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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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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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Our Earth’s future: One-day course at the Natural History Museum

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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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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Countdown to Paris: Update on global climate treaty talks

Come and be a part of confronting climate change at a global level… This is the follow up event to the forum in September, “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead.”  In the six months since the People’s Climate March in NYC,

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Paradigm Shift Festival at Baruch College

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Reporting back from the Galapagos

By Mary Ting During winter break, I had the opportunity to be part of a twelve-day tortoise conservation-focused tour to the Galapagos Islands organized by Russell Burke, biology professor at Hofstra University. The group included a number of noted turtle scientists,

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Law as a solution to climate change

Recent court filings in Europe accuse governments of insufficiently countering climate change By Lieselot Bisschop In 2012, Roger Cox, a Dutch lawyer, published a book called Revolution Justified: Why only the law can save us now. This provides a well-documented historic account of

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Brown bag lunch talk: Reporting back from the Galapagos

Professor Mary Ting will discuss her 12-day trip to the Galapagos Islands with a special emphasis on giant Galapagos turtle-breeding, during a brown bag lunch on February 26, 2015, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan) in room 7.63.42, new building (English

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