A Sand County Almanac: The Land Ethic Aldo Leopold begins his last chapter by presenting a harsh tale of Odysseus, a Greek hero who returned home from his journey and, with no hesitation or remorse, hanged many of his slaves for rumors of their disobedience when he was away. In modern times, this act of punishment would seem cruel and lacking of any moral justice whatsoever, but Leopold stresses that in ancients’ ...more »
Emerson discusses the unimaginable divinity of nature’s innate ability to foster processes that aid each other in providing nourishment for every creature. He uses the example of plants, whose seeds are sowed by the wind, watered by the rain that was drawn from the ocean by the sun, and which feed humans and grazers, alike. In our own empirical endeavors, we have also found that, without any human input, nature create ...more »
Has the EPA ever considered creating a separate waste disposal system for people's pets? For example, I own a cat and place its waste products and litter in a dumpster. Wouldn't a separate system for this type of waste help the earth?
I have become interested with the issues regarding e-wastes, but I really do not have that much information about the subject. For this reason it would be nice of you people if we could use this space to share our ideas about e-wastes in general, such as our opinions on how it is handled, how it affects the areas we live in, or even some solutions and proposals that we might think of to provise solutions to this problem. ...more »
How does a manufacturing compliance officer decide if they need to follow New Source Review (NSR) or New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) regulations if they have repaired or replaced a "facility" that resulted in an increase in emissions as defined by EPA? This is important since the requirements for NSR and NSPS are not the same. For example, a NSR review is required if the capital costs of the work exceeds 20% ...more »
The EPA seems reluctant to assess compliance with ozone standards in Metropolitan Statistical Areas on an annual basis. I live in an area that has exceeded the ozone standard for 4 years and yet we are officially still in attainment. The EPA should review ozone attainment annually to protect citizens from unhealthy air.
This is coming from 2 Michigan towns Ludington, Manistee. It is time to clean up these to places as Ludington has iron floating in the harbor that should go to the scrap yard. The Badger is the only coal burning ferry still in operation, its owners have refused to switch it over to a non-poluting power plant dumping tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan. Enough is enough, employees know the end of the Badger is near ...more »
For our class of Climate Change we are planning to take a picture that shows the interaction of nature with people in a good environment and we need some innovative and original ideas for the picture. For example in what places we can take it, or what things could be our subject in the picture
The Am Lung says EPA is going to publish a map of wood smoke pollution problem areas. Good. Put put a range on the total pm estimated so gov will know the pm likely. It is not NAAQS but tells where threats are believed to be occurring and threats to life and health have to be stopped and investigated per essential services policy of the DHHS. Then burning by stoves can be prohibited in problem areas. Pellet stoves will ...more »
Why does not EPA ban these immediately?
Small business and individual homeowners nationwide. Are using harmful chemicals to improve the appearing of rotton wood fence panals And wood shake rooftops. Exposure to wildlife children and neighbors. Is at risk of chlorine inhalation. Shuld this be a violation. Of public. Safety . And raise. Awareness. To deem it illegal There are evan people. Who do this for a profit and try to hide to secret by using. Clorox ...more »
Create a "time bank" of donated Retired Senior Volunteer Program hours so that local public works departments can help neighborhood outdoor cleanup projects (road safety signage, dumpsters, removal of collected litter - tires from the shoreline, deserted appliances) to encourage neighbors, friends, and families to keep creeks and watersheds healthy.