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Geoffrey Sea

Geoffrey Sea

Geoffrey Sea is a writer, historian and preservationist in Sargents Station, Ohio. He received his A.B. degree magna cum laude in history and science from Harvard College and did graduate work in various fields of natural and social science at MIT, University of California and Columbia. He has published in the American Scholar, Columbia Journalism Review, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and numerous newspapers, and won a Project Censored Award for reporting on human radiation experiments. He has founded and/or directed non-profit organizations including the Atomic Reclamation and Conversion Project, International Foundation on Radiation, Ecology and Health, Southern Ohio Neighbors Group and Sargents Historic Preservation Project. Since 2004, Sea has owned and lived in the Barnes Home, a historic home in Sargents Station, Ohio. He is known for his transmigration theory, an explanation of the ancient earthworks of the Ohio Valley as having been built as path-markers and refuge stations for passenger pigeon flock migrations. 

Sea can be reached at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @GeoffreySea.

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a pair of climate-related secretarial orders on Friday, April 16. U.S. Department of the Interior

By Jessica Corbett

As the Biden administration reviews the U.S. government's federal fossil fuels program and faces pressure to block any new dirty energy development, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland won praise from environmentalists on Friday for issuing a pair of climate-related secretarial orders.

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David Attenborough narrates "The Year Earth Changed," premiering globally April 16 on Apple TV+. Apple

Next week marks the second Earth Day of the coronavirus pandemic. While a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions has limited our ability to explore the natural world and gather with others for its defense, it is still possible to experience the wonder and inspiration from the safety of your home.

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For April's bookshelf we take a cue from Earth Day and step back to look at the bigger picture. It wasn't climate change that motivated people to attend the teach-ins and protests that marked that first observance in 1970; it was pollution, the destruction of wild lands and habitats, and the consequent deaths of species.

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An Amazon.com Inc. worker walks past a row of vans outside a distribution facility on Feb. 2, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP via Getty Images

Over the past year, Amazon has significantly expanded its warehouses in Southern California, employing residents in communities that have suffered from high unemployment rates, The Guardian reports. But a new report shows the negative environmental impacts of the boom, highlighting its impact on low-income communities of color across Southern California.

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Scientists at the University of Purdue have developed the whitest and coolest paint on record.

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