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
Annually we spread about 20 million tons of road salt in the U.S., and we’ve been doing it since the late 1930s.
The history of lead pollution is the opening chapter in the history of human impacts on global biogeochemistry.
Seeing Bald Eagles along the coast of Maine this summer makes me think of the good things that have come from environmental science
When the EPA suggests regulating the emissions of mercury from power plants, the immediate question is how much of the mercury found in downwind environments is from the powerplants and how much is natural.