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Innovations in environmental protection

 

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

 

Review: Walking the Talk

By | Reviewed By David Gal

Corporate social responsibility can pay big dividends.

 

Review: A New Green Order?

By | Reviewed By Tim Perlstein

The World Bank's Global Environment Facility may be undermined by bureaucracy.

 
The New Economy of Nature Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison

The New Economy of Nature

By Gretchen C. Daily & Katherine Ellison | Reviewed By Carl Palmer

The authors describe a new approach to environmental conservation that takes market realities into account, rather than relying on philanthropy and altruism.