We pay close attention to human disease, but we let the global transport of exotic species, pests, and pathogens proceed with little notice.
Countries such as the U.S., are likely engaging in much frivolous consumption of energy without benefits to health and happiness.
Most of the oil in the sea comes from human activities near the coast.
Overall, the energy used in BECCS adds about 30% to the carbon emissions to the atmosphere from burning biomass directly.
If Greenland were to melt completely, sea level would rise by about 7 meters (21 feet) flooding most coastal areas worldwide
When these forests are cleared, the lower rates of transpiration may lead to permanent reductions in regional rainfall, and slow recovery of the forest.
Not all pharmaceutical compounds can be removed by traditional methods of treating wastewater.
biofuels have had huge economic benefits to the agricultural sector, but they are associated with increased emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere,
Methane concentrations were relatively constant in the atmosphere until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
if we are serious about mitigating climate change, we must shift our attention to sources of energy that emit no greenhouse gases to the atmosphere