Introduction to Sustainability Studies (SUS 299) students and Professor Mielna Popov enjoyed a field trip last week. They explored Dionisio Gonzalez’s exhibit “Habitable Artefacts“ at the Gallery Richard. Talking to Mr. Jean-Luc Richard, the gallery owner, they learned about the role …

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Professor Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies (SUS 299) students have been devising methods to clean up oil spills, exploring the traditional methods such as aeration, filtration, sedimentation, conglomeration, and even brainstorming new and improved methods. For example, using a filter …

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By Sacha Chadwick Wildlife crime is defined as any violation of a criminal law intended to protect wildlife. Researchers Kristie Blevins and Terry Edwards state that poaching is one of the most notable wildlife crimes. Recent news articles have shown that …

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By Angus Nurse The Cat Group, the collaborative group of animal charities and organizations working on cat health and welfare in the United Kingdom, has published a new booklet entitled Cats and the Law – a plain English guide. The authors, Dr. …

Animal welfare law related to cats gets a boost in the U.K. Read more »

By Brian Mackay Historically, crimes against the environment have persistently occurred, leaving the ecological global system devastated. Although all are extremely demoralizing, some of the most distressing environmental crimes consist of pollution and hazardous waste offenses. One of the most …

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Environmentalism and theater– a winning combination!  A group of students in the SEJ undergraduate minor program, taking Prof. Alexander Schlutz’s Environmental Justice (SUS 300) and Prof. Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability (SUS 299) courses, were among the theater audience at …

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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. …

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

by Joan Hoffman, SEJ Program Founder A recent BBC headline on the internet shocked me:  “Fracking Not at Fault in Water Contamination.”  Being knowledgeable enough to have serious doubt, I read further and discovered that the tests for water contamination …

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