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More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want

The issues surrounding population have become ever more sensitive and delicate, discouraging many environmentalists and policymakers from taking on the topic. Now, Worldwatch Vice President for Programs Robert Engelman, a 16-year veteran of the population and reproductive health field, has broken new ground in his own fresh take on this perennially difficult issue.

 

Climate Change Reference Guide

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Inspiring Progress: Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development

by Gary Gardner

Inspiring Progress explores the need to reconnect with religions’ core tenets of moderation, compassion, and stewardship of the Earth to solve the growing environmental crisis.

"Inspiring Progress is an easy-to-read reminder that religion—in most any form—calls us to care for one another and the world in which we live. Our faith compels us to nothing less.” —John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

 

Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket

by Brian Halweil

In Eat Here, author Brian Halweil points to a surging local food movement that is rediscovering homegrown pleasures and changing the way we eat.

"Part journalism and part manifesto, Eat Here is the definitive work on the most interesting and encouraging change in the way Americans eat now."
—Michael Pollan, Professor Science and Environmental Journalism, UC Berkeley and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma

Good Stuff? A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy

Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from, if antibacterial soap is good for your family, or how to recycle an old computer? If you've had these or other questions about the environmental and social impacts of the products you buy and use, Good Stuff is for you. It contains many of the tips, facts, and links you'll need to start making more informed purchases that benefit your health and the environment.

This publication available for free download. 

Environmental Milestones: A Worldwatch Retrospective Timeline Poster

Trace key moments in the modern environmental movement from the 1960s until today. Explore pivotal events, scientific breakthroughs, and obstacles through an illustrated full-color, 39" x 27" poster, printed with soy inks on recycled, uncoated paper—ready to hang as-is, or cut along dotted line and place end-to-end to create a six-and-a-half-foot long timeline.

Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization

by Hilary French

As the 21st century dawns, goods, money, people, ideas, and pollution are traveling around the world with unprecedented speed and scale, producing transnational environmental problems, from climate change to the soaring trade in commodities like timber and shrimp.

In Vanishing Borders, author Hilary French provides people concerned about the future of the planet with a clear plan of action for ensuring environmental stability in the wake of globalization.

Pillar of Sand: Can The Irrigation Miracle Last?

by Sandra Postel

Irrigation has been a powerful tool of human advancement for 6,000 years. It remains a cornerstone of agriculture today, as farmers strive to meet the increasing food demands of ever larger populations. In Pillar of Sand, author Sandra Postel examines the challenges to our modern irrigation society-from mounting water scarcity and salinization of soils to rising tensions between countries over shared rivers. She explores irrigation's role in the rise and fall of early civilizations and connects the lessons of the past with the challenge of making irrigation thrive into the twenty-first century and beyond.

Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

by Lester Brown, Gary Gardner, Brian Halweil 

Should you be worried about world population growth? The birth rate is falling in many industrialized countries; in some cases populations are actually shrinking. But in many nations where the population has exploded in recent decades, birth rates remain high, and populations will likely double or triple in the next half-century. Nevertheless, these nations are showing the early signs of "demographic fatigue" —a slowdown in population growth due not to smaller families but to increasing death rates.

In examining the stakes involved in potentially adding another 3.3 billion people to the world population over the next fifty years, the authors of Beyond Malthus call for immediate expansion of international family planning assistance to the millions of couples who still lack access, and new investment in educating young people—especially women—in the Third World, helping to promote a shift to smaller families.

This publication available for free download. 

Life Out of Bounds: Bioinvasion in a Borderless World

by Chris Bright

Bioinvasion — the spread of alien, "exotic" organisms — is gnawing away at ecosystems all over the world, largely unnoticed and unopposed. The continuing increase in travel and trade around the globe is fostering the spread of more and more invaders of almost every conceivable description, from highly flammable weeds to human pathogens and forest diseases.

Chris Bright tracks the extent and explains the dangers of bioinvasion — an environmental threat that may now be surpassed only by habitat loss in its potential to irreparably damage our planet. Bright explores the counterintuitive mechanisms of invasion, in which the addition of a non-native species to an area tend to reduce that area's biodiversity. He shows that bioinvasions are not only destroying ecosystems, but also endangering public health, disrupting the cultures of traditional forest and fishing peoples, and costing our economies billions of dollars a year.