The Power and Limitations of Science and Technology

  • Glenn E. Schweitzer


In 1984 the housing developments of Henderson, Nevada, just south of Las Vegas were slowly but surely spreading into the vast desert that only a few years earlier had been considered uninhabitable. Green lawns which were sprinkled every day by water from nearby Lake Mead belied the notion that these rock-hard barren areas could not be conquered. Thus, a trip to the “desert” to witness high technology in action took a group of us from the EPA only a few dozen yards from a new row of homes surrounded with cars, pickup trucks, and children’s bicycles.


Biomass Combustion Corn Dust Chlorophyll 


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End Notes

  1. 1.
    Text provided by the office of Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, December, 1989.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Alternative Agriculture, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 1989.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    See, for example, Schneiderman, Howard A., and Will D. Carpenter, “Planetary Patriotism: Sustainable Agriculture for the Future,” Environmental Science and Technology, April 1990, pages 466–473.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Introduction of Recombinant DNA-Engineered Organisms into the Environment, Key Issues, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 1987.Google Scholar

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