Originally posted on Evolution in a toxic world:
My generation of scientists, and those before us, were trained to stay in the lab. To publish in scientific journals. We learned to speak the language of science. A language that would show other scientists – we get it. We are now part of this somewhat exclusive…

We could use some guidance here on earth. An entity that is unbiased; that can not only solve problems that our human minds cannot, but that can help us make better decisions; maybe even better predict the negative consequences of our actions. Within the past century as we changed the world to better suit our […]

[I wrote this back in 2007, but after my son called to tell me about his most recent injury — bone bruise – and remedy: Aleve in the AM and possibly a few beers in the PM, I thought it’s worth a repost since the basic message Be Careful What You Mix is still relevant. Please […]

Dear Mr. Pruitt, thank you for your response to my earlier letters. I have to admit, however, I have a hard time taking your responses (OK two form letters with digital signatures) very seriously. Your top priority is protecting our nation’s air, water and land? You want regulatory “certainty” so that industries will know exactly […]

Note to last class: this is the time for optimism. So, we’ve been through twenty-two weeks of toxics. From mercury and lead to atrazine and BPA. Nanoparticles too. We’ve talked toxicity, and regulation (a little), and about this current administration’s roll-back of the latter. It is like the weather today, gloomy. And yes, the sun will […]

[Featured image, Chester Higgins: East River and Manhattan, 1973] Dear Mr. Pruitt, I understand that under Executive Order 13777 your agency is seeking to identify regulations to repeal, replace or modify. I am sure you are hearing plenty from those who would love lift the reins of regulation. I imagine they must now feel like […]

Originally posted on Evolution in a toxic world:
Below is a collection of images from scientists who marched somewhere in the country on January 21, 2017. I had asked for a photo and a few words. Thank you to all who contributed. It’s nice to be in such good, positive company, these days. Feel free…