ERIC Number: ED247141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-6
Reference Count: 0
State of the Environment: An Assessment at Mid-Decade.
Conservation Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report is divided into two parts. The three chapters in part 1 describe environmental conditions and trends. Chapter 1 deals with underlying trends, primarily population growth and economic factors. Chapter 2 covers environmental contaminants, including toxic substances, hazardous waste, air and water pollutants, and overall waste production. Chapter 3 deals primarily with natural resources, examining water, land (including cropland, forestland, rangeland, wildlands, and critical areas), wildlife, energy, and recreation. The five chapters in part 2 analyze several long-range issues that cut across the traditional categories used to describe environmental problems. Chapter 4 reports on several studies that have tried to identify future environmental problems and discusses the factors that are relevant for establishing priorities among these problems. Chapter 5 explains the methodology used in assessing environmental risks, focusing primarily on the analysis of chemicals in the environment. Chapter 6 analyzes the extent to which toxic substances move from air to water to land and the policy implications of such movement. Chapter 7 covers water quality and water quantity problems, the interrelationships between them, and issues related to the management of this vital resource. Chapter 8 explores the relationship between the federal government and the states in implementing environmental policies. (JN)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Energy, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Hazardous Materials, Land Use, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Pollution, Population Growth, Recreation, Toxicology, Wastes, Water Quality, Water Resources, Wildlife
The Conservation Foundation, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($16.00 paper back).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Environmental Policy; Risk Assessment