Environment & Sustainability: Environment & Health

  • Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all? book cover

    Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation

    Biking for all?

    Edited by Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann, Adonia E. Lugo, Gerardo F. Sandoval

    As bicycle commuting grows in the United States, the profile of the white, middle-class cyclist has emerged. This stereotype evolves just as investments in cycling play an increasingly important role in neighborhood transformations. However, despite stereotypes, the cycling public is actually quite…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • China's Water Pollution Problems book cover

    China's Water Pollution Problems

    By Claudio O. Delang

    Water pollution is one of the most serious problems plaguing China today with millions of citizens drinking water unfit for consumption. These abysmal conditions have fuelled increasing social discontent, as people become more concerned by the need to address the pressing issues of water pollution,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • China's Air Pollution Problems book cover

    China's Air Pollution Problems

    By Claudio O. Delang

    China’s rapid industrialisation has led to "an air pollution catastrophe". Concerted efforts to achieve economic growth have led to veiled skies of toxic air and created health and morbidity problems as well as tremendous environmental degradation. China’s Air Pollution Problems provides an…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • Resource Recovery from Waste: Business Models for Energy, Nutrient and Water Reuse in Low- and Middle-income Countries book cover

    Resource Recovery from Waste

    Business Models for Energy, Nutrient and Water Reuse in Low- and Middle-income Countries

    Edited by Miriam Otoo, Pay Drechsel

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge

  • Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security book cover

    Global Food Security Governance

    Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

    By Jessica Duncan

    In 2007/8 world food prices spiked and global economic crisis set in, leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to access adequate food. The international reaction was swift. In a bid for leadership, the 123 member countries of the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption book cover

    The Meat Crisis

    Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joyce D'Silva, John Webster

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary Solutions book cover

    Sustainable Food Futures

    Multidisciplinary Solutions

    Edited by Jessica Duncan, Megan Bailey

    Securing sustainable food for everyone is one of the world's most pressing challenges, but research, policy, and programmes remain fragmented, and effective solutions have been slow to emerge. This book takes on these challenges by proposing a range of solutions that can advance pathways towards…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Vegetal Politics: Belonging, practices and places book cover

    Vegetal Politics

    Belonging, practices and places

    Edited by Lesley Head, Jennifer Atchison, Catherine Phillips, Kathleen Buckingham

    Cultural geography has a long and proud tradition of research into human–plant relations. However, until recently, that tradition has been somewhat disconnected from conceptual advances in the social sciences, even those to which cultural geographers have made significant contributions. With a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America: An ecosystem service perspective book cover

    Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

    An ecosystem service perspective

    Edited by Aline Chiabai

    The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • East Asia and Food (In)Security book cover

    East Asia and Food (In)Security

    Edited by Shaun Breslin, Christopher W. Hughes

    This book presents a study of perceptions of food insecurity in East Asia, and explores how individual countries are developing strategies to deal with the situation. It also looks at how the perception of food insecurity has increasingly influenced the nature of international interactions, not…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal book cover

    Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal

    By Andrew Newman, Gerry Nagtzaam

    The International Atomic Energy Agency estimates that nuclear power generation facilities produce about 200,000 cubic meters of low and intermediate-level waste each year. Vital medical procedures, industrial processes and basic science research also produce significant quantities of waste. All of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy

  • Safe Drinking Water: Current and Future Problems book cover

    Safe Drinking Water

    Current and Future Problems

    Edited by Clifford S. Russell

    Originally published in 1978, this volume addresses the scientific, economic, and administrative aspects of the public policy problem raised by the United States’ Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. In this collection of papers, the authors examine the various problems presented by drinking…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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