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Year of Science Question of the Month: What Information Could You Use?

2009 October 7

For each month in 2009, the Year of Science — we will pose a question related to science. Please let us know your thoughts as comments, and feel free to respond to earlier comments, or post new ideas.

The Year of Science theme for October is Geosciences and Planet Earth.

Geoscientists study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. An environmental atlas is a product of geosciences.

What would you like to see in an Environmental Atlas about a place that you are familiar with?

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  1. Jackenson Durand permalink
    October 7, 2009

    I would to see more positive psychosomatic people behavior on nature environment by using plagiary task methodic of others environments non-familiar.

  2. Lori Latimer permalink
    October 7, 2009

    I want to see all of the land that has had any industry performed on it, past and present. We need to know when we are building on “reclaimed” land from waste sites.

    For our health sakes, post past Meth houses, mold reports, and other risks to human health. When a facility has had a spill or “upset condition” that shows up on their permit revisions, we want to know how they are affecting our environment. Violators need to be posted with numbers for citizens who will be able to call an easy number to file a complaint that is followed up.

    Realtors and Banks need to do environmental assessments before selling possible toxic or hazardous land/water/air to buyers.

  3. Michael E. Bailey permalink
    October 8, 2009

    I am in California and what would be good for an environmental atlas of the state would be an isotope map for clean water excluding that used for geothermal power. Moisture map for most and least rainfall, snow fall, and coastal fog. A soil map showing location and quality of different soils. A map showing the routes of wild streams and rivers. A carbon sequestration map of major forested areas. A map showing where the most and what kind of pollutants are located. And an air quality map. All would be good to go into an environmental atlas of California. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

  4. Kay Mejia permalink
    October 8, 2009

    I would like to see a soil analysis breakdown with a study done on where soil lacks various minerals, followed by a feasability study to determine whether specific waste products can be returned to different areas of the US to replenish the earth.

  5. Johnny R. permalink
    October 8, 2009

    We need full disclosure of the real extent of human overpopulation and the medical technology available to reverse it. We also need full disclosure of the real extent of global pollution and the technology available to retrofit the industrial equipment that is causing it, like coal-fired power plants and jet planes. I see that this information is being actively withheld from the public to insure a clear path for business as usual, regardless of ecocidal consequences, and that is a crime against Nature and humanity.

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