Thousands take to the streets to march for science in cities around the globe

April 23, 2017 by  
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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for Saturday’s March for Science , a series of rallies and marches held on Earth Day . With over 600 rallies across the world, the “celebration of science” advocated the use of evidence-based policy making in all levels of government, with climate change a core topic. President Donald Trump administration’s recent budget cuts to many environment-related programs and his perceived hostility to science served as a major spark for the movement. Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March of January 21, 2017, the March for Science amassed large support in a short amount of time thanks largely to social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. Co-led by nonprofit Earth Day Network , the March for Science was officially declared non-political although many protestors used it as an opportunity to protest Trump’s administration. The main march kicked off in the early morning with a mass gathering on Washington D.C.’s National Mall followed by a march down Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol in the afternoon.t Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Hundreds of satellite marches were held around the world on every continent except for Antartica. In D.C., the event was headlined by Bill Nye , Mona Hanna-Attisha, and Lydia Villa-Kmoaroff who, along with other well-known activists in the science community, presented a series of speeches complemented by “teach-ins,” educational sessions that covered topics from climate change to endangered wildlife. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Related: Why scientists are marching in over 400 cities on Earth Day Many protestors displayed homemade signs with many indirectly and directly attacking Trump with slogans such as “What do Trump and atoms have in common? They make up everything,” “Mr. President, science gave us Romaine,” and “Pruitt Plus Trump Equals Bad Chemistry.” A few hours after the marches kicked off, President Trump released a statement on Saturday saying: “Rigorous science is critical to my administration’s efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection. My administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks. As we do so, we should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate.” Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images The March for Science was held just a week prior to another major science-related march , the People’s Climate March that will take place in cities across the world on April 29, 2017. + March for Science Lead image via Wikimedia Commons Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

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Why scientists will march in over 400 cities on Earth Day

April 21, 2017 by  
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Even if the president of the United States rejects science , scientists plan to make their voices heard. Tomorrow they’ll march on Washington, D.C. and over 400 locations around the world in the March for Science . While organizers say the march was inspired by the success of the January 21 Women’s March, they also emphasize their event is nonpartisan. Their march will celebrate science and highlight “the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.” Tens of thousands of people are expected to show up for the March for Science in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. People will gather at the Washington Monument starting at 8:00 AM, and will participate in teach-ins and a rally program until the march at 2:00 PM. Speakers include Bill Nye and pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha who helped expose Flint , Michigan lead poisoning. Related: Trump inspires 400 scientists to run for office Trump isn’t the only reason for the March for Science. Scientists and academics have been concerned for years now over public distrust of science. The event’s mission page says, “People who value science have remained silent for far too long in the face of policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world. New policies threaten to further restrict scientists’ ability to research and communicate their findings. We face a possible future where people not only ignore scientific evidence, but seek to eliminate it entirely…We must take science out of the labs and journals and share it with the world.” The American Association for the Advancement of Science , the American Chemical Society , and the American Geophysical Union all support the march. Satellite marches will take place on six different continents. You can register for the march in Washington, D.C. or find a march near you here . If you can’t attend the Earth Day science march, you can march for climate science in the People’s Climate Mobilization on DC on April 29. + March for Science Via The Washington Post Images via Wikimedia Commons and March for Science

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Kiss Me, I’m Eco-Friendly! 5 Tips for a Truly Green St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017 by  
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Genealogy tests be damned, March 17 is a day when we all proudly claim to have Irish ancestry — and for good reason. St. Patrick’s Day was originally intended to be a religious feast to celebrate Saint Patrick, but over the years, the focus…

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350.org shares helpful environmental action tips for concerned citizens

February 14, 2017 by  
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If you’ve been thinking there should be a march for climate action after the success of the Women’s March on Washington , you’re in luck – 350.org is organizing a People’s Climate Mobilization on DC for April 29, 2017. Inhabitat spoke with Co-Founder and Strategic Communications Director Jamie Henn about how to get involved with the march and other ways concerned citizens can take action to help the environment under the Trump administration. Henn told Inhabitat, “Politicians were never going to save the climate for us; it was always up to the people. That’s now more true than ever.”

