Environmental Studies

November 23, 2010

Free Webinar: Reconnecting Nature and Culture

Earthscan would like to invite you to join a free webinar presented by the authors of Biocultural Diversity Conservation and Sacred Natural Sites. The event will explore the important relationship people have with nature and how vital it is for the future of our natural world.

Studies: Lighten Up on Roof and Pavement Color

While not a stand-alone climate change-fighting measure, converting roofs and pavements in tropical and temperate cities of one million or more people to light-colored materials would provide the equivalent one-time benefit of eliminating two years' worth of global CO2 emissions, or eliminating the emissions of 300 million vehicles for 20 years.

May 19, 2010

2010 National Wetlands Awards

Senator Benjamin Cardin (MD) will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 National Wetlands Award ceremony to be held on May 19 on Capitol Hill. In addition U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be on hand to present one of the six awards.

May 19, 2010

Resilient Wetlands = Prosperous Economies: How Restoring and Conserving Wetlands Support Economic Productivity

Preceding this year’s National Wetlands Awards Ceremony, the Environmental Law Institute will host a panel discussion that will include a look at new wetland restoration efforts, collecting data to show economic benefits, developments on greenhouse gas offsets, and how to adapt and protect wetlands from future loss.

April 27, 2010

The Supreme Court Revisits NEPA: A Post-Argument Panel on Monsanto v. Geertson Farms

Immediately following oral argument before the Supreme Court on April 27, the Environmental Law Institute will gather attorneys involved in the case for a panel discussion about the argument, their impressions of how the Court will resolve the case, its political and legal context, and implications for the future use of injunctions in environmental cases.

At Sundance, Filmakers Tackle Everthing from Cane Toads to Climate-Change Victims

 By JOANN M. VALENTI

The odds at Sundance seem overwhelming. When 9,816 films are submitted and only 186 accepted for screening, it's no wonder the chosen filmmakers so easily ignore the thin mountain air, tenfoot snow drifts, 20 degree F. highs, and knee-deep slush between venues in Park City, Utah. With this year's mantra to "rebel", "dare to grow from underground," finding films with an environmental theme was not too difficult. That is, in the documentary or shorts categories.

March 10, 2010 to March 14, 2010

Environmental History Conference

The American Society for Environmental History will meet in Portland, Oregon in mid-March, bringing together more than 1,000 historians, scientists, activists, and others to discuss environmental issues. This conference will include more than 150 sessions, a workshop on the national parks, 12 site visits/field trips, and a plenary session on the Klamath Basin Agreement. Onsite registration is available in Portland.

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