United States

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North America
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Air Pollution and Acid Rainfall Damage the Ecosystem in Mount Mitchell

In 1988 scientists accept evidence that industrialization in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys are to blame for increases in acid rainfall in Mount Mitchell, North Carolina, creating an environment where trees, bushes, and wildlife cannot survive.

How Local is Slow Food?

Daniel Philippon looks at local food and how it coincides with Slow Food, given that Slow Food constitutes both a distinctive articulation of the local food movement and the closest thing to an institutional embodiment of that movement as we are likely to find.

What Should We Eat?

Why do people want to eat locally? This essay considers the drive for local food as a consumer movement in the United States, suggesting that we can look at the past to learn valuable lessons for challenges we face today.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III)

The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea resulted from the third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) between 1973 and 1982 and reforms the Law of the Sea Treaty, which formally outlines modern international policy regarding the oceans and marine resources.

Oil Spills in the Arthur Kill and Kill Van Kull Waterways in New York

Evor-Phillips Leasing Site Added to the Superfund National Priorities List

After decades of precious metal recovery and recycling on the Evor-Phillips Leasing site, the EPA tested and found high levels of volatile organic compounds and heavy metals in the site’s soil, surface water, and groundwater, including the nearby marsh and wetlands.

Fort Detrick Military Base on National Priorities List

After decades of unmonitored biological weapons testing and discarding of hazardous chemicals into unlined waste disposal pits, the groundwater surrounding Fort Detrick in Maryland was found to contain high levels of toxic waste, including dangerous carcinogens.


The Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill