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Environmental Justice: Art and Protecting Wildlife

By Yichun Luo In 2008, I started my academic experience at John Jay College. While exploring the study of justice, I found myself also becoming interested in visual art. My first studio art class was Introduction to Drawing taught by

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The (il)legal trade in e-waste between Europe and West-Africa

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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Species loss and the need for environmental education are common themes discussed by SEJ experts

By Joan Hoffman Human predation is rooted in the financial gain to be made from selling various species and their parts. Four of our wildlife and environmental specialists from our prior brown bag lunch talks at John Jay College: Julie

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Brown bag lunch talk: Illegal trade in e-waste between Europe and West Africa

Professor Lieselot Bisschop will discuss the illegal trade in e-waste between Europe and West Africa, during a brown bag lunch on March 25, 2015, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan).  Bring your own lunch and join fellow students, environmental scholars, and

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Walmart’s hazardous waste crimes: Toward public awareness and shaming

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

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Criminology, environmental harm and innovation: The Ocean Cleanup

By Lieselot Bisschop Environmental crime ranges from the smuggling of hazardous waste to the killing of elephants for their ivory. I have been studying environmental crime and one thing is very clear to me: it is a phenomenon for which

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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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