The polluters

the making of our chemically altered environment
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Oxford University Press , New York
Chemical industry -- Environmental aspects -- United States, Chemicals -- Environmental aspects -- United States, Pollu
StatementBenjamin Ross, Steven Amter.
ContributionsAmter, Steven.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTD195.C45 R67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL23944471M
ISBN 139780199739950
LC Control Number2009045748

This book puts a name and face on the many polluters who knew for years the damage they were doing to the public's health and to the environment and unveils their efforts to cover up the effects of this pollution; a must for any activist who wants to understand the strategies these polluters used to continue business as usual."--Lois Gibbs Cited by: ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.

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We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ "The Polluters - A Community Fights Back" is an exciting account of how a suburban community, led by Susan Varlamoff, the author, fought against a major, national "waste-management" company that was already in the process of dumping all kinds of garbage, including toxic /5(4).

The chemical pollution that irrevocably damages today's environment is, although many would like us to believe otherwise, the legacy of conscious choices made long ago.

During the years before and just after World War II, discoveries like leaded gasoline and DDT came to market, creating new hazards even as the expansion and mechanization of industry exacerbated old ones. In The Polluters Ross and Amter discuss a few highly publicized incidents of environmental poisoning and the choices the (ir)responsible companies made surrounding each incident, and thereby show how the incident came about and how in many cases firms were able to continue to stave off effective regulation.

The book also discusses the personalities who assisted in formulating /5. polluter definition: 1. a person or organization that pollutes 2. a person or organization that pollutes 3. a person or. Learn more. "A remarkably timely, extensively researched, and accessible book offering a fresh perspective This is little-known history that makes for fascinating reading."—The Washington Post "Frustration.

That is the best way to describe the experience of reading The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment. Page after page Brand: Oxford University Press.

Super The polluters book offers a groundbreaking global analysis of carbon pollution caused by the generation of electricity, pinpointing who bears the most responsibility for the energy sector’s vast emissions and what can be done about them.

The sociologists Don Grant, Andrew Jorgenson, and Wesley Longhofer analyze a novel dataset on the The polluters book. National governments and private stakeholders have long recognized that protecting the global environment requires international cooperation.

Climate change, tropical deforestation, biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, hazardous wastes, and ocean pollution are among several issues that have brought national governments together in common purpose. As they have worked to mitigate these global. The last speech in the book ends on a note that is both challenging and upbeat: “We are the change and change is coming.” The edition published in Britain earlier this year contained 11 speeches; this updated edition all worth reading.

A tiny book, not much bigger than a pamphlet, with huge potential impact. The Girl Who Owned the City – excellent & scary story about a plague that kills everyone over Written in & about Chicago suburbs. The Weasel – kids story based on a local guy called The Fox, who would be called an eco-terrorist now, who backed up factory sewers & dumped garbage in reception halls of the Fox River polluters before the clean air & water acts had teeth.

An analysis of enforcement data at the E.P.A. shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared with the Obama and Bush administrations. Pay Up Climate Polluters.

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Most important, the authors trace in well-documented detail the development of tactics used by early polluters—tactics later adopted and codified by the modern chemical : Gregory J. Howard. These biological polluters are called smart polluters. These smart polluters can be carried across borders of countries unknowingly.

Just as we humans are travelling across the globe more often than earlier, these biological polluters have also started journeying much more. They travel in the ballast of tankers. The Polluters reveals at last the crucial decisions that allowed environmental issues to be trumped by political agendas.

It spotlights the leaders of the chemical industry and describes how they applied their economic and political power to prevent the creation of an effective system of environmental regulation.

In environmental law, the polluter pays principle is enacted to make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural is regarded as a regional custom because of the strong support it has received in most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union countries.

Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control is the fourth edition of a best-selling introductory level book dealing with chemical and radioactive pollution in its broadest sense. The scope of the book ranges from the sources of pollutants and their environmental behaviour, to their effects on human and non-human receptors, to the technologies and strategies available for fourth edition 5/5(2).

Define polluter. polluter synonyms, polluter pronunciation, polluter translation, English dictionary definition of polluter. tr.v. polluted, polluting, pollutes 1. To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter. Define polluters. polluters synonyms, polluters pronunciation, polluters translation, English dictionary definition of polluters.

tr.v. polluted, polluting, pollutes 1. To make unfit for or harmful to living things, especially by the addition of waste matter. air pollution, contamination of the air by noxious gases and minute particles of solid and liquid matter (particulates) in concentrations that endanger health.

The major sources of air pollution are transportation engines, power and heat generation, industrial processes, and the burning of solid waste. The combustion of gasoline and other. Captain Kuro from Mars is in the Himalayas. She and her friend, John, and his family, are working out how to save Earth.

Now their research reveals that the pollution is killing the world and the animals are dying. So they need to work out what to do. They decided to confront the polluters and find their arch enemy, Dr Kutzbrain, a crazy psychiatrist from Australia, is behind much of it.

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Polluter definition: A polluter is someone or something that pollutes the environment. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Captain Kuro From Mars Against the Polluters He has teamed up with the world's greatest polluters. Read the book to find out who will win. This is a great little book for those so inclined and who think the world could use some improving, and their children might benefit with.

The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment by Benjamin Ross and Steven Amter Oxford University Press, According to. In this comic strip book Captain Kuro From Mars teams up again with John against a foe destroying the world. The world is definitely dying. It needs help.

Here they combat who is destroying the life of the world, the big polluters. Guardian Weekly cover 18 October The Polluters Photograph: GNM Last week, the Guardian began an intensive investigation into the businesses, lobby groups and politicians who have made the most.

But now comes Peter Schweizer’s new book, Obama didn’t really have an issue with polluters contributing to climate change or the way that payday lenders and for-profit colleges ripped Author: Nancy Letourneau.

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Polluters must pay, whether in rich or poor countries. Major companies need to accept responsibility for their actions. Nigeria has been Exhibit A of corporate environmental impunity.

For decades, major oil companies, including Shell, ExxonMobil, and Chevron, have been producing oil in the Niger Delta, an ecologically fragile environment of.Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.

Illinois Institute of Technology 10 W 35th Street, 14th Floor Chicago, IL Tel | [email protected]@  Upend the political power of carbon polluters To finally clean up electricity production, climate advocates need more sway.

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