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Sea Level Rise in Coastal Maine by Magill Lamarre

I live on Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine. Maine itself relies heavily on the ocean and its beautiful coastline for tourism, the seafood industry and a balanced ecosystem, and the changes to the ocean pH and sea levels could have a devastating effect on those living close to the water, as well as the economy. Continue reading “Sea Level Rise in Coastal Maine by Magill Lamarre”

Blue Sky, Green Trees, Snowy Floor

The clean Vermont air was the perfect fix for a Spring break getaway. Every now and then an escape from the busyness of New York City reminds me that nature doesn’t have to be concentrated entirely in the city parks! Above you’ll see a photo that I took while skiing. What speaks to me inContinue reading “Blue Sky, Green Trees, Snowy Floor”

A Hen on My Way Through Spring Break

At the bottom of this photo you should see a chicken that I saw at a garden local to Morningside Heights. As somebody passionate about sustainable food systems, urban gardens excite me for their community-based approach to solving systemic problems in our nation’s food system. Alongside providing tiny pockets of carbon sinks and habitats forContinue reading “A Hen on My Way Through Spring Break”

My Summer Internship Experience

Amidst the global pandemic, I was quite unsure about summer internship opportunities and jobs. Before students transitioned to online learning, I had applied for a legal internship in the City of Yonkers. Though I applied very early, throughout the Spring semester, I heard many students’ internships were being cancelled or postponed and I was veryContinue reading “My Summer Internship Experience”

Making Connections with Environmental Law Concepts during the Summer and COVID-19 Pandemic

While it was sad to leave campus when Barnard and Columbia moved to virtual classes, studying during the spring and spending the summer at home afforded me new opportunities to engage with the concepts covered in Professor Neacsu’s Spring 2020 Environmental Law class. During the Environmental Law class, I became particularly fascinated with the Clean Water ActContinue reading “Making Connections with Environmental Law Concepts during the Summer and COVID-19 Pandemic”

Working for the Environment as a Young Lawyer

Do you sometimes wonder how to make your voice heard? So far, 2020 has brought a global pandemic, social isolation, civil unrest, and economic hardship. It might feel like you need more credentials – and more wrinkles – before you can do anything about it. Not so. Though you might not change the world inContinue reading “Working for the Environment as a Young Lawyer”

Environmental Disaster – Beirut

You’ve probably heard this news by now:  A major explosion happened on Tuesday August 4th in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. While not nuclear, some say it’s the most destructive explosion in record after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  News outlets all over the world have reported on it, you can follow here  While the cause of thisContinue reading “Environmental Disaster – Beirut”

Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

The Atlantic recently wrote a very interesting article about how America needs to prepare for a “double pandemic”. As new diseases continue to pop up and spread at a rapid pace, the chances of the world facing two pandemics at once are getting higher and higher. This article points out that “Having failed to leadContinue reading “Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic”

Anti-Racism Statement

The STEM departments at Barnard (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Math, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology)  join the millions of people around the world who are saying “enough” – enough race-based killing, enough brutality, enough systematic injustices that deprive people of life, liberty and peace. It feels long overdue to say thisContinue reading “Anti-Racism Statement”

United States of America v. Maldonado-Passage

U.S. District CourtWestern District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:18-cr-00227-SLP All Defendants DOCKET INFORMATION Minimize   DATE FILED Sep 5, 2018   STATUS APPEAL, CLOSED, DET, _PTC   ASSIGNED TO Honorable Scott L. Palk   DATE TERMINATED 2020-01-23   DISTRICT   Appeals court case number: 20-6010 Tenth Circuit DESCRIPTION SEALED INDICTMENTContinue reading “United States of America v. Maldonado-Passage”