environmentalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n environmentalism the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction
    • n environmentalism the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
    • ***

Quotations

  • David Byrne
    David Byrne
    “To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.”
  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.”
  • William J. Durant
    William%20J.%20Durant
    “Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions.”

Usage

In literature:

His philosophy, too, was environmental.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
To isolate, observe and manipulate environmental variables and study human interactions.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Such an attitude favors an easy escape from both the labor of character building and the obligations of environmental salvation.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
Crime and treason are habit-activities, educated into man by environmental influences favorable to their development.
"An American Idyll" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
They fall under the heads: individualistic, socialistic, environmental, adaptive, sexual or mating instincts.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
These damages from without we class roughly as environmental.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
We shall now revert for the moment to the environmental factor.
"Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders" by W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
Obviously, the subtraction for environmental effects is the point at which a mistake is most probable.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
But it is still being steered toward the same goal of environmental grace and decency and seems likely to arrive there.
"The Nation's River" by United States Department of the Interior
Feelings, let us bear in mind, are not spontaneous things uninfluenced by any environmental factors.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
***

In news:

A meeting of 1,000 business executives at the recent Rio+20 environmental conference featured a passionate plea to include building resilience in efforts to boost sustainability.
Attorney General Bob Butterworth looked out over the environmental and consumer advocates who had cataloged the highlights of his 16 years in office and blinked, unsure of what to say.
A new generation of advanced infrared spot-curing systems delivers optimal curing quality, reduces cure time, and mitigates the energy consumption and environmental impact of oven curing.
It's functional, stylish, and environmentally friendly.
Soon after some final environmental cleanup work is finished, a portion of the old Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Evansville will open for business again as a regional office of Indiana Landmarks.
TRAVERSE CITY — Dan Busby has been named Verifier for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).
Environmental group to buy up gas leases around Jackson Hole.
Photographs by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Machine used for hydrofracking (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation).
The Santa Margarita Water District and San Bernardino County were sued by environmental groups over a groundwater-pumping project in the Mojave Desert.
Environmental groups sue over Cadiz water project.
A long-promoted plan to pipe water from one of the driest parts of the Mojave Desert to irrigate Southern California's cities continues to find new critics, who are slamming the project on environmental grounds.
In honor of his vote last week to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating planet-warming gases, activists from the environmental group 1Sky delivered Scott Brown (R-Mass.
The pollution is one of America's most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its environmental design and sustainable features.
***

In science:

Change in the environmental conditions such as temperature, increase or decrease in pH, interaction of the solution dissolvers with protein molecule groups, gives rise to the change in the structure of the proteins.
Investigation of the Heat Capacities of Proteins by Statistical Mechanical Methods
One of the characteristics of the folding and unfolding of the proteins is that, the temperature interval of the process depends on environmental conditions and particularly on the pH values of the solution.
Investigation of the Heat Capacities of Proteins by Statistical Mechanical Methods
We can prepare in advance a set of flexible solutions for a robot. A robot will execute these solutions depending on the required task and environmental conditions.
Bounded Input Bounded Predefined Control Bounded Output
In addition, a robot can adjust its reactions upon changing environmental conditions or output requirements. This is a very important ability in cases when a robot is designed to work independently without human intervention.
Bounded Input Bounded Predefined Control Bounded Output
Even small thermal drifts will affect the system performance. Creep and residual hydroscopic release of moisture may be significant. Material and environmental factors determine the uncompensated dimensional stability of the system.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
***