This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.
Explores the intersection of two critical, but rarely juxtaposed science and policy issues: The path to U.S. agricultural sustainability and the future of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Shows how ecologically based practices can generate profits, while contributing to broader goals of sustainable development.
Reveals that environmental damage threatens future world food production.
This is a joint study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Resources Institute.
Examines how implementation of the Kyoto Protocol could actually help U.S. agriculture.
Reveals the urgent need for action to incorporate biodiversity planning into agricultural development, and highlights effective practices and policies.
Reveals vital but overlooked ingredients for spreading innovative sustainable agriculture techniques -- mainly institutional collaboration, farmer participation, and political support.
Brings together an extensive body of experimental and epidemiological research from around the world documenting the effects of widely used pesticides on the immune system and the attendant health risks.
A comprehensive, empirically based analysis of U.S. agricultural sustainability. Uses agronomic and environmental data collected from 45 physical U.S. regions. A tool to assess the environmental and economic impacts of a broad range of policy options.
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.
Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.