Edition

The Environmental Statutes Outline: A Guide to Federal Laws is an ideal resource for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. This 4th edition has been revised and updated to contain the latest summaries of the most important environmental legislation. The 50 outlines summarize the major provisions of each statute, and U.S. Code citations within each outline allow ready reference to a statute's full text. For those statutes included in ELI's Environmental Law Deskbook, deskbook citations are provided for efficient cross-reference between the deskbook and the outlines.

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Environmental Law Deskbook, 8th Edition

Environmental Law Deskbook, 8th Edition

The Environmental Law Deskbook provides all the major environmental and natural resource statutes at your fingertips. It has been revised and updated to include the latest information on 23 statutes, encompassing resource protection, pollution control, and administrative procedure.

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Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge

Losing Ground: A Nation on Edge

America builds on the edge of disaster prone areas—on seashores and rivers, next to highly flammable forests, and in valuable wetlands. The property rights and the investment-backed expectations of land owners stand as key hurdles to the use of government regulation to mitigate disasters. While the integration of the natural and built environments is the leitmotif of modern planning philosophy, this causes tremendous tension when trying to reduce the economic, social, and human toll of natural disasters.

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The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl

The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl

The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl is a practical guide to changing unsustainable land use patterns. The SmartCode is a comprehensive zoning tool designed by a diverse group of planners, designers, attorneys, developers, and concerned citizens led by Andrés Duany, the noted land use expert and one of today’s foremost urban planners.

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The Sustainability Handbook

The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility covers the complexities, challenges and benefits of sustainability as it is pursued by corporate, academic, government and non-profit organizations. It provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical approaches and tools, including:

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Biodiversity Conservation Handbook

Biodiversity Conservation Handbook: State, Local, and Private Protection of Biological Diversity

The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to ""think globally and act locally"" by developing a state or local biodiversity program. In addition to providing background on biodiversity generally and the importance of such programs at the state and local level, it looks at how science can inform and be incorporated into biodiversity programs, the various legal tools states can use in implementing such programs, and the importance of considering people''s social and economic needs in designing biodiversity programs.

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