Author and philosopher Mitchell Thomashow explores the impact of Rachel Carson, often cited as the founder of the modern environmental movement in the United States. Thomashow weaves Carson's story with the ecological challenges that face us today, including climate change, threats to biodiversity and altered biogeochemical cycles. Thomashow is presented as part of the Silent Spring Series, sponsored by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology in San Diego. Series: "UCverse Climate Change"
Published on Apr 18, 2013
Historical clips on DDT, Rachel Carson and science explaining why humans pollute. Video put together for the MSc in Environmental Technology.
Published on Nov 8, 2012 (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) To mark the 50th anniversary of "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's landmark book that helped launch the environmental movement, the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology presents "Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs." In this talk, Stephen Welter of San Diego State University focuses on biologically based alternatives to insecticide use in American agriculture that also consider non-target environmental effects, worker safety issues, and consumer needs as well as the more traditional models of economic trade-offs. Series: "Exploring Ethics"
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF..........WE SEEM NEVER TO LEARN FROM HISTORY VERY LONG... Monte Hines
I was raised on a small farm in Illinois. My wife, Eileen and I and family have worked together hand and hand on this farm (and adjoining land we bought) since 1966. I attended and graduated University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude)in Agricultural Engineering in 1970.
I worked as a registered Professional Engineer for the Rock Island District, US Army Corps of Engineers for 33 years, before retiring. I held several supervisory positions while at Corps: Chief, Regulatory Branch, Assistant Chief of Operations Division, Chief of the Lock and Dam Branch, and Mississippi River Project Manager. One highlight of my career was developing NIC (Google "NIC - Navigation Information Connection") during the early 90's, in a joint effort, with the District's Information Management personnel and Navigation Industry Representatives.
My wife and I have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. We have businesses associated with farming, "live edge" furniture making, vegetable produce, and graphics. We enjoy pursuing our hobby interests.