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Innovations in environmental protection

 

Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

By George Marshall | Reviewed By Andrew J. Hoffman

People tend to avoid reckoning with climate science—for reasons that have little to do with science.

 

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

By David L. Sedlak | Reviewed By Eric Stowe

Meeting the world's growing demand for water will require advances in technology that build on 3,000 years of progress.

 
Breaking_New_Ground

Breaking New Ground: A Personal History

By Lester R. Brown | Reviewed By Teresa Odendahl

The founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute pursues an unfinished agenda.

 

Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature

By Mark R. Tercek & Jonathan S. Adams | Reviewed By Robert Jaquay

Environmental conservation and business investment are not mutually exclusive, argues the CEO of the Nature Conservancy.

 
CLIMATOPOLIS:
How Our Cities
Will Thrive in the
Hotter Future
Matthew E. Kahn

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

By Matthew E. Kahn | Reviewed By James L. Sweeney

CLIMATOPOLIS: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future by Matthew E. Kahn

 
THE CLIMATE WAR:
True Believers, Power
Brokers, and the Fight
to Save the Earth
Eric Pooley

The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

By Eric Pooley | Reviewed By Stephen H. Schneider

The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth by Eric Pooley

 
HALF THE SKY:
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By Sheryl WuDunn & Nicholas Kristof | Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

 
WHOLE EARTH
DISCIPLINE:
An Ecopragmatist
Manifesto
Stewart Brand

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

By Stewart Brand | Reviewed By Denis Hayes

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand

 

Break Through

By Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger | Reviewed By Sacha Zimmerman

Small-scale efforts won't solve the global warming crisis.

 

The Clean Tech Revolution

By Riane Eisler | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto

Clean technology is creating greener pastures for business.