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This subreddit is for the scientific discussion of topics in the environmental sciences, geosciences, and other relevant discipline's; including papers, articles, research, public-policy, and both educational and professional advice.

/r/environmental_science is primarily for scientific discussion of topics in the environmental sciences, geosciences, and other relevant discipline's, including papers, articles, research, and public policy.

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An Upswing in Environmental Awareness

I used to have a side hustle where I was a consultant and laborer for some small local farms and gardeners.

I have noticed there is an upswing in my area of people wanting to be more environmentally friendly, and I think it will continue to progress.

The main interest these clients had was learning how to work with the nature around them, and utilize native species in their yard. It was so much fun to walk their properties, discuss their goals and then present them with lists of plants that would work where and help them buy healthy plants and such.

I am wondering if there are any other Environmental Professionals who do this work, and if so, do you feel like it is sustainable and rewarding? What do you typically charge in your area, would you travel? What Certifications have helped you be a better generalist?

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2024/04/13
22:29 UTC

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India and Pollution/Waste Management

India is a country that's fast developing; it has experienced a meteoric rise in the last 2 decades. That being said, pollution, urban planning, infrastructure and environmentally sustainable waste management are still major issues.

What do you foresee with regards to India becoming an energy efficient, clean air/water country?

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2024/04/13
21:10 UTC

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First job vs current job

What job got you in the door and how’s it going today? Where in the word did you work?

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2024/04/13
05:03 UTC

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Is HAZWOPER 24 important for the job I’m going into?

I just recently got hired to work as an environmental specialist for a waste removal company. They are making me take the HAZWOPER 24 training before I start work. The information is difficult to follow and I’m certain I won’t remember much of it in a few months. The job will deal with transport and removal of hazardous waste from various industries. How necessary is this information for the work I’ll be going into?

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2024/04/12
19:18 UTC

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Statistical tests for attainment of background standard.

I've recently been tasked with conducting a quick statistical analysis between concentrations of two heavy metals between a cleanup unit and background area soil samples. The statistical methods outlined in EPAs manual states to conduct a quantile test and mann-whitney test. I am wondering if anyone here has any experience with this? Specifically with a Quantile test.

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2024/04/12
14:42 UTC

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State Priority list site

I just signed papers to buy a house in the Escondido area of San Diego but also noticed that it is supper close to the state priority list site(environment site) although both dum sites are closed, cleaned, and certified. am I making a mistake buying this house or is it something that is ok now especially since the sites are certified cleaned up?

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2024/04/12
13:57 UTC

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Your Opinion Matters!

Are you a UK resident and have experience with switching energy suppliers? I need your help!

I am currently conducting a survey as part of a master's research project to understand energy supplier switching behaviours and their drivers in the UK. Your valuable insights will contribute towards important research into the energy sector.

It is estimated to take around 10-15 minutes of your time, and your input is crucial in shaping future energy policies and taking a step closer towards a greener and more sustainable energy future!

Survey link: https://forms.office.com/e/6yKSsca1e6

Thank you in advance for your participation - if you could also share this link externally with friends and family to help spread the word then that would be awesome!

Have an amazing day.

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2024/04/12
08:59 UTC

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The Environmental Impact of AI is Alarming...

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2024/04/12
01:56 UTC

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Upcoming PFAS Regulations: Impact on Industry and EHS Practices

Just made this video - let me know what you think!

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2024/04/11
23:16 UTC

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STRI Internships 2024

Has anyone heard anything back yet for the summer application cycle? If so, what are your stats and which project?

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2024/04/11
17:21 UTC

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Major in Environmental and sustainability studies with a minor in geospatial technology or engineering science

Sorry in advance if the grammer/spelling is off, im typing of my phone I'm planning on majoring in ENS when i transfer in the fall and wondering what I should minor in. I've heard GIS can do you a lot of good, but I've also seen a lot of people just suggest going into environmental engineering vs environmental science. The school I'm planning to go to offers a BS in engineering with a focus in environmental. I don't have any engineering experience so I'm not sure if it'd be good for me, I never did robotics like most of the engineering majors I know and my math credits are a bit lacking. Hence why I'm considering an engineering science minor, but I don't know if a minor in it would actually help me in the end unless I went for my masters in it?

