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Our Climate Now Teach In

COMING SOON   Teach in – Our Climate Now February 9, 2017, 1:40-3:00 pm Haaren Hall, Room 630 EVIDENCE AND IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Dr. Pushker Kharecha, Columbia Earth Institute and NASA GISS LEGAL OPTIONS FOR FIGHTING BACK, Kimberly Ong

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EcoCinema Cafe: 3-day Marathon of Films & Discussions

4th annual EcoCinema Cafe, a 3-day Marathon of Films & Discussions April 24-26, 2017, Morning till Night New Building Student Dining Hall http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/schedule

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Watch “Inhabit- A Permaculture Perspective” free on vimeo

The wonderful, new film, “Inhabit. A Permaculture Perspective, “can be viewed online for free. Inhabit explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called permaculture.  Permaculture is a

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Fracking: An epic poem

By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the

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Elephant poaching: 100,00 killed in the last three years alone

By Juan Hernandez Between 1979 and 1989, the international increase for the demand of ivory from animal tusks caused elephant populations to dramatically decline, mostly due to the resulting poaching and trafficking of elephants.  In particular, Africa’s elephant population was cut in half.

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NYC events during Climate Week

World leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis next week and there are wide ranging events all over the city to educate and call for action!  Click here for the events calendar.  

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Massachussetts D.A. drops charges against two climate activists, citing the threat of climate change

On Monday, Bristol County, MA, District Attorney Sam Sutter surprised climate activists when he dropped criminal  charges against Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara, who had blocked a daily shipment of 40,000 toms of coal to the Brayton Point power plant

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Destruction creations: Powerful portraits of pollution

What an amazing world we live in– even when we’re destroying it. Photographer Alex MacLean recently traveled to the Alberta oil sands to document the simultaneously beautiful and disturbing realities of Canada’s economic engine. The oil sands are being exploited in the

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U.N. draft report of risks of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions

The New York Times recently published the conclusions of a leaked U.N. draft report on the effects of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, which finds that they are already threatening to be more of a global crisis than the political process can solve alone.

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BP found “grossly negligent” in 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout

In a milestone for environmental law, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Babier found BP the primary culprit in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history, judging BPs conduct “reckless” and grossly negligent. The U.S. attorney

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