Tuesday, December 19, 2017

FOUR articles in the latest Chinese edition of Environmental Health Perspectives

The latest issue of EHP's Chinese edition, published this month, includes among its ten features and news articles no fewer than four by me, including this piece on mitigating the health effects of hot days, this one on what we know (but mostly don't know) about the human health effects of neonicotinoid pesticides, this feature on the ethics and efficacy of different approaches to protecting populations from environmental pollutants, and this feature on NIEHS-led research into environmental factors in breast cancer. It's great to know that the science I've covered in these various articles for EHP will become accessible to a vast new readership through the Chinese edition.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

THREE articles in the December issue of Estuary News: aging stormwater pumps, post-fire watershed management, and intermittent-stream research

Proud to have three articles in the great new issue of Estuary News, ranging in length from short and sweet (a piece on the aging, often overwhelmed pump stations that keep Bay Area streets dry -- or at least try -- all winter long, and in some cases during dry weather, too) to a bit more in-depth (an article describing differing approaches toward erosion control and runoff management on undeveloped upper-watershed lands after a fire) and even meatier (a short feature on some interesting research along a 2.5-mile stretch of Coyote Creek in Morgan Hill's Henry W. Coe State Park -- which so happens to be my favorite Bay Area state park).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New in EHP: Health effects of manure irrigation

Farmers in Wisconsin and in many other states are increasingly embracing the practice of manure irrigation to fertilize their fields. Spraying liquid manure on fields offers multiple environmental benefits, but it may also pose a threat to the health and well-being of people nearby. In a new study in Environmental Health Perspectives, a team of Wisconsin researchers estimated the risk of acute gastrointestinal infection associated with this emerging exposure pathway to potentially harmful pathogens. ... Read the rest of my article here.