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Item #d89jun80

"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 VA 22901.)

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.

Item #d89jun81

"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.

Item #d89jun82

"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.

Item #d89jun83

"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.

Item #d89jun84

"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.

Item #d89jun85

"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.

Item #d89jun86

"Treaty Talks Begin on Global Warming," C. Flavin, World Watch (Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036), 6-7, Mar.-Apr. 1989.

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 1992.

Item #d89jun87

"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.

Item #d89jun88

"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.

Item #d89jun89

"The Myth of the Marching Desert," B. Forse, ibid., 31-32.

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.

Item #d89jun90

"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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