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
In health class, we often learned about food pyramids. Whole grains are on the bottom, because we need 5-7 servings per day. At the next level, we have fruits and veggies (two servings a dayContinue 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
Sigh. These days it’s no fun to read the news. Most of the environmental stories are bad, and even the “good” ones don’t hold up to closer inspection. Take the West Indian Manatee, which livesContinue reading
Throughout human history, the availability of water has determined patterns of human settlements and the success of human endeavor.
One of the most unique parts of being an undergraduate in the Nicholas School is the opportunity to participate in the Stanback Internship Program. I completed an internship with the program last summer and discoveredContinue reading
Did you ever imagine that such an unassuming ecosystem could be so essential to life on this planet?