Search Results for "environmental " : 56

by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:23 pm / in Asia, Cover Story, Issue, World

Environmental Migrants

…orrific force that is sure to define the international, political and humanitarian dialogue of the 21st century: Environmental degradation. For generations, Americans have opened their borders, hearts, and checkbooks to lessen the suffering of migrants fleeing violence. Now the United States and the international community must recognize that environmental refugees—individuals displaced by natural transformation caused by human-induced climate ch…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:11 am / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue, Main Menu

Environmental Justice

…rces through top-down and bottom-up approaches, we would see a substantial decline in conflicts brought about by environmental degradation, the scarcity of resources, and other effects of climate change. In the last four years two environmentalists and one environmental organization have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari Maathai won in 2004 “for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace” with the creation of the Greenbelt…

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by / on July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Greener and Greater For Some

…before the other, neighborhood specific goals are written. Surely a primary, comprehensive survey exploring the environmental inequalities throughout New York City would be a trusted platform for the initiatives. But, I suppose, collecting background research takes time, and Mayor Bloomberg only has until January to attach his name to any accomplishments before the new steward takes over. Quick, flashy results: 1. Environmental justice: 0. Grant…

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

…ration have the final say on whether or not the project is approved. On the left, he faces intense pressure from environmentalists—many of whom were key supporters, and donors, in 2008 and 2012. On the other side are those advocating for jobs and a secure source of energy, including many moderates and conservatives, as well as the labor movement. According to leading environmentalist Bill McKibben, the pipeline’s construction would be “the fuse t…

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by / on April 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Orange Environmentalism

…, allied with groups such as Bill McKibben’s 350.org, believe that they are leading the charge in a new phase of environmental activism. Orange may seem a strange color to symbolize a movement of climate activists, as we tend to paint these issues in a different hue. The color green, of course, is practically synonymous with the environment and environmentalists. The decision of a group like BCD to adopt another color as the symbol of their movem…

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by / on April 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm / in Opinion, World

An Inconvenient Choice

…oil, natural gas, forest, water, etc.) to generate income. As it gets richer, its resources diminish, leading to environmental degradation – a good example here would be China, whose environmental record, though recently improving, has been through its rapid economic growth. After the long period of decline, the awakened citizens, through education provided by the destruction of their environment, realize the importance of preserving their countr…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:34 am / in Cover Story, Environmental, Issue, World

The Day After Copenhagen

…bt, the environment remains one of Congress’ main concerns. AMERICA’S TURN As noted above, Congress has not left environmental issues completely untouched. Last summer was an exciting time for climate change experts and environmental activists when the House narrowly passed its version of a climate bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. The major elements of the House bill, more commonly known as the Waxman-Markey bill, include…

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by / on March 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm / in Opinion, World

Capitalizing on Coal

…ralia one of the world’s largest energy exporters. At the same time, it has the potential to create a social and environmental catastrophe. Fracking, the method used to extract the reserves, is a doublet threat. It not only pollutes groundwater, jeopardizing the livelihoods of the millions who depend on it for agricultural and domestic purposes, but it also brings less obvious health and environmental dangers in the form of gas escaping to the su…

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Great Green Wall of China

by “The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.” How many times have we heard this phrase – in class, in the media, and on visits to China? The idea was first proposed by William Stukeley, an 18th century antiquarian dubbed the founder of the field of modern archaeology, in 1754. By the end of the 19th century, it had become an established fact that the Wall could actually be seen from the moon. Sin…

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by / on December 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Barnard Columbia Divest and the Resurgence of the Left

…e “environmental stewardship” it so often talks about. While it is wonderful that Columbia provides space for an environmental house, offers students summer environmental justice opportunities, and boasts some of the best sustainable development professors around, the millions (if not billions) from our 8 billion dollar endowment pouring into the fossil fuel industry stinks like the carcass of a seagull in a puddle of BP oil. One of the lead orga…

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