Physicians for Social Responsibility in Pennsylvania will host a half-day virtual conference– Cradle to Grave: Health Hazardous Of The Oil and Gas Industry in Pennsylvania– on December 10 from Noon to 4:30 p.m. The Conference will focus on worker’s often uninformed exposure to chemicals and radioactivity, the exposure to their family, and throughout their community, and beyond. The speakers will include: Dr. Carl Werntz, Occupational Physician; Wilma Subra, Environmental Scientist; Lee McCaslin, Master Driller; Justin Nobel and Kristen Locy, Investigative Journalists; Dusty Horwitt, PSR consultant and attorney; Paul “Bobby” Manion, Wayne State University/PSR PA Research on Radioactive Emissions. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Pouné Saberi.
Sustainability in the world of fashion is soaring when it comes to consumer desire, according to global fashion search platform Lyst. Searches for “vegan leather” increased by 119% since October; the term “vegan fashion” was responsible for over 9.3 million social impressions, according to new…
The world can maximise chances of avoiding dangerous climate change by moving to a circular economy, reveals a report from impact organisation Circle Economy launched today at Davos during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
When it comes to sustainability, the issue is extremely complex and the language used is imperative to ensure a genuine and transparent message is put forward. A new report on the carpet recycling industry highlights a misleading message which was reported earlier this year.
The Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub is a five-year £17.7 million project improving water security for a resilient future. The Hub brings together an international team from over 12 different countries to address threats to water security and contribute towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). Leeds is a key partner with UK-based universities Newcastle and Oxford, and four overseas collaboratories located in Colombia, Ethiopia, India and Malaysia.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time – we know, beyond reasonable doubt, what that science now tells us. Just as climate change is accelerating, so too must we – summoning up a greater sense of urgency, courage and shared endeavour than humankind has ever seen before. The Age of Climate Change is an age of superlatives: most extreme this, biggest that, most costly ever. The impacts worsen every year, played out in people’s backyards and communities, and more and more people around the world now realise this is going to be a massive challenge for the rest of their lives. In Hope in Hell, Porritt confronts that dilemma head on.