Hot Topics: Environmental Ethics

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July 29, 2015

Cecil the Lion: Can Health Care Professionals Ethically Be Sport Hunters

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In James Patterson’s book (and now TV miniseries) Zoo, the animals have acquired an intelligence that removes their fear of humans.…

February 18, 2014

Wolves and Rivers

This is amazing.
October 10, 2013

An Unhealthy Shutdown

by Craig Klugman, PhD.

It’s week 2 of the government shutdown with no end in sight. In fact, some people are saying this is a good thing because it achieves their aim of shrinking government.

May 14, 2013

Carbon, Bioethics and Planetary Health

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On May 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography independently reported measurements of mean concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels of nearly 400 parts per million (it was actually 399.89 ppm). …

April 19, 2013

NUBC: Undergraduate Students Take on Environmental Ethics

Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.

A recent study led by a University of Washington research team has found that air pollution is among the top five threats to the health of people living in China. …

News (90)

April 29, 2015 2:03 pm

California governor orders aggressive greenhouse gas cuts by 2030

California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on Wednesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, a move he said was necessary to combat the growing threat of climate change.

April 20, 2015 4:32 pm

Regulators may recommend testing food for glyphosate residues

U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.

April 10, 2015 1:32 pm

Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing

U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.

March 31, 2015 9:05 pm

California getting 'second-hand smog' from Asia, researchers say

California is suffering from “second-hand smog” drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state’s prolonged drought has made air quality worse.

March 25, 2015 1:50 pm

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.

March 16, 2015 2:18 pm

NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left

Plagued by prolonged drought, California now has only enough water to get it through the next year, according to NASA.

March 12, 2015 6:38 pm

Solar plane aiming for first round-the-world flight lands in India

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000 km (22,000 mile) journey seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fueled by renewable energy is possible.

March 3, 2015 2:41 pm

Satellite data suggests forest loss is accelerating

Satellite images suggest tropical forests from the Amazon to the Philippines are disappearing at a far more rapid pace than previously thought, a University of Maryland team of forest researchers say.

February 25, 2015 6:22 pm

Study links common food additives to Crohn's disease, colitis

Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.

February 18, 2015 3:15 pm

U.S. approves first biotech apple that resists browning

U.S. regulators on Friday approved what would be the first commercialized biotech apple, rejecting efforts by the organic industry and other GMO critics to block the new fruit.

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