The Reporter's Environmental Handbook

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Rutgers University Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
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When an environmental news story breaks, the first place to turn for background on the issue is The Reporter's Environmental Handbook, now available in an updated and expanded third edition. Here, journalists can find the fast facts they need to accurately cover complex and controversial environmental stories ranging from indoor and outdoor air quality to sprawl and bioterrorism.
 

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Contents

How to Use This Handbook
3
The Language of Risk
11
Tracking Down a Companys Environmental Record
27
Issues
37
Who Sets the Environmental Agenda?
48
Thoughts on the Future of Environmental Policy
60
Air Pollution Outdoor
76
Animal Waste Management
87
Childrens Health Lead
146
CrossBorder Environmental Issues U S Mexico
154
Dioxin
160
Environmental Justice and Hazardous Waste
178
Genetically Modified Crops
196
Groundwater Pollution
219
Occupational Health
238
Pesticides
257

Biodiversity
96
Brownfields
104
Cancer and Other Disease Cluster Claims
110
Chemical Emergencies
118
Chemical Weapons Disarmament
127
Childrens Health Asthma
138
Population Growth
272
Surface Water Quality
292
Acronyms and Abbreviations
309
About the Authors
327
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BERNADETTE WEST is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Miami and Florida International University.

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