People & Population

April 21, 2023

#SEJ2023 Opening Plenary: Clean Energy and the Land — The High-Stakes Battle Over Climate Solutions

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2023 opening plenary examining how confronting the climate crisis will require huge amounts of land and resources — for solar panels, wind turbines, power lines and mines that extract lithium, cobalt and antimony. 9:00-10:15 a.m. MT.


"Groups Petition US EPA To Force Reporting Of Waste Incinerator Emissions"

"Environmental groups on Monday petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require companies to disclose the chemicals discharged from waste incinerators and plants that claim to recycle plastic waste into fuel."

Source: Reuters, 04/04/2023

"Unheralded Environmentalist: Jimmy Carter’s Green Legacy"

"With the former president now in hospice care, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird looks back on Jimmy Carter’s environmental record in the White House — from his sweeping protection of Alaska’s wild lands to his efforts to push the nation toward renewable energy."

Source: YaleE360, 04/03/2023

"EPA Proposes to Add First-Ever Navajo Site to Superfund List"

"The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add the Lukachukai Mountains Mining District to the Superfund National Priorities List, according to EPA Thursday. The site, located entirely on the Navajo Nation, holds over a hundred waste piles stemming from uranium mining, the agency said."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/31/2023

"Elderly Swiss Women Bring European Court's First Climate Case"

"Thousands of elderly Swiss women have joined forces in a groundbreaking case heard on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that their government's "woefully inadequate" efforts to fight global warming violate their human rights."

Source: Reuters, 03/30/2023
April 12, 2023 to April 13, 2023

Webinar: Unfence the Future — Taking Down Fortress Conservation and Its Enduring Legacy

The Natural History Museum, Survival International and CUNY Center for the Humanities invite you to a free two-day virtual symposium on the logic of fencing wilderness (“fortress conservation”) to expel perceived threats to ecological balance — from Indigenous Peoples to predator species.


Judge Rules BNSF Intentionally Violated Agreement With Swinomish Tribe

"BNSF intentionally violated the terms of an easement agreement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community when the railway company ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil over the reservation, a federal judge ruled Monday."

Source: Seattle Times, 03/29/2023


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