People & Population

Waterfront Mansions Taking Over (Scene from 'Gullah Geechee Nation’)

"On the Sea Islands along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, a painful chapter of American history is playing out again. These islands are home to the Gullah or Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to work at the plantations that once ran down the southern Atlantic coast."

Source: VICE News, 01/18/2016

US Pledges to Ease Pain of Closing Coal Mines in Shift to Clean Energy

"For the past five years, President Obama has denied the Republican charge that he is waging a war on coal. On Friday, with the Obama administration’s announcement that the Interior Department will halt new coal leases on public lands, Mr. Obama acknowledged that his climate change polices are hurting American miners and began offering ways to ease that economic harm."

Source: NY Times, 01/18/2016

Mossville Community to Confront a Former Apartheid Company on MLK Day

Residents of the historic African American community of Mossville in southwest Louisiana plan to protest pollution from a chemical palnt nearby run by SASOL, a petrochemical company that helped prop up the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Source: American Press, 01/18/2016
April 24, 2016 to April 27, 2016

OpenAccess Energy

This summit, hosted by Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, will address global energy access challenges. The Summit will be preceded by two days of public lectures on April 22 and 23, 2016.

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