Hot Topics: Environmental Ethics

Blog Posts (4)

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 (83)

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.

January 30, 2015 2:58 pm

Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society

Scientific innovations are deeply embedded in national life — in the economy, in core policy choices about how people care for themselves and use the resources around them, and in the topmost reaches of Americans’ imaginations.

September 26, 2014 1:31 pm

Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument will become the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.  The memorandum bans commercial fishing, deep-sea mining and other extraction of underwater resources in the area.

September 26, 2014 1:29 pm

Half Of Our Planet's Water May Be Older Than The Sun

The next time you reach for a glass of water you might want to think about its primordial origins. A new study suggests that upwards of 50% of the Earth’s water may be older thank the solar system itself.

September 9, 2014 5:46 pm

Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High Amid Fears of CO2 Saturation Point

Data suggest natural “carbon sinks” may be nearing exhaustion, say some scientists, although others disagree.

August 20, 2014 4:24 pm

'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans

From the Galapagos Islands to Australia’s Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary “Mission Blue” navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet’s threatened seas.

July 3, 2014 1:53 pm

Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Parks

A large percent of the country’s national parks have recently experienced extreme heat, precipitation or drought, which could hurt plant and animal species

June 3, 2014 3:55 pm

China follows USA with emissions pledge

One day after the United States said it would slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% below 2005 levels, China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it would set an absolute cap on its emissions by 2016.

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