Category Archives: pollution

Good News from Paris: 195 Nations Create Historic Climate Change Agreement

Editor’s note: In recognition of the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris at COP21 this past week, we reprint this announcement from the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom website. Read more about the details of the … Continue reading

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Paris Climate Conference Revisits the 2-Degree Goal

by Tiffany Mucci Today, the world’s Heads of State convene in Paris, as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) aims for a landmark agreement over the next two weeks which may at last curb global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Today at RU: Environmental Justice Activism Lecture, 4pm

This afternoon at Rosoevelt’s Chicago Campus, the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project kicks off its Fall 2015 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series,”Natural Rights: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast,” at 4:00pm with a special presentation by Kim Wasserman, Director of the Little Village … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline Project Rejected by Obama Administration

From the NY Times article by Coral Davenport, 6 Nov 2015: WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that … Continue reading

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Environmental Activist Kim Wasserman of LVEJO Speaks at Roosevelt on Nov. 11

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project at Roosevelt University is proud to kick off its Fall 2015 Distinguished Environmental Organizer Series,”Natural Rights: Environmental Justice on the Third Coast,” next Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 4:00 – 5:30pm, with a special presentation by Kim … Continue reading

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Wildlife Conservation in Hawaii: Emily Rhea Reports on Her Summer 2015 Internship Experience

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the last couple months, we’ve been posting … Continue reading

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The Pope as Environmental Advocate

Editor’s Note: As the Pope gets ready this morning to address the US Congress in Washington DC, it’s worth noting that his public statements and official writings on climate change and the human relation to nature have created an unprecedented … Continue reading

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