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UNIT 1 FOUNDATIONS AND TOOLS OF THE TRADEChapter 1 Environmental LiteracyOn the Road to CollapseWhat lessons can we learn from a vanished Viking society?Chapter 2 Science Literacy and the Process of ScienceScience and the SkySolving the mystery of disappearing ozoneChapter 3 Information LiteracyToxic Bottles?On the trail of chemicals in our everyday livesChapter 4 Environmental Economics and ConsumptionWall to Wall, Cradle to CradleA leading carpet company takes a chance on going greenChapter 5 Human PopulationsOne-Child China Grows UpA country faces the outcomes of radical population controlChapter 6 Environmental HealthEradicating a Parasitic NightmareHuman health is intricately linked to the environmentUNIT 2 ECOLOGY, PATTERNS, AND PROCESSESChapter 7 Ecosystems and Nutrient CyclingEngineering EarthA desert experiment gone awryChapter 8 Population EcologyThe Wolf WatchersEndangered gray wolves return to the American WestChapter 9 Community EcologyWhat the Stork SaysA bird species in the Everglades reveals the intricacies of a threatened ecosystemChapter 10 BiodiversityNature’s Medicine CabinetWill the bark of an ordinary tree in Samoa become a cure for cancer?Chapter 11 Preserving BiodiversityA Forest Without ElephantsCan we save one of Earth's iconic species?Chapter 12 Evolution and ExtinctionA Tropical Murder MysteryFinding the missing birds of GuamUNIT 3 EARTH’S RESOURCES, CURRENT CHALLENGES, AND SUSTAINABLE OPTIONSChapter 13 ForestsReturning Trees to HaitiRepairing a forest ecosystem one tree at a timeChapter 14 GrasslandsRestoring the RangeThe key to recovering the world’s grasslands may be a surprising oneChapter 15 Marine EcosystemsScience Under the SeaAquanauts explore an ecosystem on the brinkChapter 16 Fisheries & AquacultureFish in a Warehouse?How one Baltimore fish scientist could change the way we eatChapter 17 Freshwater ResourcesToilet to TapA California county is tapping a controversial source for drinking waterChapter 18 Water PollutionSaving the BayTeams of researchers try to pin down what’s choking the ChesapeakeChapter 19 Mineral ResourcesNo Stone UnturnedA bevy of unfamiliar minerals are crucial for our everydaytechnologies—but they come with a slew of problemsChapter 20 Feeding the WorldA Gene RevolutionCan genetically engineered food help end hunger?Chapter 21 Agriculture: Raising LivestockThe Carnivore's ConundrumDisease, pollution, and the true costs of meatChapter 22 Agriculture: Raising CropsFine-Feathered FarmingCreative solutions to feeding the worldUNIT 4: ENERGY: A WICKED PROBLEM WITH MANY CONSEQUENCESChapter 23 CoalBringing Down the MountainIn the rubble, the true costs of coalChapter 24 PetroleumA Dangerous DependenceDrilling for answers after an oil rig explosionChapter 25 Air PollutionThe Youngest ScientistKids on the frontlines of asthma research
Chapter 26 Climate ChangeWhen The Trees LeaveScientists grapple with a shifting climateChapter 27 Nuclear EnergyThe Future of FukushimaCan nuclear energy overcome its bad rep?Chapter 28 Sun, Wind, and Water EnergyFueled by the SunA small island makes big strides in renewable energyChapter 29 BiofuelsGas from GrassWill an ordinary prairie grass become the next biofuel?UNIT 5: TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTUREChapter 30 Managing Solid WasteA Plastic SurfAre the oceans teeming with trash?Chapter 31 Environmental Policy and LawCounterfeit CoolingIn the global effort to thwart climate change, some lessons arelearned after the factChapter 32 Urbanization and Sustainable CommunitiesThe Ghetto Goes GreenIn the Bronx, building a better backyard
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