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Welcome to the Age of Humans

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, video

Dr. Curt Stager visited Middlebury to talk about a new, long-term view of climate change. His book, Deep Future, examines the surprising shifts—and choices—we face in a human-driven era scientists are calling “the Anthropocene”: the Age of Humans.

ClimateWire and EnergyWire {two new trials}

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

Through April 5th, Middlebury College has access to two new publications about environmental and energy policy: ClimateWire and EnergyWire, both by Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E).

Solar panels from Self Reliance

Middlebury currently provides access to the following E&E publications:

Environment & Energy Daily, E&E Daily (A daily news service focused on environmental and energy issues in Congress)
Greenwire (Daily stories energy and environmental policy)
Land Letter (A weekly natural resources report)
E&ENews PM (A late afternoon roundup providing coverage of policy news around the country and the world)
E&ETV (Featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with energy and environmental policy leaders)

All of these publications are available through E&E’s website,  and on our New & Trial Resources page (go/trials).

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Student disrupts U.N. climate proceedings with impassioned speech

Categories: Midd Blogosphere, video

Middlebury junior Abigail Borah made a big impression at the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa this week. Borah, who is attending the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a delegate of SustainUS, interrupted the proceedings with an impassioned plea to speed up the urgency and timetable for serious climate action by the United States. The incident has been widely reported, including a piece on the New York Times “Green” blog and an AP story that appeared on NPR and other news outlets. From SustainUS, here is a clip of Borah’s talk before being ejected from the conference:

 

Photo: www.SustainUs.org


Photo of the Day [7.30.10]

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

(c)Environmental Investigation Agency

This photo was taken March 2001 in Nepal, India. It is a seizure of Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) chemicals. CFCs are are man-made chemical compounds used as refrigerants, cleaning solvents, aerosol propellants, and blowing agents for foam packaging in many commercial applications. CFCs are harmful to our environment because they break down in the stratosphere, where the sun’s UV waves are more intense. The UV-induced breakdown releases free, highly reactive chlorine and bromine atoms from the CFCs. EIA has been working hard to eliminate the use of CFCs, as well as other harmful chemical substances. Click here to learn more about EIA’s global climate campaign.