The “zero tolerance” approach for contaminants can be seen in regulations which state that the concentrations of several known carcinogenic contaminants in drinking water should be zero.
Throughout my course, ENV212: U.S. Domestic Environmental Policy, I have been studying various United States policies centered around environmental issues. I have learned how to take a critical lens to some of these policies, oneContinue reading
I walked down the beach as the sun rose…soft sand under my feet, slowly dusting my heels with little golden rocks. I sat down at the point to watch the early morning surfers and letContinue reading
Since the 1950s, nearly 60% of Costa Rica’s forests have been cut at one period in time for the purpose of ranching.[i] Cows now graze on an estimated 35.5% of Costa Rica’s landmass, and accountContinue reading
It was the first truly warm day in Malibu, California—nearing 70 degrees. The sun had come up early, and sunshine poured down over the landscape in long sweeps of gold. I looked eagerly out theContinue reading
Most people don’t think climate change will matter to them.
Though controversial, responsibly feeding sharks has created a win-win where livelihoods are generated from dive tourism while the reef and its predators including bull sharks, lemon sharks, trevally and groupers return to healthy abundancesContinue reading
No doubt…trees provide a net positive benefit to the environment.
For many years, ecology focused on how competition for space and resources determined communities in nature (bottom-up controls). The field was revolutionized with growing understanding of how keystone predators effect ecosystems from the top-down. ArguablyContinue reading
Picture yourself exploring the largest Muslim country on Earth. Does your mind wander through scenes of sand dunes and camels, or crowded markets with burqa and tunic clad people? Can you almost hear the Imams calling theContinue reading