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ERIC Number: ED247141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-6
Pages: 619
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-81964-084-3
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)
The Conservation Foundation, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($16.00 paper back).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conservation Foundation, Washington, DC.