A world of differences among environmental issues


While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn’t treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists. Whether this is a sign of success or failure in addressing environmental issues is … [Read more…]

Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency


Asia’s great waterways — from the mighty Yellow river to the holy Ganges — are sullied by industrial waste and human sewage. China alone burns nearly half the coal consumed on the planet each year; it is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Cities including Beijing and New Delhi are choking on lethal … [Read more…]

The most deadly environmental issue

deadly environment

Air quality has improved dramatically in rich countries over the past century. Around 1880, when the air was worst in London, it is estimated that 9,000 people died each year from air pollution, about one of every seven deaths. Today, London air is cleaner than it has been since medieval times. Yet, air pollution is … [Read more…]

Local News on Environmental and Growth Issues


The Washington Post The Deadlines That Failed. Virginia, Maryland and the District missed their water pollution deadlines by years — 19 years. They still haven’t reduced the area’s smog — 30 years after the mandate. Now, three key environmental dates are near. Any hope of meeting them? By David A. Fahrenthold – “In the 1970s, … [Read more…]

Environmental Issue


Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activitity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism, a social and environmental movement, addresses environmental issues through advocacy, education and activism. The carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere has already exceeded 400 parts per million (NOAA) (with total “long-term” GHG exceeding 455 parts per million). (Intergovernmental … [Read more…]