GreenKnow responds simply to the worldwide need for information in support of survival. Given the circumstance, understanding our place in the environment—that is, the Biogeosphere—allows us to manage many challenges and opportunities that face individuals as well as society.
Old and newly emerging disease; water, food and fiber production, distribution and shortage; chemical contamination and exposure—each embodies distinct environmental linkages that can be understood better with access to factual, science-based information, knowledge and accumulated wisdom.
For example, paint a scenario with a human population of 6.4 billion—with nearly 854 million men, women and children chronically hungry—where, in all, over 2 billion people lack food security—we have a problem. Identifying, gathering, assessing and judging, and communicating factual and reliable environmental and human health information is recognized as critical to management of this problem.
An exemplary set of environmental and human health information resources is embodied in the rapidly growing Earth Portal (in particular, its open access, peer-reviewed Encyclopedia of Earth).
Readers are invited—if fact, encouraged—to use GreenKnow to access these resources; and to share their experiences in identifying and using defensible, scientific information in support of their personal and environmental health circumstances.
The National Science Foundation has announced that two of its ". . . sponsored research studies say public acceptance of the relatively new, nature-altering science of...
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No way back from climate change
Much like the sins in Pandora’s Box, once carbon dioxide is... More »
Science NationLast Updated on 2009-06-03 at 10:17The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the first in a series of video programs called Science Nation, which examine breakthroughs and the possibilities for new... More »
Careers Away from the BenchLast Updated on 2009-04-24 at 19:49Career Trends:
Careers Away from the Bench
Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are searching for career opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are scientists interested in... More »
Volunteers Taking the Pulse of our PlanetLast Updated on 2009-03-04 at 12:37The U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with the USA National Phenology Network at the University of Arizona, announces that "Volunteers across the nation are being recruited... More »
EnvironMentorsLast Updated on 2009-01-16 at 22:02Welcome to EnvironMentors
EnvironMentors is a national college access program that prepares high school students from under-represented backgrounds for college degree programs in... More »