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2024/04/11
15:56 UTC

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What new EPA limits on 'forever chemicals' mean for U.S. drinking water

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2024/04/11
06:35 UTC

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vapor pin leak test failure issue

Hey everyone,

I am having major problems with failing the leak test while sampling vapor pins.

I am using argon gas and wasted 4 regulators. I can’t sample if there is a leak. Is there a way to tell if my shroud or regulators are failing?

I performed a water dam test and it passed.

Anyone experience this?

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2024/04/10
23:15 UTC

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Climate: The Movie (The Cold Truth) [video]

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2024/04/10
23:08 UTC

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Tetra tech intern (Chicago locations

Hello everyone,

I’m applying for the environmental science/engineering internship at Treta Tech for the summer. Has anyone worked for tetra tech in the Chicago location? I’m interested in working in the consulting world as an environmental scientist. For the long term, I’m hoping to get offered a position after I graduate from college.

Here are some questions I have: If anyone has worked as an environmental scientist here what’s the day to day life? How’s the work life balance there? What was your salary starting at this company? Any other consulting companies in the Chicagoland area you recommend working for? What are some things I should know working for a big consulting firm vs a small consulting firm?

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2024/04/10
20:17 UTC

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Environmental Toxicology

Hi I'm currently taking a subject on Environmental Toxicology and we are using the Book by William Hughes Essentials of Environmental Toxicology. There are review questions at the end of each chapter and I am answering them, however, there is no answer key available at the end. If anyone has answers or leads to where to find them, help is greatly appreciated! Thanks

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2024/04/10
16:22 UTC

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I started a YouTube channel for environmental, health and safety content

Go check it out and let me know what content you'd like to see and I'll make it! https://youtube.com/@Kyle-Safety?si=jfFAJUPPiWTXio3F

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2024/04/09
22:19 UTC

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Choosing a graduate program

I’m making the final decision on my graduate school education: Carnegie Mellon or UC Santa Barbara. I plan to keep my current job and work part time during the program.

One choice would be to attend Carnegie Mellon University for a 1 year program, which is more technical and focused on my area of interest (M.S. Energy Science, Technology, and Policy with Civil and Environmental Engineering concentration). My undergrad degree was in Sustainability from a state university so this would provide me with technical skills specific to energy/environmental engineering that I’m looking to develop. I currently work in cleantech/clean energy and the electric vehicle industry and want to continue to. I would need to take out $20k in federal loans to pay for tuition. The cost of living is overall much lower and housing is about 50% cheaper than UCSB. I’d get back to full time work much faster after the 1 year. No thesis or group project but I can take a final masters

I also received a scholarship to UC Santa Barbara (M.S. Environmental Science and Management with Energy and Climate specialization) that covers tuition and health insurance for 2 years. It’s also 1 more year out of the workforce living on a student worker salary. For the program itself, it’s much more environmental (ecology, earth system etc) focused but I can specialize in Energy the second year. It has a great student community, and a group project the second year working with a client in the field.

The expected salary after both programs would be potentially comparable after both programs, but the technical engineering focus and reputation of Carnegie Mellon might get my foot in more doors.

Any input or advice is appreciated thanks :)

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2024/04/08
19:54 UTC

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Transparent sun shade for a city or state

What if a space rope held sun shade for a city or state in the desert. Cooler temps, more plant growth. Less solar power

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2024/04/08
19:39 UTC

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Career options

Hello everyone I am 21 years old and am currently a junior studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Chemistry and wanted to know what my career options would be. I am not able to do an internship due to personal reasons. At the moment I am thinking about going for a masters but am still undecided. Once I graduate I have no preference on where I would like to work. And I know some jobs require travel which I would be fine with. I would like to know what options would be available and what the pay would be and if possible cost of living in the area. The only preference that I have is that I have some interaction with nature. One of the main reasons that I chose this career path. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day.

