Concentrations of mercury and pesticides in the animals that live in the polar regions are a living index of the widespread human pollution of nature.
We should insist that long-term monitoring programs are maintained and enhanced to record changes in Earth’s conditions.
if we added iron to a large area of the world’s oceans, we could dramatically lower the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
Most people don’t think climate change will matter to them.
About half of the world’s photosynthesis, known as net primary production, occurs in the sea.
Carbon dioxide is rising as a component of Earth’s atmosphere (NOAA, 2017). The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has not been this high for the past 5 million years (Stap et al. 2016).Continue reading
It is likely that the organisms in many streams across the U.S. are bathed in a weak solution of birth control pills, caffeine, hypertension blockers, and lithium.
A cap-and-trade program was put into effect by President George H.W. Bush to curtail SO2 emissions from power plants.
The mean age of groundwater is about 1000 years, which is why it is so difficult to remediate groundwater pollution.
One might hope that we could require chemical manufacturers to show that a product is safe before it is sold.