“Antibiotic resistance exemplifies par excellence Darwinism: Surviving strains (of bacteria) have emerged under the protection and selection by the antibiotic.”
– Dr. Stuart B. Levy, professor of molecular biology, microbiology and medicine, Tufts University
Is your evil alter ego working to create superbugs,...
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“Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.”
– Sir William Osler, M.D., “the father of modern medicine”
I was both amused and distressed as I watched a 20-something mom hastily pull a bottle of hand sanitizer from her purse and squirt some on her baby’s pudgy paws.
“I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”
– American soccer star Mia Hamm
I got out of my environmental writer’s box a couple of weeks ago and wrote my first-ever editorial about sports. Well, not sports per se, but an essay about what...
“Climate change is already affecting the American people in far-reaching ways. ... (It is) disrupting people’s lives and damaging some sectors of the economy.”
– 2014 National Climate Assessment report to the U.S. Congress
Well, in a weird way, it’s nice to be validated.
For the last...
“They leave to future generations the task, and most of the cost, of making safe sites that have been polluted half-way to eternity.”
– James Buchan
A line from an article in my local newspaper caught my eye. After describing a three-day meeting of small, “modular” nuclear-reactor developers...
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy, what a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out, before we tackle that.”
– Thomas Alva Edison
Science is all “whiz-bang!” to today’s media-saturated kids. They think everything flies, transforms...
“What goes around comes around.”
– American adage
Because local news is often most relevant to readers, I had planned to write a column focused on environmental issues close to home.
But just as I was pondering an appropriate topic, I read about ocean-borne radiation from the 2011 Fukushima, Japan,...