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Dr. Helen Caldicott

Spotlight on Dr. Helen Caldicott

by WS Editors | Mar 28, 2023 | Climate

It’s been nearly 40 years since If You Love This Planet won the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary. The film is comprised of a lecture given to students by the celebrated nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott, president at the time of Physicians for Social Responsibility. With the growing intensity of the conflict in Ukraine, […]

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Senator Joe Manchin

The Pyrolysis Solution: Senator Manchin, Addressing Climate Change is Not a Zero-Sum Game

by Carlton Brown | Oct 31, 2021 | Climate, Politics

Because Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia insisted that Democrats walk back many of the critical climate protection measures in President Biden’s legislative agenda, the United States will, ironically, lose a historic opportunity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while at the same time retaining the jobs of the 14,000 West Virginia coal miners whose livelihoods […]

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Industrial Hog Farm

Study Confirms Waste From Industrial Hog Farms Creates Life-Threatening Hazards for Nearby Residents

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 17, 2021 | Climate, Health

In 1996, Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, was among the first to provide evidence of harm to poor people of color from airborne chemical and pathogen-laden emissions. Wing’s focus was on affected populations that lived near industrial-scale hog farm lagoons, considered among the most polluting industrial operations in the world. […]

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Letter From Pembroke

by Severine von Tscharner Fleming | Jun 30, 2021 | Climate, Politics

Reflections on the path forward, from Severine von Tscharner Fleming, a farmer, activist, and organizer who runs Smithereen Farm, an organic wild blueberry, seaweed, and orchard operation at the edge of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that’s certified by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and hosts summer camps, camping, and educational workshops.  A bit about […]

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Denis Hayes

The Founder of Earth Day Blends Optimism and Principle

by Hamilton Fish | Apr 22, 2020 | Climate

Everyone on the planet woke up this morning with at least two things in common. First, all of us are mindful of the safe practices we need to follow to protect ourselves and others against infection—even if not everyone is observing these practices with the same rigor. And second, we are all celebrating Earth Day on its […]

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