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Works by Amory Lovins

Plutonium Particles: Some Like Them Hot

This report by Amory Lovins and Walter Patterson is a response to the controversy of the toxicity of plutonium. The Medical Research Council’s 1975 report, The Toxicity of Plutonium concludes that “there is no evidence that irradiation by ‘hot particles’ in the Img is markedly more hazardous than the same…

Rock Bottom: Nearing the Limits of Metal Mining in Britain

While serving as the British representative for Friends of the Earth, Amory Lovins wrote this letter to Lord Zuckerman, Chairman of Britain’s Independent Commission on Mining and the Environment. In this reprint published by The Ecologist, Lovins argues that elegant resource frugality stands as a more logical, sensible and natural…