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Environmental Defense

(see also Defending Forests & Environmental Destruction)

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On the Web: Articles

Greens Get Eaten, George Monbiot, Guardian (1/22/02). Corporate hiring of prominent environmentalists for PR work threatens entire movement.

The Poor Face More Environmental Hazards. Kristin Leutwyler, Scientific American (1/8/01).

FAO Approves Landmark Pact to Save Crop Variety, David Brough, Reuters, Planet Ark (11/5/01). UN Food & Agriculture Organization approves framework to protect genetic diversity of crops.

Kyoto Protocol To The UN Framework Convention On Climate Change (12/1/97). Text of Kyoto Protocol, signed by most countries & rejected by Bush administration.

UN Convention on Biodiversity.

On the Web: Specialized Sites


Center for Biological Diversity.

Citizens' Campaign for Old-Growth Preservation.

Communities for a Better Environment (California community organizing against toxic waste).

A Critical Decision.

Defenders of Wildlife.

Earth First!.

Earth Flag Network.

EarthRights International.

Eat the State! (Seattle's shamelessly biased political newspaper & environmental scandal sheet).

Environmental Defense Fund.

Environmental Health News.

Environmental Integrity Project.

Environmental Working Group.

Forest Council.

Friends of the Earth.

Global Exchange.

Gobar Times: Environment for Kids.


Green Teacher.

Indigenous Environmental Network.

International Society for Ecology & Culture.

League of Conservation Voters.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment.

National Whistleblowers Center (Defends First Amendment rights of corporate & government employees speaking out against corporate & government misconduct).

National Wildlife Federation.

Natural Resources Defense Council.

The Nature Conservancy.

On Earth.

Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly.

Rainforest Action Network .

Redefining Progress (Defends commons, promotes sustainable development with "environmental footprint" quiz).

Resources for the Future.

Science News.

Sea Web.

Sierra Club.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) (Research, advocacy & organizing on environmental & human health problems caused by rapid growth of high-tech electronics industry).

SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP). Working to empower communities to realize racial & gender equality & social & economic justice.

Sustainable Solutions.

Tree-Sit (Direct action in defense of Earth Mother).

United Eco-Action (Al Gore supporters).

United Plant Savers.

US Green Building Council (Industry coalition promoting environmentally sound, profitable, & healthy places to live & work).

Voice Yourself.

World Wildlife Fund.

World Resources Institute.

Worldwatch Institute.

In the Library: Articles

Adams, Tom. "Environmental gulf growing between state, nation's capital," San Jose Mercury News (6/15/03):P1 & 6. California obliged to challenge Bush administration policies.

Anderson, Walter Truett. "There's no going back to nature," Mother Jones (9-10/96):34-38, 76-80. Critique of "deep ecology".

Cronon, David. "The trouble with wilderness," NY Times Magazine (8/12/95). See also critiques by Donald Waller & others in Wild Earth (win 96-7).

Goldsmith, Edward. "Global trade & the environment," in J. Mander & E. Goldsmith (eds.) The Case Against the Global Economy (San Francisco, 1996), pp. 78-91.

Hertsgaard, Mark. "A global green deal," Nation (2/1/99):18-21. How government can help save planet.

Holdren, John P. "North-south issues & east-west confrontation," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 123-132.

Jackson, Donald Dale. "Aldo Leopold: a sage for all seasons," Smithsonian 9,6 (9/98):121-31.

Reang, Putsata. "Women break barriers for toxic-spill safeguard," San Jose Mercury (5/18/03):6B.

Rivlin, Michael. "When hate goes green," On Earth 24,2 (sum 02). Environmentalist arguments for limiting immigration.

St. Clair, Jeffrey & Bernardo Issel. "A field guide to the environmental movement," In These Times (7/28/97).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abbey, Edward. The Best of Edward Abbey (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2005).

Anderson, Terry Lee & Donald R. Leal. Free Market Environmentalism (Boulder: Westview, 1991).

