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 Think Globally, Act Locally

CEES at the Secondary School for Journalism - Spring 2009

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 IN THE NEWS

NPR's TalkingScience Reports of CEES Director Don Melnick

"On Monday evening, September 14th, at the small and informal Picnic Café, between 101st and 102nd and Broadway, Columbia University Professor of Conservation Biology, Don Melnick, offered up a highly informative and consistently entertaining account of his work over the past 35 years studying scientific systems, finding solutions to the lossof biodiversity around the world, and integrating science and policy development."  Click here to read more.

IN THE NEWS

New York Times Science front page devoted to CEES' ESSEG program

"[...] the researchers, from the Center for Environment, Economy and Society, at Columbia, haveRevisions begun a sweepingeffort to identify and repair problems in the town and region and to capitalize on their assets. They have recruited fishermen volunteers to count marine mammals, assess the health of coral reefs and measure the effect of invasive water plants. With townspeople, they are devising projects to improve sanitation. And they are working with farmers and fishermen to determine fair compensation for people who contribute to better offshore water quality by keeping their cattle away from inland streams." Click hereto read more.

 IN THE NEWS

 Cap-and-Trade for Trees

"[Don Melnick] had calculated the number of deaths that year due to deforestation and otherforms of environmental degradation. It came to 1 million a month—or a toll equal to that of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami every week. "If we fail to act," he told the delegates, "we will become the willing executioners of the millions whose lives are lost every year as a resultof the degradation of nature." Melnick pressed on with his plea to preserve clean water, clean air, healthy ecosystems, and forests, concluding with a cursory description of the proposed carbon-trading scheme for preventing deforestation."  Click here to read more.

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