Comments on: Question of the Week: Where do you think more scientific attention should be focused? The EPA Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:57:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kinshuk Sharma Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:03:01 +0000 The most concern topic is the pollution causes by our vechiles which affects the global warming and green house effect.

By: Kinshuk Sharma Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:58:38 +0000 Myself Kinshuk sharma from India, student of Bsc biotechnology. I always try to protect the environment by stopping the unwanted loss of water from the tap and also by using a mug of water for doing brushing my teeth.

By: Stephanie Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:32:21 +0000 Decreasing our waste… In today’s society, I wish there were more communities and school teaching our kids and even adults about recycling and reusing items for other items instead of throwing it away or buying something new. If we can make this a habit, it will work and cut down on pollutants.

By: Friendly giant Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:04:13 +0000 I’d like to see some really smart and honest person. tell me exactly how much the cumulative cost per unit of all the EPA exhaust emission restriction on a new automobile amount to. How many thousands of dollars have been added to a new car since 1967?

Part 2.
Then have the same smart person tell me exactly how many miles per gallon the EPA regulations have lost us on each car.

Part 3.
Then have the smarty tell me…since it has COST miles per gallon and more fuel is consumed….how much additonal CO2 is emitted from each car.

Emissions/CO2/CAFE standards all are working at cross purposes and costing Americans big money.

By: Ben Thu, 28 May 2009 19:02:50 +0000 Alternative Energy (not fossil fuels)

By: Ben Thu, 28 May 2009 19:00:37 +0000 Good idea J.D. maybe we can figure out what’s happening to China’s cats…

Cat in China grows a pair of wings
Feline was born normal but developed appendages at age 1, family says

By: Chris S Tue, 26 May 2009 14:48:33 +0000 I agree completely! Science and technology are closely tied together, but they are two completely separate things… or more precisely, tools.

Science is the tool used to better understand why and how the natural world works. Basis research is needed to explore and discover new information.

Technology is the practical application of scientific information/knowledge in order to produce a desired affect. That effect may be reducing pollution or manipulating genetic material to cure disease.

It never pays off in the long run to ignore basic research, and it often turns out that tomorrow’s problems are the direct result of today’s solutions. Using internal combustion vehicles for transportaion “solved” the very real problem of all that horse manure in city streets… which in turn created its own set of problems.

Conversely, the problems of providing long term energy supplies to space vehicles resulted in major advances in photoelectric technology… which may well result in viable solar energy technology for individual use.

A twofold approach is needed…. support of fundamental research coupled with support for technological development.

By: metalover Mon, 25 May 2009 16:38:19 +0000 put on your own oxygen mask first,so you can help more in need.
improve your backyard,then assist your neighbors on all sides one
by one so as everyone in community is better off and has pride
instilled by example,practice and respect to others to add respect for yourself and present true role models to
the young while making the best country even better.we can all
move toward green employing masses and making comfortable
living less expensive and practical.avoid liberals and their lies.our new president could’nt even clean up his back yard in south chicago

By: J.T.Ross Mon, 25 May 2009 15:10:12 +0000 The EPA and related agencies should practice a policy of 100% safe recycling of all waste and garbage because our cities and towns are being overwhelmed by landfill, because the human population keeps growing.

By: Sean Ragudo Fri, 22 May 2009 15:56:04 +0000 Scientists should focus their efforts on a truly sustainable, non-polluting, non-interupted source of power. We already know the effects of greenhouse gasses. We know how to reverse it. We know that we need to use less resources, we just need to do it. What we need now is a way to replace burning technologies (coal, natural gas, petroleum and biofuels) with ones that will provide energy cleanly, safely and without burning things. Can we get someone to finally figure out this fusion thing?