Oakland, CA : Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (v, 88 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
New economic study shows California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) protects the environment without stunting economic growth. CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed plans and development projects, and then to avoid or mitigate those impacts when feasible. This report was designed to closely examine the arguments and assumptions underlying the most current calls for changes to the law.
Book — 1 online resource (11 pages) : PDF, color illustrations, color maps
"The general case against austerity has been well made: the economy moves into a cycle of decline. Let us suppose that current policy fails, that it becomes clear that the freed-up market is not bringing growth within the current parliament, and so even more money needs to be saved. One possible path to follow is greater austerity for the rich."--Document home page.
Nairobi : United Nations Environment Programme, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (1 PDF file (131 pages)) : ill.
Greening small-scale fisheries and aquaculture
Marine-based renewable energy
Ocean nutrient pollution from agriculture, feritilizer production and wastewater management sectors
Metals in the deep : preparing for a new frontier in mining
Our seas are among our most valuable natural resources, yet human beings are exploiting them. The authors argue that sectors dependent on the marine environment, such as aquaculture and coastal tourism, can become more profitable while also reducing their environmental footprint. The book likewise explores how sectors such as agriculture, energy, and deep-sea mining can contribute to the creation of sustainable marine environments. Thematic maps and illustrations are used very effectively.
[Washington, DC] : U.S. House of Representatives, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (vii, 52 p.) : digital, PDF file.
The threat posed to U.S. national-security interests by vulnerabilities in the telecommunications supply chain is an increasing priority given the country's reliance on interdependent critical infrastructure systems; the range of threats these systems face; the rise in cyber espionage; and the growing dependence all consumers have on a small group of equipment providers. China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes. Suggested 'mitigation measures' cannot fully address the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies providing equipment and services to United States critical infrastructure. The Committee launched this investigation to seek answers to some persistent questions about the Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE and their ties to the Chinese government. Throughout the months-long investigation, both Huawei and ZTE sought to describe, in different terms, why neither company is a threat to U.S. national-security interests. Unfortunately, neither ZTE nor Huawei have cooperated fully with the investigation, and both companies have failed to provide documents or other evidence that would substantiate their claims or lend support for their narratives.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, October 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (142 pages) : illustrations, color portraits. Digital: text file; PDF.
The fourth edition of the Life in the Valley Economy series reports that widening income inequality endangers the middle class and in a consumer-based economy, a weaker middle class threatens the economy as a whole. The report's Solutions section calls for policy changes such as a higher minimum wage, full implementation of national health reform and other public-sector measure to remedy the situation.
Book — 1 online resource (133 pages) : illustrations, color portraits Digital: text file; PDF.
This third edition documents a dire employment situation that may foreshadow a "jobless recovery" excluding working families, perhaps an indicator for the nation. In addition, it includes a Solutions section that focuses on some of the region's public policy choices.