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 (67)

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm

Japan's whaling program not for scientific purposes, rules International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan’s whaling program in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and has forbidden the granting of further whaling permits.

March 28, 2014 2:48 pm

At U.N. climate talks, many seek sterner warnings of GDP losses

Many governments want sterner warnings of probable economic damage from global warming in a draft U.N. report due on Monday, saying that existing estimates of trillions of dollars in losses are only part of the picture.

March 25, 2014 2:51 pm

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year, World Health Organization Report Finds

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves.

March 21, 2014 2:47 pm

Ocean Conservation Group: 20 Percent of All Captured Fish is Trashed

Oceana is the largest international organization that focuses solely on ocean conservation. Their latest report reveals sobering news about commercial fishing in the United States.

March 13, 2014 3:49 pm

NASA contest offers prizes for citizen asteroid hunters

Think you can find Earth-threatening asteroids faster than NASA? Then there is a contest designed just for you: the space agency is calling for citizen scientists to find new and improved ways to track down space rocks.

March 10, 2014 2:42 pm

New Clues To Why Traffic Pollution Is So Bad For The Heart

It’s long been known that traffic pollution carries health risks, with multiple studies linking it to heart attacks, autism and even early death.

March 3, 2014 4:04 pm

Giant virus revived from deep freeze in Siberian tundra

Researchers revived a virus dormant in a 30,000-year-old ice core. They warn that oil and gas development in far northern latitudes, such as the one shown here, near Salym, Russia, could disturb microbes harmful to humans.

February 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Scientists create a power plant: Artificial leaf could be used to produce cheap energy

The leaf uses sunlight to break water down into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen can be used to propel spacecraft, and is a potential fuel source for combustion engines and other vehicles.

January 31, 2014 3:47 pm

Drug traffickers deal lethal blow to Central American forests, study says

The craving for cocaine in the United States is carving apart rainforests in Central America as narco-traffickers seek new routes to ship their drugs and expand cattle ranches to launder their profits, according to a new study.

January 17, 2014 2:25 pm

California fights wildfire, expects more as drought emergency declared

In his declaration, the governor called for voluntary “20% conservation of our water use” statewide.

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