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A decorate Display covered with environmental booksDo you know everything you can recycle just by dropping them in the blue Kirkwood yardies distributed around campus? Check out the information about the program, including a list of what can go in those familiar containers:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?d=1229

Check out these books on ecology related titles that the library has added in the last year. We have them on our Earth Day display in the library. Stop by before the end of April to see it.

Environmental Wins

It seems like environmentalists never take a win, but here are two positive stories to kick off Earth Day.

Ecologists Take a Win:
https://www.britannica.com/spotlight/what-happened-to-acid-rain

More Good News Farmers Work on the Dead Zone:
https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Article/Gulf-of-Mexico-Dead-Zone-What-Where-Why

Children’s Literature

Earth-Friendly Living by Miriam Coleman, Call Number: CL 640 C692e

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 363.728 P3240

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis, Call Number: CL 813.6 K567t

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go! by Claire Eamer, Call Number: CL 363.72 E121w

Adult Books

The Politics of Water Scarcity: Opposing Viewpoints, Call Number: Debate 333.91 P769
NOTE: You can’t check this one out, but it’s definitely worth a read anyway. Find it in our Debate section. Water scarcity is going to be one of the major issues for this century.

The Aliens Among Us: How Invasive Species Are Transforming The Planet — and Ourselves by Leslie Anthony, Call Number: 578.62 A628a

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (Updated ed.) by Peter Singer, Call Number: 179.3 S617a

Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change by Geoff Dembicki, Call Number: 363.738 D374a

The Carbon Code: How You Can Become A Climate Change Hero by Brett Favaro, Call Number: 363.738 F272c

Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands Since 1945 by David D. Vail, Call Number: 363.17 V129c

Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know by Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan, Call Number: 616.9 L262c

Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living by Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers, and Suzanne Shaw, Call Number: 363.7 C774

Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World by Timothy H. Dixon, Call Number: 363.34 D621c

Dawn of the Solar Age: An End to Global Warming and to Fear by Prem Shankar Jha, Call Number: 333.792 J599d
NOTE: All about how solar power can provide a bright new tomorrow for us and the planet.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, Call Number: 577.63 E282d

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken, Call Number: 363.738 D767

Drinking Water: A History (Revised and Updated) by James Salzman, Call Number: 363.6 S186d
NOTE: Water scarcity is going to be one of the major issues for this century.

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises by Erich Hoyt, Call Number: 599.503 H869

Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health by Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach, Call Number: 613 L552e

Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska by John Strohmeyer, Call Number: 338.2 S921e

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper, Call Number: 937 H294f

Frack This! The Untold Story About Earthquakes Caused by Humans by Christian D. Klose, Call Number: 551.22 K663f

Gasping for Air: How Breathing is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Kevin Glynn, Call Number: 616.2 G568g

The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are by Paul Bogard, Call Number: 631.4 B674g

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater by William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley, Call Number: 628.1 A435h

Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson, Call Number: 634.9 F352L

Making Local Food Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of Today’s Small Farmers by Brandi Janssen, Call Number: 338.209 J352m

The Marine World: A Natural History of Ocean Life by Frances Dipper, Call Number: 577.7 D596m

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, and their Remarkable Story of Coevolution by Anurag Agrawal, Call Number: 595.78 A227m

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore, Call Number: 779 S251p

Rainforest by Lewis Blackwell, Call Number: 333.75 B632r

Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M.R. O’Connor, Call Number: 591.68 O187r

A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Wooland by Cornelia F. Mutel, Call Number: 577.3 M992s
NOTE: Ecologist Connie Mutel talks about what she sees of climate change in Iowa.

Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night: The Twenty-First Century’s Energy Transition by Gregory Meehan, Call Number: 621.042 M494t

Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution is Poisoning Our Brains by Barbara Demenex, Call Number: 612.4 D376t

Travels in Alaska by John Muir, Call Number: 508.798 M953t

Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity by Nathan Stephens Griffin, Call Number: 641.3 G852u

Whales: Their Biology and Behavior by Philip Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Hooker, and Peter Tyack, Call Number: 599.5 H227w

What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food? by John T. Lang, Call Number: 664 L269w

When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community by Thomas W. Pearson, Call Number: 622 P362w

Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and the Return of Wild American Wolves by Brenda Peterson, Call Number: 599.773 P485w

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