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Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

Award-winning writer and environmental justice advocate Rob Nixon will present “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest” on Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room at the Yawkey Athletics Center. Nixon is the author of four books, including Dreambirds: the … Continue reading

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Dr. Philip Landrigan, children’s health advocate

Dr. Philip Landrigan, one of the world’s leading advocates of children’s health whose pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children contributed to the U.S. government’s decision to remove lead from gasoline and paint, will present “The Impact … Continue reading

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Humans and the planet

Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s leading thinkers on economic development, will speak on “Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene” on Mar. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008. Sachs is the author of several books, including The … Continue reading

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The microbial roots of life and health

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, co-authors of The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health (W. W. Norton & Company, 2015), will discuss their book on Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m. in McElroy Faculty Dining Room. … Continue reading

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Socio-environmental issues

Boston College sociologist Brian Gareau, along with Damian White and Alan Rudy, have published Environments, Natures and Social Theory (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), a groundbreaking text that provides a definitive, cross-disciplinary mapping of the state of environmental social theory. The authors insist … Continue reading

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Naturalizing Heidegger

In Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2015), Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy David Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger’s importance for environmental philosophy. Primarily drawing on Heidegger’s … Continue reading

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Thoreau & climate change

Biologist Richard B. Primack will present “Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord” on Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, Room 511. Primack is the author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods (University of Chicago Press), which uses … Continue reading

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