An increasing body of scientific work suggests that a diverse world—what biologists call high biodiversity—is a healthier world
Ecologists have a message: focus on variation as a means for forecasting impending disaster.
What we have created in agriculture is a massive theater of natural selection for drug-resistant mutant bacteria, which can infect humans.
Tropical mosquitoes that carry these diseases are expanding northward in the United States and elsewhere.
Environmental effects may increase the incidence of cancer in tissues that are predisposed to have a high risk due to frequent stem cell divisions.
Sustainability will not be achieved with rising human population and increasing resource use.
When we cast a blind eye to the exposure of people to toxics during the disassembly of our products, we are ignoring the true cost of those products to the environment—what economists call an externality.
The advent of fluoridated water would seem to be a good example of better living through biogeochemistry.
Globally, air pollution is estimated to cause 3.3 million premature deaths each year.
When there is a problem with nuclear power, it is sure to be large, persistent, and biocidal for the persistence of life on Earth