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Energy, Nuclear

Should Japan Turn Its Nuclear Reactors Back On? A Sage + PolicyMic Forum

Should Japan Turn Its Nuclear Reactors Back On? A Sage + PolicyMic Forum

With 130 million people in need of power (but 80% of the population against nuclear power), should Japan end the moratorium currently keeping 54 nuclear reactors closed? You tell us....
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At Yale

OP-ED: Paths to Sustainability–A Response to Dylan Walsh’s Open Letter to FES

OP-ED: Paths to Sustainability–A Response to Dylan Walsh’s Open Letter to FES

This is a response to a recent op-ed by Dylan Walsh. To read Walsh’s op-ed click here.

What kinds of people does the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies hope to send out into the world?  This …

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Actions, Conservation, Ecosystems, Energy, Fisheries, Human Landscape, Oceans

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

An Unsettling Experiment: Dispersants in the Gulf

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
by × April 22, 2012 × 15 comments

Culture

Dear Earth: Happy 400th Birthday! Love, Groupon.

Dear Earth: Happy 400th Birthday! Love, Groupon.

Ah, Earth Day: an opportunity for the country's worst polluters to rise, phoenix-like, from puddles of industrial effluent and recreate themselves as environmentalists. An opportunity for America's retailers to shamelessly hijack the words "eco-friendly" and "sustainable" and repurpose them to quicken the pulse of fetishistic shoppers. An opportunity for a free canvas shopping bag with every purchase! I was hardly surprised when Groupon sent me an email proffering Earth
by × April 20, 2012 × 1 comment

Culture, Reviews

Review: The Whale

Review: The Whale

I arrived at the theater a little early. There were good seats left at the front, and the crowd – an older, calmer population than I am used to – was chatting and milling about contentedly. I expected this to …

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Activism, Ecosystems, Oceans

Seemingly harmless shipwrecks may be leaching oil and other hazardous materials into marine environments. Photo: Ben Goldfarb

OP-ED: European Union Must Strengthen Laws for Shipwreck Cleanup

Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are