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Climate Teach-in

Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:40 pm, Haaren Hall Room 630 EVIDENCE AND IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Dr. Pushker Kharecha Climate Scientist, Columbia Earth Institute LEGAL OPTIONS FOR FIGHTING BACK Kimberly Ong Esq. Environmental Lawyer NRDC: National Resources Defense Council LOCAL

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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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Upriver beauty

Political Science Professor, SEJ faculty member, and nature photographer Jennifer Rutledge captures the Hudson River at low tide, a few dozen miles upriver from NYC.  City dwellers know the Hudson from boardwalks and bridges; further upriver the Hudson has gentles banks

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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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Recycled art using materials from Beijing building sites on display in NYC

The beauty of reusable materials is on full display in a public exhibit of two majestically crafted birds hanging from the ceiling at St. John the Divine cathedral in upper Manhattan (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street).  Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing

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Green criminology and illegal logging in Peru

The problem of illegal logging in Peru raises compelling questions about the ability of governments to effectively protect the Amazonian rain forest– and the communities that rely upon it– from criminal exploitation, explains a recent article in National Geographic. Agents from Peru’s

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