Subject: Science / Energy

Subject: Science / Energy

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Licensed To Kill?

|9780822956495|The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant|Examines the nuclear power plant constructed at Shoreham, New York, and the accumulated miscalculations and mishaps that eventually forced its deconstruction. An intricate study of the groups, policies and regulatory issues involved in a historic legal battle.| Joan Aron|| Political Science / American Government / National Political Science / General Science / Energy

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The Shale Dilemma

|9780822945130|A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development| The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? Will countries with significant physical reserves try to exploit them? Will they protect or harm local communities and the global climate? Will the benefits be shared or retained by powerful interests? And how will these decisions be made? The Shale Dilemma brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on…

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Power on the Hudson

|9780822963059|Storm King Mountain and the Emergence of Modern American Environmentalism| The beauty of the Hudson River Valley was a legendary subject for artists during the nineteenth century. They portrayed its bucolic settings and humans in harmony with nature as the physical manifestation of God’s work on earth. More than a hundred years later, those sentiments would be tested as never before. In the fall of 1962, Consolidated Edison of New York, the nation’s largest utility company, announced plans for the construction of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant at Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River, forty miles north of New…

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