Tag environment

Putting an End to Pests

John Hainze— The Endangered Species Act is one of the premier environmental laws in the United States. It offers protection for endangered and threatened organisms both large and small—from orchids to insects to bears. That the Act does not differentiate between charismatic animals and those of a lesser pedigree is

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Past and Future Forests

Charles D. Canham— The northeast is one of the country’s most thoroughly forested regions, with forests covering two-thirds of the nine northeastern states. But that statistic belies the extraordinary wave of logging and clearing of land for agriculture that followed European settlement 400 years ago. In the Mid-Hudson Valley where

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The Struggle to Define Strong Sustainability

Dieter Helm— The trouble with strong sustainability is that it contains very little by way of guidance as to what we should do, except ‘preserve everything’. It is in essence the claim that natural capital should be regarded as non-substitutable, and hence, following Eric Neumayer, strong sustainability can be called

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Newfoundland on My Mind

Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson— The animal on everybody’s mind in June 1973 was Secretariat, the first Triple Crown–winning horse in a quarter century. For much of the rest of the world, it was a summer of tumult. Watergate was exploding in President Nixon’s face, and the environment

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World Water Wager

David Sedlak— In 1980, Julian Simon, an economist at the University of Maryland, bet Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University that the prices of five of the world’s most important metals would drop in the coming decade. The premise behind Simon’s wager was that, despite Ehrlich’s warnings of resource scarcity caused

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YUP May Green Tip: Meatless Monday at the Press

With all of our normal lunch spots overcrowded with families here for graduation, it was the perfect day for a Press-wide Meatless Monday. The Yale Press Green Team encouraged everyone to bring in a dish to share as their YUP May Green Tip. We met on the sunny patio with

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IPPY Awards

Y-IPPY!  YUP and our museum distribution partners won ten awards at the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards! Fine Art Cézanne and Beyond, by Joseph J. Rishel and Katherine Sachs (Philadelphia Museum of Art) The Drawings of Bronzino, by Carmen C. Bambach, Janet Cox-Rearick and George R. Goldner (The Metropolitan Museum of

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Yale FES Prof. John Wargo on the toxins we ignore

At the close of the UN Summit on Climate Change, diplomats may have left Copenhagen frustrated by the slow pace of progress, but as Yale professor of environmental policy, risk analysis, and political science John Wargo writes in his new book, Green Intelligence, the keys to environmental safety often begin

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Dan Esty weighs in on Copenhagen and “Climategate” on Colbert

Earlier this week, Stephen Colbert tapped Yale professor and YUP author Dan Esty to discuss the latest international hot topic: global warming. As a professor of Environmental Law and Policy with appointments at both the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Esty offered a

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Yale Press

There are lots of great ways to celebrate Earth Day. Bike to work, recycle, or show off your green thumb and plant a tree, like our commander-in-chief. But, in our minds, there’s no better way to celebrate Mother Earth than learning more about her through a good book. When it

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