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.
Nearly all nitrogen pollution stems from agriculture, which strives to feed more than 7 billion of us with low-cost abundance.
we must depend on federal regulations that prevent the purposeful or inadvertent contaminations of the environment from affecting the health of all of us.
Future generations will have no escape from the pressure of their own numbers and the stresses of a full planet.
Hurricane Florence provides a stark demonstration of how runoff and overflows can contaminate waterways with hog waste and coal-ash leachates.
EPA is recommending abandonment of the Clean Water Rule, despite the plethora of science showing the value of small wetlands to wildlife and water quality.
Like booze, sex and profanity, plastics have become a sin.
Poop is a resource that should be used more efficiently.
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.