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2024/04/08
19:23 UTC

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guidance

right now I'm doing ME in environmental engineering in which area u guys recommend me to do project. please give some tips

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2024/04/08
18:05 UTC

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Can someone answer this question....

So here's the question I cannot find the answer anywhere 😭😭😭

"Why is it important to forground climate activists outside the western worldview, and how is the Western worldview different from a third world country's view " Also what exactly is the western worldview?

15 Comments
2024/04/08
15:29 UTC

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Solar Geoengineering Is a Dangerous Distraction | “Geoengineering encompasses a range of speculative technologies intended to address the effects, not the root causes, of #climatechange. #Africa must refuse to be a dumping ground for dangerous technologies.“

Power Shift Africa At the most recent United Nations Environment Assembly, Africa’s leaders helped shoot down a resolution that called for more research into the benefits and risks of solar radiation modification. They identified the dangers of entertaining this fantasy and emphasized the need for effective and equitable climate solutions.

The international community should adopt a strict ban on solar geoengineering, as it has done for human cloning and chemical weapons, and it must do so before the technology is commercialized. In fact, governments agreed to a de facto moratorium on geoengineering under the Convention on Biological Diversity more than a decade ago. The Non-Use Agreement would further reinforce this prohibition.

But it is not enough to resist dangerous distractions like SRM. Addressing the climate crisis requires a razor-sharp focus on real solutions and South-South cooperation. Two of us, as part of the Independent Expert Group on Just Transition and Development, recently outlined how African countries can pursue an effective climate and development agenda – and how efforts such as the Least Developed Countries Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative could support this. Likewise, the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, a binding plan to phase out oil, gas, and coal rapidly and equitably, is gaining momentum. We anticipate and welcome a wave of countries joining Colombia, Fiji, and Vanuatu in simultaneously championing the International Non-Use Agreement on Solar Geoengineering and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Susana Muhamad, Colombia’s environment minister, put it succinctly in her powerful closing plenary statement at the UNEA: “Pollution is not the solution for pollution.” African leaders have warned that the world must not be hoodwinked and find itself on a slippery slope toward catastrophic geoengineering. It is time for the international community to listen.

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2024/04/08
15:24 UTC

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Who's really using up the water in the American West?

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2024/04/08
10:48 UTC

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This Earth Day teach students there are repercussions caused by humanity thoughtlessly releasing thousands of gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere

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2024/04/07
20:09 UTC

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Fields within Environmental Science and Related

My apologies before hand as I am an extreme greenie here, as in I have no idea about anything to do with this field.

I recently took an Environmental Science class in University just for an easy elective, and I accidently caught “the bug” im calling it. For some reason I’ve started to get pretty interested in the word of Environmental Science and general conservation and what not. Again, I know nothing, so forgive me if I’m getting all the terms and what not wrong.

I love data, I’d love to be outside, love science, would love to be outside sometimes and indoors analyzing the data, the lot of it. I’m not like anti-fossil fuel or vegan or anything. But I do love animals and the outdoors and all the good green stuff.

Overall, I’m just curious what sorts of jobs and fields exist within this scope of environmental science and “conservation”? (probably wrong, I’m not sure.)

2 Comments
2024/04/07
01:21 UTC

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Help Needed! - Looking for short-form content creators who can simplify hard-to-understand stuff.

I'm working on a project to help people understand complex topics better, specifically focusing on climate change. For this project, I'm on the lookout for creators who have a knack for simplifying complex topics into short, easy-to-understand videos.

These videos are targeted towards the college-age population, so they need to be informative yet straightforward.

If you know any creators who excel at breaking down complex topics into digestible content, please share their names or links below!

Additionally, if you have any suggestions on where else I could find such creators, please let me know!

P.S. While my project is centered around climate change, I'm open to recommendations for creators who cover a variety of topics.

Thanks a bunch for your help!

2 Comments
2024/04/06
20:27 UTC

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I’m lacking in science understanding- but I have a genuine question. Please explain to me why we can’t capture and focus solar radiation and magnetic fields to power induction based power generation?

8 Comments
2024/04/06
06:11 UTC

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