frackopoly the battle for the future of energy and the environment

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Frackopoly

Author : Wenonah Hauter
ISBN : 9781620970171
Genre : Political Science
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Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas. Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation’s leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls “sacrifice zones” across the American landscape. The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits. With a wealth of new data, Frackopoly is essential and riveting reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for all Americans.

The Biofuels Deception

Author : Okbazghi Yohannes
ISBN : 9781583677049
Genre : Medical
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There is by now no question among informed people that the Earth is undergoing severe climate change – soon to become catastrophic, if humans don’t take drastic measures to stop it. Heroically into the fray steps the biofuel industry, announcing to millions of anxious consumers that this eco-crisis can be averted if only they turn away from fossil fuels, to the saving power of synthetic bioproducts. But, although eliminating fossil fuels is essential, the manufacture of biofuels has far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than with saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis, The Biofuels Deception argues that the seemingly innovative, hopeful campaign for “green energy” is actually driven by bio-technology industries and global grain-trading corporations. These corporate players are motivated by a late-capitalist need to cope with a crisis of accumulation; they have no real interest in mitigating climate-change, alleviating poverty, or even creating “clean” energy. In fact, the manufacture of biochemical, bioplastics, and biomaterials, writes Okbazghi Yohannes, portends horrific contradictions and disastrous consequences for nature and society. Actually confronting climate change and the rampant inequality it engenders, Yohannes says, requires two steps. The first is to understand the driving socioeconomic forces behind the biofuels industry. The second is to unravel the tapestry of deceit itself. This book is a necessity for any scholar or environmental activist interested in seeing beyond corporate chimeras to actual environmental solutions.

Introduction To Energy And Climate

Author : Julie Kerr
ISBN : 9781498774420
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s climate, and what that means for life on earth now and in the future. They will also have a firm understanding of what energy is and how it can be used. This text intends to develop working knowledge of these topics, with both technical and social implications. Students will find in one volume the integration and careful treatment of climate, energy, and sustainability.

Fractured Communities

Author : Anthony E. Ladd
ISBN : 9780813587691
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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While environmental disputes and conflicts over fossil fuel extraction have grown in recent years, few issues have been as contentious in the twenty-first century as those surrounding the impacts of unconventional natural gas and oil development using hydraulic drilling and fracturing techniques—more commonly known as “fracking”—on local communities. In Fractured Communities, Anthony E. Ladd and other leading environmental sociologists present a set of crucial case studies analyzing the differential risk perceptions, socio-environmental impacts, and mobilization of citizen protest (or quiescence) surrounding unconventional energy development and hydraulic fracking in a number of key U.S. shale regions. Fractured Communities reveals how this contested terrain is expanding, pushing the issue of fracking into the mainstream of the American political arena.

Boiling Point

Author : Barlow, Maude
ISBN : 9781770909472
Genre : Political Science
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Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the worldÍs fresh water „ water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing CanadaÍs water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep. Barlow is one of the worldÍs foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the worldÍs water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for CanadaÍs water security.

Wir Lassen Sie Verhungern

Author : Jean Ziegler (Soziologe.)
ISBN : 3442747171
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Honeydew

Author : Edith Pearlman
ISBN : 9783843710756
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 52. 41 MB
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Eine Schuldirektorin muss sich nicht nur um ein magersüchtiges Mädchen kümmern, sondern auch die Affäre mit deren Vater geheimhalten. Da sie schwanger ist, wird es nur eine Frage der Zeit sein, bis man der alleinstehenden Frau Fragen stellt, doch am Ende fügt sich alles auf eine etwas unkonventionelle, aber für alle Seiten irgendwie gute Art. Ein Au-pair-Mädchen bei einer New Yorker Akademikerfamilie findet eine Reihe verstörender Zeichnungen von entstellten Kindern, die einem überraschenden Zweck dienen. Zwei Cousinen unternehmen eine Kreuzfahrt und machen seltsame Beobachtungen, deren Höhepunkt die Entdeckung der Parallelgesellschaft des taubstummen Schiffspersonals ist. Zwanzig Erzählungen von einer ungekrönten Königin des Genres. Edith Pearlman ist eine genaue Beobachterin menschlicher Beziehungen und eine Meisterin darin, komplexe Gefühle und uneindeutige Situationen zu schildern. Ihre Sprache ist von zurückhaltender Virtuosität, ihre Geschichten sind von jener schlichten Größe, wie sie Klassikern zu eigen ist. Eine literarische Entdeckung.

Deep Sea

Author : James Nestor
ISBN : 9783492967358
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 70. 54 MB
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Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.

Die Makellosen

Author : Mara Lee
ISBN : 3896673815
Genre :
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In Des Waldes D Stren Gr Nden

Author : Ann Granger
ISBN : 9783732550012
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32. 16 MB
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Carl Finch leidet an chronischem Geldmangel. Schon immer. Er bittet seine Stiefschwester Harriet um Hilfe, die ihm auch zusteht, wie er denkt. Denn sein Vater hat ihr das große Herrenhaus der Familie in Gloucestershire vermacht, und Carl ist mehr oder weniger leer ausgegangen. Als Carls Leiche daraufhin in einem Waldstück beim Herrenhaus gefunden wird, beginnen Campbell und Carter zu ermitteln und stoßen rasch auf eine Wand aus Lügen - und viele Verdächtige ...

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