I'm a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Tennessee, studying environmental ethics. I plan to use this space to catalogue news and information pertaining to the state of the local and regional environment (East Tennessee and surrounding areas). There will likely be some philosophical rambling interspersed as well.
Several counties in East Tennessee are currently on the EPA's nonattainment list for air quality-- including my county, Knox. This means that these areas have ozone levels that exceed the EPA's eight-hour ozone national air quality standard. East Tennessee is also home to some of the most beautiful land in the nation, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I'll post some pictures of "good" and "bad" air days to the blog later.