Some of the most devastating environmental disasters happen in countries with few scientists and even fewer legal safeguards against polluters. Discover how scientists at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) are helping communities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America identify toxic emissions, hold polluters accountable, and win environmental justice. At this Science Pub, we’ll learn about conducting air, water, and soil testing in remote parts of the world, and how lab results translate into relief for disadvantaged communities. Hear reports from South Africa, Kenya, Peru, Argentina, Malaysia, and more.
Mark Chernaik, PhD, JD, has served as staff scientist at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide http://www.elaw.org/ for more than 15 years. Chernaik has traveled around the globe to help uncover environmental abuse, promote sustainable solutions, and enforce the human right to a healthy environment.
Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone; no RSVP is necessary. Come early if you want to order food and drinks and get a seat. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
Science Pub is held every second Thursday at Cozmic Pizza and is co-sponsored by OMSI http://www.omsi.edu, University of Oregon’s College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.uoregon.edu, and The Science Factory http://www.sciencefactory.org.
Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 503.797.4517. Visit http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub for a description of upcoming topics.
Official Website: http://www.omsi.edu/sciencepub
Added by OMSI on June 5, 2008