By Mykola Rudchyk People living in Tonawanda, New York, outside Buffalo, have been suffering from illegally-released toxic gases in the air for years. There are 52 factories and plants in a five-mile radius around the town. The area has been under …

Air pollution in Tonawanda (N.Y.) sickens and kills, according to pending civil suits Read more »

By Ellen Osborne Even though rhinos are on the World Wildlife Fund’s list of critical species, over one thousand rhinoceroses have been poached in the last five years. To combat the increase of illegal poaching, INTERPOL launched Project Wisdom, which …

Hunting the horn leaves the rhinos forlorn: Rhinoceros poaching in Africa Read more »

By Jovanni Rodriguez Last year Walmart Stores Inc. pled guilty in three criminal cases that were brought against them by federal prosecutors and a civil case brought by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Walmart violated the Clean Water Act which …

Walmart’s hazardous waste crimes: Toward public awareness and shaming Read more »

By Joan Hoffman Are sustainable cities our salvation? The growth of city sustainability plans is impressive. Is this “greenwashing” or are the plans serious? Kent E. Portney, in Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life …

BOOK REVIEW: Portney’s “Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously” Read more »

The SEJ Program welcomed anti-poaching ranger Matt Bracken for a talk on his efforts to confront rhino poaching in South Africa. His presentation centered on the role that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and China has played in creating …

Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers Read more »

By Jonathan Simmons Ahhhhhh fishing. One of the world’s most ancient traditions used to catch the finest fly of the day, reel in that big bass to show to your buddies, or simply get away from all the stress in …

The untold story of fishing: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated Read more »

By Lieselot Bisschop Environmental crime ranges from the smuggling of hazardous waste to the killing of elephants for their ivory. I have been studying environmental crime and one thing is very clear to me: it is a phenomenon for which …

Criminology, environmental harm and innovation: The Ocean Cleanup Read more »

A world renewed, Belgian artist and engineer Alexandre Dang recently opened the exhibit “Dancing Solar Flowers” at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as part of the 50th anniversary of the college.  The exhibit consists of small solar flower pasted onto …

“Dancing Solar Flowers” is sustainable and artistic engineering Read more »