Just as second-hand smoke is a recognized health hazard, air pollution is increasingly recognized as being just as harmful to an individual’s health.
In a full planet isolationism is not relevant.
It is a lot to ask the microbial population in a septic system to break down chemicals that they have never experienced in nature, let alone those designed to inhibit their activities.
Trees are the most efficient net-negative emissions technology that we know of.
When we lose a species, the bell tolls for us.
The incidence of forest fire is likely to increase in a warmer, drier world.
Nearly all nitrogen pollution stems from agriculture, which strives to feed more than 7 billion of us with low-cost abundance.
When we lose birds, we are witnessing the continued unraveling of nature that will leave behind a less healthy and impoverished world for the future.
Eliminating protection for first order and seasonal (ephemeral) streams means that anything that might be dumped in the headwaters of major rivers would be exempt from pollution laws
What astounded us is the sheer volume of nylon line discarded by fishing boats