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A Brief Summation of ESA’s Work to Diversify the Field and Stop Harassment 6.12.2018 EcoTone
Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke December 5, 2018 I’ve often despaired of the slow progress the ecological science community is making toward reflecting the diversity of society overall. One advancement is the acknowledgment that diversifying STEM fields is not just about recruitment, but even more about retention. So many efforts over the past decades ...
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3 reasons why Apple, Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever just stood up for strong climate policy 16.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
3 reasons why Apple, Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever just stood up for strong climate policy
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The Trade Strategy We Need 24.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  Hardly a week goes by without another U.S. tariff hike on China, Mexico, Canada, or one of our European allies. Different justifications are given each time: to stop Mexicans from immigrating to the United States, to shrink the trade deficit, to make China and Germany play by the rules, and of course, to “make America great again.” But Trump’s tariff tantrum is doomed to fail because it isn’t driven by a clear idea of what is wrong with the system. His policies will inflict pain on the United States and across the global economy, and crack the foundations of the international system. Worse, they are not part of an underlying economic strategy to restore balanced and equitable growth in the U.S. and world economy. The one real bright spot is that Trump’s actions have revived an overdue debate about reform of the global trading system. Argument has been going on for decades, while trade policy was made by a ...
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And the Nobel Prize goes to… Climate Economics 17.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
And the Nobel Prize goes to… Climate Economics
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The Con in Foxconn Wisconsin 21.9.2018 American Prospect
This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of tractors over thousands of agricultural acres outside of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin. Road, water, and electricity infrastructure construction was well under way for a new industrial complex for Foxconn, the Taiwan-based technology giant. In the project’s master plan, Foxconn will eventually own 4.5 square miles of once-prime Wisconsin farmland, an expanse about a fourth the size of the city limits of nearby Racine, population 77,000. The main 24-inch water main will have the capacity to deliver more than 20 million gallons a day of high-quality Great Lakes water (home to 21 percent of the world's remaining supply), although initial usage has been promised to be much less. Foxconn has pledged to be good environmental stewards, even as Wisconsin has waived many of its basic environmental regulations in order to expedite the project. The company has promised to build a $9 billion to $10 billion sprawling industrial complex which will employ “up ...
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The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for Business? 1.8.2018 WRI Stories
The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for Business? Comments|Add Comment|PrintKevin Moss, WRI This article originally appeared on Globe Series. In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim? To achieve a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable society for all by 2030. Kevin Moss, Global Director of Sustainable Business at World Resources Institute (WRI), outlines how businesses that are making a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: New Research Exposes Uneven Playing Field Between Communities and Companies Vying for Land Rights 11.7.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Research Exposes Uneven Playing Field Between Communities and Companies Vying for Land Rights Communities sacrifice decades navigating complex, expensive government processes that can force them to give up territory and rights, while companies quickly secure concessions on the same land LIMA (July 11, 2018) — A new scramble for land is heating up across the developing world. Indigenous Peoples and communities are losing their land at alarming rates as companies rapidly expand... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Scott Pruitt resigns at EPA; Andrew Wheeler to take over 6.7.2018 Philly.com News
Pruitt has faced a litany of ethics-violation allegations.
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CDOT wraps up environmental evaluation phase of I-25 South Gap Project 2.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Construction on the Interstate 25 South Gap Project is expected to begin later this summer, after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the project Friday.
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Open letter to York University: Settle with CUPE 3903 now! 7.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The recent strike at York University is being called the longest labour dispute at the institution, and the longest strike at an English-speaking university in Canada. It has been used by the provincial Liberals to attack the NDP, however the issues are about precarious work and need to be addressed . Instead of taking on these issues, the York University administration has been acting unilaterally and recently walked away from a CUPE 3903 offer which was essentially most of what they wanted.    Over 300 university full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University have signed the letter below demanding that the York University President and Board of Governers settle with CUPE 3903 now. They shared this letter with rabble.ca.   Open letter to the President of York University and the Board of Governors:  Settle with CUPE 3903 now! We, the undersigned full-time or retired professors, librarians and archivists at York University, are deeply concerned with the ...
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Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana 2.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The hurricane-ravaged coastline has a long history of racism — but community-building is trying to change that.
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Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do 23.5.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what some are — and aren't — doing to fight whitewashing in the green movement.
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Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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Karnataka’s blindspots 12.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Cases of environmental injustice abound, but Bladensburg isn’t one of them 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Cases of environmental injustice abound, but Bladensburg isn’t one of them
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How this up-and-coming leader is improving energy equity in Illinois 10.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How this up-and-coming leader is improving energy equity in Illinois
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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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U.S. Superfund sites offer lessons for the future 30.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more.
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Can we green cities without causing gentrification? 26.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It takes more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk.
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Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative 24.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Global North's economy has created a dire global ecological predicament. Now, we must shift to an economy that respects planetary boundaries.
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