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Ecotoxicology in an Era of Rapid Environmental Change
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
Ecotoxicology involves testing that uses attributes at higher levels of biological organization as endpoints. Ecotoxicologists have been accustomed to a relatively modest rate of environmental and ecosystem change. However, ...
Mycobacterial aerosols and respiratory disease
Environmental opportunistic mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium avium, M. terrae, and the new species M. immunogenum, have been implicated in outbreaks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis or respiratory problems in a wide ...
King Midas and the Money Touch
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
King Midas is known in myths and legends as the king who wished that all he touched might become gold. Modern humans are just as greedy as King Midas. In their efforts to make a bigger profit, they are destroying the ...
You and Earth's Resources
(Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2004)
Earth is a finite planet with finite resources, so any decisions humankind makes in the beginning of the twenty-first century will affect the lives of not only the future generation but the current generation as well. The ...
Can the Cheap, Convenient, Readily Available Energy Party Continue
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
Persuasive evidence indicates that oil supplies are peaking and therefore humans should expect for alternative fuels to play a major part in the future energy market.
The Non-Pesticide Silent Spring
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
This commentary was a result of John Cairns, Jr. witnessing the blocking of the US Senate resolution to honor Rachel Carson on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2007. When Carson s controversial book Silent Spring, ...
We Can Never Do Merely One Thing
(EcoRes Forum, 2007)
Tunnel vision, or just doing one thing, is not suitable with the idea of ecocentricity. For example, the quick _solution of making ethanol from corn for fuel caused more problems than it solved. The lack of awareness of ...
Garrett Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics Applied to Environmental Migrants
(The Social Contract, 2010)
As human population grows, it begins to exceed the Earth's carrying capacity. Although very few countries have surplus capacity, or are under capacity, desperate people migrate to nations that appear to have a surplus of ...
Lifeboat Ethics - To Sink, Or Not To Sink: That Is The Question
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
Hardin s lifeboat metaphor simplifies the issues involved in living on a finite planet with finite resources. If humankind hopes to remain on Earth for many generations, then humans need to understand and cope with the ...
(Elsevier Inc., 2013)
Environmental stress is an action, agent, or condition that impairs the structure or function of a biological system. This environmental stress can be natural, like hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires for example, or ...