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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twent...
by Robert Bilott

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>“</b><b>For <i>Erin Brockovich</i> fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <br /><b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Dark Waters,</i> starring Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott.</b><br /><br />In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS—unregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont’s own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences.<br /> <br /> <i>Exposure</i> is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer’s quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.
International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy: Insights an...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

251

Publication Date

January 29, 2016

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<p>Bringing together contributions from diplomats, UN agency officials, lawyers and academics, this book provides insight into the evolution of international environmental law, diplomacy and negotiating techniques.  </p><br /><p>Based on first-hand experiences and extensive research, the chapters offer a blend of practice and theory, history and analysis, presenting a range of historical episodes and nuances and drawing lessons for future improvements to the processes of law-making and diplomacy.  </p><br /><p>The book represents a synthesis of the most important messages to emerge from the annual course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, delivered to diplomats and negotiators from around the world for the last decade by the University of Eastern Finland and the United Nations Environment Programme. The book will be of interest as a guide for negotiators and as a supplementary textbook and a reference volume for a wide range of students of law and environmental issues.</p>
Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Am...
by John Nores

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<p><strong>This isn’t a book about a conflict in a faraway country; it's a wake-up call.</strong></p><br /><p>While debates about border security continue to rage, and with stories about legal and illegal marijuana in the news daily, <em>Hidden War</em> forces an astonishing dose of reality into the public consciousness. </p><br /><p>California game warden Lt. John Nores, Jr., now retired, has been at the forefront of an under-reported battle against thousands of Mexican drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil, frequently on public lands, and sometimes remarkably close to population centers. Who would guess that this struggle is even going on, or that game wardens are on the front lines?</p><br /><p>Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives. The cartels, armed and ready to defend their cash crop, pose a huge threat to hikers, hunters, bikers, bird watchers and everyone else who enjoy public lands and wild places. Further, trespass marijuana growers divert waterways and use banned chemicals that render the plants toxic. And even after these criminals are long gone, they leave behind an environmental disaster that may never be fixed.</p><br /><p>It's estimated that black market sales of marijuana comprise up to 90% of all weed sales annually. California is at the hub of this problem, and the effects reverberate across the U.S.</p><br /><p>This is John Nores' personal account of his time leading the elite California Special Operations Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET). <em>Hidden War</em> brings to life the firsthand story of how America’s unsung heroes are fighting to keep our wild lands safe.</p>
Confessions of an Urban Fish and Wildlife Officer in Washington S...
by Greg Haw

Language

English

Pages

147

Publication Date

December 05, 2019

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During the author's thirty-nine years with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, he was involved in more wildlife violation contacts than any active officer. He never promoted, not because of a lack of talent, but because becoming a sergeant would have taken him away from his beloved home in Olympia Washington.<br /><br />As a field trainer to many new officers he provided his perspective and wisdom. He humbly shared all of his many mistakes and lessons learned and continues to do so.<br /><br />He is now retired and enjoying life with his wife Crissy, on their forty acre swamp. A true urban paradise...with deer, bear, waterfowl and a wonderful lake filled with non-native fish....And that will have to do.
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p><b>The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions</b></p><p>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</p><p>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</p><p>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</p>
Mexican Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity Conservatio...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

588

Publication Date

July 20, 2018

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<p>This book presents valuable and recent lessons learned regarding the links between natural resources management, from a Socio-Ecological perspective, and the biodiversity conservation in Mexico. It address the political and social aspects, as well as the biological and ecological factors, involved in natural resources management and their impacts on biodiversity conservation. It is a useful resource for researchers and professionals around the globe, but especially those in Latin American countries, which are grappling with the same Bio-Cultural heritage conservation issues.</p>
Exxon Valdez 18 Years And Counting
by Kellie D. Kvasnikoff

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

October 01, 2007

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Exxon Valdez 18 Years And Counting is a legal explanation of the case and a resource for the public to better understand the attitude Exxon maintains towards people and the environment. Kellie Kvasnikoff wrote Exxon Valdez 18 Years And Counting to help others understand the pain, loss, offensiveness, and nauseating effects this legal case has brought the plaintiff’s of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and to give a view from a Native perspective of the loss to his native culture. When a company becomes so big that they can flaunt the laws, buy science, manufacture evidence, and manipulate expert witness testimony, and when fines and litigation are not a deterrent to bad business practices, then governments can't protect its people. "The firm basis of government is justice, not pity." -Woodrow Wilson "The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend." -Benjamin Disraeli
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.
The European Emission Trading System and Its Followers: Comparati...
by , Alessandra Barreca

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English

Pages

124

Publication Date

April 16, 2016

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Given the rapid spread of ETSs in an increasing number of countries and the important role that they are likely to play for the success or failure of the environmental policy in the years to come, this book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the EU ETS from both the legal and economic perspectives comparing it with the other main ETSs existing worldwide, in order to assess whether the EU ETS has truly represented a prototype for the other ETSs established around the world and to investigate the current perspectives for linking them in the future.Through the years, the EU ETS has progressively gained a paramount position within the EU environmental policy and climate change legislation and currently represents the most striking flagship in this sector, with more than 11.000 installations covered by the scheme. In parallel, the EU ETS has paved the way for the establishment of many other ETSs in several other jurisdictions. Such schemes are now recognized worldwide as the “cornerstones” of the climate change policy. <br />
Emotional Intelligence: 2 Books in 1 - Emotional Intelligence EQ ...
by Travis Emotion

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

November 24, 2019

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