__________ (ed.) NAFTA & the Environment (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1993).

__________. Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

__________ (ed.) Breaking the Environmental Policy Gridlock (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1997).

__________ & Peter J. Hill (eds.) Environmental Federalism (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

__________ (ed.) Political Environmentalism: Going behind the Green Curtain (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 2000).

__________ & Donald R. Leal (eds.) Free Market Environmentalism Today (NY: St. Martin's, 2001).

André, Rae. Take Back the Sky: Protecting Communities in the Path of Aviation Expansion (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2005).

Ausubel, Kenny & J.P. Harpignies (eds.) Nature's Operating Instructions: The True Biotechnologies (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2005). Imaginative, practical solutions to perplexing environmental challenges.

Barney, Daniel R. The Last Stand: Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on the National Forests (NY: Grossman, 1974).

Barnhill, David Landis & Roger S. Gottlieb (eds.) Deep Ecology & World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Grounds (Albany: SUNY, 2001).

Bass, Rick. Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'in Culture, & the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2005).

Beach, Patrick. A Good Forest for Dying: The Tragic Death of a Young Man on the Front Lines of the Environmental Wars (NY: Doubledy, 2003). On the death in 1998 of Earth First!'s David Chain.

Berkman, Richard L. Damming the West: The Nader Task Force Report on the Bureau of Reclamation (Washington: Center for Responsive Law, 1971).

Brown, Lester R.; Christopher Flavin & Sandra Postel. Saving the Planet: How to Shape an Environmentally Sustainable Global Economy (NY: W.W. Norton, 1991).

Caldicott, Helen. If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth (NY, 1992).

Cole, Luke W. & Sheila R. Foster (eds.) From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism & the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement (NY, 2001).

Collinson, Helen (ed.) Green Guerrillas: Environmental Conflicts & Initiatives in Latin America & the Caribbean: A Reader (London: Latin America Bureau, 199?).

Conley, Verena Andermatt. The War Against the Beavers (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 2003).

Davis, Devra. When Smoke Ran Like Water. Tales of Environmental Deception & the Battle Against Pollution (NY: Basic Books, 2002).

Dickens, Peter. Society & Nature: Towards a Green Social Theory (Philadelphia, 1992).

Diehl, Paul F. & Nils Peter Gleditsch. Environmental Conflict: An Anthology (Boulder CO: Westview, 2000).

Ehrlich, Paul R. Healing the Planet: Strategies for Resolving the Environmental Crisis (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991).

__________ & Anne H. Ehrlich. Betrayal of Science & Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future (Washington DC: Island Press, 1996).

Faber, Danel (ed.) The Struggle for Ecological Democracy. Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (NY, 1998).

Fallows, James M. The Water Lords: Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on Industry & Environmental Crisis in Savannah, Georgia (NY: Grossman, 1971).

Foster, John Bellamy. The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (NY: Monthly Review, 1999).

__________. Marx's Ecology: Materialism & Nature (NY: Monthly Review, 2000).

__________. Ecology Against Capitalism (NY: Monthly Review, 2002).

Fox, Michael Allen. Deep Vegetarianism (Philadelphia, 1999).

Friedmann, John & Haripriya Rangan (eds.) In Defense of Livelihood: Comparative Studies on Environmental Action (West Hartford CT: Kumerian, 1993).

Gedicks, Al. The New Resource Wars: Native & Environmental Struggles Against Multinational Corporations (Boston: South End, 1993).

__________. Resource Rebels: Native Challenges to Mining & Oil Corporations (Boston: South End, 2001).

Goldsmith, Edward & others. The Future of Progress: Reflections on Environment & Development (Berkeley: International Society for Ecology & Culture, 1995).

__________ (ed.) This Sacred Earth: Religion, Nature, Environment (NY: Routledge, 1996).

Gottlieb, Roger S. (ed.) The Ecological Community: Environmental Challenges for Philosophy, Politics, & Morality (NY: Routledge, 1997).

