Watch this youtube video of former John Jay MPA student Wendy Chavez  interviewing former John Jay Sustainability and Environmental Justice Program faculty member Lieselot Bisschop about environmental justice struggles of local communities dealing with powerful external forces.

a jury ruled that Monsanto’s weed killer round up caused cancer and order the company to pay the victim $289 in damages. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6049007/Roundup-cancerous-jury-declares.html Chlorpyrfios, an insecticide which damages children’s brains, must again be banned by the EPA, which had stopped …

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  ENDANGERED! Extended to March 3, 2017   ©Nick Brandt, Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli, 2011 Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich   John Jay College – President’s Gallery Haaren Hall, 899 Tenth …

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Joanne Guerra Racing Extinction   Racing Extinction, directed by Louie Psihoyos, is a 2015 documentary in which undercover activists illustrate the mass extinction of animals due to human activity. These activists traveled globally and brought to light issues of the …

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By Staci Strobl Central Park can feed you if you know what to pick.  Environmental Crime (SUS 240) students toured with Widman Steve Brill, a foraging expert, in Central Park on Saturday May 9, 2015. Exploring the deviant behavior of …

SEJ students forage in Central Park, make salads from gathered greens Read more »

By Sacha Chadwick A surprisingly unheard of phenomenon in many Western countries, bear gall bladder consumption is very popular in the Eastern and Southern Asian regions, most notably in Japan, China, and South Korea. What Westerners would consider ‘strange’ and peculiar, …

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By Lieselot Bisschop Contemporary society generates ever higher quantities of waste as a result of increased consumption and production. The use of chemicals in manufacturing products has also contributed to a higher toxicity of waste (Pellow, 2007). E-waste – waste …

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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 »