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Dirty Waters

Author : R. J. Nelson
ISBN : 9780226334523
Genre : History
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In 1987, the city of Chicago hired a former radical college chaplain to clean up rampant corruption on the waterfront. R. J. Nelson thought he was used to the darker side of the law—he had been followed by federal agents and wiretapped due to his antiwar stances in the sixties—but nothing could prepare him for the wretched bog that constituted the world of a Harbor Boss. Director of Harbors and Marine Services was a position so mired in corruption that its previous four directors ended up in federal prison. Nelson inherited angry constituents, prying journalists, shell-shocked employees, and a tobacco-stained office still bearing a busted door that had been smashed in by the FBI. Undeterred, Nelson made it his personal mission to become a “pneumacrat,” a public servant who, for the common good, always follows the spirit—if not always the letter—of the law. Dirty Waters is a wry, no-holds-barred memoir of Nelson’s time controlling some of the city’s most beautiful spots while facing some of its ugliest traditions. A guide like no other, Nelson takes us through Chicago’s beloved “blue spaces” and deep into the city’s political morass. He reveals the different moralities underlining three mayoral administrations, from Harold Washington to Richard M. Daley, and navigates us through the gritty mechanisms of the Chicago machine. He also deciphers the sometimes insular world of boaters and their fraught relationship with their land-based neighbors. Ultimately, Dirty Waters is a tale of morality, of what it takes to be a force for good in the world and what struggles come from trying to stay ethically afloat in a sea of corruption.

Baptized In Dirty Waters

Author : Latoya D. Pugh
ISBN : 1634983882
Genre : Religion
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Would you believe me if I told you that there is HEALING in just telling the truth? Well, there is..... There have been so many things that have been swept under rugs, that it causes people to live lives full of undesired darkness, lies, and lumpiness. Baptized in Dirty Waters chronicles the beauty of deliverance, the liberation of transparency, and the growth that honesty affords us. Baptized in Dirty Waters is a jaw dropper of real life stories and circumstances that would otherwise not be discussed. It brings these issues to the surface with real life breakthroughs which will cause its Readers to face some truths of their own. Baptized in Dirty Waters is relative to anybody that picks it up because the TRUTH is STILL what will set us free! The realness of these characters will leave you with a new desire to search for truth and a new understanding. That is, no matter who we are, what side of the tracks we're from, or our social or financial statuses; we ALL have been Baptized in Dirty Waters, but we CAN COME UP as white as snow..... Here's to TRUTH!!

Dirty Water

Author : Bill Sharpsteen
ISBN : 9780520944756
Genre : Nature
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Dirty Water is the riveting story of how Howard Bennett, a Los Angeles schoolteacher with a gift for outrageous rhetoric, fought pollution in Santa Monica Bay--and won. The story begins in 1985, when many scientists considered the bay to be one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world. The insecticide DDT covered portions of the sea floor. Los Angeles discharged partially treated sewage into its waters. Lifeguards came down with mysterious illnesses. And Howard Bennett happily swam in it every morning. By accident, Bennett learned that Los Angeles had applied for a waiver from the Clean Water Act to continue discharging sewage into the bay. Incensed that he had been swimming in dirty water, Bennett organized oddball coalition to orchestrate stunts such as wrapping brown ribbon around LA's city hall and issuing Dirty Toilet Awards to chastise the city's administration. This is the fast-paced story of how this unusual cast of characters created an environmental movement in Los Angeles that continues to this day with the nationally recognized Heal the Bay. Character-driven, compelling, and uplifting, Dirty Water tells how even the most polluted water can be cleaned up-by ordinary people.

Dirty Water Clean Water

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN : UVA:35007000454912
Genre : Harbors
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Political Waters

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN : 1558496416
Genre : History
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Boston Harbor served as a colonial gateway to the world, witnessed the Boston Tea Party, and helped the community transform itself from an outpost of a few hardy settlers into a bustling metropolis and self-proclaimed hub of the universe. Yet for hundreds of years Boston Harbor was also a cesspool. Long before Bostonians dumped tea into the harbor to protest English taxes, they dumped sewage there. As the Boston area grew and prospered, its sewage problems worsened, as did the harbor's health, to the point where in the 1980s it was considered the most polluted harbor in the country and ridiculed as the "harbor of shame." Then, in one of the most impressive environmental comebacks in American history, Boston Harbor was dramatically cleaned up. All it took was two lawsuits, two courts, dozens of lawyers, the creation of a powerful sewage authority, thousands of workers, millions of labor hours, and billions of dollars. Sewage management is rarely as compelling and exciting as higher profile environmental issues such as global climate change, preserving endangered species, or protecting tropical rainforests. But it can be, as Eric Jay Dolin shows in this engaging narrative account. Boston's struggle to deal with its sewage is an epic story of failure and success, replete with colorful characters, political, bureaucratic, and legal twists and turns, engineering feats, and massive amounts of money. In the end, success hinged on the often overlooked yet monumentally important act of responsibly disposing of the waste people produce every day.

Environmental Biotechnology And Cleaner Bioprocesses

Author : Gloria Sanchez
ISBN : 0748407294
Genre : Science
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As we enter a new millennium, the environmental issues faced by both developing and industrialised nations are as pressing as ever. Environmental biotechnologies are increasingly being viewed as a major weapon against environmental damage. Cleaner production is part of this strategy and yet there is still widespread ignorance about this emerging technology. Environmental Biotechnology and Cleaner Bioprocesses provides this information at various levels, from introductory to advanced. The first section covers the development of cleaner bioprocesses within the framework of sustainable development. Aspects of environmental policy for small and medium businesses are then discussed using case studies to illustrate principles. The second section covers the recycling and treatment of organic waste, including the use of aquatic plants and microalgae for wastewater treatment and recovery of nutrients. Section three covers bioremediation technologies and finally, section four is dedicated to emerging cleaner bioprocesses and environmentally sound products. All chapters have been written and edited by leading authorities in the field. Students and professionals interested in environmental biotechnology and cleaner production will find the background information and detail they require in this one convenient source.

Dirty Waters

Author : Francesca Siviero
ISBN : 8899771278
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Dirty Water

Author : Sergio Davanzo
ISBN : 9781445744643
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Dirty Water Championships

Author : Rob Clewley
ISBN : 9781365463860
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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We all love sports and being a fan is all about passion for the teams we root for, this book looks at the numerous championships that this Boston sports fan has lived and experienced throughout his life and we relive with him each title

Rusty Spigot Dirty Water

Author : Michael Farlin
ISBN : 9781490822204
Genre : Religion
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Rusty Spigot ... Dirty Water is inspirational ... inspiring and provocative: Brutally honest. The Author's "been there done that, what's next." He tells you in no uncertain terms, it's from Prison to the Pulpit. His message ... needful. His witness ... eternal. Dr. R. T. Linn, Associate Pastor, Alliance Bible Church, Tucson, Arizona This courageous biographic discussion pulls out the stops and reveals the hidden tugs, pushes, self-doubts and spiritual triumphs of one man's transition from hopelessness to true freedom. Darrell Broaddus, Ph.D., M.Div., Administrative Segregation Unit, CDC-R Tehachapi, CA A wonderful disclosure of tales from the inside as told from the outside. Pastor Mike takes us on an autobiographical journey through some of the darker days of his life and into God's illuminating presence. He creatively tells his story of how God's work of love guided him through some of life's toughest lessons from inside prison and through the years since his release. He shares his experience with the hope that those who are incarcerated can see through their current situation honestly and seek Jesus as their Lord and Savior."

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