environment

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Engine trouble

The book Two Billion Cars arrives in stores at the close of a quarter that has seen auto sales plummet 30, 40, even 50 percent, depending on the manufacturer. The Big Three went to Washington to plead for a handout (and Toyota has passed GM as the world’s biggest automaker, even though its sales are also in steep decline).
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America

In the charming but apocalyptic movie WALLE, Disney-Pixar spins the story of a cute robot set against a grim backdrop of a future Earth dominated by trash and pollution, uninhabitable for plants, animals or people.
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A sustainable world

In some ways The Bridge at the Edge of the World is a confession, from someone who has been a leader in the environmental movement for many years.
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Expanded territory

"Ruin” is the title of the prologue to this memoir by wilderness activist Amy Irvine, and indeed, ruins—both material and metaphorical —stretch over the pages of her book.