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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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Paradigm Shift Festival at Baruch College

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Film event: “Escape to Papua New Guinea”

On Tuesday, February 24 the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is hosting a world premiere screening of Escape to Papua New Guinea, the latest release in the Escape to Nature Series. There will be a Q&A with the producers Libor Spacek

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Eco-artist Betsy Damon speaks in “When Nature Roars” class

A world renowned eco artist Betsy Damon will present her work to John Jay College students in the Professor Milena Popov’s “When Nature Roars: Global Catastrophe and Human Responsibility” class this Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:10 a.m. in the

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The untold story of fishing: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated

By Jonathan Simmons Ahhhhhh fishing. One of the world’s most ancient traditions used to catch the finest fly of the day, reel in that big bass to show to your buddies, or simply get away from all the stress in

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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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EPA symposium on Superfund cleanups in Brooklyn and Queens

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will share its roadmap for cleaning up three Superfund sites in Brooklyn and Queens: Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, and Wolff Alport. Join New Yorkers at this community meeting at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St.

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EPA symposium on Superfund sites in Brooklyn and Queens

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will share its roadmap for cleaning up three Superfund sites in Brooklyn and Queens: Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, and Wolff Alport. Join New Yorkers at this community meeting at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St.

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Cleaning up oil spills

Professor Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies (SUS 299) students have been devising methods to clean up oil spills, exploring the traditional methods such as aeration, filtration, sedimentation, conglomeration, and even brainstorming new and improved methods. For example, using a filter

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Misleading BBC headline about fracking: The importance of reading carefully

by Joan Hoffman, SEJ Program Founder A recent BBC headline on the internet shocked me:  “Fracking Not at Fault in Water Contamination.”  Being knowledgeable enough to have serious doubt, I read further and discovered that the tests for water contamination

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