Companies like to make a profit. Sometimes the side effect of that is toxic runoff that makes its way into local water systems. This runoff can cause large amounts of toxic algae to form in contaminated waterways, destroying local ecosystems in the process.
Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko Professor San Martin HI 2400 6 December 2018 Jorgensen, Dolly. “Environmentalists on Both Sides: Enactments in the California Rigs-to-Reefs Debate” New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. Ed. Sara M. Pritchard, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 2013. 51-68. Rags to Riches: Should Offshore Drilling… Read more Rags to Riches: Should Offshore Drilling Rigs be Transformed into Artificial Coral Reefs? Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko
Lithium ion batteries are becoming more and more common in today’s consumer electronics and electric vehicles. One of the main materials used in the production of lithium ion batteries is cobalt, the majority of which comes form the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This article delves in depth with some of the humanitarian issues involved with the production of lithium ion batteries.
Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko Professor San Martin HI 2400 16 November 2018 Ialenti, Vincent. “Waste Makes Haste: How a Campaign to Speed Up Nuclear Waste Shipments Shutdown the WIPP Long-Term Repository.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 74:4 (2018): 262-275. Web. Cat Got Your Nuclear Waste? The author, Vincent Ialenti, is… Read more Cat Got Your Nuclear Waste? Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko
Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko Soil is a very important natural resource. It allows for crops to take root and grow into bountiful crops. Without soil, humankind would have a challenging time growing healthy crops. Recently, the International Soil and Water Conservation group estimated that soil quality will drastically decline through 2050… Read more Methods of high yield farming while still maintaining the environment
Emily Baker, Brian Brooks, Jacob Fisher, Elise Smutko Professor San Martin HI 2400 2 November 2018 Chapter 1, “Environmentalism and Social Justice” This chapter is an extract from the book “Dumping Dixie”, written by Robert D. Bullard. Chapter 1, “Environmental and Social Justice” focuses on the correlation between the abundance of pollution in poorer areas… Read more Communities of Color Get Shunted to the Fringes of Society