__________. A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart & Protecting the Earth (NY: Crossroad, 1999).

Hahnel, Robin. The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach (London: Pluto, 2002).

Hartmann, Thom. The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World & What We Can Do Before It's Too Late (NY: Three Rivers, 2004).

Heinz Center for Science, Economics & the Environment. The State of the Nation's Ecosystems: Measuring the Lands, Waters, & Living Resources of the US (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Helvarg, David. Blue Frontier: Saving America's Living Seas (NY: W.H. Freeman, 2001).

Hertsgaard, Mark. Earth Odyssey. Around the World in Search of our Environmental Future (NY: Broadway, 1998).

Jamison, Andrew. The Making of Green Knowledge (NY: Cambridge, 2001).

Jensen, Derrick. Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture & Eros (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1995).

Lerner, Steve. Diamond: A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2006).

Libby, Ronald T. Eco-Wars: Political Campaigns & Social Movements (NY: Columbia U, 1998).

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. & Ken Conca (eds.) State & Social Power in Global Environmental Politics (NY: Columbia, 1993).

Lorey, David E. Global Environmental Challenges of the 21st-C: Resources, Consumption & Sustainable Solutions (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2002).

Marshall, Robert. The People's Forests [1933] (repr. Iowa City: U. Iowa, 2002).

Mills, Stephanie. In Service of the Wild: Restoring & Reinhabiting Damaged Land (Boston: Beacon, 1995).

Myers, Norman (ed.) The Gaia Atlas of Planet Management [1985] (London: Gaia, 1994).

Paehlke, Robert C. Democracy's Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity, & the Global Economy (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2003). Argues for a "democratic pincer movement from above & below, to recapture 'the earth' from 'the globe'".

Postel, Sandra. Altering the Earth's Chemistry: Assessing the Risks (Washington: Worldwatch Institute, 1986).

Porter, Gareth; Janet Brown & Pamela Chasek. Global Environmental Politics: Third Edition (Boulder CO: Westview, 2000).

Press, Daniel. Saving Open Space: The Politics of Local Preseravation in California (Berkeley: U. of California, 2003).

Rangan, Haripriya. Of Myths & Movements: Rewriting Chipko into Himalayan History (NY: Verso, 2000).

Ridgway, James. The Politics of Ecology (NY: Dutton, 1970).

Rifkin, Jeremy. Biosphere Politics: A New Consciousness for a New Century (NY: Crown, 1991).

Rivers, Patrick. The Stolen Future: How to Rescue the Earth for Out Children (Basingstoke: Green Print, 1988).

Robb, Carol S. & Carl J. Casebolt (eds.) Covenant for a New Creation: Ethics, Religion, & Public Policy (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1991).

Sartre, Philip; Paul Smith & Eleanor Morris. One World for One Earth: Overcoming Environmental Degradation (London: Earthscan, 1991).

Seel, Benjamin; Mathew Paterson & Brian Doherty (eds.) Direct Action in British Environmentalism (NY: Routledge, 2000).

Shutkin, William A. The Land that Could Be: Environmentalism & Democracy in the 21st Century (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2000).

Sontheimer, Sally (ed.) Women & the Environment: A Reader. Crisis & Development in the Third World (NY: Monthly Review, 1991).

Tokar, Brian. The Green Alternative: Creating an Ecological Future (2nd ed.; San Pedro CA: R&E Miles, 1992).

Ward, Chip. Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West (NY: Verso, 1999).

Zimmerer, Karl S. & Kenneth R. Young (eds.) Nature's Geography: New Lessons for Conservation in Developing Countries (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1998).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

Lyons, Dana & David Danioth. The Tree (?: Illumination Arts, 2002).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Roll on Cuyahoga," by Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino. On their Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records, CD-SB71185.

"Water, Fire & Smoke," by Betsy Rose. Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records, CD-SB71185.

Film & Video

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"Oil on Ice" [200?], dir. Bo Boudart & Dale Djerassi, 57m. Documentary on question of oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, capturing views of native inhabitants of that region.