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By Anne Becher

A entire and various, award-winning number of biographies of an important figures in American environmentalism. As the environment alterations, and environmental matters turn into progressively more standard, this encyclopedia presents much-needed info at the key avid gamers within the environmental circulation.

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She and her close friend Ellen Gates Starr began making plans to buy a house in a poor neighborhood in Chicago where they and other interested women could attempt to reverse some of the abuses of industrialization. In 1889, they moved into Hull House in the nineteenth ward, a poor district in west Chicago inhabited by thousands of immigrants. Their goal was to establish a “settlement,” or a center for ideas and reform. Cities in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were experiencing industrial expansion, economic growth, and urban restructuring—all of which contributed to new forms of environmental degradation.

They make it clear that we humans are not here simply as transients waiting for a ticket to somewhere else. ” Amidon and Roberts have continually renewed themselves and their commitment to nature through retreats to the deserts west of the Rocky Mountains and to the jungles of northern Thailand and Burma. ” They continued their pilgrimage for 6 years, training activists, Christian ministers, and Buddhist monks in the spiritual basis of environmental activism in Thailand, Burma, and Indonesia. During this time they became increasingly aware of the inseparability of the three central activist movements: social, environmental, and peace action.

Attorney for the Southern District of New York. S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, Adams met a number of other young attorneys who were attracted to environmentally oriented public interest law. They cofounded the NRDC in 1970, and Adams became its first paid staff member. NRDC’s first case was to represent a coalition of environmental groups that had been working throughout the 1960s against the construction of the Storm King Mountain pump storage plant on the Hudson River. In addition to marring one of the most spectacular sites on the river—Storm Mountain was a popular subject for THOMAS COLE ADAMS, JOHN HAMILTON and other painters of the Hudson River School—the plant would have resulted in devastating fish kills.

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