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Detroit River Institute Dispatches from the Road, Day 1

The Detroit River crew is on the road, and is learning a ton already!

Check out this Storify synopsis of their first day, which included environmental justice, air and water pollution, a visit to the largest wastewater treatment plant in North America, and meetings with representatives of the US EPA, Michigan DEQ, Sierra Club, Marathon Petroleum, the Michigan House of Representatives, the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, the city of Detroit, the University of Michigan, and local citizens.

Development

Drilling in California: Who’s at Risk?

Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org/health/california-fracking-risks.asp

 The report reveals that 14 percent of the state’s population—5.4 million Californians—already lives within a mile of at least one oil or gas well. 147 more words

Energy And Climate

10/23/14 Poet Koon Woon; The NYC People's Climate March

This week, we bring you two dynamic segments:

First, Tara Dorabji hosts a live interview with poet Koon Woon who will be honored at the… 212 more words

Art And Culture

Americans Believe Inequality Is The World's Greatest Threat. Other Countries Think Differently

Surveyors from the Pew Research Center asked thousands of participants in more than 40 countries to select what posed the “greatest threat to the world” out of five possible options. 97 more words

Politics

We Have a New Website!

A few of my neighbors and I founded Citizen Science Community Resources earlier this year.

Citizen Science Community Resources  (CSCR) is a grassroots organization of residents in Western New York dedicated to science-based activism for winning environmental health and justice campaigns. 93 more words

Fracking Lessons for the Global South

By Diana Rodriguez Franco* and Celeste Kauffman**

Fracking, a technique for shale gas and oil extraction that began with great fanfare in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, is quickly moving towards countries in the Global South (see figure 1). 789 more words

Economic And Social Rights

Got to Make the Bubbles Go Down

(Why am I naming days?)
10/18/14, Day 14,046 (Mercena Day 64): Got to Make the Bubbles Go Down

This day is so name to honor one of my favorite Mercena rituals. 466 more words

Naming Days