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.
Explains what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and what can be done to preserve it.
Contributing authors document and analyze forest dcline in Europe and the Eastern United States, as well as ozone's injury to California's pines.
Not since the Cretaceous era ended some 65 million years ago have losses been so rapid and great. If the trend continues, one quarter of the world's species may be gone by 2050....
A survey of U.S.-based organizations to solicit information about the biological diversity research and conservation activities that they had undertaken in developing countries in 1987.
Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality....
Across the United States, air pollution is contributing to the decline and ultimate death of forest trees and to widespread losses in crop yields.
This report highlights government incentives that encourage forest industries to expand far beyond commercially viable areas and policies that underwrite the conversion of forest areas to large ranches, plantations, and agricultural settlements.
In many countries, government policies lie behind the wastage of forest resources. This report examines the situation in ten countries on four continents and shows improved government policies can promote economic development and forest conservation.
Examines four long-term trends in pollution.
World Resources 1988-89 gives special attention to environmental conditions and trends in Asia and devotes a special chapter to the critical issue of rehabilitating degraded lands.
Focusing on the role of energy in the global economy, this frequently quoted report notes that unstable and unsustainable energy prices have brought about many problems -- high inflation rates, world recession, and mountain debt burdens.
Special focus on the spread of toxic wastes in the developed world and sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa.
The inaugural 1986 edition features a special chapter on multiple pollutants and forest decline and focuses attention on a number of important issues.
Shows how pesticide subsidies work and how they interfere with farmer's own judgements about pesticide use. Identifies national and international policies that encourage these wasteful and dangerous environmental practices. Proposes corrective changes....
A broad overview of the state of the world's threatened resources that draws evidence from experiences in many countries to propose realistic and politically practical corrective measures.