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Occupy Wall Street: Starting a Discussion

Occupy Wall Street: Starting a Discussion

F&ES Students reach out to connect themselves, and the Yale community, to the ambitious, ambiguous, organized chaos of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Represent the 99%.

by × October 13, 2011 × 3 comments

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Fishing Report From Ibo Island

Fishing Report From Ibo Island

Ibo Island off the coast of Mozambique hosts a large network of subsistence fishing villages. Rich Press, photojournalist, documents this way-of-life, currently threatened by industrial fishing operations and a changing climate.

by × October 9, 2011 × 0 comments

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Highland, North Woods, Maine.  Photo by David Hobson

Father John McCarthy on Forests and Faith

Father John McCarthy, an ordained Jesuit priest with a PhD in forest ecology, is working with the Newfoundland government to protect a unique species of boreal lichen. Earth is an altar, says McCarthy, and God speaks through the beauty of the forest.

by × October 8, 2011 × 0 comments

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Photo by Sarah Fedderman

Really Good Poems by Alanna Bailey

Visions from a drive through Plaquemines Parish.

by × September 26, 2011 × 1 comment

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Sunsets on a coal-fired powerplant

Complications with English: A Fight for Clean Power and Clean Air

In 2001, an effort to restart a New Haven power plant while cleaning the city’s air stalled in litigation. It took another decade and myriad lawsuits until a serious proposal to improve New Haven’s air quality once again took to the fore, found traction, and became reality. So, what happened?

by × September 25, 2011 × 1 comment

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The Arctic Irony: Protecting Areas We May Never See

The Arctic Irony: Protecting Areas We May Never See

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, huge and undeveloped, represents the kind of wilderness upon which America has defined itself. Its almost 20 million acres are visited by only a few thousand rugged tourists each year. And the Refuge’s northern border sits atop billions of barrels of untapped oil. Eliza Cava reports on this tension during a week-long rafting trip down the Firth River.

by × September 15, 2011 × 0 comments