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Oak Flat from above

On March 1, 2024, a federal court of appeals has ruled 6-5 that a multinational mining giant’s proposed obliteration of Oak Flat, an Apache holy place in Arizona, wouldn’t break laws protecting religious freedom.

Apache Stronghold — a longtime Center ally — will appeal the case to the Supreme Court. In destroying Oak Flat, the mine would violate Indigenous people’s First Amendment rights. It would also erase habitat for endangered species like ocelots and Arizona hedgehog cacti, suck up massive amounts of precious water, and create 1.4 billion tons of toxic waste. Two other suits over the mine’s impacts, including one of ours, have yet to be decided.

TAKE ACTION. If you live in the U.S., help us call on Congress to pass a law to preserve it for good: https://biodiv.us/49GFbRX

More info: https://www.becketlaw.org/case/apache-stronghold-v-united-states/

? by the Center's Russ McSpadden

This video was featured in our Endangered Earth newsletter, issue 1,235 (March. 7, 2024): https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/earthonline/endangered-earth-online-no1235.html

About the Center:

The Center for Biological Diversity is a 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. At the Center, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.

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Date 3/7/2024 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Wisdom Keepers More Details
What is Universal & Meaningful Connectivity and why does it matter?

Watch the video to find out why Universal and Meaningful Connectivity matters and how ICT data can help countries chart the paths to digital transformation.

Date 7/3/2023 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection AI for Good More Details
How our Biology Shaped World History by Lewis Dartnell

Author and research scientist Lewis Dartnell joins us to discuss his book “Being Human: How our Biology Shaped World History”, an exploration of how our biology has shaped our relationships, our societies, our economies and our wars, and how it continues to challenge and define our progress.

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For more information on Lewis, please visit http://lewisdartnell.com/en-gb/.

Professor Lewis Dartnell is a research scientist, presenter and author based in London, UK. He graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences, and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007. His research is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He is also very active working as a scientific consultant for the media, having appeared in numerous TV documentaries and radio shows. He is the recipient of several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelances for newspapers and magazine articles.

Moderated by Rob Leworthy.

EarthSayer Lewis Dartnell
Date 6/18/2023 Format Lectures
Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
ITU Interviews: Alice Munyua, Senior Director, Innovation and Public Policy, Mozilla Corporation

Alice Munyua, Senior Director, Innovation and Public Policy, Mozilla Corporation

Listen to some of our members' opinions about being part of the ITU-D community, and about the advantages the membership brings to their organizations. 

For more information on ITU-D Membership,
please visit: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/MembersPartners/Pages/default.aspx

EarthSayer Alice Munyua
Date 6/14/2023 Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection AI for Good More Details
Gabriella Braun: Understanding Human Nature at Work

Gabriela Braun, director at Working Well, says that more attention must be paid to the nuances of human nature, especially in a workplace setting.

For more from this talk, please go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/media/series/from-another-angle/ourselves-at-work-gabriella-braun

EarthSayer Gabriella Braun
Date 5/19/2023 Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Generation Connect: Youth Leading Digital Transformation in LDCs [ECOSOC Youth Forum side event]

Building on Generation Connect’s participation in the LDC5 Youth Forum and Youth Track in Qatar, this session aims to highlight role of young people at the forefront of SDG implementation and digital transformation in LDCs. Using SDG 9 [Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure] as a thematic focus, young speakers discuss how can we ensure an enabling digital environment and meaningful connectivity for youth in LDCs, towards real opportunities to lead, thrive and prosper in our shared digital future.

EarthSayers Armel Azihar; Omodolapo Barakat Babtunde; Marco Obiso
Date 4/25/2023 Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection AI for Good More Details
A robot that cares

Meet the robot caregiver developed by Group Saltó, a Spanish tech company specialising in tech services, consulting, and robotics. From taking pills to remembering medical appointments, the robot helps to remind its users about everyday tasks as well as providing much needed companionship.

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Date 4/11/2023 Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Health and Wellness More Details
Robots in the operating room

Would you let a robot operate on you?
Before you answer, why not check out this ITU video about an innovative new robot that helps surgeons work remotely and operate anywhere in the world. The surgical robot and software was developed by a Catalonian startup Rob Surgical and showcased for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2023, in Barcelona, Spain.

Rob Surgical was created in 2012 as a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), is dedicated to the design and development of new robotic systems with the aim of universalizing precision surgery, adapting to the needs of the patient and the surgeon. http://www.robsurgical.com

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Date 4/5/2023 Format Instructional
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What's Happening at Thacker Pass? The Fight Over Lithium, Greenwashing, and Sacred Sites

Donate: https://givebutter.com/protectthackerpass


As Court Ruling Nears, Thacker Pass Sacred Sites Already Being Damaged

Tribal Chairman: “It’s Our Responsibility to Protect Sacred Sites”

RENO, NV — The Thacker Pass Lithium Mine in northern Nevada is headed back to Federal Court on January 5th as the lawsuits against the project near completion, but project opponents are raising the alarm that Lithium Nevada Corporation has already begun work on the proposed mine.

