Rush to Burn

Author: Newsday Inc.
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610913201
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One day in March 1987, a barge from Islip, Long Island was evicted from Morehead City, North Carolina, after trying to unload the mountains of trash on its decks. More than five months from the time it began its trip, the unwelcome barge, and it's 3,186 tons of commercial garbage, became the cornerstone of an astonishing news investigation that revealed a country unable to cope with its mounting garbage crisis. Newsday reporters were the first to locate the barge, the Mobro 4000 as it drifted aimlessly off the shore of Long Island. They were also first to explore and explain the problems and issues that barge had come to symbolize. The results of their investigation are presented in this book. Winner of the Worth Bingham Award, the Page One Award for Crusading Journalism, and the New York State Associated Press Award for In-Depth Reporting, Rush to Burn explains the reasons why we, as a throw-away society, are suffocating in our own trash. It also explains why communities, in desperation, are turning to incineration, the riskiest form of garbage disposal yet developed.

Investigative Reporting in den USA

Author: Manfred Redelfs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322916790
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'Investigative Reporting' ist ein Leitbild des US-Journalismus: Die gründliche Recherche, die Mißstände aufdeckt, gilt nicht erst seit der Watergate-Affäre als zentrale journalistische Leistung. Der Band untersucht, warum sich 'Investigative Reporting' in den USA zur eigenen journalistischen Spezialisierung entwickelt hat und wie diese Form der Machtkontrolle heute bei Zeitungen, Zeitschriften und Fernsehen betrieben wird. Faktoren der politischen Kultur werden dabei ebenso beleuchtet wie ökonomische, rechtliche und professionelle Aspekte. Durch Portraits von Rechercheabteilungen, u.a. bei der 'Washington Post' und dem Fernsehmagazin '60 Minutes', vermittelt diese Studie erstmals ein umfassendes und anschauliches Bild des 'Investigative Reporting'.

Urban Public Policy

Author: Martin V. Melosi
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271044586
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The 1992 Los Angeles riots catapulted the problems of the city back onto the policy agenda. The cauldron of social problems of the city, as the riots showed, offers no simple solutions. Indeed, urban policy includes a range of policy issues involving welfare, housing, job training, education, drug control, and the environment. The myriad of local, state, and federal agencies only further complicates formulating and implementing coherent policies for the city. This volume, while not offering specific proposals to remedy the problems of the city, provides a broad historical context for discussing contemporary urban policy and for arriving at new prescriptions for relieving the ills of the American city. The essays address issues related to public housing, poverty, transportation, and the environment. In doing so, the authors discuss larger themes in urban policy as well as provide case studies of how policies have been implemented over time in specific cities. Of particular interest are two essays that discuss the role of the historian in shaping urban policy and the importance of historical preservation in urban planning.

In Praise of Nature

Author: Stephanie Mills
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559630345
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Five thought-provoking essays by Stephanie Mills are followed by reviews and excerpts of the ten most important pieces of related literature written by experts in the various fields. Reviewers include Peter Borrelli, David Brower, Ernest Callenbach, J. Baird Callicott, Lois Gibbs, and others. Following the essays is an annotated bibliography listing over 100 important environmental works.

Effluent America

Author: Martin V. Melosi
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
ISBN: 9780822941590
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Garbage, wastewater, hazardous waste: these are the lenses through which Melosi views nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. In broad overviews and specific case studies, Melosi treats the relationship between industrial expansion and urban growth from an ecological perspective.

In Defense of Garbage

Author: Judd H. Alexander
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275936273
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Putting a positive spin on an unpleasant subject, the former vice president of American Can Company reveals how garbage actually contributes to the health of the economy.

Design for a Livable Planet

Author: Jon Naar
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060963873
Format: PDF
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Discusses the causes and effects of pollution, and explains what can be done about garbage, pesticides, medical waste, polluted air and water, radiation risks, acid rain and deforestation