[We need] a report card that grades plant production, soil organic matter, biodiversity and nutrient balance against our best measures of what they would be in a world without humans.
In the first of a 3-part series on the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), I introduce the context of the Belt and Road, and ask some of the burning questions raised at this fall’s conference on environmentally and socially responsible international investment held at Duke Kunshan University.
Being a Coastal Environmental Management student, I eagerly joined the Ocean Policy Working Group (OPWG) at the start of fall semester.
This year’s Living Planet Report feels particularly alarming, as it repeatedly cites 2020 as the pivotal year by which we must move beyond “business as usual” if we are to reverse a drastic decline of natural systems.
Finally, the dust from the 2018 midterm election has settled. The general wisdom is that the returns were mixed for proponents of environmental and climate change policy. Here are a few key takeaways.
I asked myself whether cotton vs. linen shirts, or nylon or denim pants, left a greater footprint on the environment.
Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) technology utilizes high pressure and temperature conditions to transform human and animal waste into safe drinking water. A prototype being tested on Duke’s campus has the capability of treating waste produced by 1,000 people.
As shocking as watching people walk around the Bay Area with surgical masks on due to smoke and horrendous air quality, it is starting a discussion. When public health and environmental issues become visible, the results of climate change become relevant.
With the Duke Conservation Society, I recently visited the Carolina Tiger Rescue, a 55-acre sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina, that is home to tigers, lions and more.