Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
If you want to leave a big carbon footprint on the atmosphere, choose cremation in an electric furnace.
We will not make America great again if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or find mental refreshment and recreation in natural areas.
It gives me pause to see proposals now before government agencies to relax the standards for discharge and stream protection
If we are to ensure high quality water, significant effort must be put to managing sources of nitrogen and phosphorus in runoff that reaches the Great Lakes
For the purposes of maintaining water quality in the Hudson River, it shouldn’t matter if I dump my sewage or industrial waste into a small tributary or directly into the River.
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.
The real impact of global warming may be what it does to evaporation rates from the land surface.
We need to ensure that inadvertent releases of unhealthy substances from oil sand operations are not overlooked and are properly regulated.