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Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

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By Matthew Chapman Part One — K And E Shout In My Face I thought I might get punched yesterday at a heavily attended and contentious city council meeting to discuss New York City’s environment, specifically as it is affected by New York City garbage. The meeting was so heavily attended, hundreds of people had […]

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A New Gold Rush Into the Blue Economy

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By Irina Bokova At an ocean conference in China last October, renowned American oceanographer Sylvia Earle told participants that “we must think of taking care of the ocean as if our lives depended on it….because they do!” Take California as an example. The Golden State boasts one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems. Over 75 […]

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Is This A Source Of BPA Exposure?

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By Amanda L. Chan It’s well-known that a common source of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is through diet, since it can leach into food from water bottles, food containers and cans. But a new pilot study suggests another potential route for BPA exposure that you probably haven’t thought of before: handling […]

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A Year for Change: From Climate Talk to Climate Action

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By Reid Detchon Everybody’s talking about the crazy weather. The polar vortex walloped the Eastern United States with ice and snow while the West suffers through extreme drought. Big parts of Britain were hit by record-breaking floods. Jan. 7th was the hottest day in Australian history, with an average high temperature of 105

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Clean Air Is Always in Fashion

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By Ronnie Citron-Fink I like fashion as well as the next mom. Fashion is about choice. Women know dressing for occasions comes in a variety of expressive forms — some wear stilettos and sequins to the grocery store, others wear pajamas and slippers. I wear jeans and sneakers. And when extreme snowy weather is forecasted, […]

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Mourning the Loss of a Great Elephant: Torn Ear

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By Christina M. Russo A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows. Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear’s fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole. Bonham is the co-founder and the African operations director of the wildlife conservation organization, […]