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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In a special one-day event , Dr. Debra Tillinger will lead an exploration of the science of the Arctic and Antarctica, examining how changes in these two regions of Earth reflect and shape the impacts of climate change. Participants will hear from guest speakers …

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On March 5, a fascinating debate on nutrition science is taking place between Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, and John Mackey, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. John …

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On Tuesday, February 24 the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is hosting a world premiere screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea, the latest release in the Escape to Nature Series. There will be a Q&A with the producers Libor Spacek …

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A world renowned eco artist Betsy Damon will present her work to John Jay College students in the Professor Milena Popov’s “When Nature Roars: Global Catastrophe and Human Responsibility” class this Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. in the …

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As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion of city policies around community gardens will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for …

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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 »

Meredith Monk has spent decades exploring the the human voice. She headlines at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this holiday season,  presenting a mesmerizing hymn to compassion.  Inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness,  On Behalf of Nature represents our connection to the natural …

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