From International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics Often associated with religious and agricultural views and practices, stewardship covers a diverse range of related positions in regard to how humans ought to value and treat the environment.
Sustainable development is the promotion of developmental patterns that will enable current human generations to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
From Encyclopedia of Geography As a concept and a field of study, urban sustainability emerged out of the sustainable development movement that took off in 1987 with the publication of the Brundtland report, Our Common Future.
From International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics In 1972, the US Congress rewrote water pollution law by passing the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments, which became known as the ‘Clean Water Act’ (CWA).
From Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 is comprehensive federal legislation designed to protect all species in the United States designated as endangered by protecting habitats critical to their survival.
From International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics
Edward Abbey, a distinguished writer of books and articles on nature and the environment, is unique as one who refused to consider himself an environmentalist, even though virtually all of his published work shows a love of wild places.
From American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present Wendell Berry has carefully tended a farm in north-central Kentucky that his family has tilled since 1803, while simultaneously conducting a formidable literary and academic career.
From American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present
David Brower, proclaimed “archdruid” of conservation by his biographer, John McPhee, was perhaps the most famous environmentalist of the twentieth-century United States.
From American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present Dubos was disturbed by wanton environmental destruction and in the early 1960s became an outspoken advocate for the nascent environmental movement of that time.
From American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present The director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York since 1981, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute since 1985, James Hansen is a climatologist known as the Paul Revere of global warming.
From Contemporary World Issues: Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook Amory Lovins, a well-known American environmentalist and renewable energy advocate, has been called by Newsweek one of the most influential energy thinkers in the Western world.
From International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics The short life of Francisco ‘Chico’ Alves Mendes Filho was devoted to leading the Brazilian rubber tappers’ fight to defend the Amazon Forest against exploitation by powerful and wealthy land speculators and ranchers.
From Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment: History, Policy, and Politics Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, was a Democratic governor and a three-term senator from Wisconsin before becoming counselor to the Wilderness Society, where he worked until his death at age 89 in 2005.
From Encyclopedia of Environment and Society E. F. Schumacher is best known for his book Small is Beautiful, which argued for social and environmental sustainability as a radical critique of mass industrialization, the culture of consumerism, and the logic of globalization.
From American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present Paul Watson is best known for his direct actions at sea in the defense of seals, dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife. From the late 1960s, Watson actively campaigned to prevent nuclear testing, to disrupt Canadian seal hunts, and to damage or sink vessels engaged in illegal whaling activities.
From Scientific Exploration and Expeditions: From the Age of Discovery to the Twenty-First Century French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau gained fame for his many books and documentaries dedicated to his undersea explorations, including those made from his base ship, the Calypso. But Cousteau did more than produce popular works. He developed a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, showed that human beings could live underwater for extended periods of time, and exposed the threat of pollution to the oceans.