The TELI Research Guide provides several links to books, news/newspapers, articles and web resources to enhance your knowledge and ability to research environmental literacy. The guide was prepared by Regina Fisher Raboin, Environmental Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Tisch Library. If you have any questions, please contact her directly at Regina.Raboin(at)tufts.edu.
II: RECOMMENDED READINGS FOR DAILY SESSIONS
MONDAY, MAY 23: Introduction, Realities and Importance of Environmental Issues, Focus on Sustainable Agriculture
For Michael Reed’s talk on “Environmental issues: Past, Present and Future”
1. Frazier, J. G. 1997. Sustainable Development: modern elixir or sack dress? Environmental Conservation 24:182-193.
2. Gatto, M. 1995. Sustainability: is it a well-defined concept? Ecological Applications 5:1181-1183.
3. Tilman, D., May, R., Lehman, C., & Nowak, M. 1994. Habitat Destruction and the extinction debt. Nature 371:65-66.
4. Turvey, S. T. (ed.) 2009. Holocene Extinctions. Oxford University Press. Find it at Tufts http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/
For Tim Griffin’s talk on “The Realities of Sustainable Agriculture”
1. De Schutter, O. 2010. “Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” UN General Assembly.
2. Godfray, C., et al. 2010. “Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People” Science Volume 327.
3. Reganold, J., et al. 2011. “Transforming U.S. Agriculture” Science, Volume 332.
4. “Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century” Report In Brief from the National Academy of Sciences.
For Colin Orians talk on “Provocative Issues in Sustainable Agriculture”
1. Cattaneo, M., et al. 2006. “Farm-scale evaluation of the impacts of transgenic cotton on biodiversity, pesticide use, and yield” PNAS, Vol 103, No. 20.
2. Glover, Dominic. 2010. “Exploring the Resilience of Bt Cotton’s ‘Pro-Poor Success Story’ International Institute of Social Studies, Development and Change, 41(6): 955–981.
3. Tabashnik, B. (2008) “Delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops” PNAS Vol. 105, No. 49.
Additional recommended readings for Monday:
Wise, Timothy High Food Price: Do Family Farmers Benefit? Available from: http://triplecrisis.com/high-food-prices-do-family-farmers-benefit/
TUESDAY, MAY 24 – Perceptions of Environmental Issues, Media Views of Sustainable Agricultural Issues, Environmental Realities of Disease
For Wendy Wornham’s talk on “Realities of disease- the vaccination debates”
1. Wachter, Kerri (December 2009). “ Addressing Parental Concerns about Vaccines” Pediatric News.
2. Nield, Linda (September 2008). “Anti-Vaccine Media- Its Impact — and Strategies to Combat It” Consultant for Pediatricians.
3. Amer, Ahdi. (October 2009). “Point-Counterpoint: Responding to Common Reasons for Vaccine Refusal” Consultant for Pediatricians.
4. Poland, Gregory. (January 2011). “The Age Old Struggle Against the Antivaccinationists” The New England Journal Of Medicine.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 – Realities and perceptions of Disease as an Environmental Issue. How Environmental Issues Play in the Press?
Kaufman, Leslie. “G.O.P. Push in States to Deregulate Environment,” The New York Times (April 15, 2011). Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/16/science/earth/16enviro.html
Smith, B and Brecherhttp, J. “Should we remain silent about climate change?” Available from: www.labor4sustainability.org/post/should-we-remain-silent-about-climate-change/
For Aaron Bernstein’s talk on “Realities & Perceptions of disease as an environmental issues”
1. Chivian, E. and Bernstein, A. 2010. “How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity” Center for Health and the Global Environment: Harvard Medical School.
2. “Climate Change: The Public Health Response” American Journal of Public Health, 10.2105/AJPH.2007.119362 March 2008, Vol 98, No. 3 | American Journal of Public Health 435-445. Find it at Tufts http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/
3. Schwartz BS, Parker C, Glass TA, Hu H 2006. “Global Environmental Change: What Can Health Care Providers and the Environmental Health Community Do About It Now?” Environ Health Perspect 114:1807-1812. doi:10.1289/ehp.9313. Find it at Tufts http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/
For Judy Layzer’s talk on “Environment & the Media”
1. Riley Dunlap and Aaron McCright, “A Widening Gap: Republican and Democratic Views on Climate Change,” Environment, September-October 2008. Available at http://www.environmentmagazine.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/September-October%202008/dunlap-full.html
2. Judith Layzer, “Environmental Policy From 1980 to 2008: The Politics of Prevention,” in Brian J. Glenn and Steven M. Teles, Conservatism and American Political Development (OUP, 2009), pp. 223-260. Find it at Tufts http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/
THURSDAY, MAY 26 – Educational Implementations of Environmental Issues
For Peter Levine and Shirley Mark’s talk on “Civic engagement, environmental issues and education”
Peruse the Tisch College/Lincoln Filene Center website http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/?pid=236 & the Connecting with Communities portal http://outreach.tufts.edu/ to learn what others are doing across the campus.
Additional recommended website: http://ecotopia.org/walking/
For Annie Soisson’s talk on “Assessment”
III: Recommended Readings by participants
1. “Don’t be Such a Scientist” – a book on communicating science to the public; by the guy who did the ‘Shifting Baselines’ video
2. “Last Chance to See” – the man who wrote ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ spends a year searching for endangered species with a scientist who writes for the public and works for the BBC
4. “Made to Stick” – a fun and poignant book on what makes some ideas catch on while others die
Borrow from the Tufts Library http://library.tufts.edu/record=b1843790~S1<http://library.tufts.edu/record=b1843790%7ES1>
5. Here are 2 articles by a science reorter for the Guardian – The first is a spoof on how science is reported to the public – what’s wrong with science journalism – and the second is a follow up to it. They are funny and brutal.
6. A good source of plain-language information about diseases:
The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition http://merckmanuals.com/home/index.html
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19573645/detail.html (seg 1) http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19573753/detail.html (seg 2) http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19573773/detail.html (seg 3) http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/19573805/detail.html (seg 4)
2. Producing Films
Bottled water: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/?pid=464
Fryer to the Freeway: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/?pid=278
BU Bio Lab: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/?pid=256
Malden River: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/?pid=253
3. Bio7 Films
Cape Wind and Birds: http://www.youtube.com/user/TuftsEnvStudies#p/u/4/X2abGrrJOeM
Nuclear – is it OK: http://www.youtube.com/user/TuftsEnvStudies#p/u/5/XZwZ3cYS8kw
Antibiotic Resistance: http://www.youtube.com/user/TuftsEnvStudies#p/u/7/aLjMiKj-q58
4. Shifting Baselines: