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Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twent...
by Robert Bilott

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>鈥?lt;/b><b>For <i>Erin Brockovich</i> fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <br /><b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Dark Waters,</i> starring Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott.</b><br /><br />In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS鈥攗nregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont鈥檚 own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences.<br /> <br /> <i>Exposure</i> is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer鈥檚 quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown鈥攁nd still unregulated鈥攃hemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.
One Tree One Book and One Cancer that changed the world: your tim...
by Bassel Hamdan

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English

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Publication Date

October 19, 2019

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Max was a boy who wanted to change the world. <br /><br />After a horrific accident where he lost his parents and found out he had brain cancer, Max wanted to do something. <br />He wanted to change the world, to get people to stop cutting down trees.<br /><br />And then, it hit him.<br />Max had a unique idea that changed the lives of the people of his town, and everyone loved it. <br />But, what Max learned shortly after that was how impactful it could be, and how life could change in an instant. <br /><br />He also learned the importance of doing good things while you鈥檙e alive, and the impact of what you do during life and how it can impact people once you leave this world.
Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Am...
by John Nores

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<p><strong>This isn鈥檛 a book about a聽conflict in a faraway country; it's a wake-up call.</strong></p><br /><p>While debates about border security continue to rage, and with stories about legal and illegal marijuana in the news daily,聽<em>Hidden War</em>聽forces an astonishing dose of reality into the public consciousness.聽</p><br /><p>California game warden Lt. John Nores, Jr., now retired, has been at the forefront of an under-reported battle against thousands of Mexican drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil, frequently on public lands, and sometimes remarkably close to population centers. Who would guess that this struggle is even going on, or that game wardens are on the front lines?</p><br /><p>Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives. The cartels, armed and ready to defend their cash crop, pose a huge threat to hikers, hunters, bikers, bird watchers and everyone else who enjoy public lands and wild places. Further, trespass marijuana growers divert waterways and use banned chemicals that render the plants toxic. And even after these criminals are long gone, they leave behind an environmental disaster that may never be fixed.</p><br /><p>It's estimated that black market sales of marijuana comprise up to 90% of all weed sales annually.聽California is at the hub of this problem, and the effects reverberate across the U.S.</p><br /><p>This is John Nores' personal account of his time leading the elite California聽Special Operations Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).聽<em>Hidden War</em>聽brings to life the firsthand story of how America鈥檚 unsung heroes are fighting to keep our wild lands safe.</p>
This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth
by Jedediah Purdy

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<p><b>From one of our finest writers and leading environmental thinkers, a powerful book about how the land we share divides us鈥攁nd how it could unite us</b></p><p>Today, we are at a turning point as we face ecological and political crises that are rooted in conflicts over the land itself. But these problems can be solved if we draw on elements of our tradition that move us toward a new commonwealth鈥攁 community founded on the well-being of all people and the natural world. In this brief, powerful, timely, and hopeful book, Jedediah Purdy, one of our finest writers and leading environmental thinkers, explores how we might begin to heal our fractured and contentious relationship with the land and with each other.</p><p>From the coalfields of Appalachia and the tobacco fields of the Carolinas to the public lands of the West, Purdy shows how the land has always united and divided Americans, holding us in common projects and fates but also separating us into insiders and outsiders, owners and dependents, workers and bosses. Expropriated from Native Americans and transformed by slave labor, the same land that represents a history of racism and exploitation could, in the face of environmental catastrophe, bind us together in relationships of reciprocity and mutual responsibility.</p><p>This may seem idealistic in our polarized time, but we are at a historical fork in the road, and if we do not make efforts now to move toward a commonwealth, Purdy warns, environmental and political pressures will create harsher and crueler conflicts鈥攂etween citizens, between countries, and between humans and the rest of the world.</p>
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br /> 聽<br /> Described as 鈥渁 page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry鈥攐ne in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. 聽Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote鈥檚 <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br /> 聽<br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p><b>The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions</b></p><p>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</p><p>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved鈥攁nd the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</p><p>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</p>
Oil and Gas Trading: A Practical Guide
by Denys Hickey

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English

Pages

190

Publication Date

April 30, 2016

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This new guide to oil and gas trading aims to fill a gap not currently supplied by other reference books on sale-of-goods law and charters by focusing on the day-to-day realities of trading in the sector. It examines the way in which the oil and gas market operates in practice, taking note of real-life situations that can arise.<br /><br />Featured chapters are written by expert professionals who have hands-on experience of working in the oil and gas market and who can therefore describe to readers the issues to watch out for. Topics covered include international oil and gas trading contracts, trade finance, hedging, insurance, delivery, carriage, damages and even the effect of international oil and gas sanctions. Indeed, the guide contains a succinct account of all the main legal and practical areas that are relevant to trading in the sector.<br /><br />The publication will be of relevance and interest to all those involved in oil and gas trading.
Native American Natural Resources Law: Cases and Materials, Fourt...
by , Elizabeth A. Kronk Warn...

