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John Jay students, staff, and faculty help make history at the People’s Climate March

Joining hundreds of thousands people from thousands of organization, members of the John Jay community enthusiastically turned out for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014, to draw attention to the pressing need for a political roadmap to

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Activist mothers speak out at John Jay educational forum on children’s health and fossil fuels

By Alexander Schlutz Yesterday’s educational forum on Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health – co-sponsored by The Mothers Project, Climate Mama, the Center for Environmental Health, and John Jay’s program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice  –

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Panel discussion: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead”

In preparation for the People’s Climate March, local, national, and international environmental leaders will be discussing why a new international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases should be pursued by world leaders on September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the

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Symposium on fossil fuels and children’s health

  On Friday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. join us for the Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of our Children’s Health in the auditorium in John Jay College’s New Building (524 W. 59th St., Manhattan, room L.63).

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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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Conference: “Radical Materialism: Making the World Matter”

Join scholars and artists concerned about our material world given the problems associated with climate change at an all-day conference on September 10, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. From the conference publicity:

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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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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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