Lifelines
The Case For River Conservation

In Lifelines, Tim Palmer addresses the fate of our waterways. While proposals for gigantic federal dams are no longer common, and some of the worst pollution has been brought under control, myriad other concerns have appeared—many of...

266 pages
6 x 9

Entering the Watershed
A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems

Robert Doppelt, Mary Scurlock, Chris Frissell, and James R. Karr

Entering the Watershed is the product of a two-year project established by the Pacific Rivers Council to develop new federal riverine protection and restoration policy alternatives. It recommends a comprehensive new approach to river protection...

504 pages
6 x 9

Searching Out the Headwaters
Change And Rediscovery In Western Water Policy

To the uninitiated, water policy seems a complicated, hypertechnical, and incomprehensible subject: a tangle of engineering jargon and legalese surrounding a complex, delicate, and interrelated structure. Decisions concerning the public's waters...

253 pages
6 x 9

The Clean Water Act 20 Years Later

This volume explores the issues associated with the complex subject of water quality protection in an assessment of the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act over the past twenty years. In addition to examining traditional indicators of...

333 pages
6 x 9

Wild and Scenic Rivers of America

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is one of the most important natural areas protection programs ever established at the federal level. It has resulted in the creation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System -- a rich American legacy...

338 pages
6 x 9

Death in the Marsh

Selenium, essential in microscopic doses, can be deadly in larger amounts. Death in the Marsh explains how federal irrigation projects have altered selenium's circulation in the environment, allowing it to accumulate in marshes, killing...

259 pages
6 x 9

Hazardous Waste from Small Quantity Generators
Strategies And Solutions For Business And Government

Seymour I. Schwartz and Wendy Pratt Cuckovich

Those who remember with outrage the toxic waste nightmares at Love Canal and Times Beach might think nothing of taking their shirts to the neighborhood dry cleaners. But laundries, car maintenance shops, printing and ceramics studios, and other...

282 pages
6 x 9

Overtapped Oasis
Reform Or Revolution For Western Water

Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem...

212 pages
6 x 9

Rivers at Risk
Concerned Citizen's Guide To Hydropower

Rivers at Risk is an invaluable handbook that offers a practical understanding of how to influence government decisions about hydropower development on America's rivers.

229 pages
6 x 9

The Poisoned Well
New Strategies For Groundwater Protection

Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund

The Poisoned Well offers vital strategies for citizens, community organizations, and public officials who want to fight the battle against pollutants.

436 pages
6 x 9

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