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Frontiers of Sustainability : Environmentally Sound Agriculture, Forestry, Transportation, and Power Production - Roger Dower

Frontiers of Sustainability

Environmentally Sound Agriculture, Forestry, Transportation, and Power Production

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9781559635462
Number Of Pages: 381

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The United States is the world's biggest consumer of natural resources and its biggest polluter. With the U.S. economy expected to grow by 25% in the next decade alone, the costs to Americans -- and to everyone else in the world -- will increase substantially if we do not find a way to live and work sustainably.Building on the recommendations of the President's Council for Sustainable Development, researchers at the World Resources Institute have developed a feasible and concrete plan for achieving sustainable development in the United States. Frontiers of Sustainability presents the first practical vision of a sustainable future for the United States and the steps needed to get there.Authors examine the environmental performance and trends in four key economic sectors: agriculture, electricity generation, transportation, and pulp and paper manufacturing. They map out and explore the implications of potentially dangerous trends and developments, and detail methods for reducing or managing emergent threats. Each chapter sets forth a technologically feasible vision of the future in which the unwanted trends we see unfolding now are reversed.Frontiers of Sustainability presents an adaptable formula for moving the United States toward a future that ensures generations to come a healthy stock of environmental and natural resource assets. The authors's realistic and workable plan focuses on what Americans really care about, connects with virtues that Americans already profess, and, unlike most discussions of sustainable development, emphasizes the "how" as much as the "why."

Introductionp. 1
Sustainability and U.S. Agriculturep. 47
Driving the Road to Sustainable Ground Transportationp. 121
Challenges to Sustainability in the U.S. Forest Sectorp. 191
Power to Choose: Sustainability in the Evolving Electricity Industryp. 281
Indexp. 356
About the Authorsp. 368
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ISBN: 9781559635462
ISBN-10: 1559635460
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 381
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.53