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Los Angeles River (Calif.) Environmental conditions.
Read articles including:
"Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A." by Jenny Price
"Rethinking Environmental Racism" by Laura Pulido
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Visit web sites for organizations including:
Look at interactive maps:
CalEnviroScreen 2.0 Mapping Applications and Data [Read LA Times article about this map: Barboza, Tony. "New Map could Refocus State's Pollution Battles; it Scores Environmental Hazards in 8,000 Census Tracts." Los Angeles Times Apr 23 2014. ProQuest. Web. 25 Apr. 2014 . ]
View online videos:
Expansion of urban land in LA 1877-2000 - Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data compiled by Shlomo Angel, Jason Parent, Daniel Civco, and Alejandro Blei for The Atlas of Urban Expansion, published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
In addition to the EBL e-book collection, other online books can be found in the library catalog. For example:
A Dictionary of Human Geography gives us this definition of bioregionalism:
An environmentalist belief that human societies should adapt to living harmoniously within bioregions. These are territories defined by natural rather than political conditions. A bioregion can be defined as an area in which topography, soils, plant and animal life, climate, weather, and human culture are relatively homogeneous and integrated. It may correspond with a watershed. The concept was formulated by environmentalist Peter Berg and ecologists Raymond Dasmann in 1970s northern California, but has not been taken up much beyond North America. Although bioregions share many of the ideas of classical regional geography, human geographers have not developed the idea.
Peter Berg [read his article about bioregionalism defined]
Kirkpatrick Sale [read: "Bioregionalism - a sense of place." The Nation 12 Oct. 1985: 336+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web.]