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English

Pages

729

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p>This casebook explores issues relating to property rights, environmental protection, and natural resources in Indian country. The book explores tribal, cultural, and religious relationships with the land; fundamental principles of federal Indian law; land ownership and property rights of tribes; land use and environmental protection; natural resources development; taxation of lands and resources; water rights; usufructuary (hunting, fishing, gathering) rights; and international approaches to indigenous rights in land and natural resources. It is designed to be used in a stand-alone course or as a supplemental reader for courses in environmental law, natural resources law, or Native American studies.</p><br /><p>The fourth edition incorporates major developments in the law since the third edition, including expanded materials on NAGRPA, such as the Kennewick Man case; the 2016 reservation diminishment case of<em> Nebraska v. Parker</em>; the Land Buy-Back Program established by the<em> Cobell</em> settlement; a note on the Dakota Access Pipeline; a new section on energy rights-of-way; the 2017 groundwater decision in <em>Agua Caliente Band v. Coachella Valley Water District</em>; and the culverts decision in <em>United States v. Washington</em>, recently affirmed by an equally divided Court</p>
Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability (Aspen Coursebook...
by , Jonathan Rosenbloom

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English

Pages

749

Publication Date

February 28, 2018

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<p><em>Social-Ecological Resilience and Sustainability</em> by Shelley Ross Saxer and Jonathan Rosenbloom is designed to help students understand and address new, changing, and complex economic, environmental, and social systems. This book introduces resilience and sustainability as analytical frameworks and illustrates how these concepts apply in various contexts: water, food, shelter/land use, energy, natural resources, pollution, disaster law, and climate change. The first two chapters (Part I) provide students with a conceptual foundation to explore the interdisciplinary nature of resilience and sustainability and the meanings of, complexities embedded in, and the overlap and differences between these frameworks. Each of the remaining eight chapters (Part II) views resilience and sustainability in a specific law and policy context. Strategically placed throughout Part II, the authors describe eight useful tools 鈥?鈥淪trategies to Facilitate Implementation鈥濃€攖o help identify, assess, integrate, or utilize resilience and sustainability as analytical frameworks.</p> <p><strong>Key Features: </strong></p> <ul> <li>A two-part approach that first provides students with a conceptual foundation and then allows students to view resilience and sustainability in eight law and policy contexts (described above)</li> <li>Numerous graphics throughout to illustrate concepts, depict events described, and otherwise enliven the content</li> <li>Case studies that examine human decisions that led to unsustainable and non-resilient systems and societies</li> <li>New and innovative ways to explain complex systems and in turn rethink traditional notions of law and policy</li> </ul>
International Heritage Law for Communities: Exclusion and Re-Imag...
by Lucas Lixinski

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

May 30, 2019

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This book critically engages the shortcomings of the field of international heritage law, seen through the lenses of the five major UNESCO treaties for the safeguarding of different types of heritage. It argues that these five treaties have effectively prevented local communities, who bear the brunt of the costs associated with international heritage protection, from having a say in how their heritage is managed. The exclusion of local communities often alienates<br />them not only from international decision-making processes but also from their cultural heritage itself, ultimately meaning that systems put in place for the protection of cultural heritage contribute to its disappearance in the long term.<br /><br />International Heritage Law for Communities adds to existing literature by looking at these UNESCO treaties not as isolated regimes, but rather as belonging to a discursive continuum on cultural heritage. In doing so, the book focuses on themes that cut across the relevant UNESCO regimes like the use of expert rule in international heritage law, economics, the relationship between heritage and the environment, among others, rather than the regimes themselves. It uses this mechanism to<br />highlight the blind spots and unintended consequences of UNESCO treaties and how choices made in their drafting have continuing and potentially negative impacts on how we think about and safeguard heritage.

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