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Environmental Outlook - PODCAST

Tuesday, Feb 03 • 11 a.m. (ET) - Diane Rehm Show

Environmental Outlook: The Race Against Pests And Weeds

Killing weeds or Intergrated Pest Management? (CLICK ON Listen )

Pesticide resistance is an urgent problem for agriculture. The latest chemical solutions have some groups concerned about ecological consequences. For this month’s Environmental Outlook: weighing new approaches to controlling pests and weeds.


    NEW BOOK - Environmental Studies

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    Chasing the Red Queen - Andy Dyer
    ISBN: 9781610915199
    Publication Date: 2014-12-18
    In the race to feed the world’s seven billion people, we are at a standstill. Over the past century, we have developed increasingly potent and sophisticated pesticides, yet in 2014, the average percentage of U.S. crops lost to agricultural pests was no less than in 1944. To use a metaphor the field of evolutionary biology borrowed from Alice in Wonderland, farmers must run ever faster to stay in the same place—i.e., produce the same yields...

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    Nature's Trust - Mary Christina Wood
    Call Number: KF3775 .W589 2014
    ISBN: 9780521144117
    Publication Date: 2013-09-30
    Contents: "You are doing a great job" -- Modern environmental law : the great legal experiment -- The politics of discretion -- Behind the grand facade -- The administrative tyranny over nature -- The inalienable attribute of sovereignty -- The ecological res -- Fiduciary standards of protection and restoration -- From bureaucrats to trustees -- Beyond borders : shared ecology and the duties of sovereign co-tenant trustees -- Nature's justice : the role of the courts -- Nature's trust and the heart of humanity -- Using earth's interest, not its principal -- The public trust and private property rights -- The new world : a planetary trust.


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