W. Alton Jones Foundation

Recent Publications by Sustainable World Grant Recipients


Environmental Working Group

Hospitals Need Green Overhaul, Survey Finds:

Medical Waster Burners Contaminate Baby Food with Dioxin, Fish with Mercury.
An examination of hospitals' attempts to promote recycling, reduce use of some plastics and limit the burning of hazardous medical wastes. May, 1998


Environmental Working Group

Farm Pesticide Use on the Rise:

Clinton's 1993 Promise to Reduce Pesticides and Protect Children Proves Empty.
An analysis of data concerning pesticide use, applications for new pesticides and removal of pesticides from use following the Clinton administrations 1993 announcement to reduce the danger pesticides pose to America's children. May, 1998


NRDC PRO

Natural Resources Defence Council Technical Reports Website.

Recent additions include:

Contaminated Catch: The Public Health Threat from Toxics in Fish

A report on contamination in fish caught for sport or subsistence and the inconsistency of state monitoring and warning programs. April 1998


Environmental Working Group

Factory Farming:

Toxic Fertilizer in the United States 1990-1995.
Under the guise of 'recycling,' millions of pounds of toxic waste are shipped each year from polluting industries to fertilizer manufacturers and farmers, who used toxic waste laden with dioxin, lead, mercury and other hazardous chemicals as raw material for fertilizers applied to U.S. farmland. April 1998.


Wingspread Statement on the "Precautionary Principle"

This statement was drafted and finalized at a conference at the Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, Wisconsin, which took place 23-25 January 1998.
The conference was sponsored by:
Science and Environmental Health Network, A Project of Focus Project, Inc.
C.S. Fund
The Johnson Foundation
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts- Lowell
W. Alton Jones Foundation


Green Scissors '98

[Green Scissors]
Taxpayer, environmental groups target 71 federal programs that waste $49 billion and harm the environment. Published by Friends of the Earth, Taxpayers for Common Sense and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.



Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention

Danger in the Air:
TOXIC AIR POLLUTION
IN THE HOUSTON-GALVESTON CORRIDOR

The Houston metropolitan area is one of the nation's hot spots for toxic air pollution, but few community leaders and even fewer area residents are aware of the problem's extent. Danger in the Air brings together an impressive array of often difficult-to-obtain information on air toxics in the Houston-Galveston region, including major discussions of industrial emissions, health effects, and regulatory inadequacies. No other document on air pollution in this region begins to address air toxics with such completeness.


Environmental Estrogens Home Page

[Environmental Estrogens]

An educational service and an interactive forum where the general public, students, educators, journalists, policy makers, scientists and others can obtain accurate and timely information and can objectively discuss all aspects of environmental estrogens.


Environmental Working Group

Kenneth A. Cook, President
Dishonorable Discharge
Toxic Pollution of America's Waters
Dishonorable Discharge - Learn how under "existing federal pollution control laws, the American people are kept in the dark about the vast majority of toxic pollution spewed into the environment by U.S. industry."
Where You Live - Water system violations, farm subsidy payments, political campaign contributions, and wetlands loss in your state, county or home town.


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Environmental Change and Security Project

This site includes many recent publications which examine key environmental issues in China and how they fit into the context of U.S.-China relations. May 1998.


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