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Toxicology in the NGO Space: My Internship at the NRDC

I really didn’t know what to expect when I started my internship at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) San Francisco office in September, 2017. Sure, I’d had a good interview and discussed a handful of interesting potential projects with my future supervisor, Dr. 1,350 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Why the BP Oil Spill is Hard to Fix

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been gushing its toxic crude into the ocean for over two months despite BP’s focused efforts to bring it under control. 427 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Rift Valley Fever: Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania

I recently returned from Tanzania having spent two weeks in Arusha. The headline in the Arusha Times the day after we arrived read “Fear… 447 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Symptoms & Treatment: A Bacterial Infection Caused by STIs and Other Complications

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a relatively common infection, resulting in one in 60 visits to the doctor by women under 45 according to Bupa Healthcare. 622 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Queensland Tiger: Australia’s Mystery “Cat” of Interest to Cryptozoologists

The Queensland Marsupial Feline

One branch of cryptozoology deals with animals thought to be extinct, such as the coelacanth, a fish thought to be so that was caught off of the coast of Africa in the 1900s. 462 more words

Environmental Chemistry

Contaminants in sea animals – including seafood

Dear readers, since Monday 20th of November I can tick a new box when I book my flights because I’m a doctor. The title is doctor in Environmental Engineering, but I say doctor in Environmental Chemistry as it better decribes the content of my thesis, which I summarise here. 497 more words


Mechanisms Used by Extremophiles: Techniques for Microbial Life Survival in Extreme Environments

An extremophile can be one of many different types of organisms. Some are aerobic and some anaerobic. Some exist best in extreme environments consisting of high temperatures or low pH, while others require the complete opposite. 391 more words