Dorceta Taylor, SNRE Professor and Field of Study Coordinator for the Environmnental Justice Program, has produced an authoratative and comprehensive overview of environmental justice in America in her new book, Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility (from NYU Press).
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By Jim Erickson, Michigan News
A 57-acre research plot established by SNRE professor Ivete Perfecto and John Vandermeer at a University of Michigan forest preserve northwest of Ann Arbor has been added to a Smithsonian Institution global network used to study tropical and temperate forest function and diversity.
A list of the 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in American history—compiled by students at the University of Michigan—has been added to a new "Global Atlas of Environmental Justice," an interactive online map detailing about 1,000 environmental conflicts worldwide. The atlas is a product of the European Union-funded EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade), which is hosting a conference this month in Lund, Sweden.
SNRE professor and Environmental Justice scholar Dorceta Taylor recently returned from Washington D.C. where she gave a Congressional briefing on her Food Security in Michigan Project. Taylor was invited to be one of the keynote speakers by the Association of Ecosystems Research Centers (AERC).