If you push past the national headlines, you start to realize that Washington, D.C., is going into 2019 with all cylinders firing on environmental progress.
climate, EEP, environmental policy
(Mid)westward Expansion: Election Paves Way for U.S. Climate Alliance growth
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.
climate, EEP, energy, environmental policy
I-1631: Washington State’s Ticket to Climate Leadership
Putting a fair price on carbon pollution is exactly what my home state of Washington has a chance to do this November, as voters decide whether to enact Initiative 1631.
alumni, climate, conservation, environmental policy, forests, sustainability
Land Ahoy: A New Frontier for Climate Action
The most underrated tool in the fight against climate change might just be right under your feet. That’s right: land is storing epic amounts of carbon that could otherwise warm the atmosphere. It’s sequestered inContinue reading
climate, energy, environmental policy
No Country for Clean Cars
In light of this assault on an environmental policy that did its job, what can a despairing environmentalist do?
How to Teach Climate Change in Trump Country: Perspectives from a New York Times Reporter
How do you convince stalwart supporters of Donald Trump that climate change is real? That was the question that James Sutter struggled to answer when he accepted a position as a high-school science teacher inContinue reading
climate, conservation, EEP, forests, students
Carbon Offsets for Conservation
Because many carbon offset projects relate to forests, wetlands and other natural land uses, they also may provide a significant benefit in some areas for conservation of land and ecosystems. My Master’s Project looked to find what role carbon offsets play in promoting conservation in North Carolina.
climate, conservation, EEP, environmental policy, forests, students, travel
Farms and Forests: the Future of Federal Climate Policy?
What will it take to reduce our national greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2050? That is a question I’ve been grappling with all year as part of Duke’s Bass Connections program, an initiative thatContinue reading
alumni, climate, energy, environmental policy, students
What’s Lacking in the Fracking Debate?
I went to a talk by author Daniel Raimi to hear his expert take on fracking, an industry that is polarizing not just along the political spectrum but even within the environmental community itself.
climate, EEP, environmental policy, students
A recipe for real change: the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Duke’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic offers non-law students like Alex Rudee (MEM’18) the opportunity to dive headfirst into pro-bono legal cases.