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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1989
"The Fate of the Trees," M. Mead, J. Mann, D. Yarrow, Utne
Reader, 49-51, May/June 1989. (Excerpted with permission from Solstice:
Perspectives on Health and the Environment, Dec. 1988/Jan. 1989. Back
issues: $3.50 from Solstice, 1110 E. Market St., #16-E, Charlottesville
Reviews the extent of the losses to humanity as a result of rainforest
destruction. Suggests three vital steps to save the trees: halt further
deforestation, conservation and reforestation. Includes a Rainforest Resource
Guide that lists addresses of relevant organizations.
"Waterfowl and Climate Change," M.J. Bean, Nature Quart.,
8(2), 22-27, Spring 1989.
Reviews possibilities of changes to waterfowl and their habitat into the
next century due to global warming. Suggests that waterfowl managers redirect
efforts to acquire undeveloped upland areas adjacent to existing refuges to save
the birds. Includes map depicting the status of waterfowl habitat in priority
breeding and wintering areas of Canada and the United States.
"Atmosphere Protection Initiative Combats Global Warming," NRDC
Newsline, 7(1), 1-6, Mar./Apr. 1989.
Reviews the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Atmosphere Protection
Initiative Campaign, to address the problem of climate change. This is the
NRDC's most comprehensive campaign in its twenty year history. Comprises lawyers
and scientists from existing NRDC programs that are contributing their expertise
in the areas of air pollution, coastal pollution and sea level rise, energy
conservation, forest preservation and the international environment.
"New Thinking on Old Growth," W. Booth, Science, 224(4901),
141-143, Apr. 14, 1989.
The temperate rain forests of the Northwest harbor more biomass than
tropical rainforests in Brazil. Ecologists suggest that regeneration of
old-growth stands may serve as a partial hedge against carbon dioxide buildup.
"Chlorofluorocarbons: A Valuable Chemical Threatens the Atmosphere,"
Health & Environ. Digest, 2(4), 1-7, May 1988. Published
monthly by Freshwater Foundation, POB 90, Navarre MN 55392.
Reviews human health effects as well as effects on plants, plankton and
climate resulting from CFCs in the atmosphere. Provides an elementary
explanation of the chemistry of ozone production and destruction.
"Does Your Cup of Coffee Cause Forest Fires?" C.A. Moore,
Intl. Wildlife, 19(2), 38-45, Mar.-Apr. 1989.
New linkages between pollutants and gases in the atmosphere are raising
unlikely questions about our daily activities and the world's climate. Explores
connections between pollutants and global climate.
"Treaty Talks Begin on Global Warming," C. Flavin, World
Watch (Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036), 6-7,
Thirty countries have formed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
to draft an international agreement that would limit the release of greenhouse
gases. UNEP's director Mostafa Tolba has called for a draft action plan by 1990
with an international climate treaty or law of the atmosphere to be signed by
"Gauging the Biological Impacts of the Greenhouse Effect," J.P.
Cohn, BioSci., 39(3), 142-146, Mar. 1989.
Outlines biological effects in a warmer world based on a conference
sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund last October. Among topics covered are:
shifts in forests, animal migrations, arctic impacts and habitats.
"Keeping the World Cool with Deep Heat," C. Joyce, New Sci.,
121(1650), 58-63, Feb. 4, 1989.
Scientists calculate that geothermal heat could meet a substantial part of
the rising demand for energy in the United States without contributing to
greenhouse warming. Reviews explorations and technical innovations to date.
"The Myth of the Marching Desert," B. Forse, ibid.,
Questions definition of desertification and methods used to date to halt it.
Attempts should be made to halt soil degradation in individual villages to
protect land at risk.
"Will Nuclear Power Recover in a Greenhouse?" J.F. Ahearne,
RFF (Resour. for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington DC 20036), No.
94, 14-17, Winter 1989.
Nuclear power is receiving fresh consideration as concern mounts over links
between fossil-fuel combustion and the greenhouse effect. The nuclear industry
itself must develop licensing procedures to insure safe plants and safe waste
disposal to sell the public on nuclear power.
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