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Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, was an electronics engineer for several years, and then taught high school for a decade until losing much of her hearing in 1995. She is the hard-of-hearing representative to the Equipment Program Advisory Committee of the California Public Utilities Commission's Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, a state program that provides telephones and relay service to people with disabilities. She also works with Self Help for Hard of Hearing People California, as well as her local chapter, and she was a participant in the SHHH hearing assistive technology training.Posted in: Features
We were aghast, and surely we weren’t the only ones, to see such a frighteningly pro‐nuclear article as “A Friend’s […]
Ace Hoffman, an educational software developer who writes frequently about nuclear issues, lives in Carlsbad, Calif. He is the author of DNA and Ionizing Radiation: A Dangerous Mix, available for free download from his website http://www.acehoffman.org. Janette D. Sherman, who attends Alexandria (Va.) Meeting., is an internist and toxicologist, and the author of Life's Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer and Chemical Exposure and Disease. See http://www.janettesherman.com.Posted in: Features
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On December 11, 2008, a report signed by ten national lab directors, Sustainable Energy Future: The Essential Role of Nuclear […]
Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, continues to work on climate change. For references and footnotes for this article, visit Karen's blog, A Musing Environment: http://pathsoflight.us/musing.Posted in: Features
The Ocean of Light above the Ocean of Darkness “…there was an ocean of darkness and death; but an infinite […]
Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, continues to work on climate change. Her new work is exploring cultural theory of risk: how our worldview makes changing our minds so difficult, by shaping where we see risk, determining who we see as experts, and locking us into we-good, they-bad perceptions of those who disagree.Posted in: Features
Over a decade ago, I held opinions about nuclear energy similar to those of many Friends. I worked against nuclear […]
Karen Street, a member of Berkeley (Calif.) Meeting, began working on energy and environmental issues in 1995, with an early focus on climate change. Her interest groups and weekend retreats cover a range of issues: understanding the science and impacts of climate change, examining our own greenhouse gas emissions and motivations for change, energy policy and technology updates, nuclear power, corporate response to climate change, and informed activism.Posted in: Features
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Ethical Decision‐Making in Risk Environments The rise of complex technologies has thrown ethical decision making for a loop. The risk […]
Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is one of the founders of the Quaker Institute for the Future and is the secretary of its Board.Posted in: Features
Wings of Joy Since I was a child, I have found immense and unending joy in this miraculous creation that […]
Hollister Knowlton, a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., is clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group, a member of the Policy Committee of Friends Committee for National Legislation, and immediate past clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness.Posted in: Features
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