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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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

By Joan Hoffman Are sustainable cities our salvation? The growth of city sustainability plans is impressive. Is this “greenwashing” or are the plans serious? Kent E. Portney, in Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life …

BOOK REVIEW: Portney’s “Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously” Read more »

This talk, on Thursday December 4, 204, at 6 p.m. at the New School (Manhattan), will focus on how to generate the political and social change necessary to confront climate change. The presenters include: Robert Jay Lifton, author of many books, including …

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The SEJ Program welcomed anti-poaching ranger Matt Bracken for a talk on his efforts to confront rhino poaching in South Africa. His presentation centered on the role that demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and China has played in creating …

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Matt Bracken, a ranger who works to protect rhinos in South Africa will be giving a talk on his work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 3 during community hour.  Please join us in room 3510, North Hall, …

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