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This month we'll be doubling up on #WomenInScienceWednesday to feature black women in STEM for #BlackHistoryMonth. Today we're featuring Marguerite Williams, the first African American to earn a PhD in geology in the United States. 1/n
Williams completed her BA at @HowardU and then went on to complete her MA at @Columbia and PhD in geology at @CatholicUniv in 1942. Her dissertation work was titled "A history of erosion in the Anacostia drainage basin." 2/n
Throughout her education & academic career, Williams taught at the Miner Teacher's College, now part of the @udc_edu, where she served as Chair of the Division of Geography. She was promoted to full professor after receiving her PhD and also taught at her alma matter @HowardU 3/n
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RT this [THREAD] of articles if you'd like to ask Twitter's most popular UK political commentators - the vast majority of whom seldom or never mention the Ecological Emergency - for analysis of the politics of catastrophic #ClimateBreakdown, #MassExtinction & #EcologicalCollapse.
Dear @jonsnowC4 @peston @bbclaurak @bbcnickrobinson @afneil

'we could be looking at an epic extinction event, caused by ourselves, which could include exterminating our own species, or at least what we call “civilization,” in as little as nine years.'

counterpunch.org/2017/02/10/loo…
Hi @OwenJones84 & @paulmasonnews

'We are already facing mass extinction. There is no removing the heat we have introduced into the oceans, nor the 40bn tons of CO2 we pump into the atmosphere every single year. There may be no changing what is happening'

theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/…
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.@Nestle Doesn't Deserve Your Hard-Earned Money: a thread
They have been offered a 3 year permit to continue pumping water out of the #SanBernardino National Forest—one of the worst drought regions in the world. In 2016, Nestle took 32 million gallons of water from wells and tunnels in the forest. latimes.com/business/la-fi…
.@Nestle—who continues to market itself as "sustainable"—has failed to submit its report on the "sustainability" of the #conflictpalmoil they use in their products. reuters.com/article/us-nes…
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