The Mercury Rule \ A Tipping Point

by Gary Bergel"Pollution is essentially a by-product of our vastly increased per-capita consumption, intensified by population growth, urbanization, and changing industrial processes. In the coming years, problems of environmental degradation will rise exponentially." (Ash Council Memo to President Richard Nixon, 1970)The close of 2011 finds the U.S. at an historic ecological tipping point.On Friday, December 16, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed … [Read more...]