This is a response to a recent op-ed by Dylan Walsh. To read Walsh’s op-ed click here. hat kinds of people does the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies hope to send out into the world? This is the question that, although he didn’t ask it, seemed to underlie Dylan Walsh’s provocative and poignant op-ed. The scene, so familiar more »
Archive for April, 2012
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, kicking off a long summer of videos of crude gushing into the sea. Two years later, the offshore oil business is booming, and conventional wisdom has it that the Gulf has fully recovered from the disaster. Not so fast, says Sandy Aylesworth, in an in-depth investigative report.
Ah, Earth Day: an opportunity for the country’s worst polluters to rise, phoenix-like, from puddles of industrial effluent and recreate themselves as environmentalists. An opportunity for America’s retailers to shamelessly hijack the words “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” and repurpose them to quicken the pulse of fetishistic shoppers. An opportunity for a free canvas shopping bag with every purchase!
I was hardly surprised when Groupon sent me an email proffering Earth
arrived at the theater a little early. There were good seats left at the front, and the crowd – an older, calmer population than I am used to – was chatting and milling about contentedly. I expected this to be a routine assignment: show up, watch a movie, write a digestible review. What I didn’t know then, as I settled more »
Adele Faure and Anthony Moffa are J.D. candidates at Yale Law School, and Sandy Aylesworth and Ben Goldfarb are Master’s candidates at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. As part of Yale’s Environmental Protection Clinic, the students are partnering with Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation to compel the removal of the Sea Diamond wreck. This month they will more »
He is alone amongst the trees. Obscured by them. A solitary well-buffed young man. A forester. A Yalie.
Big Boys Gone Bananas!* documents the year-long battle between film director Fredrik Gertten and the crushing public relations and legal force of Dole Food Company. “If you have mighty enemies, then you need many friends,” said Gertten when introduced to the audience. He founded and heads a four-person film production company in Malmö, Sweden. Dole oversees 36,000 full-time employees worldwide more »
Michael Davidson, Philip Goo and Yiting Wang of NRDC hosted a lively session called “Accountability in the Age of the Internet” on the second day of the Citizens Summit. This is their message to participants and for everyone interested in making Rio+20 a different kind of Earth Summit: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mdavidson/turning_rio20_into_kony_2012_s.html
The Last Mountain, Bill Haney’s piercing new documentary about coal mining in the Appalachians, features enough explosions to make Michael Bay blush. In shot after shot, violent plumes of rubble erupt skyward from the side of denuded mountains, leaving malevolent clouds of dark ash lingering behind to coat the inside of West Virginians’ lungs. The explosive montages are brutal and more »