About

EnvironmentMemo is a modern media blog providing commentary, news and analysis of contemporary environmental issues and events. The intention is to provide insight beyond what the usual media outlets cover, emphasizing fundamental scientific and engineering principles.

Barnes Bierck is the author and publisher of Environment Memo.  He has over three decades of experience addressing environmental issues as a practitioner, educator, and researcher; and has worked in many parts of the world on water, air, and soil pollution projects.

Barnes earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a master’s degree in public health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He is a registered professional engineer, and is board certified in environmental engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.   Barnes works from his native North Carolina on many types of environmental science and engineering projects, plying his trade with particular emphasis on environmental regulations and what they require for most any effort with environmental implications.

The subtitle of this website, “The environment is everywhere,” stems from the notion that the environment pretty much includes everything, thus widening the topics of interest into a lot of fertile ground (some of which may be contaminated with one thing or another).

Contributions are greatly appreciated, and help free up the publisher’s time from more conventional work endeavors, enabling producing this content.