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Karen Hoffmann
Works at Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Attends Temple University Beasley School of Law
Lives in Philadelphia, PA
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De Zayas said: “We don’t want a dystopian future in which corporations and not democratically elected governments call the shots. We don’t want an international order akin to post-democracy or post-law.”
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It turns out gratitude is an even better motivator than willpower. A selfish reason to be grateful!
The ability to delay gratification has been held up as the one character trait to rule them all.
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The birth of #agriculture as fall from grace? "The group consider themselves to be the chosen people of Melek Taus, the 'Peacock Angel,' who they also know as Shaitan, or Satan. This special relationship began when Shaitan visited their ancestor Adam in the garden of Eden, bearing forbidden fruit" -- wheat, in #Yazidi tradition.
As well as the attempted annihilation of an ethnic group, it’s also their religion IS want to destroy. One of the strangest survivals throughout the entirety of human culture, their faith has been vie…
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Money - it's a hell of a drug
There had, until now, been a note of uncertainty about why beach owner Vinod Khosla decided to kick people off Martins Beach, but the billionaire venture capitalist made his motives pretty clear, a...
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Cottonmouth snake in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
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Where baby sea turtles go when they leave Florida beaches
After loggerhead turtles hatch from eggs buried on Florida beaches, no one knew what happened during their years of development in open waters...until now.
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sometimes they get into the dang shed!
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My photos & video of last night's Ferguson solidarity protests in Philly, after the announcement of the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of #MichaelBrown. #FergusonPHL
Some protesters shouted in anger while others pleaded for calm Monday night at Philadelphia City Hall after learning of a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
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The way nature is—the nature of flowers, the nature of birdsong and bird plumages—implies that subjective experiences are fundamentally important in biology. That the world looks the way it does and is the way it is because of their vital importance as sources of selection in organic diversity, ...
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My +Earth Island Journal story on why drilling for oil in the Everglades watershed is bad news
Regulatory agencies aren't carefully assessing the impact of ramped up oil and gas exploration in southwest Florida, say critics
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A gas cloud is moving closer to the black hole that lies at the center of the Milky Way, and researchers are watching closely, hoping to learn more about how black holes evolve.  "The object is being accelerated -- it's getting faster and faster. ... It looks like a drop of milk in your morning coffee," said researcher Stefan Gillessen of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.
A cloud of gas headed for the heart of the Milky Way could provide insight into how black holes are supersized.
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Congress does a good thing and moves $126 million from political conventions toward childhood #cancer research
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Writer, photographer, recovering law student
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  • Delaware Riverkeeper Network
    Intern, 2015 - present
  • IntLawGrrls
    Submissions Editor, 2013 - present
    http://www.ilg2.org
  • Freelance
    Hack, 2008 - present
  • European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
    Legal Trainee, 2013 - 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Second verse, same as the first, 2011 - 2011
  • Mexico Today
    Reporter, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Arts & Sciences
    Manager of Strategic Communications, 2006 - 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Science & Technology News Rep, 2004 - 2006
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Staff Writer/Intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Research Assistant, 2001 - 2002
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
    Research Assistant, 2001
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Philadelphia, PA
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Key West, FL - Pompano Beach, FL - Berlin, Germany - Altamira, Brazil - Mexico City, Mexico - Pittsburgh, PA - Bogotá, Colombia
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  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
    2012 - present
  • La Escuela del Viento
    Dance, 2010 - 2010
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    B.A., Biological Sciences and Professional Writing, 2000 - 2004
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Big Talk, No Change from Newmont Mining
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Colombians march for Peace paying tribute to victims of armed conflict
www.demotix.com

Thousands of people participate in the "March for Peace" in Bogota in the National Day of Remembrance and Solidarity with Victims of armed c

Introduction to THE FREEDOM STORY by Garry 'Gary' Hoyt
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Tortola Sloop On the sea, Mon, you got to be free! Introduction to The Freedom Story by Garry 'Gary' Hoyt Among the inspirational, formative

Philadelphia protests following Darren Wilson news #FergusonPHL
www.demotix.com

Some protesters shouted in anger while others pleaded for calm Monday night at Philadelphia City Hall after learning of a Missouri grand jur

Duck Sex, Aesthetic Evolution, and the Origin of Beauty | Edge.org
edge.org

The way nature is—the nature of flowers, the nature of birdsong and bird plumages—implies that subjective experiences are fundamentally impo

The Wayuu Way of Peacemaking
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A portrait of a Wayuu putchipu'u and goats, a common desert livestock. The Wayuu people, popularly known as the Guajiras, are native to the

Overheated koalas show tree-hugging is cool, man - life - 04 June 2014 -...
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Australia's cuddliest marsupials spend most of their time clinging to tree branches, but it's not because they're lazy: it helps them cope w

My South African Diary: Reflections from the Bertha Justice Initiative G...
www.earthrights.org

March 1-7, 2014Cape Town, South Africa The law has long been a crucial element in the struggle for social justice. Movement lawyers have sho

Wildcat Wells in Florida’s Big Cypress Preserve Bring New and Unstudied ...
www.earthisland.org

Regulatory agencies aren't carefully assessing the impact of ramped up oil and gas exploration in southwest Florida, say critics

And What Happens Post-Petro?
mikesbogotablog.blogspot.com

A Petro supporter on Ave. Septima yesterday. After signing the order ousting Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro, Pres. Santos didn't wait to appoint

Newborn Turtles' Mysterious "Lost Years" Finally Revealed - D-brief | Di...
blogs.discovermagazine.com

After loggerhead turtles hatch from eggs buried on Florida beaches, no one knew what happened during their years of development in open wate

The Stars
thisratsailed.blogspot.com

I know most of my recent posts have been about boat repairs...and, well, that is most of what I seem to be doing when I'm not working the da

Chimps and Bonobos Prove that Moral Behavior is a Product of Evolution
www.earthisland.org

Chimps and Bonobos Prove that Moral Behavior is a Product of Evolution. by Mark J. Palmer – January 17, 2014. Book Review: The Bonobo and th

Where have all Florida's sea cows gone?
www.theguardian.com

More manatees died last year in Florida than ever before recorded but scientists are still unsure what's killing them, reports Earth Island

'Malicia Indigena'
mikesbogotablog.blogspot.com

A cocaine collage by Colombian artist Pedro Manrique Figueroa. This exhibition, entitled 'Malicia Indigena,' was held recently in Los Andes

It's Official - We're Full-Time Cruisers!
thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

I'm not sure what makes you an "official" full-time cruiser, but I would say giving up your apartment and your permanent mooring, getting ri

Deforestation in Brazil up 28% after years of decline
www.demotix.com

Brazil's government has reported that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of declines

Thankful for a few Freedom Chips and the Wisdom to Use Them Well
thisratsailed.blogspot.com

It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., and we have been busily preparing to take possession of our future home afloat. While I don't generally l

Field notes from Colombia, Part 7: Narratives
www.storiesofconflictandlove.com

Some thoughts on the creation of narratives, positivity, and sunniness, with a reflection on the other stories they may crowd out.