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close this bookCritical Consumption Trends and Implications - Degrading Earth's Ecosystems (WRI, 1999, 72 pages)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
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View the documentExecutive Summary
close this folderI. Food Consumption and Disruption of the Nitrogen Cycle
View the document1. Patterns of World Food Consumption and Production
View the document2. Agriculture, Environmental Impacts, and the Global Nitrogen Cycle
View the document3. "Fertilizing the Earth"
View the document4. Looking Ahead: Growing the Food We Need
View the document5. How Much More Fertilizer Will the World Consume?
View the document6. Possible Solutions
close this folderII. Wood Fiber Consumption and the World's Forests
View the document1. Global Forestry and the Forest Products Sector
View the document2. Where Does Our Wood Come From?
View the document3. Key Trends in Wood Fiber Production and Consumption
View the document4. Wood Fiber Consumption and Environmental Impacts
View the document5. Looking Ahead: How Much More Wood Fiber Will the World Need?
View the document6. How Much More Fiber Can the Earth Provide?
View the document7. Where Might the "Extra 30 Percent" Come From?
View the document8. Possible Solutions
close this folderIII. Fish Consumption and Aquatic Ecosystems
View the document1. Global Fish Consumption
View the document2. Unfolding Trends in the Global Fisheries Industry
View the document3. A Renewable Resource in Decline
View the document4. Current Fishing Practices and Ecosystem Impacts
View the document5. Looking Ahead: Future Demand and Constraints on Supply
View the document6. Possible Solutions
View the documentAbout the Authors
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