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The Grand River: Flooding, Forests and Factories

Last week we posted our first piece looking at environmental issues in Grand Rapids history, beginning with a piece from 1993 on the Grand River.  629 more words

Environmental Movement

The Environmental Movement in Grand Rapids: The Grand Rapids Watershed (1993)

This is our first piece on the environmental movement in Grand Rapids. In future articles we will look at what has contributed to ecological destruction since the founding of Grand Rapids, what environmental organizations have existed and what role the larger environmental movement has played in Grand Rapids. 172 more words

Choking on Smog, China's Urban Dwellers Emerge in Protest

Wu Qiang, December 14, 2016

“They had merely to sit on the edges of Tianfu Square wearing smog masks for police bring them in for interrogation until the early hours of the morning — this is a clear show of how deeply anxious Chengdu authorities are about protests against smog.” 1,255 more words


Forgotten Women: Rachel Carson

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

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Hope in a Post-Trump Climate

Here’s a bold prediction: the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States will, at worst, leave the environmental movement unaffected — and may actually improve its prospects in the long term. 828 more words

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Owl of Athena

The Owl of Athena awakes from her slumber to view a sea of ominous clouds stretching bleakly across the horizon. As dusk falls she contemplates the current era of human civilization. 680 more words

VIDEO - Three political parties, one environmental message

Despite their party differences, past Australian political leaders are agreed on one thing: the politicians of the present are failing us on the environment.

Parliamentary heavyweights John Hewson, Bob Carr and Christine Milne took the stage on Saturday, 22 October, at the National Environment Meeting, and you can see edited highlights of theirs speeches below. 129 more words