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Church of England Divests From Coal, Tar Sands in New Climate Policy

"The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board said they have divested 12 million pounds ($18.42 million) from their investments in thermal coal and tar sands companies as part of an initiative aimed at promoting transition to a low carbon economy."

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2015

"U.K. Government Scientists Hit With Media Restrictions"

"Advocates for science communication in the United Kingdom have expressed 'deep concern' about a change to the Civil Service Code for public workers, including researchers at government agencies. The three-sentence addition, put into place on 16 March, requires that all contact with media be approved in advance by the minister in charge of the relevant agency."

Source: Science News, 04/03/2015
February 24, 2015

Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty

Due to the ongoing significant population declines in pollinating insects in Europe and North America, especially honeybees, the Environmental Law Institute invites you to join a teleconference of esteemed panelists to learn more about the current debates regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and their regulation.

Discarded Russian Subs Could Cause a Nuclear Disaster in the Arctic

"The Arctic could become a site of future turmoil, and not just because of the emerging geopolitical tensions and militarization in the region. Beyond concerns of a frozen conflict in the icy north, there is the additional fear that the Barents and Kara Seas could become the location of a slow-motion nuclear disaster. Until 1991 the Soviet Union used the seas as a junkyard where it would dispose of its nuclear waste."

Source: , 02/18/2015

Committing to Collaboration: How Two Freelancers Pulled Off a Cross-Pacific Partnership

Fukushima / Chernobyl project collaborators Winifred Bird (left) and Jane Braxton Little.
             Photo courtesy of Jane Braxton Little

Freelance Files

By WINIFRED BIRD and JANE BRAXTON LITTLE

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