What is biopiracy?
By: D. Vogt
Biopiracy is an informal term used to refer to current attempts by (usually) Western-based multinational corporations to identify, patent, and therefore effectively "own" traditional uses of plants and herbs, as well as heretofore unrealized properties of local plants, in poor and developing countries. This is...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Depending on what it is that is being mined and depending on the mining method, this way of making a living can be dubbed the deadliest, with some competition from ocean fishing, tree cutting and construction of high rises. With all types of mining, there...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Climategate originated when the architects of the campaign that drew the world's attention to global warming were attacked and accused of doctoring their data. As a result, the incident was also dubbed "mediagate" in relation to certain media outlets that were too eager to make...
Geocentric model of the universe versus heliocentric model of the universe
By: D. Vogt
The geocentric and heliocentric mdoels of the universe are historical methods of understanding the universe by assuming, respectively, that the Earth is at the centre of the known universe (geocentrism), and that the Sun is at the centre of the universe (heliocentrism), with all other...
How biochar may help save our planet
By: Erich J. Knight
To me, in the long run, the final arbiter / accountancy / measure of sustainability will be soil carbon content. Once this royal road is constructed, traffic cops (Carbon Board) in place, the truth of land management and Biochar systems will be self-evident. A dream...
Environmental exposures and health: Autism
By: Iris Harden Brooks
Open your mind as well as your heart. Sometimes we must learn to think outside of the box. Illnesses such as autism create questions as to environmental factors. Research is showing more and more adverse health effects appear to be the culprit of toxic mold...
Tips for adjusting to high altitudes
By: Joyce Good Henderson
An altitude above 8,000 feet is considered high enough to produce symptoms of High Altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness. Some very sensitive people can experience headache and shortness of breath at lower altitudes, around 5000 feet, or the altitude of Denver, Colorado. The...
Tips for adjusting to high altitudes
By: Lucy
Anyone can be affected when faced with high altitudes – there are no rules to who it affects, but commonly most people will experience symptoms when they venture above 8,000 feet. So, if you are planning to go mountaineering, skiing, or even just to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of environment and health: When considering human health, the environment plays a vital role. In most instances, the most influential environment would be the one that exist in our workplace. This would be truer when considering industrial work setting than a usual office environment...
By: Lenna Gonya
Once you have reached elevations of over about 8,000 feet, your body has reached alien territory. Unless you are one of the relatively small percentage of the world’s population that has adapted to these heights, you will notice the decrease in oxygen. This...

 

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