We are seeing an increasing denial of science by the general public—often spread by cell phone and social media.
With the shutdown of much of the economy, we can see the human impact on air quality, and the underlying volatilization of chemicals from our activities.
When the dust settles, the roll-back of air pollution regulations is likely to take a larger toll on society than COVID-19.
Not since the plague, also known as the Black Death, arrived in Europe in the early 1300s has the human population been more vulnerable to exotic disease.
Pursuit of insect-free farming is resulting in a loss of diversity at higher trophic levels across the landscape.
the legacy of lead deposition in the environment will remain with us for decades.
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.
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.
The studies of DDT suggest that we should be skeptical of new endocrine-like compounds that are offered to improve our daily life.
We will spare nature by living in cities, but for a sustainable world, we will not pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps by living in cities.