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From now on all Smart cars in North America will be electric

February 14, 2017 by  
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Soon when you see Smart cars zipping by on the streets of North America, there’s a good chance they’ll be powered by electricity . Automotive company Daimler said in a letter they’ll stop selling gas-powered Smart cars in the United States and Canada, and instead will sell only electric versions of their micro cars in those countries. German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung broke the news based on a letter they obtained, reviewed by Reuters. Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler wrote the letter to car dealerships in North America informing them the car company will cease selling combustion engine Smart cars in the fall when the 2017 model year is finished. Related: Daimler Goes Smaller Than the Smart Car with Its Smart E-Bike The fortwo, fortwo cabrio, and forfour will all be offered as electric vehicles. A 17.6 kilowatt-hour battery will power the cars, which all have around 100 miles of range and a top speed of 80 miles per hour, according to the car company. The German prices for the cars are between $25,000 and $28,000, according to Electrek, although they note prices could vary slightly in the United States. Depending on the final prices, when electric vehicle incentives are accounted for, the sharp little electric cars could end up being quite affordable. Exler writes, “Developments within the micro-car segment present some challenges for the current smart product portfolio. A dedicated focus on the electric drive in the U.S. and Canada provides a logical step to support a sustainable, zero emissions future.” Markets outside of America and Canada will still have access to gas-powered cars. Mercedes-Benz USA sold just 6,211 Smart cars in 2016, while global sales totaled 144,479. Reuters points to Exler’s recent letter as the latest signal showing the small car market is struggling in America. Via Electrek and Reuters Images via Daimler and smart Facebook

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Scientists are preparing to march on Washington

January 25, 2017 by  
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With the Women’s March on Washington an unmitigated success, scientists are preparing their own demonstration at the nation’s capital. It began, as many of these things do, with a stray comment. “There needs to be a Scientists’ March on Washington,” someone wrote on Reddit , where several scientists discussed their concerns over what they perceived to be the Trump administration’s antipathy, if not outright hostility, to climate science and other environmental issues. Dozens chimed in with their approval. ”Please arrange this. it won’t change trump-mans [sic] [mind, but by all that is sacred, it needs to be done,” one participant said. “100%!” another declared enthusiastically.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join the People’s Climate March This Sunday in NYC

September 19, 2014 by  
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In an unprecedented announcement, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon just revealed that he will be joining the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday, September 21st. Showing his personal commitment to the issue, he told a press conference : “I will link arms with those marching for climate action. We stand with them on the right side of this key issue for our common future.” Read on for further details and to find out how you can join Secretary-General Ban! Read the rest of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Will Join the People’s Climate March This Sunday in NYC Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 , activism , ban ki-moon , Climate Change , global warming , march , People’s Climate March , public rally , UN , UN climate change conference , UN Climate Summit New York , United Nations

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Ohio State wins second annual environmental March Madness tournament

April 12, 2013 by  
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Big Ten school takes top honors for environmental curriculum and campus sustainability initiatives.

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Enter the March Madness tournament for college sustainability

December 13, 2012 by  
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Apply for the contest that recognizes the top sustainability practices at universities across the U.S. The deadline to submit is Jan. 14, 2013.

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One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

March 16, 2012 by  
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One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita . Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor,  has been outspoken in his belief that any low level of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant presents little risk to residents. Despite his advice, fears of radiation still grip many citizens who doubt whether the government really has a handle on the crisis. Read the rest of One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Fukushima , fukushima daiichi , fukushima radiation , is japan safe , Japan , japan earthquake , japan radiation , japan tsunami , nuclear , nuclear power , one year after fukushima , radiation , radiation fears in japan , Shunichi Yamashita

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