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The Environmental Protection Agency: 1970–2010

James K. Conant and Peter J. Balint

in The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency: 1970 - 2035

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190203702
eISBN:
9780197559499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203702.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist and Conservationist Organizations

The official birthdate of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is December 2, 1970. On that day the Senate confirmed William Ruckelshaus, President Nixon’s nominee to be the administrator ... More


“Toxicology Is a Political Science”

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 1 provides a map of key environmental health research and regulatory institutions, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Toxicology Program ... More


Summary: Lessons From A Disaster

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

in How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139945
eISBN:
9780197565476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139945.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

We have told a number of stories in this book about environmental health hazards. To summarize the main messages, we will briefly tell another. There is one common pollutant, a product of human ... More


Brazilian Biofuels: Distilling Solutions

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Worldwide, transportation accounts for roughly a quarter of the total final energy demand and a similar share of energy-based carbon dioxide emissions (IEA, 2016f). The transport sector has the ... More


Acid Earth

David Rickard

in Pyrite: A Natural History of Fool's Gold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190203672
eISBN:
9780197559482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203672.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Mineralogy and Gems

The atmosphere and much of the rivers, lakes, and oceans of the Earth are oxygenated. Any pyrite that comes into contact with these environments becomes unstable and breaks down. The process is ... More


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