12.103 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate
Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy


Science and Politics

Triplett, William. “Science and Politics.” CQ Researcher 14, no. 28 (August 20, 2004). 32 pages.

“Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: An Investigation into the Bush Administration’s Misuse of Science.” Union of Concerned Scientists, March 2004.

“Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: Further Investigation of the Bush Administration’s Misuse of Science.” Union of Concerned Scientists, July 2004.

Mooney, Chris, “Science Wars,” The Boston Globe, Nov 21, 2004.

Global Warming

Forest, Chris E., Peter H Stone, and Henry D Jacoby. How to Think about Human Influences on Climate. Report no. 68, October 2000. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Justus, John R, and Susan R. Fletcher. CRS Issue Brief for Congress. “Global Climate Change” March 27, 2002. Resources, Science and Industry Division. Congressional Research Service, the Library of Congress.

Keller, C. F. “1000 Years of Climate Change.” Advances in Space Research 34 (2004): 315-322.

Webster, M., C. Forest, J. Reilly, M. Babiker, D. Kicklighter, M. Mayer, R. Prinn, M. Sarofim, A. Sokolov, P. Stone, and C. Wang. Uncertainty Analysis of Climate Change and Policy Response. Report no. 95, December 2002. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Sierra Club Global Warming and Energy Project. “A Dangerous Experiment.”

“Summary for Policymakers.” A report of working group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2001.
Technical Summary: A report accepted by Working Group I of the IPCC but not approved in detail. Coordinating lead authors D. L. Albritton, L. G. Meira Filho and about 50 other authors…. Review editors F. Joos, A. Ramirex-Rojas, J. M. R. Stone, and J. Zillman. (Technical summary of the Working Group I Report).

EPA Information Site: Global Warming - Climate

Nuclear Waste Disposal

Hansen, Brian. “Nuclear Waste.” CQ Researcher 11, no. 22 (June 8, 2001): 489-504.

Ewing, R. C., and A. Macfarlane. “Yucca Mountain.” Science (Science’s Compass Policy Forum) 296 (2002): 659-660.

CFR 60: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.
NRC Regulations Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations contains the requirements for all persons and organizations to obtain licenses from the NRC to use nuclear material or operate nuclear facilities. Part 60 specifically applies to geological repositories for high-level nuclear waste.

CFR 63: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

CFR 960: U.S. Department of Energy’s Revised General Guidelines for the Recommendation of Sites for Nuclear Waste Repositories. Amended Version.

DOE/RW-0345P: DOE’s Yucca Mountain Studies.
U.S. Department of Energy, Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project, and Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Education and Information Division, December 1992.

“Federal Register, part IV Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR Part 197, Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, NV; Final Rule.” Federal Register 66, no. 114 (June 13, 2001).

Technical Bases for Yucca Mountain Standards

“Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.” U.S. Department of Energy office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, March 2004.
Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as Amended, with appropriations acts appended.

Bodvarsson, G. S., W. Boyle, R. Patterson, and D. Williams. “Overview of Scientific Investigations at Yucca Mountain - the Potential Repository for High-Level Nuclear Waste.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 38 (1999): 3-24.

Macfarlane, Allison. “Underlying Yucca Mountain: the Interplay of Geology and Policy in Nuclear Waste Disposal.” Social Studies of Science 33, no. 5 (October 2003): 783-807.

Long, J. C. S., and R. C. Ewing. “Yucca Mountain: Earth-science Issues at a Geologic Repository for High-Level Nuclear Waste.” Annu Rev Earth Planet Sci 32 (2004): 363-401.

White, G. F., M. S. Bronzini, E. W. Colglazier, B. Dohrenwend, K. Erikson, R. Hansen, A. V. Kneese, R. Moore, R. Page, E. B., and R. A. Rappaport. “Socioeconomic Studies of High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 91 (1994): 10786-10789.


Hecht, Marjorie Mazel. “Bring Back DDT, and Science With It!” Editorial in 21st Century Science and Technology Magazine.
Original full text version in Summer 2002 issue, this document labeled 9/9/2004. 5 pages.

Pollock, John. “Dying to be Politically Correct.” Acumen 1, no. 3: 46-52.

“Resolving the DDT Dilemma: Protecting Biodiversity and Human Health.” WWF Canada and WWF U.S. (June 1998). 52 pages.

Turusov, V., V. Rakitsky, and L. Tomatis. “Dichlorodipheyltrichloroethane (DDT): Ubiquity, Persistence, and Risks.” Environmental Health Perspectives 110, no. 2 (2002): 125-128.

Ocean Preserves

Cooper, Mary H. “Threatened Fisheries.” CQ Researcher 12, no. 27 (Aug 2, 2002): 617-648. 32 pages. Published by Congressional Quarterly Inc.

Jackson, Jeremy B. “What was Natural in the Coastal Oceans?PNAS 98, no. 10 (May 8, 2001): 5411-5418. Paper presented at the National Academy of Sciences Colloquium, “the Future of Evolution” held March 16-20, 2000. Irvine, CA.

Jones, P. S. “Marine Protected Area Strategies: Issues, Divergences and the Search for Middle Ground.” Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11 (2002): 197-216.

Treaties Laws and Regulations

310 CMR 10.00: Wetlands Protection Act Regulations.
For administering M. G. L. Chapter 131, section 40. Effective May 12, 2000. Prepared by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Treaty

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