Published on Feb 19, 2012
Dennis Stanford, Head of the Archaeology Division, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution There are many other sites in the Americas showing pre-Indian peoples in the Americas. Indian tribes have legends of tall peoples living in the Americas in ancient times, before the Indians themselves. For example, the Paiute of Nevada have a legend of “exterminating” a light skinned red haired tribe who spoke a different language than themselves. In this area, red haired Caucasoid mummies have been found in caves, dated by archaeologists to over 9000 years old.
Published on Sep 12, 2011
Published on Oct 23, 2013
In the fifth year of China’s War on Pollution, the government is moving the frontlines beyond urban air pollution, targeting protection of water and soil. From a new national pollution survey to increasing crackdowns on polluting industries and illegal mining that contaminate water and soil, China’s new Ministry of Ecology and Environment is flexing its muscles. Domestic civil society environmental groups and international NGOs are also taking advantage of increasing space to monitor, sue, and partner with Chinese companies to reign in water pollution.
At this May 23rd CEF meeting, we welcome four speakers who will explore new government and civil society engagements to keep pollution and degradation of China’s vulnerable rivers, lakes and groundwater in check.
Drawing on insights from a study of twenty-seven environmental NGOs from fifteen different provinces in China, Dr. Kathinka Fürst of Duke Kunshan University will outline the roles NGOs in China play in the regulation of industrial pollution and what they mean for civil society development overall in China. Next, Ilch Yiliqi will highlight how the NRDC’s Clean by Design green supply efficiency program has succeeded in partnering with Chinese and international companies to reduce industrial pollution and energy use in China’s apparel and footwear industry. Hu Min will detail how the Chengdu Urban River Association is working with citizens to map out and monitor Chengdu’s black and filthy rivers in order to improve the quality of drinking water. Lastly, Lanzhou-based environmental lawyer Allen Shi from Lanzhou New Green Environment research Institutewill talk about the longer-term local and national impacts of the central government’s protection of the Qilian Mountain reserve.
The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional, and civic leaders in Boston working to develop shared strategies for fighting climate change in coordination with the City’s Climate Action Plan.
The Climate Preparedness Working Group supports the City of Boston in its climate preparedness planning process specifically through the Climate Ready Boston Initiative.(Climate Ready Boston).
From the Library: Climate Preparedness Working Group Documents
- Report | Climate Preparedness
Climate Ready Boston Report
- Brief | Climate Preparedness
Boston’s Climate Vulnerabilities and Solutions Symposium
- Presentation | Climate Preparedness, GRC Meeting
Climate Ready Boston, Climate Projection Consensus
- Brief | Climate Preparedness
Climate Ready Boston Overview
- Presentation | Climate Preparedness
Climate Preparedness Working Group Meeting 7.30.13
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