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Student Post: Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing

Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing by Veranika Basak China. Beijing. Monday morning. Smell of sweet breakfast buns… and industrial smog. This is one of those days when air pollution in Beijing reaches its hazardous peak. Thousands of residents are

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Fracking: An epic poem

By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the

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Bear gall bladder trafficking for traditional Asian medicine

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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South Bronx Unite environmental justice bike tour

Participants of all ages will visit sites along the community-designed Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, including the proposed Lincoln Avenue waterfront park, the 132nd Street pier and the historic Port Morris gantries. Participants will also learn about local organizing campaigns

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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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Eating a “paleo” diet in the city: Public debate

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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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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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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