Posts Tagged ‘ environment ’

When Politics Fails, Call the Lawyers – Reasons to be Cheerful

 

A poster depicting Rhea Suh, president of the National Resources Defense Council, which employs 600 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to fight for the environment. Poster part of Amplifier’s #MyClimateHero campaign

Source: When Politics Fails, Call the Lawyers – Reasons to be Cheerful

Greta LaFleur Examines Environmental Histories of Desire – Edge Effects

Baba, Walton Ford, painting

A new book by Greta LaFleur shows how desire was produced alongside taxonomies of plants and racial difference in early British colonial texts.

Source: Greta LaFleur Examines Environmental Histories of Desire – Edge Effects

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota – The New York Times

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Ms. McIntosh, the South Dakota environmental official, said that TransCanada employees and contractors were at the spill site and that soil cleanup workers were on the way. The state was overseeing the response.

Ms. McIntosh said that the leak was “a large release” of oil, but that “the location of this is not in a sensitive area.”

“They’ve got a response plan that they kicked in right away,” Ms. McIntosh said. “The area’s very rural, which is very positive. There’s no one nearby that is drinking any of the groundwater that may be impacted, so that’s less of an issue.”

Keystone Pipeline XL Spill – The New York Times

i.e.  The environment does not include the ecology. It does include primarily whatever is of use to capital interests and secondarily to what is exclusively human.  – DF

2017 Lineup — Environmental Film Festival at Yale

 

EFFY 2017 calendar. Keep track of EFFY deadlines and RSVP for upcoming festival events. 

Source: 2017 Lineup — Environmental Film Festival at Yale

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change – The New York Times

Pope Francis was greeted by crowds at St. Peter’s Square this week. Credit

Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change – The New York Times.

ART OnSite Artist Profile – Unmanned Minerals w/ Jared Stanley, Matthew Hebert, and Gabie Strong

popping open, a haiku by Donna Fleischer / CT Environmental Headlines

popping open
a cold Asahi
minnows scatter

Donna Fleischer
CT Environmental Headlines

Istanbul protest is — and is not — about the trees / Salon.com

Istanbul protest is — and is not — about the trees – Salon.com.

Two Years On, Fukushima Raises Many Questions, Provides One Clear Answer / capitoilette

Two Years On, Fukushima Raises Many Questions, Provides One Clear Answer | capitoilette.

Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life

Making the Geologic Now.