This page has a list of articles which I have requested, along with explanatory information and relevant links. The first version of the information in the six sections of this page was copied from sections of User talk:Wavelength, but is now at User talk:Wavelength/Archive 1. Subsequently added information is preceded by a bold italicized ampersand &.
Requested articles (first set)
I have requested these articles.
- flowchart of environmental problems
- flowchart of environmental solutions
- flowchart of societal problems
- flowchart of societal solutions
Wavelength 13:02, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
- I requested the first two (12:49, 29 July 2006) at Wikipedia:Requested articles/Natural sciences#Environmental science.
- I requested the next two (12:58, 29 July 2006) at Wikipedia:Requested articles/Social sciences.
- At Wikipedia talk:Requested articles/Natural sciences, I added (14:49, 10 August 2006) the heading "Requested articles flowchart of environmental problems and flowchart of environmental solutions" and my first message, as follows.
- My request is for more than merely a few sample problems and a few sample solutions, as might be suggested by the light-bulb illustration in the flowchart article.
- I am requesting a flowchart which connects as many as possible of the hundreds of environmental problems currently known to humans, and which shows by arrows their causal interrelationships. As humans discover more problems and more connections, they can be added. As the flowchart grows, it would probably be helpful to divide it into separate pages, possibly by fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and others, although it should be remembered and shown that problems are interrelated between those fields (and not only within them).
- Everything in the previous paragraph about problems applies equally to solutions.
- [At Wikipedia:Requested articles/Natural sciences, I referred (14:56, 10 August 2006) to the talk page for explanation.]
- At Wikipedia talk:Requested articles/Natural sciences, under the same heading, I added (20:50, 10 August 2006) my second message, as follows.
- Nothing in my comments necessitates its being original research. The information could very well be already somewhere on the World Wide Web.
- Those messages were directed to an editor who removed (19:17, 10 August 2006) the requests for the first two articles.
- After I requested these four articles, the light-bulb illustration () in the flowchart article was removed (I do not know when or why) and now there is instead a different illustration ().
- -- Wavelength (talk) 06:07, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
- [I revised the heading of this section by adding "(first set)".] -- Wavelength (talk) 16:17, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
- & [Another editor removed (10:07, 20 June 2008) flowchart of societal problems and flowchart of societal solutions from Wikipedia:Requested articles/Social sciences. -- Wavelength (talk) 18:23, 23 February 2009 (UTC)]
Requested articles (second set)
- list of toxic chemicals as precursors in the manufacture of electronic devices
- list of toxic chemicals as components of electronic devices
- list of toxic chemicals as waste products from the manufacture of electronic devices
- list of toxic chemicals as waste products from the use of electronic devices
-- Wavelength 21:22, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Also, I have requested them at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Other_categorization_schemes#Lists -- Wavelength 03:18, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Also, I have requested them at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Applied_arts_and_sciences#Components. -- Wavelength 04:54, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Also, I have requested them at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Natural_sciences#Chemical_compounds. -- Wavelength 13:47, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
I acknowledge that the names of the four articles (lists) are not fully in alphabetical order (the first two being interchanged from that order), but I decided to have them in the order that made the most sense chronologically. I still could have accommodated a fully alphabetical order by changing "precursors" to "active precursors", but I decided not to strain further anyone's tolerance for long titles. -- Wavelength 17:13, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Requested articles (third set)
- discarded drugs (06:52, 6 June 2005)  (discussing unused drugs, both legal and illegal, and the effects of their disposal on the natural environment)
- drug production waste (19:56, 16 July 2005)  (discussing the chemical and other waste products from the production of legal and illegal drugs, and the effects of those waste products on the natural environment)
- excreted drugs (06:52, 6 June 2005)  (discussing drugs, both legal and illegal, which have passed through humans and/or other creatures, and the subsequent effects of those drugs on the natural environment)
- human energy (02:06, 4 June 2005)  (including information explaining how human energy, when used together with appropriate technology for mental work and physical work, has minimal negative effects on the natural environment; also [including and/or linking to]: numerical, historical, geographical, and/or economic information)
The time and date following the name of each of the four requested articles indicate when I added that topic as a red link to the list of environment topics. I started an article for drug production waste, but it was deleted. I may yet start articles for one or two or three or all of these four topics, but other editors are also welcome to do so. -- Wavelength 20:19, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
& [See Environmental impact of pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
—Wavelength (talk) 15:01, 24 June 2012 (UTC)]
Requested articles (fourth set)
I have requested these articles (22:24, 16 October 2007)  at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Natural_sciences#Environmental_science.
-- Wavelength 22:34, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Requested articles (fifth set)
I have requested these articles (05:17, 22 April 2008) at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Natural_sciences#Environmental_science.
- nature's services from geothermal power (nature's services from geothermal power)
- nature's services from solar energy (nature's services from solar energy)
- nature's services from tidal power (nature's services from tidal power)
- nature's services from wind power (nature's services from wind power)
Requested articles (sixth set)
I have requested these articles (06:58, 22 April 2008) at Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Natural_sciences#Environmental_science.
- Perhaps the foregoing is not clear enough to all who may read it, so I am providing additional details.
- By requesting these articles, I have not requested articles which discuss environmental degradation caused by these methods of extraction per se (for example, bird endangerment from wind turbines), as discussed in the article on energy development. Also, I have not requested articles which deal with environmental degradation caused by human activities for which extraction is a prerequisite, such as the processing, distribution, and use of the energy.
- Specifically, the articles requested are about environmental degradation caused by the quantity of extraction, when energy diverted from its natural course in large quantities reduces the supply available for contributing adequately to the normal operation of nature's services (for example, photosynthesis and wind pollination). The fourth article might discuss damage to the natural balance between opposing wind forces in different areas, and tell about wind energy extraction in one area causing an increase of wind energy in another area.
- These types of energy are very abundant in nature, but let us not forget about the competition between natural supply and human desire.