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The Need for Nuanced Conversations: About Wildfires.For Instance . by Joan Hoffman Tree Dance/Nature The advisability of a harmonious relationship with nature  is often an implicit or explicit recommendation in the sustainability movement. However, nature, which did give birth to

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Climate Crisis: The Disturbing Facts; The Cause Debate Informs Policy Debates

    The climate crisis brought on by our use of fossil fuels which is threatening the human habitat was the topic of the entire August 6th 2018 New York Times magazine. The article  presents previously unknown information on how

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Black Rock Forest

by Tim Poon When we hear about the American Museum of Natural History, we immediately imagine the breathtaking exhibits that the museum has to offer, or the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, who helped create the museum.

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John Jay Students Experiment to Solve Oil Spills

SUS 200: Introduction to Sustainability Studies students brainstorming and testing oil spill clean up methods in a simple experiment  

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Public talk: “Oceans: Fixable messes? How we can help”

As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion on ocean pollution will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for refreshments and the talk starts

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Geology of Fifth Avenue walking tour

On June 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., NYC H20 is sponsoring a walking tour of the city’s geological materials.  New York has an abundance of building stones -in lobbies, on facades, sidewalks and curbstone. These materials used in

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SEJ students forage in Central Park, make salads from gathered greens

By Staci Strobl Central Park can feed you if you know what to pick.  Environmental Crime (SUS 240) students toured with Widman Steve Brill, a foraging expert, in Central Park on Saturday May 9, 2015. Exploring the deviant behavior of

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Environmental Club sails the Hudson River

The Environmental Club of John Jay College and SEJ Prof. Sandra Swenson organized a sail on the Hudson River on Tuesday April 28, 2015.  After walking along the Hudson River Park to the 79th street boat basin, the group sailed

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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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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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