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2. U.S. Census Bureau, International Database (IDB), World Population Information. 2011.

3. U.S. Census Bureau, World Vital Events. 2011. 

4. Supporting World Population at U.S. Consumption Rates Would Require Five Earths, Natural News. 2008. 

5. World Wildlife Fund, Demands on Our Planet, Living Planet Report. 2010.

6. U.S. EPA, Air Pollution, Our Nation’s Air-Status and Trend Through 2008. 2010. 

7. U.S. EPA, Six Common Air Pollutants, Our Nation’s Air-Status and Trend Through 2008. 2010.

8. Natural Resource Defense Council, Issues: Air.

9. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center. 2005.

10. Environmental Defense Scorecard. 2005.

11. U.S. EPA, National Water Quality Inventory: Report to Congress, 2004 Reporting Cycle. 2004.

12. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends, Ch. 21 Forest and Woodland Systems. 2005.

13. Natural Resources Defense Council, Issues: Wildlands. 2004.

14. Scientific American. Old-Growth Forests Help Combat Climate Change. 2008.

15. Genetically Engineered Food, 2nd ed. p. 182

16. Environmental Literacy Council, Threats To Soil. 2008.

17. Soil Erosion Site. 2008

18. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. 2008.

19. American Institute of Biological Sciences, The Sixth Extinction. 2001.

20. Conservation International, Ensuring Species Survival.

21. Global Issues, Why is biodiversity important? Who cares? 2008.

22. EPA, 2011 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report. 2011.

23. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. 2007.

24. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. 2001.

25.  GRRN, Zero Waste Briefing Kit. 2008.

25.5 GreenDustries, Food Packaging Wastes and Environmental Impacts

26. Greenseal, Choose Green Report: Rigid Quick Serve Food Packaging. 1999.

26.5 MWV, MWV Highlights Food Packaging Solutions at FMI Show. 2010.

26.6 Clean Water Action, The Problem of Marine Plastic Pollution. 2010.

27. Waste Reduction Resource Center, The P2Rx Topic Hub Project.

28. New Leaf Paper: The Paper Steps.

29. New Leaf Paper: Eco-Audit.

30. U.S. EPA, Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin (TCDD) and Related Compounds National Academy Sciences (NAS) Review Draft. 2004.

31. U.S. EPA, Dioxin

32. Archie Beaton, Chlorine-Free Products Association

33. Clean Up The World, Polystyrene Fact Sheet.

34. U.S. CDC, Current Trends Update: Styrene, Dioxin, and 1,3-Butadiene in the Workplace. 1984.

34.5 NIEHS, 10 June 2011: New substances added to HHS Report on Carcinogens.

35. The Styrene Information and Research Center, OSHA Regulations of Styrene

36. U.S. EPA, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States: Facts and Figures. 2010.

37. Californians Against Waste, Polystyrene & Fast Food Packaging Waste.

37.5 Green City California, Waste Reduction Best Practices.

38. Environmental Defense Fund, Something to Hide: The Sorry State of Plastics Recycling

39. U.S. EPA, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP). 2010.

40. Environmental Health News, Household cleaners will be reformulated to clean up California smog. 

41. U.S. EPA, The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality. 2008.

41.5 U.S. EPA, Care for Your Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality. 2008.

42. World Resources Institute, Information Please Environmental Almanac. 1994.

42.5 National Library of Medicine, Household Products Database. 2010.

43. U.S. EPA, Design for the Environment. 2007.

44. Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 10 Reasons Not to Use Pesticides. 2011.

45. Healthy and Natural Journal, Speaking About Petroleum-based Candles. 2000.

45.5 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

46. Alisa Smith, J. B. MacKinnon, Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet. Random House Digital, Inc., 2008.

47. Environmental Science, 7th ed. Daniel Chiras. 2006.

48. Stephen Budiansky, Math Lessons for Locavores. A21 of the New York edition, 2010

49. Buy Local, CA, Why Buy Local?  2007.

50. Get Healthy Now! with Gary Null: A Complete Guide to Prevention, Treatment and Healthy Living. 2006.

51. The New York Times, Herbicide Exposure Linked to Greater Risk of Cancer. 1986.

52. USDA, Structural and Financial Characteristics of U.S. Farms: 2004 Family Farm Report, 2007 Edition. 2007.

53. Environmental Working Group, Farm Subsidy Database. 2011.

54. Organic Monitor, The Global Market for Organic Food & drink: Business Opportunities & Future Outlook. (3rd Edition). 2010

55. USDA, Pesticide Data Program. 2009.

56. Environmental Working Group, Food News.

57. Journey to Forever, Report.

58. Care To, Top 10 Eco-Friendly Reasons to Buy Organic Meat & Dairy. 2000.

59. Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign. 

60. Diet for a New America by John Robbins. 1989.

61. Cornell University, Chronicle Online. 2007.

62. U.S. Humane Society, Lethal Predator Control Courtesy of Wildlife Services. 2008.

USDA APHIS Wildlife Service, Program Data Reports, Table G: Animals Taken by Fate Type – FY 2010.

63. Conservation Biology, Carnivore-Livestock Conflicts: Effects of Subsidized Predator Control and Economic Correlates on the Sheep Industry. 2006.

64. American Dietetic Association, Vegetarian Diet. 2009.

65. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. 2010.

65.5 Environmental Defense Fund, Individual Fishing Quotas.

65.6 U.S. EPA, Energy Star Guide for Restaurants. 2010.

66. World Resources Institute, Fish Consumption & Aquatic Ecosystems.

67. U.S. DOE, Energy Information Administration

68. U.S. EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

68.3 Solar Energy Industries Association, US Solar Energy Industry Experiences Record-Breaking Growth in 2010. 2011.

68.4 American Wind Energy Associations, 2010 U.S. Wind Industry Market Update. 2011.

68.5 Geothermal Education Office.

68.6 Natural Resources Defense Council, Report: More than One Out of Three U.S. Counties Face Water Shortages. 2010.

69. Worldwatch Institute, A building revolution: how ecology and health concerns are transforming construction, Roodman, D.M. and N. Lenssen. 1995. 

69.5 Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Kimpton EarthCare Program.

70. U.S. EPA, Municipal Solid Waste in the United States

71. U.S. EPA, Municipal Solid Waste Handbook. 1997.

71.5 Tri-state Biodiesel, Biodiesel Basics.

72. Natural Resource Defense Council, Press Release. 2003.