Lithium Nevada’s workers at Thacker Pass have begun digging test pits, bore holes, dumping gravel, building fencing, & installing security cameras where Native Americans often conduct ceremonies. Lithium Nevada also conducted “bulk sampling” earlier this year, & may be planning to dig dozens of new test pits across Thacker Pass. They’re claiming this work is legal under previous permits issued over a decade ago. But Tribes & mine opponents, including the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony & Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, disagree.

They point to language in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine that says “authorization of [the mine] will terminate the [earlier permits].” The Federal permit for Thacker Pass was approved on January 15th, 2021.

Will Falk, attorney for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, explains: “Lithium Nevada told the government & the American public that it would terminate the older permits upon BLM's approval of the Thacker Pass Project. Now they are going back on their word, it appears they are lying to get a headstart on building the Thacker Pass mine, & the BLM is allowing them to get away with it.”

Thacker Pass, known as Peehee Mu’huh in Paiute, is a sacred site to regional tribes whose ancestors lived in the area for thous&s of years, & were massacred there on at least two occasions.

Michon Eben, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, says the site is incredibly important to Native American history. “Peehee Mu’huh is a sacred place where our ancestors lived & died. We still go there to pray, gather food & medicine, hunt, & teach our youth about the history of our people.” Eben & the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony are currently hosting an exhibit on the impacts of mining on Native people of Nevada.

Tribal members have stated in court filings that, because of the history of battles & massacres on the site, Thacker Pass is as significant to their culture as a site like Pearl Harbor is to American history. Arlan Melendez, Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, underst&s the importance of battle & massacre sites as both a Native American & as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

“As tribal leaders, it’s our responsibility to protect & honor our sacred places,” says Melendez. “Throughout US history, tribes have always been set up to lose in the US legal system against BLM. This Lithium Mine st&s in the way of our roots & it’s violating the religious freedoms of our elders, our people.”

Falk, the Tribal attorney, says that Lithium Nevada’s construction activities at Thacker Pass are also violating tribal consultation rights.

“The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony & Summit Lake Paiute Tribe are still engaged in consultation with the BLM about the September 12, 1865 massacre site, a site that will be completely destroyed by Lithium Nevada’s mine if this project is built,” Falk says. “It’s hard to believe a government agency is consulting in good faith when they are already allowing the site to be harmed.”

Shelley Harjo, a tribal member from the Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute Tribe & an employee of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, has called the planned destruction of Thacker Pass “the biggest desecration & rape of a known Native American massacre site in our area.”

The upcoming January 5th hearing in Reno’s Federal Courthouse will be the final oral argument in the ongoing lawsuits against the Thacker Pass mine. Mine opponents are planning a march & rally outside. Plaintiffs, including the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Burns Paiute Tribe, four environmental organizations, & local rancher Edward Bartell, have alleged numerous violations of the law, & Judge Mir&a Du is expected to issue her opinion in the case within days or weeks of the January 5th hearing.

“No matter what happens in court on January 5th, Thacker Pass is being destroyed right now & that threat will be ongoing,” says Max Wilbert, co-founder of Protect Thacker Pass. “We have to stop that.”

Lithium Nevada claims that its lithium mine will be essential to producing batteries for combating global warming, & the Biden administration has previously indicated some support for Thacker Pass. Opponents of the project have called this “greenwashing,” arguing that the project would harm important wildlife habitat & create significant pollution. They say that electric cars are still harmful to the planet.

#ProtectThackerPass #ProtectPeeheeMuhuh #lithium #climate #greenwashing #BrightGreenLies


EarthSayer Max Wilbert
Date 12/28/2022 Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Thacker Pass More Details
All Things Have Standing: 4.7 -- Future Stories -- Machine Virtue

In this closing chapter of our journey through the ethics of artificial intelligence, Prof. Shannon
Vallor explores the fundamental philosophical and practical question humanity must answer if
we are to live harmoniously with smart machines: Is it possible to build a machine that has
virtue? What is virtue? What does it mean to flourish and flourish with us? What is virtue as
moral intelligence and must machines be virtuous to be trustworthy? How do we become
virtuous? What are the core virtues? Do we need machines themselves to embody virtues like
justice, compassion and honesty, and have the practical wisdom to practice these virtues? Do
artificial moral agents need to be tied to our own moral judgment and preferences? Prof. Vallor
explains value alignment and its role in developing trust. She concludes by exploring an array of
key ethical and design questions remaining for us to answer if we and machines are to act and
live well together in a flourishing society.

Shannon Vallor is a philosopher of technology. She is the Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

"All Things Have Standing" is a course in human psychology and the ethics of artificial intelligence and environmental law inspired by a powerful idea from the audio drama "Spark Hunter"—that all things have ethical standing. "All Things Have Standing" is presented by Carnegie Council in collaboration with Fighter Steel Education. Inspired by a futuristic story of a highly advanced A.I. experiencing existential crisis, All Things Have Standing explores, with leading scholars, A.I. and environmental ethics, the psychology and philosophy which underlie them, and the extraordinary challenges they raise for the global community.

For more information on "All Things Have Standing" and to listen to the "Spark Hunter" audio drama please visit: FighterSteel.com

Listen to "All Things Have Standing" wherever you get your podcasts by subscribing to Carnegie Council

EarthSayer Shannon Vallor
Date 12/6/2022 Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Innovation and Sustainability More Details

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