Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year
Apr23

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year

[posted on National Snow & Ice Data Center, March 22, 2017] The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. NSIDC scientists provide Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis content, with partial support from NASA. BOULDER, Colo., March 22, 2017—Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year,...

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The political ecologies of health and disease
Mar29

The political ecologies of health and disease

[posted on Special Section of Journal of Political Ecology] In its Volume 24, the Journal of political ecology publishes a special section on Political ecologies of health and disease gather articles from Entitle and Ejolt projects’ team members Panagiota Kotsila, Creighton Connolly, Giacomo D’Alisa, Marco Armiero, Ilenia Lengo and Marcelo Firpo.   The section includes: Creighton Connolly, Panagiota Kotsila and Giacomo...

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ToxicBio: a guerrilla narrative project
Mar23

ToxicBio: a guerrilla narrative project

TOXICBIO is a KTH EHL project funded the by Seed Box, a Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. A new genre in the US environmental writing, toxic autobiography is a distinct product of marginalized groups denouncing the environmental injustice in which they feel trapped. Toxic autobiographies are a prototype of counter-history, challenging mainstream narratives on progress, common good, and science. They represent a...

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Feel it’s too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so
Mar23

Feel it’s too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so

[posted by Laura Fano Morrissey on TheJournal.ie, March 11, 2017] Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn. Life goes on as normal in Sandymount, Dublin, where the sea front bustles with life, people jogging, children running around on the beach when the tide is out. Such a beautiful spectacle of nature, one you would hardly find in...

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‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger
Mar17

‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger

[posted by Damian Carrington and Jelmer Mommers on The Guardian, February 28, 2017] Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics. The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. However, since then the...

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The great palm oil scandal: labor abuses behind big brand names
Mar15

The great palm oil scandal: labor abuses behind big brand names

[posted on Amnesty International, November 28, 2016] Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labor. Unilever, Nestlé, Proctor & Gamble among nine household names contributing to labor abuse. The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in...

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